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Highfields photo
Katie Cook / WKAR

What began as a residential camp for troubled boys in Ingham County in 1962 is now a multi-purpose human services organization which every year gives more than 8,000 people the resources they need to turn their lives around. For Neighbors in Action we speak with the CEO of Highfields, Inc. and a Highfields client involved in one of their programs.

CATA bus photo
David Shane / flickr creative commons

A proposed bus rapid transit (BRT) line is meeting with particular resistance in Meridian Township. We ask two opponents why they’re resisting CATA’s efforts to move forward with the federally and state-subsidized project.


A new recording project features Lansing artists working in the realm of spoken word music. Scott Pohl talks with Tyler Jenson, the musician responsible for “Speak Life: The Spoken Word Collection Vol. 1,” and one of the artists, Twyla Birdsong.


Willow the moose photo
Courtesy photo / Potter Park Zoo

Peter Whorf tours the new moose habitat at Lansing's Potter Park Zoo.


A tobacco-free ordinance for the Michigan State University campus went into effect August 15, 2016, and is part of an ongoing effort to ensure the MSU community enjoys a healthy campus.


Current Sports | 8/16/16 | #764

Aug 16, 2016

Detroit Lions Preseason Football, Michigan State Football, Kyle Austin, Olympic Recap, Track and Field, and Jake Rudock.


Current State #814 | August 16, 2016

Aug 16, 2016

Today on Current State: Lansing police chief Mike Yankowski discusses the November ballot proposal to renew the city's public safety millage; Lansing City Pulse publisher Berl Schwartz on 15 years of publishing the weekly newspaper; the factors driving water usage in Michigan; and Michigan's World War I history.


Mike Yankowski photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

In November, the city of Lansing will ask its residents to renew a millage that currently funds police and fire services, plus road maintenance. We talk with Lansing Police Chief Mike Yankowski.


Berl Schwartz photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Lansing’s alternative newspaper The City Pulse turns 15 years old this week, with a special issue hitting newsstands on Wednesday. We talk with publisher Berl Schwartz about his vision for the paper and what lies ahead.


Michigan is blessed with a lot of water, but how exactly do we use all of it? We talk with MLive reporter Garret Ellison about his recent deep dive into Michigan water use data.


UD Mercy clock tower photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

The University of Detroit Mercy campus is Scott Pohl’s next stop of historic Detroit sites with Jack Dempsey of the Michigan Historical Society. They visit a memorial to those who died serving their country during World War I.


“Tailgating has become so much more intricate, especially over the last five to seven years,” says MSU’s corporate chef Kurt Kwiatkowski.  “Before it used to be you roll up with a cooler, a couple sandwiches, and maybe some chips out of a bag and you’re done.


by Kathleen Alexander

The VI Grill, thriving in Downtown Suttons Bay in the heart of Leelanau County, prides itself on family ownership, commitment to the community and a great tasting locally sourced menu. These fundamental elements have kept Michiganders coming back for more than 145 years. To learn about the sustainability of one of the longest running eateries in northern Michigan, host, Kirk Heinze, on Greening of the Great Lakes talks with Joshua Deters, executive chef and owner at the VI Grill.


While Michigan is actively working to produce more of its energy from renewable sources, Valerie Brader, senior policy adviser on energy and executive director of the Michigan Agency for Energy, says using and wasting less energy is a key component of our state’s energy future.


Current Sports | 8/15/16 | #763

Aug 15, 2016

Rio Olympics Recap, Cheating in the Olympics, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Usain Bolt, Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, and Lansing Lugnuts.


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