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Joe Linstroth

Executive Producer, Stateside

Joe Linstroth is the executive producer of Stateside, Michigan Radio's daily news magazine. Before joining the station, he was the founding senior producer of Current State, WKAR's daily show. Joe began his public radio career working on WBEZ's global affairs show, Worldview, and got his start in journalism writing film reviews and reporting for the Evanston RoundTable. 

Joe's work has won numerous awards, including a regional Edward R. Murrow for investigative reporting, and the State Bar of Michigan's Wade H. McCree Jr. Award for the Advancement of Justice. 

In previous lives, he co-founded two sketch comedy groups in Chicago and was a case manager and health services coordinator for a homeless shelter on the city's West Side.

Originally from Minnesota, Joe has a degree in history from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in journalism from Indiana University. If he's not answering email, he's either on a lake or in Bulgaria.