Stateside with Cynthia Canty

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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.

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Politics & Government
4:59 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Stateside for Wednesday, January 9, 2013

What does 2013 have in store for Michigan politics?

Saul Anuzis, former chairman of Michigan Republican Party, and Debbie Dingell, President of D2 Strategies, spoke with Zoe Clark about the upcoming political year.

Detroit News' Daniel Howes addressed what Krystal Crittendon's removal means for Detroit City Council.

As city budgets dwindle, Michigan’s police departments are making cuts to their programs.

“Every police department in the state is smaller today than it was ten years ago,” said Robert Stevenson.

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Politics & Government
6:27 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Stateside for Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Stateside for Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway will resign on January 21st. We spoke with University of Detroit Mercy Law School professor Larry Dubin about her resignation and the future of the Court.

Do you have your flu vaccination? Dr. Dean Sienko of the Michigan Department of Community spoke about all things flu season.

We spoke with Heidi Alcock and Tom Goddeeris about neighborhood revitalization in Detroit and how we can all improve our surroundings.

Hear these stories and more on today's podcast.

Politics & Government
5:37 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Stateside for Monday, January 7, 2013

Stateside for January 7, 2013

Today, we spoke with Mark Kurlyandchik about where our waste goes. His recent Hour Magazine article, "Waste Matters" investigated the state of landfills in Michigan.

Are you ready for the Red Wings?

Michigan Radio's John U. Bacon spoke today about the NHL's comeback.

Does Detroit need a financial manager? Detroit Free Press writer Nancy Kaffer spoke about the city's economic situation.

Listen to these stories and more on today's podcast.

Politics & Government
5:20 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Stateside for Thursday, January 3, 2013

Stateside for Thursday, January 3, 2013

Today, Michigan Radio's Kyle Norris brought us to a center that teaches vogue dancing to LGBTQ children.

The Detroit News' Daniel Howes and Michigan Radio's Jack Lessenberry discussed Congress' recent fiscal cliff agreement and what it means for Michigan businesses.

How did the Auto Industry fare in 2012? Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton provided a recap.

All of those stories and more on today's Stateside.

Politics & Government
5:40 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Stateside for Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Welcome back to Stateside!

Congress kicked off 2013 with a deal averting the dreaded "fiscal cliff."

On today's show, Cyndy speaks with Michigan State University economics professor Charley Ballard about what that means for the state.

Also, was 2012 the warmest year on record? And what kind of weather can we expect for 2013?

And finally, it's back-to-school day for students in Muskegon Heights. Michigan Radio's Lindsey Smith breaks down the bumpy progress of Michigan's very first, fully privatized school district.

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Politics & Government
5:25 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Stateside for Thursday, December 20, 2012

Stateside for Thursday, December 20, 2012

It has been a momentous year for Michigan.

Today we looked back at the stories that made political headlines with Zoe Clark and Rick Pluta.

The Detroit News' Bill Loomis spoke with Cyndy about various holiday feasts of the 19th century.

Noah Hudson-Peralta, our local hero, started a program for those affected by the Sandy Hook tragedy.

And Michigan Radio's Mercedes Mejia provided a look at aquaponics in Detroit.

We thank you for a great 2012, and look forward to speaking again with you in 2013!

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Politics & Government
5:09 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Stateside for December 19, 2012

Stateside for December 19, 2012.

Adie Tomer, a Senior Research Associate at the Brookings Institution, says that implementing a mass transit system in Detroit is entirely possible. Hear Tomer's reasons in today's podcast.

Detroit News' Daniel Howes provided Stateside with a look ahead at the coming year's political agenda.

Firefighter Chris Palm and Sergeant Tony Angelucey spoke with Stateside about fires in Detroit and the film, "BURN."

And Bridge Magazine's Rick Haglund explained why both firefighters and police officers were exempt from right-to-work.

Politics & Government
5:11 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Stateside for Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Stateside for Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Grand Rapids School Board last night gave unanimous approval to a major restructuring plan. Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal spoke with Cyndy about the future of Grand Rapids schools.

Saul Anuzis, the former Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party and Debbie Dingell, a Democratic National Committeewoman, shared their thoughts on Michigan's 2013 political agenda.

