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Stateside 2.2.2017

Feb 2, 2017

Today we learn why one expert says without steady growth, pumping billions into infrastructure is just a "Ponzi scheme." And, we hear Rep. Mitchell from Michigan's 10th District explain why Great Lakes drinking water is "not an issue we can risk" with Canada's nuclear waste storage site.

Stateside 2.1.2017

Feb 1, 2017

Today on Stateside, we bring you "Better Together," a State of Opportunity special on how school diversity makes a difference.

Stateside 1.31.2017

Jan 31, 2017

Today's 12-11 vote by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions means Betsy DeVos' nomination to be Secretary of the Department of Education moves to the full Senate. On the show today, we discuss the pros and cons of a DeVos confirmation. We also continue to hear reactions to President Trump's executive orders on immigrants and refugees.

Stateside 1.30.2017

Jan 30, 2017

Today on Stateside, we hear reactions to President Trump's executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. We speak with attorneys and someone who was held up at the border this weekend. We also hear statements on the issue from Michigan congressional leaders.

Stateside 1.27.2017

Jan 27, 2017

Fifty years ago today, a Grand Rapids astronaut died in the Apollo 1 disaster. On the show, we hear how that accident changed NASA forever. And, we take a trip to Ferndale, where one of the very first Michigan craft cocktail bars is tucked away on 9 Mile.

Stateside 1.26.2017

Jan 26, 2017

His only opposition bowed out of the race last week. Today, we hear from Ron Weiser, expected chairman of Michigan's Republican Party. And, we learn why President Trump's EPA freeze is raising anxiety for Flint. 

Stateside 1.25.2017

Jan 25, 2017

We Live Here, a new documentary from State of Opportunity, airs today on Stateside. It investigates how massive schools closures in Detroit have affected students and neighborhoods.

Stateside 1.24.2017

Jan 24, 2017

President Trump met with the Big Three today. On the show, we learn why that meeting may be the start of a "golden opportunity" for the auto industry. And, we hear the little-known story of Belle Isle's first elephant.

Stateside 1.23.2017

Jan 23, 2017

Thirty-eight underperforming Michigan schools are on the chopping block. Today, we learn how they got there and what's next. And, we situate Trump's inaugural address in history, discussing how similar, and very different, it was from those of past presidents.

Stateside 1.20.2017

Jan 20, 2017

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

Stateside 1.19.2017

Jan 19, 2017

Today, we hear from a first-time voter who considered Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders, but ultimately chose Donald Trump. And, we learn why moving the party headquarters to Detroit could help Democrats recapture the Midwest.

Stateside 1.18.2017

Jan 18, 2017

Today, we hear lawmakers' reactions to yesterday's State of the State address. And, an expert explains an exchange from Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos' confirmation hearing which seemed to reveal her ignorance of a central debate over how to evaluate schools.

Stateside 1.17.2017

Jan 17, 2017

Betsy DeVos' confirmation hearing is today. DeVos is pro-charter schools, but today we hear why one charter school teacher from Detroit is anti-DeVos. And, a mom from Manistee explains why her kids have a future now, thanks to the President-elect.

Stateside 1.16.2017

Jan 16, 2017

Today, we learn why Trump's business experience ultimately won over one Detroit area surgeon. And, we take a pilgrimage to the late Marvin Yagoda's Marvelous Mechanical Museum. 

Stateside 1.13.2017

Jan 13, 2017

Today, we talk to Sen. Debbie Stabenow about why she opposes the confirmation of Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education. Plus, we chat with the head of the state Department of Transportation about Michigan’s role in developing driverless cars.

Today, we speak with the head of Michigan's Democratic Party, Brandon Dillon. Also, despite a scientific consensus that Flint water quality is improving, Flint residents are still skeptical. We get Congressman Dan Kildee's take on yesterday's Town Hall meeting in Flint.

Stateside 1.11.2017

Jan 11, 2017

It's a new year and a fresh start for the Michigan Legislature, with a new session kicking off today. We meet the new speaker of the state House. Plus, we hear about what happened when the state automated its unemployment claims system. 

Stateside 1.10.2017

Jan 10, 2017

As the Michigan Legislature prepares to start work for the new year, we'll talk with two new state representatives on today’s show. And, we’ll hear how the people of Bolivia can teach us lessons in meeting our water challenges. 

Stateside 1.9.2017

Jan 9, 2017

For the first time in seven years, an elected Detroit school board is in place. Today, we talk with Sonya Mays, one of the board members. And, a public health expert goes back in history to find the true cause of the Flint water crisis.

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. 

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