Today on Current State: Cong. Mike Bishop; using chestnuts to brew beer; Anne Erickson of the Lansing State Journal previews the Common Ground Music Festival; and the treatment of juveniles on Michigan prisons.
Today on Current State: Michigan prosecutors weigh in on prison reform; celebrating the Fourth of July without fireworks; making Michigan communities more walkable; book reviewer Scott D. Southard considers "Eight Mile High" by Jim Ray Daniels; and Live Music Thursday with Taylor Taylor.
Today on Current State: Ingham County controller Tim Dolehanty; an archeological dig on the MSU campus; tornado damage in Portland; Neighbors in Action: the Capital Area Humane Society; and Susan Ager on her National Geographic story about Detroit.
WKAR is not only an asset to the mid-Michigan broadcast community, we are also a strong advocate for our local non-profit community partners. This year I had the privilege of co-chairing the annual Tee It Up for KIDS golf outing for Child & Family Charities.
Today on Current State: Month in Review with state capitol reporters Rick Pluta and Emily Lawler; a visit to American Fifth Spirits in Lansing; retiring East Lansing Police Chief Juli Liebler; and a new recording of Brahms and Reger sonatas by clarinetist Guy Yehuda and pianist Ralph Votapek.
Today on Current State: Meet Lee Chaney and Dawn Chapel of Mason, the first same sex couple married in Ingham County last Friday; Paint Nite in Lansing; Great Lakes Month in Review with journalist Gary Wilson; and the NBA draft and MSU basketball with WKAR's Al Martin.
Today on Current State: Marianne Udow-Phillips of the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation at the University of Michigan discusses the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act; the rescue of a woman from a submerged car after this week's Portland tornado; the Michigan National Guard prepares for a nuclear explosion; and Live Music Friday with Joshua Davis.
Today on Current State: We meet Norm Knappman of Howell, a World War II veteran who has suffered from the effects of being exposed to mustard gas; celebrating the 100th birthday of Detroit civil rights figure Grace Lee Boggs; a new report indicates that Michigan will need to attract more primary care physicians in the future; and MSU Director of Orchestras Kevin Noe remembers the late composer Gunther Schuller.