Early 20th century steam ships traveling from Chicago to South Haven carried some promiscuous passengers. Historian Larry Massie wrote a November article entitled “Floating Gomorra" for Encore Magazine, in which he investigates these ships and the people who frequented them.

Kyle Norris aired the first installment of her investigation of Detroit's homeless population. Listen to our podcast to hear Norris experience.

Politics & Government
5:31 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Stateside for Monday, December 17, 2012

Stateside for Monday, December 17, 2012

Governor Rick Snyder must decide whether to approve or veto legislation that would allow concealed pistols in churches, day care centers and public schools. Michigan Public Radio Bureau Chief Rick Pluta spoke with Cyndy about the legislation.

Writer Micki Maynard sees parallels between New Orleans and Detroit- both cities share similar stories of revitalization and growth. Hear what Maynard said Detroit could learn from New Orleans.

Throughout the week we will be airing a series of stories Michigan Radio's Kyle Norris compiled on homelessness in Detroit. Today was Norris' introduction to the piece, as she discussed the various things that compelled her to write the story.

How would consumers in America function without paper currency? Miles Kimball, Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan, advocates the switch from paper to electronic currency. Hear Kimball's interview in today's podcast.

Politics & Government
5:27 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Stateside for Thursday, December 13, 2012

Stateside for Thursday, December 12, 2012

Today we investigated Michigan's busy lame duck session. Michigan Radio's Jack Lessenberry and Bill Ballenger of "Inside Michigan Politics" spoke about some of the legislation and its long-term effects.

One of the reform policies is that of Blue Cross Blue Shield. Peter Luke of Bridge Magazine spoke with Cyndy about Blue Cross' future and its policy changes.

Michigan had a significant role in the Underground Railroad. Today we spoke with Dr. Roy Finkenbine about some brave Michiganians who worked to free slaves.

Representative Dan Benishek claims that cuts to our country's defense budget would not sacrifice our safety. Listen to our podcast to hear his reasons.

Politics & Government
5:36 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Stateside for Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Stateside for Wednesday, December 12, 2012.

Tim Bos, a union member for 17 years, is now a vocal proponent of right-to-work.

Bos spoke with Cyndy about what he feels are the positive impacts the legislation will have on Michigan.

Detroit Free Press' Nancy Kaffer provided us with an update on Detroit City Council and why Krystal Crittendon poses a challenge.

Michigan State's Charley Ballard addressed income disparity in Michigan. He claims there is a widening gap between our state's middle and upper class.

Bob Bury, Executive Director of the Detroit Historical Society, spoke with Cyndy about the renovated Detroit Historical Museum.

Finally, University of Michigan professor Daniel Kruger explained why he thinks cell phone use is contagious. Listen to our podcast to find out why.

Politics & Government
5:28 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Stateside for Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta took us inside the Capitol today.

Also addressing the urgent right-to-work news were Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton, Steve Carmody, and Lester Graham.

We spoke with UAW President Bob King about his opinion on the legislation.

Michigan Radio's Rebecca Williams took us north to Isle Royale, where she assessed the local wolf population.

Former Detroit Lion Eric Hipple and Dr. Richard Dopp of  the U of M Depression Center spoke with Cyndy about teenage depression.

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Politics & Government
4:42 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Stateside for Monday, December 10, 2012

Stateside for Monday, December 10th, 2012

What are the political and economic implications of right-to-work? Michigan Radio’s senior political analyst Jack Lessenberry and Detroit News’s Daniel Howes discussed the role of right-to-work in Michigan.

Andrew Herscher's new book, "The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit," re-imagines vacant city space. We spoke with Herscher about various uses of abandoned buildings.

Addressing our state's environment, Michigan Radio's Rebecca Williams investigated Isle Royale's wolf population.

Allen Park's "Tech Shop" has the tools to help you achieve your goals. Michigan Radio's Emily Fox visited the  shop and spoke with some its users.

Politics & Government
6:03 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Stateside for Thursday, December 6, 2012

Stateside for Dec. 6th, 2012

Today we investigated the breaking right-to-work news. We spoke with Michigan Radio's Zoe Clark and MPRN's Rick Pluta about right-to-work's implications on Michigan.

