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Radio Made in Michigan
1:37 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Current State #97 | May 30, 2013

Today on Current State: Democrat Mark Schauer discusses his candidacy for governor; MSU President Lou Anna Simon highlights the URC and entrepreneurship; a new exhibit shows off Lansing's culinary side; Democratic Sen. Gretchen Whitmer talks education and budget issues; and a local theater production takes us back to the 1970s.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:35 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Democratic nominee Mark Schauer discusses governor's race

Mark Schauer has received support from Democratic Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin in his race for governor.
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Barring the highly unforeseeable, Mark Schauer will be Michigan’s Democratic candidate for Governor next year. Schauer headed the BlueGreen Alliance, a group comprised of 14 of the country’s largest unions and environmental organizations that advances a green jobs agenda.  

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:29 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

New exhibit offers a peek into Lansing's culinary past

Lansing may be known for many things -- the state capitol, a rich automobile history, the baseball juggernaut that is the Lansing Lugnuts -- but food is probably not one of them. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:25 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

MSU President Simon highlights URC and entrepreneurship

President Simon predicts the demand in education will involve a blend of vocational training and high-end jobs such as engineering.
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Today is the first of two day-long sessions at the annual Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island.  Much of this year’s agenda focuses on the connection between public education and the health of Michigan’s economy.

Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon plays a noticeable role in this year’s gathering.  She’s leading a key panel discussion today on the importance of corporate investment in education and efforts to close Michigan’s much publicized “skills gap.”   

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:07 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Democratic Sen. Gretchen Whitmer discusses education funding

Sen. Gretchen Whitmer voted against the school funding measure in the 2014 Michigan budget because it was insufficient, she says.
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A key piece of the 2014 Michigan budget moved forward yesterday. The Republican-held majority of the state Senate passed a spending plan covering Michigan's public schools, community colleges and universities.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:04 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Back to the 70s with 'Arthur White' at (SCENE) Metrospace

Will Jurkiewicz (Will Witkowski, left) and Art Chiaravalli (Arthur White) star in 'An Evening With Arthur White.'
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Tonight, a show at (SCENE) Metrospace in East Lansing will transport us back to the Detroit music scene on the mid 70's.

Those who attend "An Evening With Arthur White" will become part of the legend. The show, which combines theater and music, is the brainchild of Art Chiaravalli and Will Jurkiewicz, who recently spoke with Current State's Scott Pohl about the project and the mid-70's era men they portray.

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