This week, MSU Department of Geography will host filmmaker Jeff Orlowski for a screening of his documentary “Chasing Ice.” The movie documents the work of National Geographic photographer James Balog. Through both film and time-lapse photography, Balog chronicled the melting of glacial ice. Current State’s Scott Pohl speaks with Jeff Orlowski, the director of "Chasing Ice."
The documentary “The Waiting Room” takes viewers inside a public hospital in Oakland, California. The powerful film captures the struggles of both health care workers and patients in a system that is broken and stretched to its limits. It also shows how public hospitals can become more than just places to receive medical care.
Bill Hirsch, the executive producer of the 2012 documentary, discusses the making of the film and issues behind American’s public hospitals.
For this week’s Neighbors in Action segment we feature REACH Studio Art Center, a non-profit neighborhood space in REO Town. For ten years, the REACH Studio Art Center offered art classes and art-related activities for children and teenagers.
Alice Brinkman, founder and director of REACH Studio Art Center, discusses her organization’s latest projects.
Rwandan based artist Emmanuel Nkuranga moved to Rwanda from Uganda in 1997 at the age of 10. Although he moved after the 1994 genocide, Rwanda was and is a country in transition. Emmanuel’s mission is to help Rwanda continue to heal and grow through art.
On today's Current State: Detroit's financial future, a local practitioner of the ancient Japanese art form called mokuhanga, sports with the Detroit Free Press' Joe Rexrode, the MSU football program's legacy of racial integration, Friday fish fries and a preview of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra's next performance.
A new gallery in Old Town Lansing is bringing Japanese art to Lansing. The Linda J. Beeman studio is filled with mokuhanga or woodblock prints. Mokuhanga is unique, as only a small group of artists make woodblock prints outside of Japan. Current State’s Emanuele Berry takes a look.
Now that it’s been open for a few months, it’s time for the Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University to change things up. Some inaugural exhibits are departing, and three new exhibits go on display this Friday.
WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with the museum’s curator of contemporary art, Alison Gass, about what’s new at the Broad.
On today's Current State: East Lansing city manager George Lahanas and Tim Dempsey, director of Planning, Building and Development, local efforts at Medicare cost reduction, electric cars, MSU women's basketball and dancing to Pink Floyd.
EAST LANSING, MI (WKAR) - Workers are busy building the new art museum on the Michigan State University campus. They've finishing laying the concrete floors and installing heating and air conditioning.
The university recently announced that the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum will open to the public on April 21st.
Meanwhile, next door, in temporary offices overlooking the construction site, director Michael Rush and his staff are busy preparing the inaugural exhibits.
WKAR's Gretchen Millich asked Rush what visitors will see when the museum opens.