Month in Review http://wkar.org en Month in Review: April's biggest news stories http://wkar.org/post/month-review-aprils-biggest-news-stories <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-9eac8574-b2b2-e789-4288-e295f5c067c2" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">At the end of every month, Current State takes a look back at the biggest news stories of the previous 30 days. </span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">To help us put it in context, <em>Current State</em> talks with the host of Off The Record on WKAR-TV and other Michigan public TV stations <a href="http://wkar.org/people/tim-skubick">Tim Skubick</a>, M-Live Capitol reporter<a href="http://connect.mlive.com/user/joosting/posts.html"> Jonathan Oosting</a>, and editor of the Inside Michigan Politics newsletter, <a href="http://www.insidemichiganpolitics.com/About.aspx">Susan Demas</a>. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:08:10 +0000 Mark Bashore & Joe Linstroth 52977 at http://wkar.org Month in Review: April's biggest news stories Great Lakes Month in Review: Gov. Snyder on invasive species, pet coke and pipelines http://wkar.org/post/great-lakes-month-review-gov-snyder-invasive-species-pet-coke-and-pipelines <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-44d91f6c-ad8a-5f3a-ec50-db65ba0ae303" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">At the end of each month, we check in with Great Lakes commentator and journalist Gary Wilson for updates on environmental stories from around the basin. &nbsp;</span></p><p><br /><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">For today’s Great Lakes Month in Review we’re focusing on the </span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#333333;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"><a href="http://www.cglg.org/">Council of Great Lakes Governors summit</a>, which took place in Chicago this past weekend. Wilson had the opportunity for a one-on-one interview with Governor <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder">Rick Snyder</a>.</span> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:00:41 +0000 Emanuele Berry 52918 at http://wkar.org Great Lakes Month in Review: Gov. Snyder on invasive species, pet coke and pipelines Month in Review: March's biggest news stories http://wkar.org/post/month-review-marchs-biggest-news-stories <p></p><p>At the end of every calendar month,<em> Current State</em> hosts its regular reporter roundtable to review the biggest stories of that month. <em>Current State</em> looked back at the drop out of a shoe-in, the unresolved gay marriage issue, the bumps facing road funding and the contest for Attorney General in Michigan. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:10:19 +0000 Mark Bashore 51455 at http://wkar.org Month in Review: March's biggest news stories Month in Review: February's biggest news stories http://wkar.org/post/month-review-februarys-biggest-news-stories-0 <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">We’re so eager to get February behind us, we’ve scheduled Current State’s “Month in Review” on the next-to-last day of the month. Joining <em>Current State</em> to review the month’s top Michigan news stories are state capital correspondent and guest host <a href="http://wkar.org/people/tim-skubick">Tim Skubick</a>, Rick </span>Pluta<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"> of the <a href="http://www.mprn.org/">Michigan Public Radio Network</a> and Bill </span>Ballenger<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"> of the<a href="http://www.insidemichiganpolitics.com/"> ‘Inside Michigan Politics’</a> newsletter.</span> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:45:05 +0000 Current State 49969 at http://wkar.org Month in Review: February's biggest news stories Month in Review: State budget, minimum wage highlight news from January http://wkar.org/post/month-review-state-budget-minimum-wage-highlight-news-january <p></p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:27:09 +0000 Current State 48657 at http://wkar.org Month in Review: State budget, minimum wage highlight news from January Month in Review: November's biggest news stories http://wkar.org/post/month-review-novembers-biggest-news-stories <p></p><p></p><p>Tomorrow's holiday and the long weekend means the end of the month has arrived artificially early. To review November's top Michigan news stories, Current State's “Month in Review” welcomes back <a href="http://wkar.org/people/tim-skubick">Tim Skubick</a>, host of WKAR-TV'S Off The Record.&nbsp; Also re-joining us on Thanksgiving Eve is Kyle Melinn, Editor and Co-Owner of <a href="http://www.mirsnews.com/eula.php">MIRS News</a> in Lansing. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:54:10 +0000 Current State 45893 at http://wkar.org Month in Review: November's biggest news stories Month in Review: July's biggest news stories http://wkar.org/post/month-review-julys-biggest-news-stories <p>On the last weekday of each month, <em>Curre</em><em>nt</em> <em>State</em> looks back on the biggest news stories around Michigan with a panel of journalists. Dave Eggert of the <a href="http://www.ap.org/">Associated Press</a>, Tim Skubick of <a href="http://wkar.org/tv">WKAR-TV</a> and Kathleen Gray of the <a href="http://freep.com">Detroit Free Press</a> join us to discuss Detroit's bankruptcy, Medicaid expansion, road funding and other big July news stories.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:19:05 +0000 Current State 39979 at http://wkar.org Month in Review: June's biggest news stories http://wkar.org/post/month-review-junes-biggest-news-stories <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On the last weekday of the month, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> looks back on Michigan news stories that continue to resonate. &nbsp;For this month, we weigh in on Medicaid expansion, the road ahead for marriage equality in Michigan, Common Core and all the stories with legs. </span></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:29:01 +0000 Current State 38328 at http://wkar.org Month in Review: Impactful stories from May 2013 http://wkar.org/post/month-review-impactful-stories-may-2013 <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 20:21:04 +0000 Current State 36778 at http://wkar.org Current State #77 | April 30, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-77-april-30-2013 <p></p><p>Today on&nbsp;<em>Current State</em>: a review of April's news while looking to May; Michigan sustainable food systems and a new exhibit features local architecture.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:43:48 +0000 Current State 35072 at http://wkar.org Current State #77 | April 30, 2013 Month in Review: April’s biggest news stories http://wkar.org/post/month-review-april-s-biggest-news-stories <p></p><p></p><p><em>Current State</em> reviews the biggest news stories in April, as well as some that flew under the radar.&nbsp; <em><strong>Lansing City Pulse </strong></em>columnist Walt Sorg, <em><strong>Michigan Information and Research Service </strong></em>news director Kyle Melinn and <a href="http://www.mprn.org"><em><strong>Michigan Public Radio Network </strong></em></a>managing editor Rick Pluta join Current State's Mark Bashore in a reporters' roundtable.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:40:21 +0000 Current State 35071 at http://wkar.org Month in Review: February's biggest news stories http://wkar.org/post/month-review-februarys-biggest-news-stories <p><em>Current State</em> reviews the biggest news stories and some that flew under the radar in February, as well as what to look out for this March with Andy Balaskovitz, managing editor of the <em><a href="http://www.lansingcitypulse.com/lansing/">Lansing City Pulse</a></em>; &nbsp;Rick Pluta, managing editor of the <a href="http://www.mprn.org/">Michigan Public Radio Network</a>; and Kyle Melinn, news director for the <a href="http://www.mirsnews.com/eula.php">Michigan Information and Research Service</a>.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:50:47 +0000 Current State 31903 at http://wkar.org