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Sacramento Knoxx
Courtesy photo / Christopher Yepez

Multimedia artist Sacramento Knoxx talks with Current State about how growing up in Detroit influences his art and his activism.


Melissa Eggleston photo
Jamie Paisley / WKAR

This Friday marks the grand opening of a new art gallery over in Bath, Michigan. We speak with entrepreneurs behind the Eggleston Gallery about creating their new venture and the Michigan art at the center of Friday’s opening.


Current State #694 | February 2, 2016

Feb 2, 2016

Today on Current State: Producer Kevin Lavery tags along with plumbers installing new faucets and filters in Flint homes; a new anthology from poet Clayton Eshleman; Michigan bats and white nose syndrome; and a preview of the MSU Wind Symphony performance of Karel Husa’s masterpiece "Music for Prague 1968."


Plumber's union sign
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

The Flint Water Crisis is impacting thousands of people in the city. Some can’t afford or are unable to install new faucets and filters that could screen out lead. On Saturday, some 400 plumbers from across the state volunteered their time to help a city in need. Current State’s Kevin Lavery reports from Flint.


Clayton Eshleman photo
Courtesy photo / Clayton Eshleman

Current State's Jamie Paisley speaks with a National Book Award winner and Guggenheim fellowship recipient, the Ypsilanti-based poet Clayton Eshleman, about his newly released ‘Sulfur Anthology.”


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