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Politics & Government
5:08 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Stateside: ACLU files suit against right-to-work legislation

More than 12 thousand right-to-work protestors tried, and failed, to convince state lawmakers not to pass the legislation in December
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

Jake Neher discusses right-to-work legislation.

The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.

Today the ACLU filed a lawsuit against right-to-work legislation.

Michigan Public Radio's Jake Neher spoke with Cyndy about the suit and its potential implications.

“They say for about four hours on the day right-to-work started moving through the legislature, the doors were closed. They say that that violates the Michigan Constitution which guarantees the residents of Michigan the right to assemble. There were people from the public inside at the time, they just weren’t letting in others," said Neher.

According to Neher, people across the state feel as if their voices are underrepresented.

“The people that brought this bill up say that they’re concerned that a win-or-take-all system for votes leaves people in certain parts of the state without a voice,” said Neher.

Politics & Government
5:01 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Stateside for Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sandra Bernhard is appearing at The Ark in Ann Arbor this Friday and Saturday. We spoke with Bernhard about growing up in Michigan and her overall career.

We discussed Super Bowl advertisements with Mike Bernacchi and Bob Kolt.

Michigan Public Radio's Jake Neher provided a look at Michigan legislation with a specific focus on right-to-work.

Listen to these stories and more on today's podcast.

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Offbeat
5:48 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Stateside: University of Michigan honors Raoul Wallenberg in new exhibition

Passport photo of Wallenberg from 1944.
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Ingrid Carlberg spoke with Cyndy about Wallenberg's history.

The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish humanitarian credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews during World War II.

To Me There’s No Other Choice,” the exhibition currently at the University of Michigan, celebrates Wallenberg’s achievements and spirit.

Ingrid Carlberg will be among the presenters at the exhibition. Carlberg is the author of “There is a room  waiting for you here.”

Today Carlberg spoke with Cyndy about Wallenberg’s history.

“It was some kind of a coincidence. He was a businessman; he was importing groceries from Hungary. When the Germans marched into Hungary in the spring of 1944, Raoul Wallenberg was alarmed by what was going on. But actually the initiative to go to Budapest and lead a rescue mission came from the American government,” said Carlberg.

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Business
5:47 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Stateside: A story slam competition for entrepreneurs

Entre-SLAM allows entrepreneurs to describe their business ideas with a story.
http://vimeo.com/entreslam

Listen to our Entre-SLAM panel discussion.

The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.

Tired of giving the same pitches in the same offices?

Do you have a great idea but lack the environment in which to present it?

Then try Entre-SLAM!

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Economy
5:46 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Stateside: Local funding assessed by Michigan Public Policy Survey

Tom Ivacko.
http://www.fordschool.umich.edu/news/?news_id=548

We spoke with Tom Ivacko about Michigan's local leaders.

The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.

One of the major challenges local leaders face is providing services amidst dwindling budgets.

Today we spoke with Tom Ivacko from the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy [CLOSUP] about Michigan’s local services.

“79% of Michigan’s local government leaders told us that, even after the cuts they’ve been making, they’re still satisfied with the overall package of services they deliver,” said Ivacko.

Ivacko noted, however, that many leaders think their citizens remain satisfied.

“We asked local leaders how satisfied their citizens are and they think their citizens are pretty satisfied with the packages today.”

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Politics & Government
5:34 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Stateside for Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Stateside for January 30, 2013.

Today we spoke with author Ingrid Carlberg about the legacy of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat credited with saving thousands of Jews in WWII.

Are you an entrepreneur? Heard of Entre-SLAM? We spoke with creators Jeannie Ballew and Christa Chambers-Price and host Al McWilliams about the storytelling competitions.

Tom Ivacko spoke with Cyndy about local leaders and the challenges they could face.

Listen to these stories and more on today's podcast.

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Offbeat
6:02 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Stateside: An app for that ancient manuscript

Three gods in an 18th century Icelandic manuscript.
[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Professor Arthur Verhoogt discusses a new iPhone app.

