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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 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?

Stateside 5.10.2018

May 10, 2018

Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon has covered many sports for numerous media outlets. Today on Stateside, he talks to us about his latest book, a collection of stories and essays written between 1992 and 2018. Plus, the GOP candidates for governor hold their first debate. And we hear what henna tattoos can do for women battling cancer.

Stateside 5.9.2018

May 10, 2018

Today, a special edition of Stateside with the story of Richard Phillips, falsely accused and wrongly convicted in a 1971 murder. Plus, our Michigan history segment looks into the state’s tourism campaigns through the years.

Stateside 5.8.2018

May 8, 2018

Today on Stateside, we play a new mixtape from West Michigan featuring The Go Rounds, Lady Ace Boogie, The Founding, and The Hacky Turtles. Also today, we discuss mandatory reporting and whether it hurts survivors of campus sexual assault.

Stateside 5.7.2018

May 7, 2018

Can safe injection sites help reduce drug use and disease in Grand Rapids? We discuss that question today on Stateside. Also today, we hear where 2019 budget talks stand right now. 

Stateside 5.4.2018

May 4, 2018

Today on Stateside, we talk to attorney Mark Bernstein about the Michigan communities joining the lawsuit to get drugmakers to pay for the societal costs of the opioid crisis. And, in our latest edition of Artisans of Michigan, host Lester Graham visits a broom-squire near Rockford.

Stateside 5.3.2018

May 3, 2018

Today on Stateside, we learn the EPA is telling Michigan to clean up smog just as the agency unwinds clean air regulations. And, as foreign car makers ditch the Detroit auto show, organizers consider a date change.

Stateside 5.2.2018

May 3, 2018

How do you know when it's time to seek mental health treatment? We hear that answer today on Stateside. And, we learn the zoo community is split over the best way to lift Michigan's ban on breeding large carnivores.

Stateside 5.1.2018

May 1, 2018

Today on Stateside, University of Michigan graduates discuss why so many of their classmates don't stay in Michigan. And, armed with history, black gun owners weigh in on exercising their Second Amendment rights.

Stateside 4.30.2018

Apr 30, 2018

Today on Stateside, we learn what one Michigan town does to keep the tourists coming, and coming back. And, we learn a pop-up restaurant in Hamtramck will serve up "discomfort food" this week. Also today, we hear from a Holocaust survivor who hopes to keep the world from forgetting. 

Stateside 4.27.2018

Apr 27, 2018

Today on Stateside, we learn an anti-marijuana group is considering all options, including lawsuits, to keep pot illegal in Michigan. And, visit White Lake Township Library, where neighbors come together to fix each other's broken things.

Stateside 4.26.2018

Apr 26, 2018

Today on Stateside:

Ford slashes its car offerings, public defenders in Wayne County underfunded and overworked, plus Michigan State students take a class exploring money in Michigan politics. 

Stateside 4.25.2018

Apr 25, 2018

Four years after Flint's water was switched to untreated river water, we hear why people there aren't buying the state's claims that their water is finally safe. Plus, we take a dive into Dearborn's rich cultural diversity and immigrant roots.

Stateside 4.24.2018

Apr 24, 2018

Today on Stateside, we talk to a Detroit Free Press reporter about the sexual harassment women officers face in Michigan prisons. And, we learn a new commission is looking for a more fair way to fund criminal courts.

Stateside 4.23.2018

Apr 23, 2018

Today on Stateside, we talk to Lee Anne Walters, the Flint water activist who just won the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for grassroots environmental activism. And, we learn what microbiomes can tell us about death from an MSU study exploring the life of a corpse.

Stateside 4.20.2018

Apr 20, 2018

Is Michigan on the brink of an all-out stink bug invasion? That answer today on Stateside. We also hear why pundits say legalizing pot now won't keep Democrats from the polls.

Stateside 4.19.2018

Apr 19, 2018

Today on Stateside, we hear the story of Henry Ford's push to grow soybeans in America, and we learn some environmentalists have a blind spot when it comes to being allies of native people.

Stateside 4.18.2018

Apr 18, 2018

Today on Stateside, we learn how a washing machine reduced absenteeism at a Detroit school. And, we discuss a Detroit Free Press report that reveals the first signs of cracks between the MSU Board of Trustees and interim President John Engler.

Stateside 4.17.2018

Apr 17, 2018

Today on Stateside, we hear Desiree Linden explain how training in Michigan helped her conquer a wet, windy Boston Marathon. And, a Senegalese mother discusses her aim to empower African immigrant families in Detroit.

Stateside 4.16.2018

Apr 16, 2018

Today on Stateside, we learn that despite infighting, high convention attendance suggests Michigan Democrats are ready for November. Also today, a national sports columnist says Engler's response to Nassar survivor Kaylee Lorincz was an "extraordinary failure." And, how much do you pay in taxes? Today we learn the answer is likely lower than you think.