Stateside with Cynthia Canty covers a wide range of Michigan news and policy issues — as well as culture and lifestyle stories. In keeping with Michigan Radio’s broad coverage across southern Michigan, Stateside with Cynthia Canty will focus on topics and events that matter to people all across the state.
Distracted driving continues to persist throughout the country. Drivers' seemingly innocent glances at their phones while on the road can have hazardous consequences. To address this issue, we spoke with NPR's Sonari Glinton and Dr. Paul Green, a research professor at U of M’s Driver Interface Group.
Last night, the Detroit Board of Education voted to break their contract with the Education Achievement Authority. Michelle Richard of the Public Sector Consultants and Don Heller, Dean of the College of Education at Michigan State University assessed the effects of the Board's decision.
Gambling is big business in Michigan. Michigan Radio's Steve Carmody investigates the lawsuit filed by Attorney General Bill Schutte that challenges the right of the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to build a casino in Lansing.
Also on today's show- Harvard Business School professor William George examines the turnaround of the auto industry in America.
We were joined today in the studio by two of Michigan’s World War II veterans. Both men fought their war in the skies. Bill Rosnyai of Bloomfield Hills was a navigator on a B-17 in Europe and Murray Cotter of Beverly Hills was a bombardier on a B-24 in the Pacific.
Joining us also was Brad Ziegler, a freelance photographer who has been documenting Michigan’s World War II vets, particularly as the vets took special “Honor Flights” to visit the World War II memorial in Washington D.C.
East Lansing's brand new Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum opened recently. We spoke with the museum's director, Michael Rush, about the museum and his plans for its future.
Julie Steiner directs the Washtenaw Housing Alliance. She's overseeing a poverty simulation tomorrow night at the Michigan Theater. What is a poverty simulation? Check out our podcast to find out.
We spoke with Troy Hale who is part of Michigan's largest election coverage team in East Lansing.
We take a look also at the status of the polls throughout Michigan.
Michigan Radio's Jack Lessenberry and Daniel Howes of the Detroit News give their election predictions.
There is a history of mudslinging in American politics. Gleaves Whitney, director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University, told Stateside that attack ads are in America’s DNA.
To explain the stakes of the presidential race in Michigan, Cyndy spoke with editor and publisher of "Inside Michigan Politics,” Bill Ballenger and Michigan Public Radio Network Lansing Chief, Rick Pluta.
We spoke also with Michigan Radio's Rebecca Williams about Proposal 3 and what it means for Michigan.
Continuing our conversations with the candidates for Michigan Supreme Court, Cyndy spoke with Justice Brian Zahra.
Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek discussed the recent merger of Beaumont Health and Henry Ford Healthy Systems.
Today we spoke to Nadia Tonova, who is with the National Network for Arab American Communities, and Dawud Walid, the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Both guests weighed in on the upcoming election.
Worried about Sandy's effects on Michigan? Jeff Masters, director of meteorology at the Weather Underground, helps forecast the coming weather.
Judge Shelia Johnson weighs in on her Supreme Court candidacy.
On today's show we talk with Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton updates on CAW negotiations. We talk with University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman about her upcoming trip to Brazil. We get an update on Michigan wines and the Detroit Film Festival. We talk with Rick Devos about ArtPrize. We visit Ypsilanti and tour "Pianos around Town.
New poverty numbers are out. We'll check in to see what they mean for Michigan.
We'll also look at revitalizing some Lansing neighborhoods with art, and we'll check in with the group Michigan Concerns of Police Survivors or MI-C.OP.S., Diane Philpot reaches out to support the families of fallen officers.
Also today we'll talk to the organizers of the Tour de Troit, talk Asian carp with the Environment Report's Rebecca Williams, and the home of Motown music gets a huge helping hand from Sir Paul McCartney.
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Michigan Radio is thrilled to welcome Detroit radio personality and Emmy Award winning news anchor Cynthia Canty to host a new local talk show. “Stateside with Cynthia Canty” will premiere on Thursday, Sept. 6. The show will feature a mix of interviews, features and listener call-in segments.
A lifelong resident of metro Detroit, Canty brings perspective to the project from 32 years of experience in Detroit radio and television. She has served as a popular radio host, television news anchor, producer, and as a general assignment, medical, and consumer reporter.
“For me, the magic of broadcast journalism has always been discovering stories to share with the audience,” said Canty. “Whether it is learning about peoples’ struggles and victories, interviewing notables in politics, business, the arts, health and science, or lighter fare such as sampling life on a local ostrich farm, I’ve loved covering the rich stories of Michigan over the years. I am excited beyond words to join the Michigan Radio team in creating Stateside to share these stories in the thoughtful, in-depth style of public radio.”
Click on the video below to hear Canty's thoughts on Michigan Radio's newest show: