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.

by Kirk Heinze

(Author’s note:  Over the seven years we have produced “Greening of the Great Lakes,” I have interviewed a plethora of business executives about sustainability planning.  I have been impressed by the innovative and creative breadth and depth of many of these plans—plans which embody a genuine commitment to leaving our planet richer in life and possibility for future generations. 

ICYMI: Current Sports | 7/5/16 | #734

Jul 11, 2016

Kevin Durant, Deshaun Tate, Golden State Warriors, NBA Super-teams, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, and Weekend Winners.

Current Sports | 7/11/16 | #738

Jul 11, 2016
Keith Allison / Flickr Creative Commons

Tim Duncan, Retirement of Legends, Best Basketball Players Ever, Nate Miller, Lansing United, Draymond Green, and Weekend Winners.

Scott Pohl / WKAR

A section of Woodward Avenue in Detroit marks America's first mile of concrete road.

Current State #798 | July 11, 2016

Jul 11, 2016

Today on Current State: Dr. Mark Edwards from the Virginia Tech Flint Water Team; Lansing's Old Town Scrap Fest; the "Ban the Box" campaign in Michigan and Detroit's first concrete road.

WKAR File Photo

Professor Marc Edwards has become renowned as the leader of the Flint Water Team, the nearly 40 member group of civil engineering students and staff from Virginia Tech University.

Courtesy Steve Purchase

Usually by the time things make it to the scrap yard, people don’t want them anymore.  But that’s not the case for the 16 teams of artists participating in Old Town’s Scrapfest this weekend in Lansing.

For the eighth year in a row, artists, welders and craftspeople from around Michigan have taken scrap materials and turned them into art- and they will unveil their recycled and upcycled creations this weekend in Old Town Lansing.

The event will also feature live music, family activities, a beer tent, an auction and more.

Courtesy City of Ferndale

Should someone who has served time for a criminal offense be obligated to tell a prospective employer about their criminal history...even if it doesn’t pertain to the job for which they're applying?

More than 100 U.S. cities and counties have decided to ‘ban the box,’ removing questions about criminal history from job applications.

Today, the city of Ferndale joins a growing list of Michigan cities adopting a ‘ban the box’ policy.  

Grupo Aye on BackStage Pass | Ep. 717

Jul 11, 2016
Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

Fri. July 29 at 11pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Grand Rapids-based group brings salsa to JazzFest 2015 with “Mama Kiyelele” and more. WATCH NOW