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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 learn how President Donald Trump's budget plan would affect Michigan. Hint: there's "real consequences" for the Great Lakes, community funding and heating aid. And, Daniel Howes of The Detroit News explains why Trump's revised fuel economy review is not an "environmental apocalypse."

Stateside 3.15.2017

Mar 15, 2017

How would you feel if your boss demanded you undergo genetic testing and hand over the results? We hear about the bill that could make that a reality. And, we talk about Ford's new SUV plant in China, including whether the venture will draw fire from Donald Trump.

Stateside 3.14.2017

Mar 14, 2017

Today, we hear from two brothers, one a citizen and one an undocumented immigrant. They discuss the uncertainty they face under President Trump. And an immigration attorney explains why DACA recipients could end up as "collateral damage" without explicit protection from the president. Also today, our guests say studying for the SAT and ACT can really pay off, and there are low cost tools to help students prepare.

Stateside 3.13.2017

Mar 13, 2017

Today we hear from outgoing U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade after Friday brought an abrupt demand for her resignation. And, crying at work can be mortifying. On the show today, we teach you how to spin it. We also hear how excluding inmates from Medicaid likely costs taxpayers even more.

Stateside 3.10.2017

Mar 10, 2017

Attorney General Bill Schuette joins our show today. He explains his support for Great Lakes funding, but pins the Asian carp threat on the Obama administration. And, cheers to Friday! We bring you maple syrup aged in a bourbon barrel for a twist on the whiskey sour.

Stateside 3.9.2017

Mar 9, 2017

Today, we answer this MI Curious question: "What happened to Dr. Rafaai Hamo, the Syrian refugee featured in Humans of New York?" And, we hear an outsider's ode to the "tiny, tiny train" in Detroit.

Stateside 3.8.2017

Mar 8, 2017

Today, we learn why ready, able, diverse women are so often passed over for leadership roles. And, we hear why Lansing lobbyists just broke another spending record. We also look back in history, to when two runaway slaves crossed from Detroit to Canada, paving the way to freedom for thousands.

Stateside 3.7.2017

Mar 7, 2017

Today, you'll hear the final half of our conversation with John Hall, one of only five juvenile lifers to be re-sentenced and released in Michigan. He tells us what he plans to do with his second chance at freedom. And, we learn what 2016 taught us about removing lead pipes in Flint.

Stateside 3.6.2017

Mar 6, 2017

Today on Stateside, you'll hear the first part of our conversation with John Hall, one of only five juvenile lifers to be re-sentenced and released in Michigan. He tells us what freedom feels like after 50 years without it. And, we learn about a Great Lakes pirate who sailed his way into Michigan legend with booty of timber and venison.

Stateside 3.3.2017

Mar 3, 2017

Talking about race isn't always easy. But today, we hear how a table, an "equalizer," can help black people and white people begin the conversation. And, Artisans of Michigan is back with a trip to the printing press.

Stateside 3.2.2017

Mar 2, 2017

Today we hear why, without EPA support, Lake Erie could become the "poster child of pollution" once again. And, we learn how singing, dancing and acting with young kids sets the stage for academic success.

Stateside 3.1.17

Mar 1, 2017

Michigan has the largest population in the world of starry stonewort, an invasive macroalgae that stifles native plants and fish. Today, we learn about the problems it creates in lake ecosystems. And, we get reviews of President Trump's speech to Congress from both sides of the aisle.

Stateside 2.28.17

Feb 28, 2017

Attacks and threats to minority communities have been escalating. Today on Stateside, we'll hear from the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor. Plus, we'll talk with Michigan's chief economist who is retiring today about whether term-limited politicians really understand state finances. 

Stateside 2.27.2017

Feb 27, 2017

Michigan has a choice to make: Make small cuts to energy use, or build new power plants. We'll hear about that decision today. And, the superhero Cyborg got a promotion a few years ago when he joined Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman as part of the Justice League. We learn what Detroit has to do with his history. Finally, what do ginseng, ferns and orchids have in common? Listen to learn.

