Today on Current State: State of the State survey author Charles Ballard and Matt Grossmann of the MSU Institute for Public Policy and Social Research discuss the poll's results and the national political campaign; artists working in Lansing classrooms; Michigan businesses consider advanced energy options; and a Desert Island Download with Lansing musician Ed Fedewa.
How do Michigan residents feel about the economy and President Obama these days? Hundreds of Michigan residents shared their views for the latest State of the State survey. We look over the results with survey director Charles Ballard and Matt Grossmann of MSU's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.
In 2013, the Lansing School District made national headlines when it axed its art and music teachers as part of a deficit reduction plan despite significant opposition from the community. Now, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing is hoping to fill the arts gap in Lansing Schools. Current State’s April Van Buren reports on the organization’s new artist-in-residence program.