Keri Webber and Mark Brewer photo
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A Flint family is pursuing a grand jury investigation into Gov. Rick Snyder, alleging misconduct. They claim thata he's breaking the law by spending taxpayer money to defend himself against legal challenges relating to the Flint Water crisis. We talk with complainant Keri Webber of Flint and her attorney, Mark Brewer.

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What are the signs of someone thinking about committing suicide and how can we prevent it?  Current State’s Brooke Allen talks with a local woman about her struggle with depression and the area director from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Dr. Robert L. Green and Dr. Martin Luther King photo
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Dr. Robert L. Green was a close associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights activists. We talk with distinguished alumnus and professor emeritus at MSU about civil rights then and today.

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Jamie Paisley / WKAR

We take a tango with Maestro Jorge Parodi and the Opera Grand Rapids production of "Maria de Buenos Aires."

Current Sports | 10/12/16 | #800

Oct 12, 2016
Current Sports Guest
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MLB Playoff Perspective, Chicago Cubs, Playoff Picks, Jimmy Raye, Tom Shanahan, Raye of Light and Game of the Century.

Current State #851 | October 12, 2016

Oct 12, 2016

Today on Current State: Meet a mid-Michigan Trump supporter and a Clinton voter in Divided State; DIY Halloween at How To Halloween; Neighbors in Action: MSU Safe Place and CARE; and musician Dominic Davis talks about playing on A Prairie Home Companion with Jack White on Saturday.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR

You’ve been hearing NPR’s Divided States series this election season on Morning Edition. Now, Current State takes brings you Mid-Michigan voter views of the presidential candidates in our own Divided State feature.

How to Halloween photo
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Do you love Halloween but hate the sticker shock of elaborate costumes and decor?  Why not try a do-it-yourself approach? We talk with Steve Sneed, co-founder of How To Halloween, a family friendly event this weekend at the Lansing Center.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and for Neighbors in Action we hear from MSU Safe Place about the work they do to help victims of domestic violence and abuse.

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David James Swanson

Dominic Davis spent years in the Lansing-area performing with roots band Steppin’ In It. Now in Nashville, Davis talks about his appearance this Saturday with Jack White on the relaunch of Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion.

College Job Market to Continue Torrid Pace

Oct 12, 2016

The hiring of college graduates at all degree levels should be very strong in 2016-17, according to Michigan State University’s Recruiting Trends, the largest annual survey of employers in the nation.  Phil Gardner is the survey’s author and directs MSU’s Collegiate Employment Research Institute.

Current Sports | 10/11/16 | #799

Oct 11, 2016
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Matthew Mitchell

Michigan State Football, Mark Dantonio, 1965-66 Championship Team, Quarterback Situation, Bob Apisa and Race Relations.

Current State #850 | October 11, 2016

Oct 11, 2016

Today on Current State: Michigan Department of Natural Resources director Keith Creagh discusses criticism of the DNR on containing the New Zealand mud snail in three state rivers; a talk with Susan Bandes about her book "Mid-Michigan Modern from Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie"; a talk with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker about campaigning in Michigan on behalf of Hillary Clinton; and new Happendance School leader Heather Vaughn-Southard.

Keith Creagh photo
Courtesy photo / Michigan Department of Natural Resources

A species of invasive snail has now been identified in three Michigan rivers. Some anglers who fish Michigan’s legendary Au Sable River have accused state officials of an inadequate response to the New Zealand mud snail. Michigan DNR director Keith Creagh responds to the criticism and explains what the agency’s doing.

MSU Art History professor Susan Bandes has written a book on notable Lansing-area architecture called “Mid-Michigan Modern From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie.” Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Bandes about this period in Michigan design.