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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 3.2.2018

Mar 2, 2018

Today on Stateside, a state lawmaker argues for a "sky marshal system in the schools." We talk to a co-director of Flint Town, a new Netflix series that looks at the city through the eyes of the police. Also, a bill in the Michigan House Representatives could make it easier for large water withdrawals. Our Friday Roundtable gives their opinion. 

Stateside 3.1.2018

Mar 1, 2018

Today on Stateside, we learn how Samaritas helped resettle 1,400 refugees in 2016. This year, it expects to help 100. Also today, we hear how road that fix themselves may someday become a reality.

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Next week on Stateside, we’ll talk about the roads with Kirk Steudle, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation.

First, though, we want to hear from you. What question do you have for Steudle? What do you want to know about Michigan's roads?

Stateside 2.28.2018

Feb 28, 2018

Today on Stateside, past Michigan Teachers of the Year weigh in on safety and guns in schools. We also hear why a small town in our state had a pizza funeral 45 years ago.

Stateside 2.23.2018

Feb 23, 2018

Today on Stateside, we discuss whether requiring utilities to buy renewable energy helps or hurts consumers. Also today, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel explains his county supports regional transit, just not this RTA plan.  And, we learn about a group in Washtenaw County that offers help for hoarders.

Stateside 2.22.2018

Feb 22, 2018

401(k) plans were never meant to be a complete retirement plan. Today on Stateside, we discuss were that leaves future retirees. Also today, we learn there's a touch of Pure Michigan in PyeongChang: the fake snow. And, we say goodbye to our Next Idea series.

Stateside 2.21.2018

Feb 21, 2018

Today on Stateside, we learn Wayne and Washtenaw county leaders plan to pursue a mass transit plan, with or without Macomb and Oakland counties. And, we hear from the lieutenant who filed a federal lawsuit against the Jackson County sheriff, calling him a "multi-faceted bigot."

Stateside 2.20.2018

Feb 20, 2018

Today on Stateside, we hear and discuss new music from Black Milk, Jack White, and Andrew W.K. And, we learn lawmakers may consider bills allowing guns to be taken from dangerous owners.

Stateside 2.19.2018

Feb 19, 2018

Today on Stateside, we discuss what exactly an AR-15 is, and why they're so popular. And, we hear why history proves solving poverty requires more than just a silver bullet.

Stateside 2.16.2018

Feb 16, 2018

Today on Stateside, a reporter explains how race is still a factor in whether you're approved or denied a conventional mortgage. And, we learn how to judge whether or not a business benefits the community.

Stateside 2.15.2018

Feb 15, 2018

Today on Stateside, we learn why so many international Olympic figure skaters train in Michigan. And, Jeff DeGraff with The Next Idea says Michigan has the parts to build a powerful economic engine, but they need to be connected.

Stateside 2.14.2018

Feb 15, 2018

Today on Stateside, we hear why your special someone might be waiting for you at a Traverse City bookstore. And, we discuss why there aren't any medical marijuana facilities in Grand Rapids.

Stateside 2.13.2018

Feb 13, 2018

Today on Stateside, we hear how uncertainty over their status is taking a toll for Michigan "DREAMers." And, Michigan hospitals push back against bills to set nurse-to-patient ratio and mandatory overtime.

Stateside 2.12.2018

Feb 12, 2018

Could a fungus from the bottom of the Great Lakes hold a cure for cancer? That answer comes today on Stateside. We also discuss why lawmakers are exploring the option to eliminate no-fault auto insurance.

Stateside 2.9.2018

Feb 9, 2018

Today on Stateside, a longtime Republican joins the board of Voters Not Politicians despite opposition from his Republican friends. Then, in the state of Maine, a Nestle Waters manager is appointed to a board that rewrites environmental rules. Could we see that in Michigan? And, we've got a new Artisan of Michigan: a sign painter.

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Stateside 2.8.2018

Feb 8, 2018

Today on Stateside, we hear how the vicious flu season has scientists looking for a better way to produce vaccines. And, we talk to a Suttons Bay man who celebrated face-to-face communication by walking 3,200 miles across the United States.

