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Jamie Paisley / WKAR

The Children’s Ballet Theater of Michigan is celebrating their 35th anniversary this year of productions here in Mid-Michigan. We speak with Artistic Director and choreographer Gregory George ahead of their annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s beloved "Nutcracker," which leaps onto the Wharton Center stage this weekend.

Current State #654 | November 23, 2015

Nov 23, 2015

Today on Current State: East Lansing Rep. Sam Singh on state House energy proposals; authors Jack Dempsey and Brian James Egen discuss "Michigan at Antietam"; we talk with Todd Culver of the Michigan Association of Rehabilitation Organizations and Mitch Tomlinson of Peckham, Incorporated about the Snyder administration's Employment First program; and Current Sports host Al Martin talks about the MSU football victory at Ohio State.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR

Democratic State Rep. Sam Singh of East Lansing has been playing a key role advancing important House energy proposals. Debate on the measures, which could significantly alter energy efficiency, renewable energy and electric choice will increase soon. We talk with Rep. Singh about what's ahead.

The Civil War battle at Antietam has been described as “America’s Bloodiest Day.” Authors Jack Dempsey and Brian James Egen have written the story of the role played by soldiers and civilians from our state in “Michigan at Antietam.”

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After nearly 60 minutes of smash-mouth Big 10 football, it was Michael Geiger’s toe that put away the Buckeyes. Current Sports host Al Martin talks about MSU’s huge win over Ohio State Saturday.