On the program today, a former legislative leader is critical of a bill to give a road salt contractor a sweetheart deal. Plus, we hear about an interceptor missile base that’s supposed to shoot down nuclear missiles aimed at the U.S. east coast—whether it actually works or not. Michigan is one of the finalists.
Today on Stateside, we hear how one refugee built a new life in Grand Rapids after fleeing terrorism in Somalia. Also on the show today, we learn how Prop A keeps Michigan towns and cities strapped for cash, even as home values return to normal.
Today, two Michigan Congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle weigh in on President Trump's budget. Plus, find out why wind turbines have worn out their welcome in the Thumb area for a number of reasons.
Today on Stateside, we hear how one West Michigan school district is responding to student deaths by suicide. And, we learn why the future is uncertain for most business districts outside of downtown Detroit
On today's show: slow internet speeds stifle growth in rural areas, but there's an effort in SE Michigan to change that. Then, middle schools kids playing a role in research being done aboard the International Space Station.
Today we answer listener Daniel Moerman's question: How is it possible any mining could take place in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park? And, we visit 92-year-old renowned artist, Charles McGee. He recently designed a new 11-story mural.
Today on Stateside, we hear one couple's story of overcoming infertility. We also learn why Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon has directed his staff not to honor ICE detainer requests unless very specific conditions are met.
Today on Stateside, we hear how the downward spiral of public school funding in Battle Creek could end with a $51 million grant. And, a Michigan woman discusses grief, loss and finding common ground after an abortion at 21 weeks.
He's the son of Egyptian immigrants, a physician, and he wants to be Michigan's next governor. Today on Stateside, we meet Dr. Abdul El-Sayed. Plus, a salute to the retiring director of the Michigan Opera Theatre.
We know venture capitalists are vital to growing businesses in Michigan, but what exactly do they do? That answer comes today on Stateside. And, we hear that Detroiters facing foreclosure do have options ... if they know about them.
Today, a Grand Rapids woman encourages people struggling with mental health issues to get out and run. And, the QLINE streetcar in Detroit officially launched service today. We hear why this "sleek, modern streetcar" could be the first step toward improving transit in Detroit.
Ahead of tomorrow's testimony, we speak with an alleged victim of Dr. Larry Nassar who says society doesn't understand the ramifications of sexual abuse. And we hear from the Ann Arbor firm that wants to be the digital "Mayo Clinic for addiction."
Today on Stateside, we hear from the MSU professor who was abruptly dismissed from the EPA's science review board. And, in addition to lawyers, should poor criminal defendants have a right to taxpayer-funded experts?
Today on Stateside, we hear some Michiganders could face financial stress and reduced access to care under the new health care bill. And, we learn about the last-second role Michigan played in ratifying the 27th Amendment... 200 years later.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new health care insurance plan this afternoon. Today on Stateside, Rep. Upton discusses the amendment he introduced to help offset costs of covering pre-existing conditions. And, we hear how "smiley face," "dancing girl" and "poop" emojis could help keep your data safe.
In its final State of Opportunity special, Stateside zooms in on three of the project's key focuses: infant mortality, early childhood education and what happens when young people age out of foster care.
Today on Stateside, Detroit's new top doctor explains her plan to curb lead poisoning and infant mortality in the city. And we learn why a workplace culture of "slights and indignities" makes it hard to prevent sexual harassment.
Today on Stateside, we hear from a Bohra activist against female genital mutilation who says a veil of secrecy keeps most women in the community from speaking out about the practice. And we learn what teachers' viral resignation letters reveal about the state of public education.
Tomorrow is President Trump's 100th day in office. Today on Stateside, we hear from a Manistee mom and Detroit-area surgeon who continue to strongly support the president. And, our Artisans of Michigan series stops on a residential street in Highland Park, where a hat maker works.
Today on Stateside, state Sen. Ananich of Flint says he "was lied to like everyone else." And, a former adviser to President Nixon explains why you won't make America great by undercutting the public good.
It's been three years since Flint's ill-fated switch to the Flint River as its drinking water source. Today, we hear from Flint residents who still perceive a "lack of humanity" in the official response to the water crisis. And, we learn that the Flint River is actually cleaner than many think.
Today, we hear from two brothers who could each receive $1.25 million for their wrongful convictions. And we learn about how to preserve those dusty photos and VHS tapes in your basement and why it matters that you do.
Today on Stateside, we hear why a porn site funded a University of Michigan student's research on monogamous rodents. And, Flint's Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha explains why she's going to this weekend's March for Science.
Today on Stateside, we hear from a Detroit man who spent three years in prison fighting to prove his innocence. And Michigan Radio's sports commentator John Bacon explains why the NHL's decision to bail on the 2018 Olympics is "dumb, dumb and dumber."