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Off the Record 8/19/16 | Ep. 4608

Aug 19, 2016

Topic: Straight ticket voting, presidential race.  Guest: Richard Czuba, Pollster.

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After the broadcast episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat for this online exclusive

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G.L. Kohuth

by Tom Oswald

When a storm packing winds of more than 60 miles per hour blew through the Michigan State University campus earlier this summer, 21 mature trees, some estimated to be more than 100 years old, were lost in the blow.


G.L. Kohuth

by Kristen Parker

From recycling to reusing hotel towels, consumers who participate in a company’s “green” program are more satisfied with its service, finds a new study co-led by a Michigan State University researcher.


Current Sports | 8/18/16 | #766

Aug 18, 2016

2016 Rio Olympics, Ryan Lochte, Michigan State Open Practice, Mark Dantonio Comments, Detroit Tigers, and Detroit Lions.


Current State #816 | August 18, 2016

Aug 18, 2016

Today on Current State: Tyler MacEachran of Mothers Against Drunk Driving; a tour of MSU's Facility for Rare Isotope Beams; an image of a Michigan cherry farmer's destroyed crop goes viral; Michigan Art Teacher of the Year Sharon Stratton; and a Pop-Up Story from Jay Wagar.

Drunk driving arrest photo
Versageek / Wikimedia Commons

Every day it seems like we hear of somebody being injured, sometimes fatally, in a drunk driving crash. But strides are being made to make a difference on the roads and off. Current State's Brooke Allen speaks to the Executive State Director for MADD Michigan, Tyler MacEachran.


Chris Thronson FRIB photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams continues to rise on the Michigan State University campus. MSU will shed some light on this gigantic project by hosting an open house this weekend. Current State’s Kevin Lavery tours the site.


Spoiling cherries photo
Courtesy photo / Marc Santucci

Cherry picking season may be over, but a few weeks ago one Michigan cherry farmer raised awareness about an issue that’s still creating a buzz. Marc Santucci posted a picture to Facebook of all the tart cherries his farm was forced to spoil, and it went viral. We talk to him about the picture and the story behind it.


Sharon Stratton photo
Courtesy photo / Sharon Stratton

As public schools start getting ready to begin a new cycle, meet the new Michigan Art Teacher of the Year, Sharon Stratton. She teaches in Fennville, a west Michigan town with a population of less than 1,400.


Jay Wagar photo
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

Jay Wagar tells a story at our most recent Pop-Up Stories event on the theme "The Call of the Wild."


T-Rex Inspires Flint Residents

Aug 18, 2016
T-Rex
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Earlier this month, Flint residents experienced T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold in the place where it all began, Flint, Michigan.

by Kathleen Alexander

Mitch Albom, respected journalist and best-selling author, talks with Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on MSU Today about the changing nature of journalism. He shares his concerns for the future as social media and mobile devices bring public platforms to the fingertips of the masses creating a complicated online domain of more words and fewer facts.


Current Sports | 8/17/16 | #765

Aug 17, 2016
Claressa Shields photo
Courtesy photo

The Olympics, Claressa Shields, Jim Harbaugh Media Coverage, Karen Weaver, Weight of Olympic Gold, and Detroit Tigers.


Current State #815 | August 17, 2016

Aug 17, 2016

Today on Current State: Capital Area Transportation Authority bus rapid transit opponents Brett Dreyfus and Renee Korrey; Lansing musicians Tyler Jenson and Twyla Birdsong discuss a new spoken word music recording project; Neighbors in Action: Highfields, Inc.; and a visit to the moose habitat at Lansing's Potter Park Zoo.

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