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Politics & Government
6:44 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Stateside for Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Today, we spoke with Tom Hayden, the writer who drafted and finalized the Port Huron Statement.

Judge Colleen O'Brien, who currently sits on the Oakland County Circuit Court, spoke with Stateside about her candidacy.

Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek provided Proposal 6 clarity.

Koerner Buchta is walking across Michigan. He spoke with Cyndy about his cause and its urgency. 

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Election 2012
6:30 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Stateside: Judge O'Brien's case for candidacy

Judge O'Brien is a candidate for Michigan's Supreme Court
http://www.colleenobrien.org/

Judge Colleen O'Brien, who currently sits on the Oakland County Circuit Court, spoke with Stateside about her candidacy.  

“I practiced law for 17 years and I’m running for the same reason I ran for circuit court. When I practiced law I had the opportunity to appear in the court rooms of many different judges and I would have the same set of facts but I would go to three different counties and get three different decisions. That is not the way our legal system is supposed to work. We need judges that follow the law,” said O’Brien.

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Politics & Government
6:29 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Stateside: A statement born from engagement

Tom Hayden spoke with Cyndy about his landmark Port Huron Statement
Cameron Stewart

With the tumult of the Vietnam War, the War on Poverty and the Civil Rights Movement came the feeling that something momentous was happening.

For Tom Hayden and his peers, there truly was.

It has been 50 years since members of Students for a Democratic Society gathered in Port Huron to produce the Port Huron Statement.

The Statement defined their vision of "participatory democracy, a calling for students to take place in liberal causes across the country."

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Health
6:24 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Stateside: Walking with a purpose

Koerner's walk across Michigan raises awareness for CFS.

For several years, Koerner Gray Buchta, a 20-year-old man from Grand Rapids, has battled an illness that’s commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or Myalgic Encephalomyalitis (often abbreviated to ME/CFS).

There is no known cure for ME/CFS. The illness is difficult to manage because there is no consistently effective treatment.

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Law
5:34 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Stateside: Proposal 6, crossing the bridge

Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek's insight on Proposal 6.
Michigan Radio

Today we spoke with Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek about Proposal 6.  For complete audio of the segment, click the link above.

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Politics & Government
4:56 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Stateside for Wednesday, October 31, 2012

To explain the stakes of the presidential race in Michigan, Cyndy spoke with editor and publisher of "Inside Michigan Politics,” Bill Ballenger and Michigan Public Radio Network Lansing Chief, Rick Pluta.

We spoke also with Michigan Radio's Rebecca Williams about Proposal 3 and what it means for Michigan.

Continuing our conversations with the candidates for Michigan Supreme Court, Cyndy spoke with Justice Brian Zahra.

Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek discussed the recent merger of Beaumont Health and Henry Ford Healthy Systems.

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Politics & Government
4:49 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Stateside: Justice Brian Zahra's case for candidacy

Justice Brian Zahra will run for reelection to Michigan's Supreme Court
zharaforjustice.com

Continuing Stateside’s conversations with Supreme Court candidates, Justice Brian Zahra spoke with Cyndy about his candidacy.

Justice Brian began the show by recapping his political past.

“I’ve been a judge for 18 years; in 1994 I became a Wayne Circuit Judge. Then I was appointed to the Court of appeals where I served for 12 years and then the past few years on the Supreme Court. “

When asked about his

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Environment & Science
4:48 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Stateside: The renewable energy question

DTE expects to build around 50 wind turines in Sanilac and Huron counties. The company is reviewing bids from turbine makers now.
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Continuing our examination of the six proposals on Michigan's ballot, we turn to Proposal 3: The renewable energy question.

 Michigan Radio's Rebecca Williams, host of "The Environment Report," spoke with Cyndy about how the proposal would affect the state if passed.

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Politics & Government
4:47 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Stateside: Amidst tight race, candidates' interest in Michigan increases

Election Day is less than a week away and the race is tightening with intensity.

Filling Michigan residents’ televisions is a burst of campaign ads from both Governor Romney and President Obama.

To explain the stakes of the race in Michigan, Cyndy spoke with editor and publisher of "Inside Michigan Politics,” Bill Ballenger and Michigan Public Radio Network Lansing Chief, Rick Pluta.

The guests started by addressing where the race currently stands.

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Law
4:09 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Stateside: That status of Michigan's medical marijuana law

Debate continues over marijuana's medicinal purpose
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Nearly four years ago, Michigan voters approved the use of medical marijuana by 63% making Michigan one of 17 states permitting its usage.

The law removed state-level criminal penalties for using, possessing and growing marijuana by and for patients whose doctors have granted them medicinal usage of marijuana.

Throughout the past four years, however, the law has generated a considerable amount of confusion over who can grow marijuana and what its uses really are.

To assess where the law stands today, Stateside spoke with attorney Matthew Abel and Senator Rick Jones.

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Economy
6:13 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Stateside: Contrary to recent ad, Jeep will stay in the U.S.

