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Here you'll find the full program for Michigan Radio's Stateside. To find the individual segments and posts, go here.

Today, we hear about the lame duck bill that would be "Citizens United on Steroids" for our state. And attention Midwesterners: Turns out you do have an accent. 

Today we sort through the flurry of controversial lame duck bills and hear from an Arab-American comedian who believes "comedy is most needed in times of despair." We also cheers to Repeal Day with FDR's martini.

Michigan’s ballot recount is delayed until at least next week. We check in with Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum. Plus, the iconic and once-shuttered Belle Isle Aquarium is approaching its old glory. We find out just what it's taken to bring it back.    

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Jill Stein requested a recount of the presidential election in Michigan today. We discuss what that means and what comes next. And, we hear why an MS patient believes responsible adults should have the right to choose marijuana.

 

We take a look at what to expect from the lame-duck session, which begins today in the Michigan legislature, and we hear from Michigan's own Tony-award winning playwright and co-founder of theater group Five Lesbian Brothers.

 

Today we hear about a new kind of play place: one for people with autism and their families. And we learn about the evolution of camping. It seems Americans want to be close to nature… but not too close.

 

We learn a recipe for a conflict-free Thanksgiving today. We also hear a reaction to Trump's nomination, Betsy DeVos, for U.S. education secretary.

 

Today, we hear the Mexican Consul in Detroit address his post-election fears. And, we talk about a lesser-known treatment for women's chronic and intimate health issues.

On this episode of Stateside, we dig into the question of whether Michigan students have a right to literacy, and what a re-write of the North American Free Trade Agreement could mean for Michigan and our biggest trading partner, Canada.  Also, a mold-breaking Michigander shares her story of making it as an advertising executive... there's a new Yelp-like app for migrant workers... an indigenous game developer talks about healing water through songs... and Michigan Radio's John U. Bacon breaks down the sporting news from this past weekend.

On Stateside today, we learn how the recent discovery of a potential dwarf planet could lead astronomers to the evasive Planet Nine. We also hear an expert's take on the possible effects to come if President-elect Trump pulls back on efforts to reduce climate change.

Today, we learn why the auto industry might find an ally in Donald Trump. And we learn why some high schools in Michigan are switching to 8-man football teams, instead of 11.

 

We discuss how the Motor City is evolving into the Mobility City – a city specializing in all things transportation. And, we sit down with the Reverend Jesse Jackson to talk about what he calls the "struggle for the soul of America."

Today, we break down the complex energy bills that just cleared the state Senate. Then, a Syrian-born physician on traveling back to his war-torn homeland. Also, the story of how one "crack baby" turned his life around, and why he's now mentoring young people to keep them from following his early path. Plus, the Detroit Chamber on what went wrong with the RTA millage. Finally, we take a listen to the American-Swedish music of Premo & Gustafsson.

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Today, we discuss the reports of harassment and intimidation in the days after the presidential election. We also learn what history may tell us about that election and the turmoil left in the aftermath of such a long, tough campaign.

Today, we hear one veteran explain why women's military service deserves more recognition. And Congresswoman Debbie Dingell describes how she saw the Trump victory coming.

With a young Republican, a mom from the LGBTQ community, and political strategists, we continue to reflect on the results of Tuesday's presidential election.

Many Americans were stunned and blindsided by Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton. Today, we look at how the polls got it so wrong. And, Michiganders react to the results of the 2016 election. 

 

Today, we learn why our election process is so dang long. And, in our latest edition of Songs from Studio East, we meet a band that blends ska, punk and Latin rhythms. 

Today, we discuss why the most important campaigners are in Michigan on the day before the presidential election. And, we hear why it's difficult for one economist to be optimistic about our economic future, no matter who wins.

 

Today, we learn what to expect at the polls on Election Day. And, we head to Elderly Instruments for the next rendition of our series Artisans of Michigan

Today, guests consider a question many may have for both presidential candidates: Where exactly will the jobs come from? And, we hear from a filmmaker hoping to provide an antidote to political ranting.

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Today, we hear the president of the University of Michigan respond to racist fliers found on campus. And, we learn how one of the state's lowest-performing schools is improving, and asking the state for more time.

Today, we hear from the Republican candidate in the 1st Congressional District, one of the most competitive districts in the country. And, in the spirit of Halloween, we hear from the owner of Michigan's biggest haunted house.

 

Today, we discuss whether or not state legislators should be required to disclose conflicts of interest. And, we learn what's causing the delay in fall colors.

Today, we hear how Traverse City became a top destination for famous authors. And, we learn why the Boeing 747 once stationed at Willow Run Airport never flew a single flight.

Today, we discuss how much voice people should have in their neighborhood's development. Plus, we learn what Affordable Care Act premium increases mean for Michigan.

Today we learn about Stingray, a surveillance device that gives law enforcement access to phones. And we explore how people talk about mental wellbeing, and the stigma that surrounds it.

Today, we look at the 1971 Attica prison uprising and what we can learn from it today. And, we learn about how 3D printing is changing manufacturing.

Today, the state's GOP chairman responds to Trump's stance on election results. And, we hear the performance of a spooky, old-time radio play.

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