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Cynthia Canty

Stateside with Cynthia Canty covers a wide range of Michigan news and policy issues — as well as culture and lifestyle stories. The show is a production of our partner Michigan Radio. It focuses on topics and events that matter to people all across the state.

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Stateside
5:24 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Big money in state politics getting bigger

Robinson says citizens do not know where campaign money really comes from.

The 2014 election cycle saw unprecedented fundraising by political action committees in Michigan.

Big With that came a major increase in money raised by so-called Super PACs – the independent-expenditure committees free to accept corporate and union contributions.

This major increase raises fresh alarm over the way big donors and special interests can spend money to influence your vote.

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Stateside
4:37 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Creating a more accurate poverty measure

The Supplemental Poverty Measure considers food assistance programs like food stamps.

Originally published on Wed February 25, 2015 5:04 pm

The child poverty rate is a critical indicator of our nation’s economic and social health. Child poverty costs the U.S. some $500 billion annually in health and crime costs, as well as in lost productivity and wages.

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Stateside
3:39 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Mother Nature brings Northern Michigan diamond dust along with her cold temperatures

A sun dog caused by diamond dust.

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 8:53 am

Mother Nature, with her cold temperatures, is turning out diamond dust in Northern Michigan.

Justin Arnott, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gaylord, described diamond dust as “the wintertime version of fog.”

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Stateside
1:10 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Tomorrow's FCC vote could impact how you pay for and use the Internet

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 8:54 am

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote tomorrow on a proposal that could impact the way you use and pay for your Internet.

The debate is around "net neutrality."

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Stateside
5:00 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Len Olson left behind a wine legacy

Anyone who enjoys Michigan wines should raise a glass in tribute to Len Olson.

Without Olson, Michigan might well not have its 107 fully operating wineries and its 15,000 acres of grapes.

This pioneer of Michigan's wine industry died late last year.

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