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Current State #770 | May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016

Today on Current State: East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows; incoming Broad Art Museum director Marc-Olivier Wahler; retaining young talent in Lansing; and food products made with insects.


Mark Meadows photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

We talk with East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows about the budget for the coming fiscal year, plans to demolish the long-vacant property at Grand River and Abbot, and more.


Marc-Olivier Wahler photo
Da Ping Luo

Meet Marc-Olivier Wahler, the new Director of the MSU Broad Museum, before he officially takes that position in July.


Chris Sell and Eric Dimoff photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Lansing has been experiencing population growth in recent years, but what are the reasons, and how can we do better and attract more talent? We explore these questions with Eric Dimoff, Director of Marketing and Communications at Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Chris Sell, founder of Lansing 5:01.


Canned trantula photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

Could insects be the next food craze in America? Advocates say insects are high in protein and nutritious. Current State talks with Dr. Jeff Swada, an assistant professor of food science at Michigan State University.


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