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

Stateside 8.25.2016

Aug 25, 2016


Today, we hear about possible upsides to the Flint water crisis. And, we learn how dirty surgical instruments could be endangering patients at the Detroit Medical Center.

Stateside 8.24.2016

Aug 24, 2016

Today, guests discuss the latest chapter in the public rivalry between Governor Snyder and State Attorney General Bill Schuette. And, we hear a tale of two elephants who left the Detroit Zoo for a better life.

Stateside 8.23.2016

Aug 23, 2016

Today, we hear a local NAACP leader explain how a report stressing the divide between Detroit and Grosse Pointe schools is flawed. And, we learn about the probable cause of rashes in Flint.

Stateside 8.22.2016

Aug 22, 2016

Today, we're introduced to Michigan's newest political party. And, we hear how the battle over straight-ticket voting is shaping up to be a logistical nightmare for those preparing the ballots.

Stateside 8.19.2016

Aug 19, 2016

Today, we hear how slightly tighter air quality regulations could save lives in Detroit and elsewhere. And, a human rights activist reflects on a federal judge's ruling against a transgender funeral director in Michigan.

Stateside 8.18.2016

Aug 18, 2016

Today we learn about Michigan's new auto industry partnership with Ontario. And, we talk about how well-intentioned "voluntourists" often miss the point.

Stateside 8.17.2016

Aug 17, 2016

Today, we talk about Ford's push for mass producing fully autonomous vehicles by 2021. And, we learn how to prevent sitting from bringing down your health.

Stateside 8.16.2016

Aug 16, 2016

Today, we hear how Detroit's Heidelberg Project plans to evolve after 30 years of bringing art to the city's east side. And we discuss how religious liberty is running into hate and fear in Sterling Heights.

Stateside 8.15.2016

Aug 15, 2016


Today on Stateside, experts question and praise the 14-year I-75 highway reconstruction project, which begins today, and, we hear from a painter who's created a superhero called "the N-Word".

Stateside 8.12.2016

Aug 12, 2016

Today, we reflect on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's visits to Michigan this week. And, we learn about rising out-of-pocket health care costs. 

Stateside 8.11.2016

Aug 12, 2016

Today, we look at the not-so-readily-apparent social costs of the Flint water crisis. And we learn how dark money groups try to influence your vote.

Stateside 8.10.2016

Aug 10, 2016

So often we hear people say, "Our immigration system is broken." But what exactly does that mean? In this State of Opportunity special, we hear answers to that question from various angles.

Stateside 8.9.2016

Aug 9, 2016

Today, we talk about Donald Trump's speech Monday night in Detroit. And, we learn about a treatment method that could help opioid addicts overcome pain.

Stateside 8.8.2016

Aug 8, 2016


Today, we look into what really happened after expanding Medicaid under Healthy Michigan. And, we hear about a new report scrutinizing the treasury department's role in the Flint water crisis.

Stateside 8.5.2016

Aug 5, 2016

Today, we reflect on the life and career of Detroit musician Allan Barnes. And, we learn about the role Lake Michigan played in training WWII pilots.

Stateside 8.4.2016

Aug 4, 2016

Today, we hear why two pediatricians say it's time to stop letting parents opt out of vaccinations. And we learn about a prehistoric fish that could be the answer to Asian carp in the Great Lakes.

Stateside 8.3.2016

Aug 3, 2016

Today, we look at the Coney dog's history. And, we talk to a therapist who sets children's heartbeats to music, creating a lasting gift for families.

Stateside 8.2.2016

Aug 3, 2016

Today, we learn why health insurance companies are looking to raise their rates 17%. And, we look at how Michigan's outdoor sports scene is changing.


Today, we hear how Better Life Bags in Hamtramck breaks down job barriers for women. And, we discuss why it's important to know exactly what type of plants and animals live on your land.

Stateside 7.29.2016

Jul 29, 2016


Today, we continue our "Artisans of Michigan" series with a visit to a blacksmith shop. And, we hear how the Step Forward program can help homeowners avoid foreclosure. 

Stateside 7.28.2016

Jul 28, 2016

Today, we learn about a unique plan to teach tech skill to Detroit students. And, we talk to a man who did push-ups for eight hours to break a record.

Stateside 7.26.2016

Jul 26, 2016

Today, we wonder why some Democrats still aren't on board with Hillary Clinton. And we hear from a group dedicated to reforming campaign finance.

Stateside 7.25.2016

Jul 25, 2016


Today, we hear from the Genius of the Year, who says autistic people like him are an "untapped resource." And, M I Curious question asker Don Williams hears an answer to his question: Why do mental health resources vary so widely across the state?

Stateside 7.22.2016

Jul 22, 2016

Today, we hear how Jose Cuervo's tequila could play a role in making Ford cars lighter. And, could data equality on the internet bring unintended consequences? 

Lester Graham / Michigan Radio

French 75

1-1/2 oz gin (Detroit City Distillery Railroad gin)

1/2 oz lemon juice

3/4 oz simple syrup

2  oz champagne/sparkling wine

Garnish: lemon twist

Shake first three ingredients with ice, strain into champagne flute. Top with champagne and garnish.

The debate about raising the speed limit on Michigan freeways to 75 miles per hour made Tammy Coxen of Tammy’s Tastings think of the cocktail called the French 75. 

Stateside 7.21.2016

Jul 21, 2016

Today, we hear how the West Nile virus spreads more easily during dry, hot summers like this one. And, we talk to an artist taking cities "from blight to bright" with street art.

Stateside 7.20.2016

Jul 20, 2016

Today, we reflect on the life of Michigan gay rights activist Jeff Montgomery. And, we learn that recovering addicts have options outside of AA and NA.

Stateside 7.19.2016

Jul 20, 2016

Today, the creative and legal way some cash-strapped Michigan cities are raising money despite Proposal A and the Headlee Amendment. And, we go back nearly 30 years when Michigan coach Bo Schembechler asked questions that got the FBI to start investigating doping in sports.

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Stateside 7.18.2016

Jul 18, 2016

Today, on The Next Idea, we hear how a competition stimulates entrepreneurs during the startup phase of their business. And, we talk with Laith Al-Saadi about life during, and after, "The Voice."

Stateside 7.15.2016

Jul 15, 2016


Today, we continue our Artisans of Michigan series with a visit to Thompson Art Glass in Brighton. And, we hear how progressive white people are realizing some of their own unconscious bias.

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