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Current Sports | 12/7/16 | #837

Dec 7, 2016
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MSU Men's Basketball, Tom Izzo, Cassius Winston, Scott Pohl, Dale Anderson, Wrestling, Jabrill Peppers and Current Sports Production Assistants.

Current State #888 | December 7, 2016

Dec 7, 2016

Today on Current State: Mike Nystrom of the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association discusses the state's multi-billion dollar infrastructure needs; remembering Charlotte's Pearl Harbor Hero Francis Flaherty; Neighbors in Action: Islamic Center of East Lansing; and the story of how former Michigan football player Marc Ramirez improved his health with a change in diet.

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A new report out this week says Michigan should spend at least $4-billion each year for the next 20 years to patch up its aging public infrastructure. We talk about the recommendations with Mike Nystrom of the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association .

MSU AgBioResearch and MSU Extension “have been collaborating for over a century, and they continue to partner to help address some of the most complex food, energy and environmental issues of our time,” says Greening of the Great Lakes host Kirk Heinze as he welcomes AgBioResearch director Doug Buhler and MSU Extension director Jeff Dwyer to the program.

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It's been 75 years since the Japanese surprise attack at Pearl Harbor , Hawaii. One of those fallen sailors grew up in mid-Michigan, and his final act of selflessness earned him our nation's highest military honor. Current State's Kevin Lavery recalls the life of Francis Flaherty, U.S. Navy.

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The Islamic Center of East Lansing was one of several places across the country to receive a hate letter last week. They responded with a respectful reply. For Neighbors in Action, we speak to Dr. Abdalmajid Katranji and Farah Khalil of the Islamic Center to find out what opportunities they have to learn and to volunteer.

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After nearly 10 years with Type 2 diabetes, one Michigan man turned his health around with a plant-based diet. We talk with Marc Ramirez about his appearance in an upcoming documentary about diet.

The Hollow Crown |Great Performances

Dec 7, 2016
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Sundays starting Dec. 11 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The Wars of the Roses continues the epic saga with three more lavish film adaptations of Shakespeare’s history plays.

Current Sports | 12/6/16 | #836

Dec 6, 2016
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Phone Lines, Mateen Cleaves, MSU Men's Basketball, Adam Biggers, Malik McDowell, NFL Draft and Heisman Finalists.

Current State #887 | December 6, 2016

Dec 6, 2016

Today on Current State: New CEO of Capital Region International Airport Wayne Sieloff; Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center violist Paul Neubauer discusses their upcoming East Lansing concert; an update on replacing lead water pipes in Flint with Gen. Michael McDaniel of that city's Fast Start Program; and author Dale Anderson talks about his book on the 1967 national champion MSU wrestling team.

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There’s a new CEO at Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport . We talk with Wayne Sieloff about his plans.

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Some of the world’s greatest musicians are bringing the best of Johann Sebastian Bach to the Wharton Center . We speak with a member of New York’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center about Thursday’s concert.

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University of Michigan researchers say the number of lead water lines that need replacement in Flint may be several times higher than expected. We get the thoughts of the East Lansing resident charged with coordinating the pipe replacement effort, Gen. Michael McDaniel.

Michigan State won national championships in both football and hockey in 1966. The following year, an upstart bunch of wrestlers won MSU’s only title in that sport. We talk about that magical season with Dale Anderson, author of “A Spartan Journey: Michigan State’s 1967 Miracle on the Mat.”

“If I had to boil it down to a couple phrases that people might understand, I would say number one is zero emissions, which points to electrification of the vehicle. And two is the quantum increase in computing power and sophistication of electronics in the vehicles,” Detroit News columnist and associate business editor Daniel Howes tells Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes in describing the evolving definition of mobility as it relates to the automotive industry.

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