Hunger and malnourishment have plagued parts of Africa for generations. And nearly as long as the problem has existed, scientists have been looking for solutions to the vexing complexities surrounding mass hunger.
Start up companies between the Lansing and Flint metro areas have a new resource to help them get off the ground. Baker College in Owosso is the site of a new business incubator known as the “REV” Center.
The sinking of the SS Carl D. Bradley claimed the lives of 33 crewmembers on Lake Michigan. The Bradley wreck doesn’t get talked about as much as the Edmund Fitzgerald does, but it is a story worth remembering.
Michigan State women's basketball got a victory last night. You'll hear from some of the players and coach Merchant. You'll also hear from Ali Easley from Current Sports TV. Al, Matt and Alex also give their picks for the weekend.
As the holidays approach, new choral releases are arriving daily at WKAR. One of my favorites (though more associated with the Easter season) is Gregorio Allegri's Miserere from Ensemble Caprice. Also included on the disc entitled Adagio are works by Albinoni, Barber, Part and many others. It's a more serene, meditative take on Christmas than some of the more brassy, tra-la-la stuff. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler's 9th Symphony at Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium Saturday night as part of the University Musical Society's 2013-14 season. WKAR's Peter Whorf caught up yesterday with SFSO bassoonist Steven Dibner...a Michigan native. Hear their conversation on Friday's All Things Considered.
Flint is a city that has lost half its population over the last 50 years. Its poverty rate far exceeds the state average. And across the nation, Flint bears the harsh moniker of the “murder capital of America.”
After months of planning and work, the Lansing Makers’ Network marks its official Grand Opening tomorrow. The group’s shared work space near downtown offers members a unique chance to use dozens of tools and resources.
Every third Friday of the month from September to May, singers, guitarists, fiddlers, poets and writers gather at East Lansing’s All Saints Episcopal Church for an evening of words, music and fellowship.
Today on Current State: the "Pure Michigan Waste" campaign; a review of Dave Eggers' "The Circle"; an American Indian Tribe and the wolf hunt in Michigan; a one-woman play on bullying; and live Turkish music.
Two years after it first suggested reforms to streamline and improve front line services to Michigan citizens, the Coalition of State Employee Unions says the state has failed to improve its human capital strategy.
Michigan government services are inefficient and expensive because important reforms are not taking place.That’s the conclusion of a new report from a coalition of state employee labor unions entitled “Pure Michigan Waste.”
Michigan State beat #1 Kentucky last night to take the college hoops throne. Al, Matt and Alex will give their thoughts about the game. They will also discuss the new or now consistently called "hand check" rule. Is it good or bad for the game? Al also interviews woman body builder Niassan Weaver.