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Here you'll find the full program for Michigan Radio's Stateside. To find the individual segments and posts, go here.

Stateside 6.29.2018

Jun 29, 2018

On today's Stateside, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow weighs in on proposed changes to food stamp benefits in the farm bill. Plus, Detroit native Mario Moore's new exhibit, which he began working on after he had brain surgery, explores images of black men at rest. 

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On Stateside today, Michigan has budgeted tens of millions of dollars to improve an indigent defense system consistently ranked as one of the worst in the country. Plus, should companies that bottle Michigan water be paying more in taxes? 

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Stateside 6.27.2018

Jun 27, 2018

Today on Stateside, Taiwanese company Foxconn will be able to use nearly 6 million gallons of Lake Michigan water every day, even though it's outside the Great Lakes basin. Plus, before Vegas became known for 24-hour chapels, Michigan was the go-to place for a quickie wedding. 

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Stateside 6.26.2018

Jun 26, 2018

On Stateside today, three years after helping expose the water crisis in Flint, we hear from Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha's on her new memoir chronicling her work in the city's recovery. Plus, what comes next for the dozens of migrant children in Michigan who were separated from their parents at the border? 

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Stateside 6.25.2018

Jun 25, 2018

Today on Stateside, Detroit Public Schools Community District has a long list of building repairs that will cost around $500 million to fix. But the district has no way to borrow the money it needs to pay for those repairs. Plus, how Michigan libraries ended up on the front lines of the state's opioid crisis. 

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Stateside 6.22.2018

Jun 22, 2018

Today on Stateside, Canada's trade minister says Detroit is a prime example of how tariffs could end up hurting the interdependent economies of the U.S. and Canada. Plus, how violent race riots in 1943 led to the birth of an early civil rights movement in Detroit. 

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Stateside 6.21.2018

Jun 21, 2018

Today on Stateside, a CDC report on the health effects of PFAS, initially buried by the White House and EPA, recommends a much lower threshold for exposure to the chemicals. Plus, a quirky summer festival that combines Great Depression-era farming and ooey-gooey sticky buns. 

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Stateside 6.20.2018

Jun 20, 2018

Today on Stateside, we hear from a pair of Michigan foster parents who have opened up their home to three migrant children separated from their parents. Plus, a former paralympian wants to bring her passion for ballroom dancing to other dancers using wheelchairs. 

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Today on Stateside, the archbishop of Detroit responds to the separation of migrant families under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy. Plus, writer Steve Lehto will soon set out on a Great Lakes canoe trip inspired by the 19th century explorer and former Detroit mayor Douglass Houghton. 

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Stateside 6.18.2018

Jun 18, 2018

Today on Stateside, Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee says the policy of separating migrant children from their families is "morally reprehensible." Plus, how finding a community helped a Grand Rapids man recover from 15 years of addiction, and his efforts to help others find community too. 

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Today on Stateside, lawsuits against opioid manufacturers in Michigan face steep odds thanks to 1995 law. Plus, a summery cocktail to cool down on this very hot weekend. 

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Stateside 6.14.2018

Jun 14, 2018

Today on Stateside, how to talk to a friend or family member who you think may be considering suicide. Plus, Detroit reporter Charlie LeDuff talks race, politics, and more in his new book Sh*tshow.

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Stateside 6.13.2018

Jun 13, 2018

Today on Stateside, State Senator Patrick Colbeck pushes to make thee state's social studies curriculum to be "politically neutral." Plus, the story of how Marshall, Michigan protected a black family from a group of Kentucky slave catchers. 

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Stateside 6.12.2018

Jun 12, 2018

Today on Stateside, a watchdog group finds that one of Michigan's biggest utility companies is hitting back at politicians pushing for a more open energy market by funding their opponents. Plus, women in a Washtenaw County prison build new skills and find parallels to their own lives performing Shakespeare's Macbeth. 

Stateside 6.11.2018

Jun 11, 2018

Today on Stateside, we hear from a Michigan adoptee who spent decades trying to get his birth records from the state. Plus, how Canadian retaliation against Trump tarriffs could impact Michigan. 

