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Flint native David Tarver talks with Brooke Allen about the Urban Entrepreneurship Symposium taking place in Flint Oct. 19-21.

Current Sports | 10/17/16 | #803

Oct 17, 2016
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MSU Football, Four Game Losing Streak, Mark Dantonio, Northwestern Football, Detroit Lions, Detroit Red Wings and Weekend Winners.

The “unequivocal value” of sustainable urban development was a major “take home” message from Scott Adams, deputy city manager for the City of Las Vegas, who recently visited MSU as a guest of the School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC).

In both a speech to SPDC students and faculty and a follow-up interview for Greening of the Great Lakes, Adams underscored the Las Vegas commitment to a green planning ethos.

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Current State #854 | October 17, 2016

Oct 17, 2016

Today on Current State: Craig Mauger of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network at Emily Lawler of MLive discuss an investigation into political 527 accounts; a conversation with NPR's Shankar Vedantam about his Hidden Brain reports; and Current Sports host Al Martin breaks down the fourth straight loss for MSU football. Make your pledge during our fall fundraising campaign at (517) 353-5000 or at!

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A joint investigation finds over a third of Michigan’s state legislators have had connections to so-called 527 accounts. The accounts enable politicians to accept cash that’s often difficult to trace. Mlive’s Emily Lawler and the Michigan Campaign Finance Network’s Craig Mauger join us to explain how it works.

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Current State’s Katie Cook has a conversation with NPR Science Correspondent Shankar Vedantam about his NPR podcast Hidden Brain.

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Current Sports host Al Martin joins us to explain what is going wrong for the MSU football team and the Detroit Lions two-game winning streak.

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Oct 17, 2016
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WATCH NOW | Great Performances explores the making of the Broadway phenomenon and the history behind it.

MSU Today | October 16, 2016

Oct 16, 2016

MSU alumnus Scott Adams is leading a green revolution in Las Vegas as that city’s deputy city manager; Mark Wilson leads MSU’s oldest-in-the-nation Department of Urban and Regional Planning and more on MSU Today. 

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Current Sports | 10/14/16 | #802

Oct 14, 2016

Homecoming Parade, Midnight Madness, MSU Football Preview, Northwestern Football, MLB Playoffs and Reflection Friday.

“When you look at all the things Michigan can do (to reduce its energy use), reducing energy waste is our cheapest alternative.  It’s our most environmentally protective alternative, and it’s also the thing that helps us with reliability,” Valerie Brader, the executive director of the Michigan Agency for Energy tells Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes.

Battel Creek Enquirer

One of the biggest food producing cities in the nation is doing its part to eliminate food waste mobilizing local local industry and the community to develop food-waste solutions.

Battle Creek is home to 37 food companies, including Post Foods, Kellogg Company, ConAgra Foods. Several food resources in the relatively small town, approximately 50,000 people, make Battle Creek the perfect test market, says Bill Schroer, a marketing and management consultant with extensive experience in the food industry.

Current State #853 | October 14, 2016

Oct 14, 2016

Today on Current State: Theresa Abed discusses her bid to reclaim the 71st state House seat she lost to Tom Barrett two years ago; and Live Music Friday with The Springtails. Make your pledge during our fall fundraising campaign at (517) 353-5000 or at!