Today on Current State: Governor Rick Snyder testifies at Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial; MSU's Fairchild Theater's new acoustic system; futurist Daniel Burrus and a mid-Michigan man's connection to the 1938 radio classic "The War of the Worlds."
Seventy-five years ago, radios across America crackled to the sound of an ominous revelation.
Actor and director Orson Welles led the nation through a chilling tale of a Martian invasion of Earth.
The radio broadcast was, of course, just a story. But “The War of the Worlds” on October 30, 1938 set off a wave of panic and became an American cultural touchstone. Now, there’s a new connection to the old legend.
Michigan State University's Fairchild Theater recently underwent a major renovation and re-opens next Monday night. Current State's Peter Whorf speaks with MSU College of Music staff and students about the transformation.
Detroit’s ‘bankruptcy eligibility’ trial enters its fourth day today, with Governor Rick Snyder scheduled to testify.
So far, federal judge Steven Rhodes has heard municipal finance experts as well as Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr claim that the city’s Chapter 9 filing in July was the only option left to address major cash flow problems and billions in long term debt.