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Migration and refugee issues aren’t just fodder for presidential candidates, they’re also at the forefront of Michigan State University and East Lansing’s 2016 One Book, One Book Community Program. The theme, “Faces of Migration: The Human Experiences,” features “Enrique’s Journey” by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario and “City of Thorns” by Ben Rawlence.


Current Sports | 7/14 /16 | #741

Jul 14, 2016
Peter Bond / Flickr Creative Commons

ESPY's Summary, Craig Sager, Athletes and Activism, James Burns, Chad Tough, Draymond Green, Jermaine Edmondson, and Throwback Thursday.


Independent Lens / WKAR-MSU

FREE – Monday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. | View the film and join the conversation on coming-of-age story of boxing star Claressa “T- Rex” Shields from Flint, Michigan. RESERVE SEATS HERE

PBS NewsHour Weekend / WKAR/PBS

Hosted by journalist Alison Stewart, with reporting from PBS NewsHour Weekend anchor Hari Sreenivasan, and special correspondents Chris Bury and Michael Hill.  WATCH IT NOW HERE

Pop-Up Stories |The Call of the Wild

Jul 13, 2016
Pop-Up Stories
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

​Thur. July 28 at 7pm at Valley Court Park, East Lansing | The Great Outdoors beckons… have you answered the call? 

Current Sports | 7/13 /16 | #740

Jul 13, 2016
Disney | ABC Television Group / Flickr Creative Commons

Deflategate, Brady Appeal Overruled, Moneyball Tournament, Miles Bridges, Jabari Parker, Josh Langford, Tum Tum Nairn, Hack-a-Shaq Rule Change, and ESPY's Predictions.


Current Sports | 7/12/16 | #739

Jul 13, 2016
Gabriel Argudo Jr. / Flickr Creative Commons

Home Run Derby, Best All-Star Weekends, Draymond Green Arrest, Detroit Tigers Midseason Grades, and Steph Curry's Camp.


Great British Cooking Show
Courtesy of © Mark Bourdillion/Love Productions / WKAR/PBS

Fri. July 15 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1| View the stiff competition in two back-to-back espiodes! 

This Old House
Courtesy of Carl Tremblay / WKAR-MSU

Thur. July 14 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Get caught up with progress on the Traditional Farmhouse Project! 

ICYMI: Current Sports | 6/29/16 | #733

Jul 12, 2016

RIP Zurlon Tipton, Detroit Tigers Form, Jim Harbaugh, Recruiting, Deshaun Tate, and Dwyane Wade.


Today on Current State: proposed dental therapist legislation; actor Timothy Busfield at MSU; the Environmental Policy and Law Center; a blacklight exhibit at the MICA Gallery.

Dental exam room
Courtesy / Sunny View Dental

In doctors’ offices across Michigan, physician’s assistants have become commonplace. They’re supervised by the doctors with whom they work.

Now, legislation at the Michigan state capitol would create a new, similar layer of professional providers in dentists’ offices.


portrait: Tim Busfield
Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

Emmy-winning actor and East Lansing native Timothy Busfield is now an artist-in-residence at the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University.

Courtesy Environmental Law and Policy Center

Every Tuesday, Current State takes a closer look at the environment and environmental news in Michigan.

Today we learn about an organization that for more than 20 years has advocated legally for environmental causes. 

Courtesy Marek Radke

There’s always a great deal of window-watching that happens along Turner Street in Lansing's Old Town. However, for the next couple of months, you can’t easily do that with the MICA Gallery.


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