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Politics & Government
5:17 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Stateside for Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Stateside for Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

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Election 2012
4:46 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Stateside: Financial transparency in politics

Though Maroun spent nearly $33 million on Proposal 6, it failed to pass
Laura Weber Michigan Public Radio Network

Millions of dollars were invested in Michigan’s recent ballot proposals.

While citizens were aware that money was being spent, it was often unclear how much money was spent and from whom it was coming.

Michigan Radio’s Lester Graham and Rich Robinson, director of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, spoke with Cyndy about the need for financial transparency in elections.

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Election 2012
4:39 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Stateside: What the election results mean for Michigan

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The election results are in and Americans are now looking at our country’s future.

To better understand what last night’s results mean for Michigan, Cyndy spoke with Rick Pluta, the Lansing Bureau Chief for the Michigan Public Radio Network and Bill Ballenger, Editor and Publisher of Inside Michigan Politics.

Ballenger began by addressing the automotive bailout’s effect on Romney and his Michigan campaign. According to Ballenger, his position on the bailout was only part of the reason he failed to win the state.

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Politics & Government
4:16 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Stateside: The question of a post-racial presidency

Communications Studies professor Josh Pasek
lsa.umich.edu

When Barack Obama was elected to the White House four years ago, there was talk of a "post-racial era." With an African-American as president, some thought the racist notions of the past would be eliminated.

But, as found by an Associated Press poll, racial attitudes have not completely improved.

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Arts & Culture
1:44 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Stateside: Small shining towns

Micki Maynard addresses the benefits of living in a small city

The things one searches for in a big city may very well exist in one’s hometown.

In a recent article entitled, “In Praise of Smaller Cities,” Micki Maynard discussed the overlooked bounties of small American towns.

For Maynard, the benefits of living in a small town were not immediately apparent. In fact, it took living in numerous big cities to really see the practicality of having a lawn, a garden and a garage.

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Politics & Government
1:35 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Stateside for Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It's election day and Stateside has it covered. 

We spoke with Troy Hale who is part of Michigan's largest election coverage team in East Lansing.

We take a look also at the status of the polls throughout Michigan.

Michigan Radio's Jack Lessenberry and Daniel Howes of the Detroit News give their election predictions.

There is a history of mudslinging in American politics. Gleaves Whitney, director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University, told Stateside that attack ads are in America’s DNA.

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Politics & Government
11:53 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Stateside: An election nearing its end

As the votes rush in, Jack Lessenberry and Daniel Howes provide last-minute coverage

After today, it’s over.

The campaign commercials, the ballot proposal advertisements and social media bombardment will come to an end.

But first, Michigan Radio’s Jack Lessenberry and Daniel Howes of the Detroit News provided Stateside with  election coverage.

“I don’t think this election will be that close, I think Obama will win it by three points,” said Lessenberry.

To both Lessenberry and Howes, once the election is over the auto industry will become less heated of an issue.

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Politics & Government
11:07 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Stateside: A history of mudslinging

Without voice bubbles, it's hard to hear the mudslinging
John Trumbull

Do you think today’s political attack advertisements are venomous?

They are tame when compared to those used by Thomas Jefferson and John Adams in the 1800 election.

Gleaves Whitney, director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University, told Stateside that attack ads are in America’s blood.

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Politics & Government
6:08 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Stateside: Judge Connie Marie Kelley's case for candidacy

Judge Connie Marie Kelley is a candidate for Michigan's Supreme Court
twitter@judgeckelley

Judge Connie Marie Kelley, a candidate for Michigan’s Supreme Court, has a long career in law; one she feels makes her well-suited to serve the state. That Kelley paid her way through Law School is something she feels gives her a unique perspective.

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Politics & Government
5:30 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Stateside for Monday, November 5, 2012

We all have our voting questions. Tim Martin, Lansing Reporter for MLive, spoke with Cyndy about five major questions many voters have.

In our final installment of Michigan Supreme Court coverage, we spoke with Judge Connie Kelley about her candidacy.

Why can't we all just get along? The question is important when looking at the state of American politics and its elected officials.

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Politics & Government
5:12 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Stateside: Addressing the political divide

The country's heightened sense of partisanship will be a lingering concern.
The Toad Flickr

The polarization of American politics has been widely documented through social media. Many citizens are now taking sides and filling their screens with voices that only reflect their own political opinions.

To investigate the effect this split will have on America’s political future, Cyndy spoke with John Bebo, the President and CEO of The Center for Michigan and Michigan Radio’s News Director, Vincent Duffy.

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Business
5:07 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Stateside: Gowns that keep giving

Volunteer modeling Christos for sale
Melanie Reyes

The wedding dresses sold by Barb Hiltz are involved in a perpetual cycle of giving.

This month, The Brides Project in Ann Arbor celebrated its one-year anniversary.

Barb Hiltz, executive director of the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, spoke with Cyndy about earning a consistent stream of revenue for their non-profit with this creative project.

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Politics & Government
5:02 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Stateside: Five questions for Tim Martin

Tim Martin, the Lansing reporter for MLive,  joined Stateside to answer five questions facing Michigan voters.

Listen to the above audio to hear Martin address the ballot proposals, the presidential race and the Michigan Senate.

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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.

There are two ways you can podcast "Stateside with Cynthia Canty"

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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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