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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.

Stateside 1.6.2017

Jan 6, 2017

Today, we learn why it's harder than we thought for kids to do better than their parents socioeconomically. And, we hear why biologists are saying Earth is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction.

Stateside 1.5.2017

Jan 5, 2017

In conversation with a sheriff and a researcher, we hear how immigration raids affect communities and law enforcement. And, we learn why most people are "either all in or all against" the proposed nuclear waste site near Lake Huron.

Stateside 1.4.2017

Jan 4, 2017

Today, Gretchen Whitmer explains why she became the first candidate to announce a run for governor in 2018. And, we hear about a police re-training program focusing on a mentality shift for officers: from warrior to guardian.

Stateside 1.3.2017

Jan 3, 2017

Today, we talk about gerrymandering and how it contributes to polarization of our political system. And, we hear how some researchers turn to biological evolution for clues to improve artificial intelligence.

Stateside 1.2.2017

Jan 2, 2017

In our first show of the new year, we take a look at Gov. Snyder's priorities for the homestretch of his time in office. We also hear from an author who aims to reframe the outsider narratives about Detroit.

New Years Eve is almost here – in preparation, Cheers! takes us to a tire shop for a tequila recipe. And, we talk with the Superintendent of Holland Public Schools, a district negatively impacted by school choice.

Today, we visit the Michigan company overseeing a construction project at Finca Vigia, Ernest Hemingway's Cuban home. And, we hear from a program empowering girls to be the future of the STEM industry.

Today, we hear from a rapper using rhyme to challenge the stigma around mental illness, and we learn why some governments aim to use "Nudge Units" to answer the age-old question, "What's the harm?" when creating new public policies.

We learn about "Kangaroo Care" today – a skin-to-skin bonding technique for mothers and their newborn babies. Then, an author describes his redemption story after 19 years in prison for murder.

Today we discuss a challenge many parents face: how to talk to a child about racism and racially-charged news. And, we hear about the entrepreneurial spirit behind Motown's success.

Today, we hear "Separate and Unequal," a documentary on racial tensions and missed opportunities during the past five decades. 

In today's State of Opportunity special, we zoom in on neighborhood collaboration in three different communities. We explore the power neighbors have when working together to solve a problem.

Have you ever faced holiday blues? Today, we hear how best to fight the phenomenon this season. We also take a look at where mental health care reform is going in the state. Plans don't include for-profit HMOs... for now.

Our in-house linguist joins us to discuss various dictionaries' "words of the year"... many of which have political connections. We also learn how the new round of criminal indictments in connection with the Flint water crisis could test Michigan's emergency manager law.

Today the whistleblowers that drew worldwide attention to Flint just about a year ago explain how their lives have changed. And, we learn why Michigan law makes it nearly impossible for electors to defect.

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Today we end our series Michigan's Juvenile Lifers: Who gets a second chance? with a look at Philadelphia's approach, which differs from Michigan's. We also hear why one attorney says it's "basic decency" to give juvenile lifers a shot at parole.

Today we hear from the first, and so far only, juvenile lifer in Michigan to get a second chance. And we learn how DeVos family donations have influenced education in Michigan.

It's been a year since Flint's emergency declaration, and today we learn what's behind the ongoing tug-of-war between the state and a federal judge. And, our series continues: we discuss who should resentence juvenile lifers – a judge or a jury.

Our series Michigan's Juvenile Lifers: Who gets a second chance? continues: Today, we hear perspectives from a corrections official and a prosecuting attorney, both of whom have worked with juvenile lifer cases.

Today we kick off our series Michigan's Juvenile Lifers: Who Gets a Second Chance? And, we learn what's moving through the legislature and what's not in these final days of Michigan's lame duck session.

In today's political roundup, we hear updates from the "strange" lame-duck session. And later in the show, we learn what science says about a Michigan lab's plan to bring frozen dead bodies back to life.

Today, Jill Stein joins us on Stateside to discuss the fate of Michigan's recount effort and the future of the fight for elections everyone can trust. And, a recovering addict tells her story to help others fight opioid addiction.

We hear an election observer's take on recount laws dating back to the 1870s. And we learn how to prevent prolonged sitting (even if you have a desk job) to stave off the harm it does to the body.

Today, we hear the latest on the precincts being left out of the presidential vote recount in Michigan. And we learn about a new curve ball that could threaten federal funding for Flint.

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.

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