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Radio Made in Michigan
1:15 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Current State #101 | June 5, 2013

Today on Current State: Michigan's demand for homebuilding labor; the Lansing Symphony Orchestra performs 1980s classics; Neighbors in Action features Friends of Ingham County Parks; East Lansing's Prima Civitas explores opportunities in Libya; and MSU's 53rd season of "Summer Circle Theatre."

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:11 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

State lacks labor to meet rising home demand

Wages for contracting and home construction jobs are expected to rise because of the high demand for workers.
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One of the first casualties of the Great Recession was the national housing market; home values reached historic lows after the bubble burst in 2007.  Now, a rising demand for new housing is driving a nationwide recovery.  But the problem is that many skilled workers who lost their jobs in the last six years have moved on.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:07 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Lansing Symphony Orchestra performs 80s classics on the riverfront

The Lansing Symphony Orchestra will perform everything from David Bowie to Madonna tonight at Adado Riverfront Park.
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The Lansing Symphony Orchestra is playing a free concert tonight (Wednesday, June 5) at 7 pm in downtown Lansing's Adado Riverfront Park. The show will feature pop songs from the 80s.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:03 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Friends of Ingham County Parks

Friends of Ingham County Parks have supported - among many other things - Potter Park Zoo, Hawk Island developments, and the "Friday Night Concert" series.
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This week, Neighbors In Action features the Friends of Ingham County Parks, which works with local government to support park operations.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:00 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

East Lansing's Prima Civitas explores business opportunities in Libya

The Libya program would provide for a long-term stream of international students to Michigan and bolster higher education in the state, according to Prima Civitas.
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An economic developer based out of East Lansing is pursuing a project in Libya – one it says would benefit Michigan companies and universities.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:57 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

MSU's Summer Circle Theatre kicks off 53rd season

The cast of this year's Summer Circle Theatre opening show will perform the comedy "Charley's Aunt."
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The 53rd season of the MSU Department of Theatre’s Summer Circle Theatre opens tonight (Wednesday, June 5). MSU students stage plays outdoors next to Fairchild Theatre, along the Red Cedar River.