The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.

There is now an app for reading an ancient text.

The Papyrus App “Picture it: EP” allows one to browse the pages of the oldest existing manuscript of the letters of St. Paul.

Professor Arthur Verhoogt, Associate Professor of Papyrology and Greek at the University of Michigan helped design the app.

“The text is the most ancient manuscript of the letters of Saint Paul that exist. It dates to about [the year] 200,” said Verhoogt.

The texts are kept in a secure vault.

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Politics & Government
5:59 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Stateside for Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Stateside for January 29, 2013.

Today we discussed Flint's financial status with emergency financial manager Ed Kurtz.

Professor Arthur Verhoogt discussed an iPhone app that allows you to read Epistles of Paul.

We discussed skiing with Mickey McWilliams, the Executive Director of the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association.

Listen to these stories and more on today's podcast.

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Economy
4:40 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Stateside: Changes to tax refunds may come as a surprise to some

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Susan Tompor provides an in-depth look at taxes.

The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.

For those who have not yet completed your 2012 tax returns- brace yourselves.

In 2011 Governor Snyder signed a tax overhaul package that included $1.4 billion  in additional income taxes and $1.7 billion in business tax cuts.

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Politics & Government
5:07 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Stateside for Monday, January 28, 2013

Stateside for January 28, 2013.

Today, Roland Zullo of the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and Economy at the University of Michigan and Vincent Vernuccio of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy spoke about future right-to-work legislation.

Detroit Free Press journalist Jim Schaeffer provided Stateside with an update on Kwame Kilpatrick's trial.

Professor Rosina Bierbaum contributed recently to the National Climate Assessment. We spoke with Bierbaum about the Assessment and its findings.

Listen to these stories and more on today's podcast.

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Economy
4:39 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Stateside: Right-to-work legislation takes effect on March 27

Michigan will be the 24th right-to-work state.
Lindsey Smith Michigan Radio

Roland Zullo and Vincent Vernuccio spoke with Cyndy about right-to-work legislation in Michigan.

The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.

On March 27, Michigan will become the 24th state to adopt right-to-work legislation.

Roland Zullo of the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and Economy at the University of Michigan and Vincent Vernuccio of The Mackinac Center for Public Policy spoke with Cyndy today about the legislation.

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Environment & Science
4:28 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Stateside: Scientists draft a National Climate Assessment

Emily Fox Michigan Radio

Professor Rosina Bierbaum spoke about Michigan's changing climate.

The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.

More than 240 scientists contributed to a new draft report of the National Climate Assessment. The report addresses the country’s changing climate and is the third federal climate review since 2000.

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Politics & Government
5:11 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Stateside for Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Stateside for Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Today we spoke with Devon Akmon about this weekend's Arab Film Festival in Dearborn.

And Michigan Radio's Jennifer Guerra and Dustin Dwyer are investigating Michigan's education system for our State of Opportunity project. They spoke today with Cyndy about early childhood education.

Be sure to catch Dwyer's documentary, which airs tomorrow at 3 p.m, on Michigan Radio.

We also spoke with two Reverends about shelters and their vital functions in the winter.

Listen to these stories and more on today's Stateside.

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Arts & Culture
4:45 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Stateside: Documenting a region in flux at the Arab Film Festival

Still from "1/2 Revolution" a film screening at the Arab Film Festival.
http://www.half-revolution.com/pictures.html

Devon Akmon spoke with Cyndy about the Arab Film Festival.

The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.

The 2013 Arab Film Festival opens Thursday in Dearborn.

Eight films will be screened at the Arab American National Museum.

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Education
4:43 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Stateside: The possible return on investment for early childhood education

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Michigan Radio's Jennifer Guerra and Dustin Dwyer discussed early childhood education.

The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.

Governor Snyder announced his plan to increase funding for early childhood education during last week’s State of the State.

