Today on Current State: State Board of Education president John Austin; a Public Poetry Announcement with Jessica Greenbaum; Governor Rick Snyder; a review of May’s biggest stories; and the Jackson-based 1461st returns home from Afghanistan.
The Michigan economy and education are at the heart of discussions at this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference. Current State's host Mark Bashore caught up with one key participant -- the president of the State Board of Education, John Austin.
Dozens of anxious military families filled Lumen Christi Catholic High School in Jackson Thursday to welcome home their soldiers from Afghanistan. The 1461st Transportation Company is back home after a 10-month tour of duty. Current State’s Kevin Lavery and Becky McKendry witnessed the joyful reunion in Jackson and filed an audio postcard.
Current State reviews the biggest news stories and some that flew under the radar in May. Angela Wittrock, MLive’s former Lansing beat reporter, and Elaine Kulhanek, community conversation editor for the Lansing State Journal, join host Mark Bashore for a reporters' roundtable.