Stateside Staff

How can Michigan attract and retain new talent? That's a question we've been hearing from Governor Snyder's office and executive suites on down for years.

Earlier this month, a General Motors executive told a roomful of automotive engineers that the autonomous vehicle revolution will bypass Detroit unless the region addresses its talent deficit.

More than 1,000 people marched through the streets of downtown Grand Rapids Tuesday in support of immigrants and protesting deportations.

Andy Johnston is the VP of government and corporate affairs for the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce. He joined Stateside to explain how immigrants play a crucial role in the Grand Rapids economy.

Detroit's back in control of its finances: it's out of oversight.

It's a big moment for a city that only three years ago exited the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley joined Stateside today to explain what exactly being out of oversight means for Detroit and its people.

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.

With the weather warming up and the sun chasing away memories of the long stretch of cold, icy weather that lasted well into April, many Michigan communities are ramping up for tourist season.

That season is the economic lifeblood of many areas in Michigan, like Ludington, for instance.

 

 

Some 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust, and those who survived have lived so long, they're now watching the world forget. 

 

A recent poll shows 66 percent of American millennials don't know what Auschwitz is. Another 22 percent had not heard of the Holocaust or weren't sure if they had. 

 

It’s easy to picture “comfort food,” but what about “discomfort food?”

That’s what Tunde Wey will be serving up in the pop-restaurant Saartj, running from May 2 to May 5 inside the community space Bank Suey in Hamtramck.

 

 

Think of it as a sort of Nobel Prize for businesses: the Oslo Business for Peace Award. 

 

The Business for Peace Foundation each year honors business leaders who use their business skills to do good: to help the economy, to help society, and to do it in a way that is ethical and responsible. 

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.

Stateside 4.13.2018

Apr 13, 2018

Today on Stateside, a pipeline safety advisor says Gov. Snyder's Line 5 tunnel idea just "kicks the can down the road." And, NAFTA or no, University of Michigan models show the state can "withstand a shock from international trade." Also today, we hear from Shri Thanedar as we continue checking in with the 2018 gubernatorial candidates.

Today on Stateside, a professor from Michigan State University explains the disconnect between the university's Board of Trustees and its community. And, we continue our check-ins with the 2018 gubernatorial candidates. Today we hear from Gretchen Whitmer.

Stateside 4.11.2018

Apr 11, 2018

Today on Stateside, we learn that in the face of scandal, Saginaw Bishop Joseph Cistone has a history protecting "the institution of the church." Also today, we continue checking in with the state's 2018 gubernatorial candidates. Today we hear from Abdul El-Sayed.

It's been spring for 22 days now, but the ice hasn't melted and snow is still falling.

Mark Torregrossa, chief meteorologist with MLive and farmerweather.com, joined Stateside Tuesday to discuss just how normal these weather patterns are, and how long we should expect them to last.

 

It's called the nation's report card: a benchmark test measuring math and reading proficiency.

When it comes to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Michigan students unfortunately have nothing to brag about.

2018 is an election year in Michigan, and the primaries are already four months away.

Before the campaigns get too chaotic, Stateside decided to check in with the candidates. This week, we’ll talk to the Democratic candidates ahead of the party's 2018 State Endorsement Convention. Party leaders will endorse a candidate for attorney general, secretary of state and the State Supreme Court.

The Republican candidates will stop by later this month.

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