Stateside 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 focuses on topics and events that matter to people all across the state. Stateside is hosted by Cynthia Canty (Mon-Thu) and Lester Graham (Fri).
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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.
Today we addressed the pressing news surrounding Judge Hathaway. Michigan Radio's Lansing Bureau Chief Rick Pluta spoke with Cyndy about the Judge's future.
A growing number of Chinese students are choosing to study at Michigan universities. We spoke with Peter Briggs, director of MSU’s Office of International Students and Scholars and Jing Cui, an undergrad student at MSU about the relationships between American and international students.
Mark Binelli's new book, "Detroit City is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis" is a patient analysis of the multifaceted city. We spoke with Mark about some of the greatest Detroit personalities.
And Michigan Radio's Lindsey Smith investigated Benton Harbor's recent millage rejection.
Nine months after the implementation of Michigan welfare reform, the number of Michigan families receiving state checks plummeted to the lowest level in more than 40 years. We spoke with Michigan Radio's Lester Graham and Ron French of Bridge Magazine about the cuts and their implications.
A lame-duck session for Lansing is in effect. Today, David Eggert talked about potential for Michigan politics. Eggert writes for MLive and was joined by Michigan Radio's Jack Lessenberry.
Anne Dohrenwend, author of “Coming Around: Parenting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Kids," spoke with Cyndy about parenting a gay child. Joining her was Mike Neubecker of the support group PFLAG.
Today we investigated health insurance exchanges, an integral part of the Affordable Care Act.
Helping define the exchanges was Helen Levy, a Research Associate Professor at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research.
Michigan Radio Lansing Bureau Chief Rick Pluta helped assess the politics behind the new policies.
Mike Draper has Midwest respect. Draper spoke about the region and his book, "The Midwest: God's Gift To Planet Earth."
Opening at 555 Nonprofit Gallery this weekend is "Jailed Humanity: In Support of an American's Quest for Freedom from an Iranian Prison." Talking about the exhibition and her detainee brother was Sarah Hekmati.
Veteran Glenn Dickerson was recently awarded the Knight of the Legion of Honor medal for his service in World War Two. Cyndy spoke with Dickerson about the war and the honor surrounding the medal.
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.
There are two ways you can podcast "Stateside with Cynthia Canty"
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: