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Radio Made in Michigan
3:58 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Current State #63 | April 10, 2013

Today on Current State: Michigan's first-ever Veterans Affairs Agency; Neighbors in Action features the Open Door Ministry in Lansing; and the first annual Spartan Sports Journalism Classic event.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:58 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Current State #63 | April 10, 2013

Today on Current State: Michigan's first-ever Veterans Affairs Agency; Neighbors in Action features the Open Door Ministry in Lansing; and the first annual Spartan Sports Journalism Classic event.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:00 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Director of new state Veteran's Affairs Agency shares plan

Michigan's first Veterans Affairs Agency is aiming to improve coordinated customer services for veterans to access state and federal benefits in Michigan.
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Data show that Michigan’s nearly 700,000 veterans are not connecting with important services that state and federal agencies offer involving employment, health and education.

  

To correct the situation, Governor Rick Snyder last month approved $3 million to launch Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. Current State's Mark Bashore speaks with its first director, U.S. Army veteran Jeff Barnes.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:00 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Open Door Ministry

Housed at the Central United Methodist Church in Lansing, the Open Door Ministry has been providing key personal needs such as hot meals, laundry and phone services for homeless people for 30 years.
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For this week’s Neighbors in Action segment we feature the Open Door Ministry, a non-profit day drop-in center where homeless individuals can rest, eat and do laundry.

Dennis Ranville, co-director of Open Door Ministry, talks about the people his organization serves and poverty in downtown Lansing. And Ira Savage, a current volunteer and formerly homeless client at Open Door, joins the conversation.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:00 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

First annual Spartan Sports Journalism Classic

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MSU’s College of Communication Arts & Sciences hosts its inaugural Spartan Sports Journalism Classic on Thursday.

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