Radio Made in Michigan
12:39 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Current State #337 | June 23, 2014

Today on Current State: MSU's rare corpse flower set to bloom; why Americans call it "soccer"; Voices of Experience with Pauline Adams. 

    

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Science
12:30 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

MSU's rare corpse flower comes to life

Curator Frank Telewski (left) and Peter Carrington, assistant curator, await the stench of the soon-to-bloom corpse flower from Sumatra, Indonesia.
Credit WKAR/Marie Steinbock

The Michigan State University campus here in East Lansing is often described as one of the most beautiful in America.

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Sports
11:54 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Why do Americans call it 'soccer'?

Is this a soccer ball or a football?
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Football is played with your hands, soccer is played with your feet. Here in the U.S., that’s something that has been ingrained in our culture regardless of any international criticism of its absurdity. However, a recent study reveals that the word "soccer" isn’t American at all. It’s actually British. 

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History
11:48 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Voices of Experience: Pauline Adams dedicates a lifetime to education

Pauline Adams with a portrait of her husband, former MSU president Walter Adams.
Credit WKAR/Nancy Kelly

 

 We all know Michiganians we feel are extraordinary --for their memorable life experiences or their sacrifices.  Maybe for their success or their service, and for the insights they produce. Getting acquainted with extraordinary people is the focus of Current State’s ongoing series, “Voices of Experience.”

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NewsRoom
4:24 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Snyder Signs Detroit Rescue Package, Stresses City’s Recovery

Governor Rick Snyder has signed the legislation that authorizes the state’s $195 million contribution to the Detroit bankruptcy settlement.

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TV Made in Michigan
3:06 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

WATCH NOW: High School Sports Official Dan Jimenez

High School Official Dan Jimenez appearing on Current Sports with Al Martin.

Thu., June 19, 10 p.m., WKAR-TV | High school sports official Dan Jimenez is the guest this week on Current Sports with Al Martin

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Sports
2:16 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Current Sports #260 | June 20, 2014

The hot topic of today's show is Lucy Li, and the crew debates about the pressure of playing as a sixth grader in amateur and professional golf. Later, a heated discussion ensues with the Washington Redskins and a potential name change. One caller suggests the potatoes, another suggests the skins, and Matt and Al suggest a different name. To close, they reflect on their favorite storylines from the week.


Radio Made in Michigan
1:57 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Current State #336 | June 20, 2014

Today on Current State: A city attorney for East Lansing; Beepalooza at MSU; Michigan's role in modern architecture; and LIVE MUSIC: Marshall Music's Friday Jazz Lunch Bunch.

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Politics & Government
1:57 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

EL city attorney position stirs emotion

Jeff Hank
Credit Votehank.org

Voters in East Lansing may decide whether to alter policy involving the city’s attorneys. Two East Lansing activists claim the city could save money and avoid potential conflicts of interest by hiring a full-time municipal lawyer. The East Lansing City Council already has that option, but often opts to contract legal work hourly to private firms.

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Environment
1:56 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

MSU's beepalooza offers education ... bee petting?

Credit Flickr-Janet Sharp

It was inevitable that Current State caught the buzz about Beepalooza. The free bee education event is this Sunday at Michigan State University’s Horticulture Demonstration Gardens. The main question is, why do we need to be educated about bees?

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