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Neighbors in Action: Meals on Wheels

Jan 13, 2016
Meals on Wheels photo
Carl Buonodono / Meals on Wheels

Current State's Neighbors in Action segment this week features Meals on Wheels, a program that distributes food to seniors in the Lansing area.


City Rescue Mission of Lansing photo
Courtesy photo / City Rescue Mission of Lansing

The City Rescue Mission of Lansing is a non-profit that strives to meet the physical and spiritual needs of men, women, and children struggling with homelessness in Michigan's capital area. Over the last year or so, they have made changes and expanded some of their services. Neighbors in Action this week is with Executive Director Mark Criss and Randy Barton, director of men’s ministries.


Neighbors in Action: Point West Art and Trail Project

Dec 23, 2015
Point West Art and Trail Project aerial view
Kimberly Dietzel / Michigan State University School of Planning Design and Construction

Our Neighbors in Action segment today focuses on several neighborhoods on the west side of Lansing, where a new public art and trail project is taking shape.


Josiah Price photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Spartan football player Josiah Price leads student athlete efforts to help those in need in the community. Current State guest host Sue Carter talks with Price about the work done by MSU athletes in the Lansing area.


Greater Lansing Food Bank photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

Caring for the poor and hungry is a natural impulse for many people around the holidays. Food banks tend to be busy in December, moving product in and out. Here in mid-Michigan, the Greater Lansing Food Bank is confronting an issue facing many others across the country: more demand, yet fewer donations. Current State's Kevin Lavery speaks with executive director Joe Wald.


A new book is designed to help new residents of Detroit get along with the city’s long-time residents. It’s called “How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass.” Current State's Scott Pohl talks with author Aaron Foley.


Neighbors in Action: REACH Studio Art Center

Dec 2, 2015
REACH Studio Art Center photo
Courtesy photo / REACH Studio Art Center

A small arts nonprofit in Lansing’s REO Town is expanding its footprint. For this week’s Neighbors in Action, we talk to REACH Studio Art Center Executive Director Alice Brinkman about their plans for new studio space.


African-American women are more than two times more likely than white women to be victims of violent crime. But according to a new book from Oakland Community College Professor Cheryl Neely, there’s a huge racial disparity in how the media covers the death of those women. We talk to Neely about the book.


Junior Achievement photo
Courtesy photo / Junior Achievement

One of the best ways to prepare kids for adulthood is to educate them on finances and economics. We hear how Junior Achievement of Mid Michigan is working to do just that in our weekly Neighbors in Action segment.


Homeless Angels photo
Courtesy photo / Homeless Angels

Our Neighbors in Action segment today marks National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The leader of one local organization has something in store to help spread awareness about homelessness. Mike Karl of Homeless Angels is living on the streets of Lansing all week with a camera, and livestreaming his experience to give the public a firsthand look at life on the streets.


Neighbors in Action: Refugee Development Center

Nov 11, 2015
Refugee Development Center photo
Courtesy photo / Refugee Development Center

This week's Neighbors in Action segment looks at the work done by the Refugee Development Center.


Upward Bound photo
Courtesy photo / Upward Bound

For Neighbors in Action this week, we’ll find out more about Upward Bound at MSU, an educational program that offers academic help to disadvantaged youth. We speak with Director Glenda Hammond and Debra Thornton, a former Upward Bound MSU student.


Pop-Up Stories: REACH Studio Art Center

Oct 29, 2015
four people at microphone
Katie Wittenauer / MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Listen to stories on the theme "Create & Destroy" from our Pop-Up Stories event at REACH Studio Art Center on October 21, 2015. 

 


Pop-Up Story: ‘The Case of the Missing Paint’

Oct 22, 2015
Reuben Kenyatta Pop-Up Stories photo
Katie Wittenauer / MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Current State's third Pop-Up Stories event was last night in Lansing. Reuben Kenyatta was one of the storytellers on the them of "Create and Destroy."


Neighbors in Action: Ingham County Animal Shelter

Oct 21, 2015
Animal Shelter photo
Courtesy photo / Ingham County Animal Shelter

Our Neighbors in Action segment this week looks at the Ingham County Animal Shelter.


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