Romney's recent Jeep ad created a stir of attention
Rebecca Williams

As the year’s Presidential Campaign comes to a close, both parties focus on Chrysler’s future plans concerning Jeep.

In a recent ad, Governor Romney claimed Jeep had plans of moving its production to China, a claim that was soon refuted by the company.

David Shepardson, the Detroit News Washington Bureau Chief, talked to Stateside to help clarify the confusion surrounding the ad. According to Shepardson, the ad acts more as a reflection of the race’s desperation than a document of the auto industry’s future.

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Politics & Government
6:09 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Stateside: Touching peoples' access to justice

Judge Shelia Johnson discusses her candidacy for Michigan's Supreme Court.
http://www.judgesheliajohnson.com

In our continued coverage of Michigan’s Supreme Court justice race,  Shelia Johnson discussed her candidacy with Cyndy Canty.

Johnson began by stating her view of a justice’s role in the Court.

“The court is the final arbiter of all the ways Michigan laws are applied. They make sure that justice is fairly applied and followed in the way it is written. The Supreme Court justice also has an administrative function. It reviews the activities of judges as well. They see the implementation of the Michigan Court rules. We touch peoples’ access to justice.”

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Politics & Government
4:52 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Stateside for Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Today we spoke to Nadia Tonova, who is with the National Network for Arab American Communities, and Dawud Walid, the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Both guests weighed in on the upcoming election.

Worried about Sandy's effects on Michigan? Jeff Masters, director of meteorology at the Weather Underground, helps forecast the coming weather.

Judge Shelia Johnson weighs in on her Supreme Court candidacy.

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Politics & Government
4:50 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Stateside: What a 2/3 majority would mean for Michigan

Proposal 5 would affect the state's ability to change its tax structure
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Stateside continued exploring the proposals that Michigan voters will see on next week’s ballot.

Michigan Radio’s Lester Graham spoke with Cyndy about Proposal 5 and what it means for the state.

Where did the proposal originate?

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Politics & Government
4:40 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Stateside: Muslim and Arab-Americans will play critical role in election results

Nadia Tonova is the Director at NNAAC.
nnaac.org

Throughout this year’s campaign both President Obama and Governor Romney have made direct appeals to certain blocs of voters.

However, there are two large groups, especially in Michigan, that have been overlooked: Arab- American and Muslim-American voters.

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Politics & Government
5:37 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Stateside for Monday, October 29, 2012

On today's show, we speak with Michigan Radio's Jack Lessenberry and Detroit Free Press writer, Paul Egan about lawmakers' term limits.

Is change in the future? Listen to find out.

Continuing our coverage of the state's Supreme Court race, Cyndy speaks with U of M Law professor Bridget Mary McCormack about her candidacy.

Hear Denise Ilitch as she discusses her Detroit Tigers pride.

And we discover some holy beats.

Michigan Radio's Emily Fox takes a look at how a Grand Rapids church is helping  the city's youth.

Politics & Government
5:34 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Stateside: Should term limits be overturned?

Term limits play a crucial role in lawmakers' careers.

In a recent Detroit Free Press article, Paul Egan analyzed the effect term limits have on lawmakers’ decisions.

According to Egan, lawmakers often focus more on their next career move than the pressing decisions of the moment.

Term limits were created 20 years ago in Michigan, and now they are under scrutiny.

Stateside’s Cyndy Canty spoke with Paul Egan and Jack Lessenberry about the state’s need to overturn the term limits.

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Law
5:16 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Stateside: Continued Proposal 1 clarification

Stateside's Cyndy Canty spoke with Sarah Hulett about Proposal 1.
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Earlier this morning, Michigan Radio Assistant News Director Sarah Hulett posted a piece investigating the multifaceted  Proposal 1.

Cyndy spoke with Hulett about the Proposal's details and how it could affect Michigan.

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Election 2012
5:13 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Stateside: Supreme Court Candidate, Bridget Mary McCormack

Supreme Court candidate, Bridget Mary McCormack
http://web.law.umich.edu

Continuing our coverage of Michigan’s Supreme Court race, Cyndy Canty spoke with candidate Bridget Mary McCormack.

McCormack is the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Michigan’s Law School and is also a Clinical Professor of Law.

“I am really committed to the important, independent role the Court plays in our constitutional democracy,” said McCormack.

One of the Supreme Court’s primary functions, says McCormack, is attending to its surrounding community.

“We are providing a legal service to the community,” says McCormack.

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Sports
5:06 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Stateside: A team's resilient owners and fans

Fans will now enter a state of anticipation for the coming spring, first pitch
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As a collective groan of disappointment issued last night from Detroit, Tiger fans were left to focus on the positive moments of the past seasons. They still have a lot to be happy about.

The San Francisco Giants concluded their sweep of the Tigers last night in a 4-3 victory. Regardless of their team's defeat, many Tigers fans expressed their gratitude for a great season.

Denise Ilitch, daughter of Detroit Tiger’s owner, Mike Ilitch, spoke with Cyndy about the team’s impressive year.

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