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Current State #764 | May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016

Today on Current State: Leading Michigan Republicans Saul Anuzis and Jeff Timmer discuss presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump; this weekend's reunion of the E.W. Sparrow School of Nursing; and Live Music Friday with Sunny Wilkinson and Ron Newman.


Saul Anuzis photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Michigan Republicans include quite a few critics of presumptive presidential candidate Donald Trump. We talk with former GOP state chairman Saul Anuzis and Gov. John Kasich’s Michigan campaign director Jeff Timmer about that criticism.


Bonnie Clark photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

For six decades, Lansing’s Sparrow Hospital ran a nursing school near its main campus on Michigan Avenue. For the past 95 years, the alumni of that school have held a reunion. Tomorrow, that legacy comes to an end. Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with a retired registered nurse from the Sparrow Nursing School Class of 1960.


Sunny Wilkinson and Ron Newman photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Singer Sunny Wilkinson is our Live Music Friday guest. Ron Newman, her husband, is also with us on piano in WKAR's Studio S.

Current State #763 | May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016

Today on Current State: Author Alice Dreger discusses this week's changes to sex education in East Lansing schools; a Mighty Uke Day VI preview; research into solving cold case murders; and the all-female Sistrum chorus celebrates 30 years with a concert.


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