Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor group goes banzai for Bonsai this weekend

Aug 27, 2015
bonsai tree

Current State zens out while the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society gets ready for their 43rd Annual Bonsai Show at the Matthei Botanical Gardens this weekend.

This weekend in Ann Arbor, a group of Michiganders with a horticultural interest in miniature trees is setting up a rather big display. The Ann Arbor Bonsai Society will be meeting for their 43rd annual Bonsai Show at the Matthei Botanical Gardens.

Current Sports #468 | May 7, 2015

May 8, 2015

Current Sports with Al Martin starts off with a bang today as the show begins with discussions on "Deflategate." What exactly should happen to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady? Al, CS engineer Isaac Constans, and callers debate the issue.

"Current State" reporter Scott Pohl heads to Ann Arbor to visit the only golf course in Michigan that provides "golfboarding" as a way of getting around the green! Hear Pohl's experience, as well as from those that have tried it. Could this spark golf interest for the young generation?

Lastly, we close out the show with "Throwback Thursday." 

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Gradually, Ann Arbor is becoming known for a remarkably futuristic technology: the self-driving car.

This spring, work is expected to wrap up on a 32-acre “driverless town” on the outskirts of the city. There, Google and others will be testing vehicles featuring an array of cutting edge technology.  

One goal is a driverless vehicle not only programmed to follow a particular route, but also to avoid all kinds of less predictable developments: mistakes by other drivers, changes in the road surface, weather and so on.

Denzel Valentine had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and Michigan State held rival Michigan scoreless in overtime, outlasting the Wolverines 76-66 on Sunday.

The Arcadia Publishing series of books about cities and towns around Michigan now has a book devoted to the city many in East Lansing think of as its top rival.