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
5:09 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Stateside for Monday, January 21, 2013

Stateside for Monday, January 21, 2013

Today we spoke with Jocelyn Benson.

Her group, Military Spouses of Michigan, marched in President Obama's inaugural parade.

Gleaves Whitney provided a history of second inaugural addresses. Guess who gave the shortest.

And Kevin Hofmann spoke with us today about growing up biracial in America.

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

Politics & Government
5:13 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Stateside for Thursday, January 17, 2013

Stateside for Thursday, January 17, 2013

Governor Snyder joined us today to discuss last night's State of the State address.

Rick Pluta, Michigan Public Radio Lansing Bureau Chief and Michigan State Economics Professor Charley Ballard provided their opinions also of the address.

Daniel Howes of the Detroit News gave us North American International Auto Show coverage.

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

Politics & Government
4:54 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Stateside for Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Stateside for Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Today we spoke with Chris Gautz about what to expect from Governor Snyder's State of the State address.

Artist Alec Soth shared his experiences traveling through and photographing Michigan.

Can you believe it was 30 years ago that Hudson's closed its Detroit store? We spoke with Michigan Radio's Jack Lessenberry about the store and Detroit.

Finally, Milton Mack, Chief Judge of Michigan County Probate Court, and Dr. Michele Reid, Medical Director of Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency, spoke with Cyndy about the ways we treat mental health.

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

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Politics & Government
4:28 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Stateside for Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Stateside for Tuesday, January 15, 2013

We spoke today with Senator Debbie Stabenow about the need for a new farm bill and its impact on Michigan agriculture.

Though the national homicide rate has declined over the past decades, many Michigan cities are struggling to follow the trend.

Gregg Barak, Professor of Criminology at Eastern Michigan University and Dayne Walling, Mayor of Flint, spoke with Cyndy about the state’s homicides.

And Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton provided coverage of the North American International Auto Show.

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

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Politics & Government
4:50 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Stateside for Monday, January 14, 2013

Stateside for Monday, January 14, 2013

Theresa Flores is working to eliminate human trafficking.

We spoke today with Flores about trafficking's presence at the Auto Show.

What would wolf hunting mean for Michigan? Adam Bump of the Michigan DNR spoke with Cyndy about the hunt.

Michigan is now the fifth-fattest state in the country. This is no cause for celebration, so put down that cake. 

Dr. Tom Peterson of Helen DeVos Children's Hospital addressed possible ways of reducing our state's waistline.

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

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Politics & Government
4:56 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Stateside for Thursday, January 10, 2013

Stateside for Thursday, January 10, 2013

For part three of her investigation of Detroit's homeless population, Michigan Radio's Kyle Norris looked at a series of homeless shelter renovations.

What is "dark money?" We spoke with Rich Robinson today about secretive campaign funding.

Michigan is making wine. Check out our podcast to hear about the specifics of our state's wine production.

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

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."

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