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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.

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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
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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.
Tim Wang Flickr

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.

Listen to the segment above.

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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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