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Sat. Sep. 10 at 8pm on 90.5 FM | Live from Hill Auditorium, it's opening night for the 2016-17 season of  the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, featuring pianist Jon Kimura Parker

Current Sports | 9/9/16 | #777

Sep 9, 2016

Tom Izzo, Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, The Perfect Ten, Jack Ebling, and the Rope-a-Dope at the Big House.


“The healthcare of our athletes is very important – including their mental health,” says MSU Athletics’ lead trainer Sally Nogle.  “It’s probably the best healthcare they’re ever going to have in their life because we’re readily available.  They can’t stay on the field or on the court or in the pool without their health being there and allowing them to compete.”


After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat.

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Off the Record 9/9/16 | Ep. 4611

Sep 9, 2016

Topic: DEQ Director testifies on Flint Water Crisis.  Guest:  Linda Lee Tarver, Co-Chair Trump MI Campaign.

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Current Sports | 9/8/16 | #776

Sep 8, 2016

NFL Opening Day, Detroit Tigers Playoff Hopes, Brad Ausmus Job Security, Colin Kaepernick and Throwback Thursday.


Current State #828 | September 8, 2016

Sep 8, 2016

Today on Current State: We broadcast live from the state capitol building, with former House Speaker Craig DeRoche; Lt. Gov. Brian Calley; historian Valerie Marvin and the vice chairman of the Michigan Capitol Commission, John Truscott; former Lansing fire chief, Rep. Tom Cochran; and Clerk of the House Gary Randall.


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At 34, Republican Craig DeRoche was the youngest Michigan Speaker of the House. During that time as House Speaker, he fought an alcohol addiction which forced him out of politics. Current State speaks with Deroche about his book “Highly Functional: A Collision of Addiction, Justice and Grace.”


Brian Calley photo with Mark Bashore
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Current State talks with Lt. Gov. Brian Calley about opioids and mental health reforms.


John Truscott and Valerie Marvin with Mark Bashore photo
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We talk with historian Valerie Marvin and the vice chairman of the Michigan Capitol Commission, John Truscott, about the building that has been the home to Michigan’s government since 1879.


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As the nation marks 15 years since the September 11 tragedy, we talk with former Lansing fire chief and current state Representative Tom Cochran about how those events affected local first responders in mid-Michigan.


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For close to 40 years, Gary Randall has worked in the state capitol, either a State Representative or the Clerk of the Michigan House. We talk with Randall about what he’s seen and what he’s learned from his many years an the capitol.


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The 10th annual Crosstown Showdown took place on Tuesday evening at Cooley Law School Stadium between the Lansing Lugnuts and the MSU baseball team. The meeting was a make-up due to poor weather back in the Spring. 

Claressa Shields Returns to Flint

Sep 7, 2016
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Flint's favorite daughter, Claressa Shields, returned from Rio de Janeiro to her hometown in late August after becoming the first American boxer (male or female) to win back-to-back gold medals at the Olympic Games. 

Current State #827 | September 7, 2016

Sep 7, 2016

Today on Current State: We broadcast live from the state Capitol building, with Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network and Kathleen Gray of the Detroit Free Press; Republican Senators Rick Jones and Phil Pavlov; Nayyirah Shariff of Flint Rising and Sam Inglot of Progress Michigan on their opposition to the nomination of  Heidi Grether to lead the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality; Timothy Muffitt of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra previews their season-opening concert; and Democratic Representatives Tim Greimel and Sam Singh.


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