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Current State #574 | July 13, 2015

Jul 13, 2015

Today on Current State: The UAW opens contract talks with GM; the Spartan Virtual Choir unites voices in singing the MSU Fight Song; a Public Poetry Announcement features Richard Wilbur; the mating habits of Asian Carp; and a look at the Detroit Tigers at the season's midway point with Shawn Windsor of the Detroit Free Press.

Contract talks are starting today between union bargainers and the management of General Motors. Current State talks with Sean McAlinden of Ann Arbor’s Center for Automotive Research.

Pohl and Bashore photo
Kevin Epling / University Photography and Videography, MSU

Michigan State University is working on a video project that will unite the voices of Spartans all over the world in singing the MSU Fight Song. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Kevin Epling about the Spartan Virtual Choir.

Blackberries sketch
Dominic Wade / flickr creative commons

Anita Skeens reads “Blackberries for Amelia” by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Richard Wilbur.

Asian Carp photo
LouisvilleUSACE / flickr creative commons

A study about the dating hangouts of Asian Carp could be useful in keeping them from invading the Great Lakes. Current State talks with researcher Dr. Kim Cuddington.