This week on Off the Record, the panel discusses the charter schools and new chairs in the House. The guest is Dan Quisenberry, President, Michigan Association of Public School Academies. Bill Ballenger, Kathy Gray and Kyle Melinn join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.
Throughout the Great Lakes region there are many wonderful biking, hiking and kayaking trails. Imagine if all these pathways were connected into a giant international trekking system, a Great Lakes Coastal Trail.
It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature 2020 Girls, a Lansing-based program that aims to grow the next generation of professional women in the STEM fields by introducing young girls to the wonders of robotics, game design, and more.
On today's show, Al invites Rico Beard from Detroit 105.1 to discuss the recent decommitment of Jayru Campbell and give his take on the NBA draft. He also talks about Denzel Valentine as the new team captain, and why he does not watch the World Cup. Later, Matt joins Al to discuss the recent trade rumors of the Detroit Pistons. And finally, the tandem debates whether the soccer audience and viewership will decline after the World Cup is over.
Al opens up today's show with Mateen Cleaves, as the duo discusses the recent news of Lebron James and other NBA transactions, including what the Pistons should do for the upcoming NBA draft. Later, Matt joins in to discuss his thoughts on the Lebron news and the recent NHL Hall of Fame inductions. Finally, Alex joins in for the top five worst athlete-celebrity relationships.
Today on Current State: the debate on charter schools; a Michigan environmentalist's reforestation efforts; the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Inititative; and the mystery of Northwest Flight 2501.
The tension between advocates of traditional and charter schools in Michigan has intensified. That’s because of recent stories in the Detroit Free Press which raise serious doubts about the operation and oversight of the state’s nearly 400 charter schools.