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Stateside 6.1.2018

Jun 1, 2018

Today on Stateside, a marijuana industry consultant talks business trends, diversity as nation's largest cannabis confeerence kicks off in Detroit. Also, what are the consequences for Michigan manufacturers as tariffs on steel and aluminum take effect. 

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Stateside 5.31.2018

May 31, 2018

On Stateside today, House Speaker Tom Leonard talks next steps on marijuana legalization, paid sick leave, and community mental health. Plus: Why is pickleball America's fastest growing sport? 

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Today on Stateside, we hear about a new report making an economic case for shutting down Enbridge's Line 5 pipelines. Plus, the Kent County team of clinicians who make house calls for kids experiencing a mental health crisis.

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Stateside 5.29.2018

May 29, 2018

On today's Stateside, the superintendent of Kalamazoo Public Schools explains what his district is doing for students experiencing homelessness. Plus, a sneak peek at the new Star Wars costume exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts. 

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Stateside 5.25.2018

May 25, 2018

Today on Stateside, we hear how Michigan's utilities are investing in the state's energy future, and the reaction from environmentalists. Also, we look at the fraught history of privatized healthcare in Michigan prisons. 

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Stateside 5.24.2018

May 24, 2018

Today on Stateside, we learn what's in the Nassar-related bills passed by the House. And, we continute checking in with the 2018 gubernatorial candidates in an interview with Bill Schuette.

Stateside 5.23.2018

May 23, 2018

Today on Stateside, we hear how Michigan pressed the feds to come up with PFAS standards at the EPA's national summit. And, we learn hackers are mining for Bitcoin, and they might be using your computer. Also today, we learn that a mother tried to tell the state her son was mentally ill and violent, but help came too late.

Stateside 5.22.2018

May 22, 2018

Today on Stateside, we discuss what it takes to get teens from foster care to college. Plus, a new report outlines five ideas to reverse the decline in Michigan education. And, we hear how Minneapolis-Saint Paul built true regional cooperation on the foundation of a powerful Metropolitan Council.

Stateside 5.21.2018

May 21, 2018

Today on Stateside, what's ahead as Detroit's school superintendent marks one year on the job? Plus, sports commentator John U. Bacon weighs in on the settlement between Michigan State and Larry Nassar survivors. And the merfolk are coming to South Haven.

Stateside 5.18.2018

May 18, 2018

Today on Stateside, state Senator Mike Shirkey says the unemployment exemption will be dropped from the final Medicaid work requirment bill. And, Interim Michigan State University President John Engler joins the show to discuss the proposed $500 million settlement with victims of Larry Nassar.

Stateside 5.17.2018

May 17, 2018

Today on Stateside, we discuss a report that says Wayne County can seize your home no matter how much you owe in taxes. And, we hear how the EPA and St. Louis, Mich. residents are working together on an effort to clean up the Velsicol Chemical plant.

Stateside 5.16.2018

May 16, 2018

Today on Stateside, we discuss Michigan State University's $500 million settlement with Nassar survivors, and Sen. Debbie Stabenow talks about the future of net neutrality, tariffs, and PFAS contamination. Also on today's show, Hollywood actress Toni Trucks says her hometown Manistee "sweats this historic magic."

Stateside 5.15.2018

May 15, 2018

Today on Stateside, a Michigan CEO fears that President Trump doesn't understand how his tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum will hurt her company and its workers. Then, brightening Ramadan with a  sparkling, crescent-shaped Ramadan tree. And, we talk with Michigan's 2018 Principal of the Year. 

Stateside 5.14.2018

May 14, 2018

Today on Stateside, parents and advocates worry about Michigan taking a step closer to privatizing mental health care. Plus, the singer from Warren who grew up to become a top impersonator of Frank Sinatra.

Stateside 5.11.2018

May 11, 2018

Today on Stateside, a startup CEO says neighbors, not just millionaires, can invest in Detroit too. And, an MSU trustee calls for a "new day." But is it too late?

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