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Current State #876 | November 17, 2016

Nov 17, 2016

Today on Current State: Former Speaker of the Michigan House Craig DeRoche discusses the Netflix documentary film he appears in, "13th," about America's high incarceration rate; Lansing's singing cashier Lucas Holliday; Grand Ledge dentist Dr. Richard Martzke discusses the clinic he runs in Michigan's Upper Peninsula; and famed Shakespearean director Iqbal Khan visits East Lansing.


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We talk to former Michigan House Speaker Craig DeRoche about his appearance in Ava Duvernay’s Netflix documentary “13th.”


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We talk to the famous “singing cashier” of Lansing, Lucas Holliday, who was recorded singing at work in a YouTube video that went viral and brought him more attention than he could have imagined.


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Imagine the pain of a pounding toothache. Now imagine driving up to 100 miles to get it fixed. That’s the situation that once faced some residents of a tiny town in the Upper Peninsula. Now, after a nearly two-year closure, the clinic is back in business, and so is the Lansing-area dentist who treks 300 miles one way to work there. We talk with Dr. Richard Martzke.


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We speak with the English-Pakistani theater director Iqbal Khan, who has led productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Globe Theater, and recently at the Hollywood Bowl. He's in town this week talking about Shakespeare with students and faculty.


An extended conversation with English director Iqbal Khan, who has directed for The Globe Theater in London, as well as for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He speaks with WKAR's Jamie Paisley about why audiences have been drawn to his productions, and the salient points about contemporary casting in our seemingly contradictory post-Brexit, post-Trump-election world, which remains just as multicultural as it was a few months ago.

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Current Sports | 11/16/16 | #826

Nov 16, 2016

MSU Men's Basketball, University of Kentucky Basketball, Miles Bridges, Shaka and Menachem Dukes and WKAR Original Stories.


Current State #875 | November 16, 2016

Nov 16, 2016

Today on Current State: Mark Grebner discusses his return to the Ingham County Board of Commissioners; Art Garfunkel previews Saturday's concert in Jackson; Neighbors in Action: Allen Neighborhood Center; and MSU grad Jonathan Kirkland describes playing George Washington in the Chicago production of "Hamilton."
 


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East Lansing’s Mark Grebner has served on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners for decades. After a brief hiatus, Grebner’s been elected to re-join the board. We ask the Democrat what he wants to accomplish on the board and what he expects from a Trump administration in Washington.


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He has one of popular music’s most recognizable voices. Art Garfunkel sang memorable hits like “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” We talk with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer ahead of a weekend concert in Jackson.

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Imagine a community organization with more than 500 volunteers! You could be imagining the roster of volunteers for Lansing’s Allen Neighborhood Center. The ANC’s Denise Paquette and Marta Webanowska join us for Neighbors in Action.


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Current State’s Katie Cook speaks with MSU College of Music alum Jonathan Kirkland about what it’s like to play George Washington in the Chicago production of "Hamilton."


Off the Record 11/18/16 | Ep. 4621

Nov 16, 2016

Topic: Post-election bullying issues in Michigan schools.  Guest: Rep. Sam Singh, (D) East Lansing.

Watch it at video.wkar.org

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Nov 15, 2016
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Wilton Speight, University of Michigan Football, Injury Reports, Tom Izzo, MSU Men's Basketball and Matt Marks.


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