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Investigative
4:20 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Stateside: Poverty simulations

Tomorrow's simulation aims to reveal the struggles faced by those dealing with poverty and homelessness
Washtenaw Housing Alliance

To better inform those unfamiliar with the challenges faced by the impoverished and homeless, Julie Steiner will host a poverty simulation tomorrow night at the Michigan Theater.

Steiner, the director of the Washtenaw Housing Alliance, spoke with Cyndy about Washtenaw County’s poverty problem.

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Politics & Government
4:18 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Stateside for Monday, November 12, 2012

Stateside for Monday, November 12, 2012

We were joined today in the studio by two of Michigan’s World War II veterans.  Both men fought their war in the skies. Bill Rosnyai of Bloomfield Hills was a navigator on a B-17 in Europe and Murray Cotter of Beverly Hills was a bombardier on a B-24  in the Pacific.

Joining us also was Brad Ziegler, a freelance photographer who has been documenting Michigan’s World War II vets, particularly as the vets took special “Honor Flights” to visit the World War II memorial in Washington D.C.

East Lansing's brand new Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum opened recently. We spoke with the museum's director, Michael Rush, about the museum and his plans for its future.

Julie Steiner directs the Washtenaw Housing Alliance.  She's overseeing a poverty simulation tomorrow night at the Michigan Theater. What is a poverty simulation? Check out our podcast to find out.

Law
4:49 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Stateside: Michigan's marijuana laws receive revision

The state's treatment of marijuana is in a process of change
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This Tuesday Grand Rapids, Detroit and Flint witnessed a revision of laws concerning marijuana regulation.

David Uhlman, director of the University of Michigan's Environmental Law and Policy Program and Michigan Radio's Lindsey Smith talked with Stateside about the specific changes and what they mean for Michigan residents.

Listen to the audio above to hear their conversation.

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Politics & Government
4:31 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Stateside for Thursday, November 8, 2012

Stateside for Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Are you curious about Congress? Detroit News Washington reporter David Shepardson spoke today with Cyndy about Congressional Delegation.

Keep your snacks sealed- the recent revisions of Michigan's marijuana laws may not mean what you think. Michigan Radio's Lindsey Smith shared some points on how the changes affect Michigan residents.

Jordan Stancil's family has owned the Rialto theater in Grayling since 1915. Hear his discussion with Cyndy about the film industry and the life of a theater owner.

Sports
3:42 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Stateside: Hike, bike and kayak the Great Lakes

Dave Lemberg addresses the potential 1,600 mile route along Lake Michigan
Mark Brush Michigan Radio

Midwest residents may have three new ways to enjoy the Great Lakes.

At a conference in Saugatuck this week, Western Michigan University geography professor Dave Lemberg will discuss plans for a 1,600 mile route along Lake Michigan.

Lemberg spoke with Cyndy about the details of the route.

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Arts & Culture
3:35 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Stateside: Rialto's screen shared by a community

Grayling's Rialto Theater has a history of
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Moviegoers in northern Michigan have a lot to be thankful for.

Though many small-scale theaters across America have closed, the Rialto Theater in Grayling is still a dependable source of relevant film screenings.

Jordan Stancil, a former U.S. diplomat, lectures at the University of Ottawa and runs the theater with his family.

Last year, Jordan and his father George Stancil founded the Rialto Film Club, a program that shows foreign and independent films to subscribing moviegoers.

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Arts & Culture
10:42 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Stateside: Reflection on a voice, singer Bettye LaVette's musical career

Singer Bettye LaVette spoke with Stateside about her life-long career.
Mercedes Mejia

Stateside welcomes singer Bettye Lavette to the studio.

Fifty years ago, singer Bettye LaVette recorded her first single and Top Ten hit, “My Man- He’s a Lovin’ Man.” But the time between “Man’s” release and now has not been one of unscathed fame and stardom.

The Muskegon-born artist delves into the ups and downs of her career in her new autobiography, “A Woman like Me.”

Along with her book, LaVette recently released a new album, “Thankful ‘N Thoughtful.” She will perform material from the record at her show tonight at the Ark.

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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
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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.
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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.

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

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