Joining us from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce was Jim Holcomb. Holcomb provided another perspective on the right-to-work bill.

Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez discussed their new film, "BURN."

Politics & Government
5:30 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Stateside for Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Stateside for Wednesday, December 5, 2012

On today's show, we addressed changes to adoption law in Michigan.

Michigan Radio's Lester Graham told Cyndy about a Michigan House bill that could have a momentous impact on faith-based adoptions.

As the prospect of a Chapter 9 Bankruptcy looms over Detroit, many are wondering what will become of the city.

We spoke with freelance writer Mickie Maynard and Daniel Howes of the Detroit News about restructuring the city and those who run it.

What is behind one's decision to buy a car? We spoke with Michael Bernacchi about creating a brand's image.

And finally, Michael Federspiel, executive director of the Little Traverse Historical Society and history professor at Central Michigan University spoke with Cyndy about the Pure Michigan of the past.

Politics & Government
5:04 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Stateside for Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Stateside for Tuesday, December 4th 2012.

Michigan Radio Lansing Bureau Chief Rick Pluta provides us with continued coverage of the capitol's lame-duck session and the debate over "right-to-work."

Yesterday, we covered a proposed education reform bill that could drastically change the ways students attend school. Today, we spoke with Dr. Vickie Markavitch about Michigan’s education system and how she views the proposed reforms.

And what is the cause of this warm December weather?

We spoke with Dr. Jeff Masters of Weather Underground about global warming and its role in the state's shifting climate.

To further address the issue of eminent domain, we spoke with Avery Williams and Alan Ackerman. Williams provides land acquisition advice for Detroit, and Ackerman represents displaced persons and businesses in court.

Politics & Government
5:51 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Stateside for Monday, December 3, 2012

Stateside for Monday, December 3rd, 2012

The Michigan State House and Senate will look at a series of proposals that could drastically change the state’s education system.

We spoke with Jeff Williams of Public Sector Consultants and MLive reporter Tim Martin about the various reforms.

Lincoln recently changed its company's name. Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton addressed the reasons behind the automotive company's decision.

And what is the status of China's automotive industry?

Michael Dunne told us why we won't be seeing Chinese cars on our streets for a few years.

Politics & Government
5:30 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Stateside for Thursday, November 29, 2012

Stateside for Thursday, November 29, 2012

Graduate from public high school in Kalamazoo and go to college for free.  In a recent New York Times feature, Ted C. Fishman examined the Kalamazoo Promise. We spoke with him about the Promise and its effect on Kalamazoo students, and on the city itself.

Congressman Hansen Clarke spoke with us about politics in Washington.

And will cars one day have color-changing skin? NPR's Sonari Glinton gave us an update on the LA Auto Show.

Michigan Radio's Jack Lessenberry and the Detroit News' Daniel Howes addressed the upcoming obstacles to the establishment of a Regional transit authority in southeast Michigan.

Politics & Government
5:31 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Stateside for Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Stateside for Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Today, Governor Rick Snyder delivered a speech in which he addressed the energy and environment concerns of our state. We spoke with Snyder about his future plans for Michigan.

We also continued our higher education conversation. Joining us was Brandy Johnson, the executive director of the Michigan College Access Network and Nathan Daun-Barnett of the University of Buffalo.

University of Michigan-Flint economics professor Adam Lutzker spoke to us about the debate surrounding  "contested commodities" like human organs.

Kurt Metzger, director of Date Driven Detroit, spoke with Cyndy about the status of Michigan's housing market.

Politics & Government
4:51 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Stateside for Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Stateside for Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Michigan State Professor of Economics Charley Ballard spoke with us today. He addressed the state's improving economy and helped clarify the fiscal cliff's implications.

Graduating from college brings with it many things- four years of academic achievement, a degree, and for some, substantial financial debt.

Continuing our student debt conversation we spoke today with Detroit Free Press financial columnist Susan Tompor. Joining us also was Pam Fowler, Executive Director of Financial Aid at the University of Michigan.

Ed Wargin is telling a Great Lakes story through his film photography endeavor, The Fresh Coast Project. We spoke with Wargin about his Project's goals and the joys of shooting in film.