Current Sports | 8/12/16 | #762

Aug 15, 2016

Olympics Update, Detroit Lions' Preseason, Deshaun Tate, NBA Pay Scale, Lebron James, and Reflection Friday.

Rodney Lontine photo
Courtesy photo / Flint Institute of Music

The Flint Institute of Music has a new CEO. We speak with Rodney Lontine about his plans for the venerated institution, as well as the Flint Symphony.

Current State #813 | August 15, 2016

Aug 15, 2016

Today on Current State: Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley discusses Detroit Public Schools and the presidential race; new Flint Institute of Music CEO Rodney Lontine; a new report details the contributions of immigrants in Michigan; and the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame plans an induction ceremony in Dearborn.

Detroit skyline
haljackey / flickr creative commons

Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley discusses the future of the Detroit Public Schools, this year’s extraordinary presidential campaign and more.

Snyder ribbon cutting ceremony photo
Courtesy photo / Global Detroit

A new report examines the economic impact being made by the more than 640,000 immigrants who call Michigan home. We learn more from Michigan Office for New Americans deputy director Karen Phillippi.

Prince photo
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The Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame is coming to Dearborn next weekend to induct some big names in the industry. Its founder hopes to build his shrine in the hometown of Motown. Current State’s Kevin Lavery takes us on a tour through the history of R & B.

MSU Today | August 14, 2016

Aug 14, 2016
Kurt Stepnitz

Russ White talks with Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon about a variety of MSU-related topics.  President Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with Spartan Marching Band Director John Madden.  And White talks with MSU alumnus and Hollywood screenwriter Jack Epps, Jr.

Kirk Heinze took Greening of the Great Lakes to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s Energy Excellence Awards ceremony at Michigan State University’s Wharton Center on August 11.

The Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards honor Michigan organizations and individuals for their commitment to responsible energy production and consumption.

Masterpiece | Inspector Lewis | Magnum Opus

Aug 12, 2016
Inspector Lewis
(C) Robert Day/ITV Studios & MASTERPIECE / PBS

Sun. Aug. at 9:30pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | See why Lewis and Hathaway anticipate more murders after the bludgeoning death of an Oxford dean.

After the broadcast episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat for this online exclusive

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Off the Record 8/12/16 | Ep. 4607

Aug 12, 2016

Topic: Trump and Clinton in Michigan. Guest: Rep. Tim Greimel, House Democratic Leader.

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Micajah Reynolds is a former MSU lineman who played under coach Mark Dantonio from 2009-2013. The Lansing Sexton product went on to help the Spartans win the 100th Rose Bowl Game, defeating No. 5 Stanford in 2013.

Current Sports | 8/11/16 | #761

Aug 11, 2016

Prince Fielder Retirement, Detroit Tigers Losing Streak, Andre Rison, Micajah Reynolds, and Olympic Update.

Current Sports | 8/10/16 | #760

Aug 10, 2016
Sherry Bass-Pohl

RIP John Saunders, Detroit Tigers Bullpen, Health of the Tigers, Jordyn Wieber on Current State, and The Olympics.

John Madden is at home "beneath the pines" at MSU

Aug 10, 2016

John Madden directs the world-renowned Spartan Marching Band at Michigan State University. John is as green and white as they come; he and all his siblings are MSU alumni.