Stateside 2.24.2017

Feb 24, 2017

Today, we learn why conversations about bias should talk about skin color, not "race." And, we discuss what's left of Fordlândia, the transplanted Midwestern town in the Amazon.

Stateside 2.23.2017

Feb 23, 2017

What do you picture when someone says "typical college student?" Today we learn why the image in your head might be the wrong one. And, we hear of efforts by the state and hunters to control Michigan's "resilient" coyote population.

Stateside 2.22.2017

Feb 22, 2017

Today we learn why Trump's immigration policies could compound restaurants' struggle to attract workers. And, we speak with (and hear tunes from) the oldest pipe band in the state of Michigan. It brought new immigrants together over 100 years ago.

Stateside 2.21.2017

Feb 21, 2017

Today on Stateside, progressive constituents explain why they think Republican Congressmen Dave Trott (R-Birmingham), Mike Bishop (R-Rochester) and Tim Walberg (R-Tipton) are avoiding them. Also today, a recent report found that Michigan is the only state where students have not improved on a national reading and math test. We hear from the author of that report as well.

Stateside 2.20.2017

Feb 20, 2017

Today we hear from Kalamazoo's mayor on the one-year anniversary of a shooting rampage. Then, a Michigan playwright is inspired by his parents' World War II love letters. Plus, the beloved game of Euchre! Why is it still a thing in Michigan?

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Stateside 2.17.2017

Feb 17, 2017

Today, we hear from Michigan's own Frontier Ruckus in the next rendition of our "Songs from Studio East" series. And, we learn why, if rewritten, a travel ban could mean doctor shortages in rural Michigan.

Stateside 2.16.2017

Feb 16, 2017

On this "Day Without Immigrants," we hear from Michigan farmers who say a week without immigrants would "cripple us." And, now that home birth midwives are regulated in Michigan, we learn what that means for moms.

Stateside 2.15.2017

Feb 15, 2017

Motown's legacy eclipses a larger story about black music in Detroit. Today on Stateside, we unveil that history. We also speak with a Flint resident who says no matter what officials report, she won't drink or  pay for the "disgusting" water.

Stateside 2.14.2017

Feb 14, 2017

Today on Stateside, we hear the attorney for alleged victims argue for a third-party investigation of MSU's handling of Dr. Larry Nassar. And, we learn why Valentines Day is not just for "gauzy romantic love that exists only on a Hallmark card."

Stateside 2.13.2017

Feb 13, 2017

Today on Stateside, U.S. Senator Gary Peters talks about the current climate in Washington, Russian sanctions, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Democratic resistance to the Trump administration's policies, and Peters' support of a missile defense base in Battle Creek. 

Stateside 2.10.2017

Feb 10, 2017

Today on Stateside, we hear about Trump's less-talked-about executive order on immigration and how it's affected people in Michigan. And, in response to a listener's question, we learn what Michigan would lose if the EPA is eliminated.

Stateside 2.9.2017

Feb 9, 2017

Time banks are popping up around the state. Today on Stateside, we learn how they use time as currency to match people who need a service with people willing to provide it. Also on the show today, we talk about a House proposal to cut income taxes in Michigan.

Stateside 2.8.2017

Feb 8, 2017

On Stateside today, we break down Gov. Snyder's just-released new budget for Fiscal Year 2018. And, as scientists say reducing emissions is no longer enough to combat climate change, we learn of new ways to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Stateside 2.7.2017

Feb 7, 2017

By 2020, 90% of Michigan's dams will meet or exceed their design life. Today, we hear what that means for the 2,600 dams in our state. And, we speak with the woman behind Saugatuck's rise from sleepy beach town to international destination.

Stateside 2.6.2017

Feb 6, 2017

Today on Stateside, we dive into this question: If special deals make sense for billionaires, why not for long-term Detroiters hoping to stay in their homes? And a guest explains why it seems insurers "don't hear the voice of the people" as they move to control mental health care. (Did you see the fireball last night? We talk about that today too.)

Stateside 2.3.2017

Feb 3, 2017

Because jobs are scarce in Detroit, an underground "gift economy" has emerged. Today on Stateside, we hear about that system and about a bill that would bring more transparency to state government. But, of course, there's a loophole. 

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