Month in Review: February's biggest news stories

Feb 28, 2013

Current State reviews the biggest news stories and some that flew under the radar in February, as well as what to look out for this March with Andy Balaskovitz, managing editor of the Lansing City Pulse;  Rick Pluta, managing editor of the Michigan Public Radio Network; and Kyle Melinn, news director for the Michigan Information and Research Service.

Public Poetry Announcement: Diane Wakoski

Feb 28, 2013

Diane Wakoski is an internationally renowned poet and a former MSU professor in creative writing. She discusses her career and shares one of her poems, "The Duchess Potatoes."

Courtesy of Van Cliburn Foundation

In 1958, a young American musician arrived in Moscow to give the concert of his life.  Classically trained pianist Van Cliburn was a 23-year-old Texan who stunned a team of Soviet judges with his flawless execution of pieces by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. Cliburn’s tour de force performance launched a successful musical career and a string of visits to the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War.  Van Cliburn died yesterday at age 78.

Detroit Tigers 2013 season preview with Mario Impemba

Feb 28, 2013
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Last year, the Detroit Tigers fought their way to the World Series, only to be swept by the San Francisco Giants. This season, many of the pieces from last year's team return, including Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera. 

Tigers' play-by-play man and MSU alum Mario Impemba assesses the 2013 Tigers and whether they have another chance at the World Series.