Stateside 2.7.2018

Feb 7, 2018

Today on Stateside, we discuss the last budget Gov. Snyder will present to the state legislature. And, three high schoolers talk about what it's like to be young women of color these days.

Stateside 2.6.2018

Feb 6, 2018

Today on Stateside, we hear why some believe a gubernatorial appointment is the "cleanest way" to ensure accountability in university trustees. And, we learn there could eventually be ships without captains on the Great Lakes.

Stateside 2.5.2018

Feb 5, 2018

Today on Stateside, we hear from a researcher who's found a link between the Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Genesee County and the switch to Flint River water. And, we talk about the crucial moment of Super Bowl LII when two former Wolverines mattered most.

Stateside 2.2.2018

Feb 2, 2018

Today on Stateside, we discuss what's recyclable and what's not in Michigan. And, we hear how the Nassar scandal raises questions for MSU alumni, parents, and prospective students. Also today, we cheers to Groundhog Day with the Saw His Shadow.

Stateside 2.1.2018

Feb 1, 2018

Today on Stateside, we hear why Michigan nurses are pushing back against understaffing and mandatory overtime. And, we discuss a Detroit Free Press report that the University of Michigan invests billions in firms run by alumni and advisers.

Stateside 1.31.2018

Jan 31, 2018

Today on Stateside, candidate Abdul El-Sayed fights recent uncertainty about his eligibility to run for governor. And, columnist Daniel Howes says Trump's State of the Union comments about the auto industry were "directionally correct," but lacked nuance and detail. Also today, we hear how museum intrigue nearly sent the original Wright brothers plane to Michigan.

Stateside 1.30.2018

Jan 30, 2018

Today on Stateside, we learn how to see tomorrow morning's lunar trifecta, the super blue blood moon. And, we discuss how deep Attorney General Bill Schuette's investigation into MSU will go. Also today, we hear why telemedicine could be an effective weapon in the war on opioid addiction in rural Michigan.

Stateside 1.29.2018

Jan 29, 2018

Today on Stateside, a former MSU sexual assault counselor says she never had a seat at the table. And, Michigan Radio's sports commentator says MSU's Tom Izzo and Mark Dantonio need to be ready for some tough (and necessary) questions. Also today, we hear from a Michigan firm that has no supervisors, and whose employees set their own schedules.

Stateside 1.26.2018

Jan 26, 2018

Today on Stateside, a Republican member of California's redistricting commission says it's a "clear success." We also discuss the perks of former MSU President Simon's contract, and hear an author explain why tremendous beer is now part of Michigan's soul.

Stateside 1.25.2018

Jan 25, 2018

Today on Stateside, we hear reactions to former MSU President Lou Anna Simon's resignation. And, we discuss the state of 911 in Michigan –  the system is nearly half-century old, but big updates are pending. Also today, we hear from an MSU composer up for a Grammy.

Stateside 1.24.2018

Jan 24, 2018

Today on Stateside, we discuss whether a vote of no confidence will be the end for MSU President Lou Anna Simon. And, we debrief after last night's State of the State address. We also hear why a pro-school choice expert gives Michigan's approach a failing grade, and which ubiquitous innovation destroyed the Rickenbacker Motor Company.

Stateside 1.23.2018

Jan 23, 2018

Today on Stateside, a legal expert examines MSU's potential civil and criminal liabilities in the Nassar scandal. And, we discuss a program that looks to spread "college knowledge" among more Detroit students and schools. We also learn there's more to ice fishing than freezing out on a lake.

Stateside 1.22.2018

Jan 22, 2018

On today’s program, Michigan Radio's Kate Wells talks to Stateside about day five of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar's sentencing. Also today, Grand Rapids aims to reduce its carbon footprint to zero by 2050. We find out how the city plans to make that happen.

Stateside 1.19.2018

Jan 19, 2018

Women and girls who were sexually assaulted are getting their chance to make their voice heard in the sentencing hearing of former sports doctor Larry Nassar, including Olympians. Today on Stateside, we hear the latest from Michigan Radio’s Kate Wells. And then, we visit Bridge Magazine and its Truth Squad project.

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