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Current State checks in with Meridian Winds in Okemos, who have been selling and repairing instruments to musicians across Michigan for over 30 years, and find out how brass instruments can be improved with magnets. 

Current State #599 | September 2, 2015

Sep 2, 2015

Today on Current State: Lansing State Journal columnist Judy Putnam on an Eaton County shooting and the Lansing City Market; Lansing author Bryce David Salazar on his debut novel She Sees Metaphors; how colleges and students can reduce mental health stigma on campus; and the city of Lowell turns pink to raise money for breast cancer research. 

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Current State talks to Lansing State Journal columnist Judy Putnam about her recent columns on the Lansing City Market and taxidermy squirrels, among other topics. 

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Courtesy of Bryce David Salazar

Lansing writer Bryce David Salazar has published his first novel. She Sees Metaphors will be released Friday at an event at The Robin Theatre in Lansing. Current State's Scott Pohl talks to Salazar about the book.

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It's time again for another installment in our new series, "Hear, Here" where we bring you the distinctive sounds of places around Michigan. 

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