Today on Current State: Two-time Olympic gold medal-winner boxer Claressa Shields returns to her hometown of Flint; Peppermint Creek Theatre Company's all-female production of "Lord of the Flies"; Neighbors in Action: La Leche League of East Lansing; a Pop-Up story from Josh Lown; and Soup Grant Lansing turns three.
In 2012, Flint native Claressa Shields became the first U.S. female Olympic boxing gold medalist. Now, after winning her second goal medal in Rio, Shields is back home. Current State’s Kevin Lavery was there.
Lansing’s Peppermint Creek Theatre Company is staging a unique production of “Lord of the Flies,” the story of abandoned boys who turn on each other when stranded by a plane crash. The cast is all female. We talk about what that means to the William Golding classic.
Fri. Aug. 26 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Celebrated blues rock master Joe Bonamassa delivers a musical tribute to the three Kings of the blues: Albert, B.B. and Freddie. Watch and call or GIVE NOW for CD/DVD offers and a chance to win the WKAR TV GiveAway Bonamassa autographed guitar.
Today on Current State: Lansing Board of Education president Peter Spadafore and Rep. Andy Schor discuss the fate of low-performing schools; Detroit photographer Marissa Gawel's National Geographic project documenting roadside attractions; recycling home construction materials; Sen. Debbie Stabenow talks about presidential politics; and comedian Ralphie May.
The fate of a number of low-performing Lansing schools is uncertain as the district awaits clarification about test scores from Michigan’s School Reform Office. We hear the thoughts of Lansing School Board President Peter Spadafore and state Rep. Andy Schor.
Marissa Gawel is a young Detroit-based photographer whose latest effort is a National Geographic magazine project to document roadside attractions. She talks with Current State’s Scott Pohl about her work.