Stateside Staff

Stateside 8.20.2018

Aug 20, 2018

Today on Stateside, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer picks Detroiter Garland Gilchrist her running mate. Also, the state of Michigan is mounting murals in Chicago to lure those Chicagoans to Michigan's big cities. And, a native Detroiter and how she became MSU's Rodeo Queen. 

Stateside 8.17.2018

Aug 17, 2018

Today on Stateside, a retired Flint pediatrician rebukes his former colleagues' choice to not call children exposed to lead "poisoned." Plus, a Grand Rapids couple started out as leather goods competitors and ended up sharing a studio (and a marriage). 

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Stateside 8.16.2018

Aug 16, 2018

Today on Stateside, many were surprised when Aretha Franklin took over for Luciano Pavarotti at the 1998 Grammys — but not her Detroit opera teacher Mary Callaghan Lynch. Plus, a conversation with one of the scientists helping NASA launch a mission to "touch the sun." 

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Stateside 8.15.2018

Aug 15, 2018

Today on Stateside, the state of Michigan gets smacked by a federal appeals court for denying juvenile lifers credits for good behavior. Plus, how a Detroit woman took her family's secret hibiscus tea recipe and became the first black woman with a beverage manufacturing plant in the country.

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Stateside 8.14.2018

Aug 15, 2018

Today on Stateside, a look at how the Upper Peninsula is recovering nearly two months after devestating floods in the region. Plus, how the blinking bugs in your yard helped change medical testing. 

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Stateside 8.13.2018

Aug 13, 2018

Today on Stateside, Abdul El-Sayed sits down for his first interview after coming in second place in Michigan's Democratic gubernatorial primary. And, you're not imagining it — there are more fireflies than usual showing up in your backyard this summer. 

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Stateside 8.10.2018

Aug 10, 2018

On today's Stateside, Republican gubenatorial candidate Bill Schuette snubs an endorsement from Lt. Governor Brian Calley. Plus, Albert Kahn's legacy looms large in Michigan, but it also extended into the Soviet Union. 

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Stateside 8.9.2018

Aug 9, 2018

Today on Stateside, Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib will soon be the first Muslim-American woman to  serve in Congress. Plus, how wild turkeys became the "poster child" for conservation success stories in Michigan. 

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Stateside 8.8.2018

Aug 8, 2018

Today on Stateside, we recap Tuesday's primary elections and look forward to November. Plus, a new app turns the headache of Michigan roads into a game. 

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Stateside 8.7.2018

Aug 7, 2018

Today on Stateside, we hear from county clerks around the state about what Election Day has looked like at their polling stations. Plus, the sad end of the Milky Way's long-lost sibling, and what it might tell us about our own planet's fate. 

Stateside 8.6.2018

Aug 6, 2018

For children with anxiety, life can be scary. Today on Stateside, we hear what Camp Kid Power does to help. And we learn you can, in fact, vote in Michigan after serving time in prison.

Stateside 8.3.2018

Aug 3, 2018

Today on Stateside, a visiting exhibit uses quilts to highlight the plight of migrants who cross a dangerous desert landscape to reach the United States. Plus, this week's cocktail recipe mixes a Viking-evoking mead and a Detroit-made tequila - cheers! 

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Stateside 8.2.2018

Aug 2, 2018

On today's Stateside, a program that helps people with struggling addiction get into treatment and stay out of jail. Plus, a farmer who has spent decades raising livestock and a rookie farmer talk about how the job has — and hasn't — changed.  

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Stateside 8.1.2018

Aug 1, 2018

On today's Stateside, an opponent and advocate of an anti-gerrymandering ballot proposal react after the state Supreme Court clears the question for the November ballot. Plus, the first licensed female pilot was Michigan's own Harriet Quimby, who took her first flight in 1911.   

Both sides react after anti-gerrymandering question cleared for November ballot

Stateside 7.31.2018

Jul 31, 2018

Today on Stateside, many low-income Detroiters spend months in jail before even getting a trial because they can't afford bail. Plus, one of the few remaining places to find the once-common Poweshiek butterfly is in Oakland County. 

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Stateside 7.30.2018

Jul 31, 2018

Today on Stateside, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is now saying that there could be more than 11,000 sites in the state with PFAS contamination. Plus, a Grand Rapids woman who wants to help alleviate "period poverty" in her city. 

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Stateside 7.27.2018

Jul 27, 2018

Today on Stateside, a facility in Detroit that stores and processes toxic waste is waiting on approval from the state to expand. Plus, worries over fraudulent claims have led Michigan State University to halt payments to Nassar survivors for counseling costs. 

Megan Abbott has been writing crime fiction for more than a decade. With two major TV adaptations in the works, many in the industry are calling Abbott Hollywood’s next big novelist. Abbott grew up in the Detroit area before graduating from the University of Michigan and heading to New York University for her Ph.D in English and American Literature.


For more than 40 years, Mustard's Retreat has been carrying the banner of folk music. The group's newest album Make Your Own Luck is out now. 

Like something out of a gangster movie, radio personality Jerry Buckley was gunned down in the La Salle Hotel in Detroit 88 years ago this week.

Buckley’s killer was never found, and the mystery of his death involves mobsters, a city mired in violence, and a corrupt mayor who was recalled, in part, because Buckley protested his election on the radio.

Stateside 7.25.2018

Jul 25, 2018

On today's Stateside, Nassar survivors' reaction to interim MSU president John Engler's testimony in front of Congress. Plus, why Mustard's Retreat is still "defiantly optimistic" after decades of playing folk music.

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On Stateside today, how Michigan soybean farmers are faring under trade war with China. Plus, new reporting finds that storm drains at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base are leaking PFAS chemicals into Lake St. Clair and the Clinton River. 

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The past few days have brought some big changes in the automotive world.

Sergio Marchionne, chief executive at Fiat Chrysler, stepped down after complications during a shoulder surgery. He’s been replaced by Mike Manley, who has been in charge of the company’s Jeep and Ram brands.

Plus, it’s finally official. The Detroit Auto Dealers Association has announced that the the North American International Auto Show is leaving frigid January behind and shifting to a June schedule in 2020.

Were the children of Flint "poisoned?”

It’s a word that gets tossed around a lot in connection to the lead exposure caused by Flint’s improperly treated drinking water.

But in an opinion piece published in Sunday’s New York Times, Dr. Hernán Gómez and co-author Kim Dietrich argue that saying Flint's children have been poisoned "unjustly stigmatizes their generation."

There are some classic campfire stories we hear again and again, like Bloody Mary or the hitchhiker. Then there are stories unique to the place they are told.

Stories where the long-last camper or escaped madman is roaming around your lake, or where the ghost mentioned may be in your cabin.

That’s the kind of story J. Berry, manager for instrument services at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, tells us.