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Scott Pohl / WKAR

There’s still time to consider a new recipe for the dressing you’ll serve with your turkey tomorrow. Chef Kurt Kwiatkowski shows us a family favorite that includes Italian sausage.

Current State #655 | November 24, 2015

Nov 24, 2015

Today on Current State: Ingham County Board of Commissioners Chairman Brian McGrain discusses the rewarding of county contracts and the recent dismissals of to IT employees; Tom Daldin, host of public television's "Under the Radar" program; Great Lakes Month in Review for November includes an update on Flint's water supply and the mayor of Grand Rapids heads to Paris for the climate summit; and a preview of the Children's Ballet Theatre production of "The Nutcracker."

Brian McGrain photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Ingham county recently fired two IT officials for accepting tickets to sports events and other perks from county vendors. Now, county officials are reviewing how  county contracts are rewarded. We talk with Board of Commissioners Chairman Brian McGrain.

Tom Daldin photo
Courtesy photo / 'Under the Radar'

The public televison show "Under the Radar" features the people, places, and things that make Michigan great, and it’s hosted by Michigan’s biggest fan, Tom Daldin. We speak with Daldin about his favorite Michigan destinations, and what it’s like to host the Emmy award-winning show.

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We check in with Great Lakes commentator Gary Wilson about November’s biggest environmental stories, including the legal consequences of Flint’s water crisis and Michigan’s stake in the upcoming Paris climate summit.