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Radio Made in Michigan
2:50 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Month in Review: February's biggest news stories

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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:47 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Public Poetry Announcement: Diane Wakoski

Duchess potatoes.

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."

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:36 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

MSU music professor on the legacy of his friend, Van Cliburn

Pianist Van Cliburn was the first musician to be honored with a ticker-tape parade in Manhattan.
Credit 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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:23 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Detroit Tigers 2013 season preview with Mario Impemba

In 2012, the Detroit Tigers went 50-31 at Comerica Field on their way to a World Series appearance.
Credit Creative Commons

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.

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