Current State #53 | March 27, 2013

Mar 27, 2013

Today on Current State: the debate continues over Michigan’s Right-to-Work law; a public poetry announcement; Michigan's affirmative action case goes to the SCOTUS; the 2014 new Cadillac CTS; REACH Studio ART Center; and a new book exploring the color of Christ.

Public Poetry Announcement: Philip Levine

Mar 27, 2013
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For this Public Poetry Announcement, Current State producer Joe Linstroth and Stephanie Glazier, acting director of MSU’s Center for Poetry, discuss world-renown poet and Detroit native Philip Levine, whose work focuses on labor and working class issues.  The poem featured in this segment is titled  “Drum.” 

General Motors unveils the new Cadillac CTS design

Mar 27, 2013
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At the New York International Auto Show this week, the Cadillac division of General Motors is announcing details of what will be new with the 2014 CTS, built in Lansing at the GM Grand River Assembly Plant.The third-generation CTS will roll off the assembly line later this year.

Dave Leone, executive chief Engineer at Cadillac, joins Current State  from the auto show in New York to discuss the new CTS.

Neighbors in Action: REACH Studio Art Center

Mar 27, 2013
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 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.

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 In the Book of Genesis it says “... God created human beings in his own image,” however according the book " The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America,"  we made his son in our image. Throughout the 20th century,  varied configurations of Jesus tell the history of race and religion in the United States.