Michigan Radio’s Jennifer Guerra and Dustin Dwyer are researching education in Michigan through the State of Opportunity project.

They spoke with Cyndy today about the benefits of early childhood education.

According to Guerra, there were waves of both skepticism and excitement after Gov. Snyder talked about early childhood education in his State of the State address.

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Health
4:11 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Stateside: Fending off bitter temperatures with shelters

More Michigan residents are seeking help at homeless shelters and warming centers this winter.
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Reverend Chico Daniels and Reverend Faith Fowler are giving shelter to the homeless.

The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.

During these frigid weeks the warmth of a home is invaluable.

But for the homeless, these winter conditions pose life-threatening challenges.

Reverend Chico Daniels, president and chief executive of Mel Trotter Ministries and Cass Community Social Services  executive director, Reverend Faith Fowler, spoke with Cyndy about the necessity of homeless shelters in the winter.

“In the Cass Corridor we have a warming center for 50 homeless women and children. Beyond that we have two regular shelters and some transitional housing,” said Fowler.

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Health
4:52 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Stateside: Looking at Michigan's new abortion law 40 years after Roe v. Wade

Protestors in favor of pro-choice.
Rick Pluta Michigan Public Radio

Dr. Harris discussed recent legislation regarding abortions in Michigan.

The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.

Among the flood of bills passed in the waning days of 2012 came House Bill 5711.

The bill was signed by Gov. Snyder last month and became law (Public Act 499 of 2012).

Dr. Lisa Hope Harris Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Michigan spoke with Cyndy about the new law and its implications for the state.

“There are four components to the new law. The first is that health centers that provide 120 or more surgical abortions per year and advertise those abortions be licensed as free-standing surgical centers. The law does include waivers… Clinics will very likely be able to comply with this regulation. That means that women are unlikely to be directly affected by the component of the new law.”

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Arts & Culture
4:46 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Stateside: Hostel Detroit gives a behind the scenes art tour of the city

Hostel Detroit is located in Corktown, Detroit
Emily Fox Michigan Radio

Michigan Radio's Emily Fox went to Hostel Detroit.

When someone from out of town travels to Detroit, the usual destinations might be the Fox Theater for a concert, or Comerica Park for a Tiger’s game. But how do you explore the city on a deeper level without the double decker busses and big tour companies that many big cities have?

When Hostel Detroit opened its doors in April of 2011, its mission was to give its guests a behind the scenes look of the city and take visitors to places that would otherwise be overlooked.

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Politics & Government
4:36 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Stateside for Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Stateside for Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Today is the 40th Anniversary of Roe Versus Wade. That landmark decision made access to abortion services a federal constitutional right, rather than a matter of state-by-state policy.

Dr. Lisa Hope Harris spoke with Cyndy today about Michigan Bill 5711 and how it could affect the state.

Also, John Bebow, president and chief executive of the Center for Michigan and Amber Toth,  the outreach director for the Center for Michigan, spoke with Cyndy about Center's education report released today.

Listen to these stories and more on today's podcast.

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Education
1:58 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Stateside: Study surveys the state of education in Michigan

The Center for Michigan's latest report
http://thecenterformichigan.net/

John Bebow and Amber Toth discussed education in Michigan.

The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio file.

A recent study called “The Public’s Agenda for Public Education” surveyed more than 5,000 Michigan residents to learn how to best improve public education.

John Bebow, president and chief executive of the Center for Michigan and Amber Toth, outreach director for the Center for Michigan, were both involved in the study.

They spoke today with Cyndy about the survey and the state’s future goals for education reform.

“Those who most need that economic ladder that a great education provides, are feeling least well served by today’s system,” said Bebow.

One student with whom Bebow spoke was using dated textbooks.

“We had a student in a community conversation say, ‘my government textbook says Ronald Reagan was the last president.’ We had other people at the opposite end of the spectrum concerned about how we spend money. There are so many concerns expressed. This survey is by no means a lambasting of the education service industry. People are concerned…” said Bebow.

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