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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 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.

 

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.

Today, we discuss the 36 recommendations state lawmakers have to ensure Michigan doesn't see a repeat of the Flint water crisis. And, we hear from the author of a new guidebook for parents of children with autism.

Today, we hear a Jewish millennial explain why she supports Donald Trump for president. And, we speak with the first African-American teacher to be hired by the Lansing School District. 

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Today, we hear why Donald Trump's message is hitting home in Macomb County. And, a geographer shows us why relying on ZIP codes led the state to mistakenly underestimate the lead in water problem in Flint. 

Today, we hear that while concussions are very serious, there's a lot of misinformation and media hype out there. And, we learn that nearly a third of Michigan lawmakers are tied to secret corporate cash.

Today, we hear how Michigan schools are doing in their effort to curb bullying. And, we meet Garrison Keillor's hand-picked Prairie Home Companion successor.

Today, we discuss a new book that demystifies breast reconstruction and provides answers to women with breast cancer. And, we hear about a problem Traverse City is wrestling with – a lack of affordable housing.

Today, foreign affairs analyst Robin Wright explains what our next president needs to know about the Middle East. And, we hear Kitchen, After Rumi's Guest House, a poem that touches on what it means to be American.

Today, we hear how Donald Trump's sinking popularity puts down-ballot GOP candidates at risk. And, as part of NPR's "A Nation Engaged" project, we hear a poem titled "Apology to My Father" from a University of Michigan sophomore. 

Stateside 10.7.16

Oct 7, 2016

Today, we discuss why even Michigan's wealthier cities are not happy with the state taking a bigger chunk of the Michigan sales tax. And, we hear an argument for why researchers need to start speaking directly to the public instead of being filtered by spin doctors.

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Today, we speak with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders in Ann Arbor about the 2016 presidential election. And we hear from an Americana duo about their new album, which tackles the Kalamazoo shooting and other tough subjects.

Today we discuss how Count Day, the day when each student in school translates into state dollars for the district, became so important to Michigan schools. And we hear why it's so hard to bike between Windsor and Detroit.

Today we hear about a Traverse City urn company that's on the cutting edge of the funeral business. And, we learn why the term "first lady" is obsolete.

Today, we hear about a new program that teaches young men of color about how to run a business. Plus, we talk about the best ways to hold domestic violence assailants accountable.

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