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Current State #101 | June 5, 2013

Jun 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."

State lacks labor to meet rising home demand

Jun 5, 2013
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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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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.

Neighbors in Action: Friends of Ingham County Parks

Jun 5, 2013
Friends of Ingham County Parks

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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An economic developer based out of East Lansing is pursuing a project in Libya – one it says would benefit Michigan companies and universities.

MSU's Summer Circle Theatre kicks off 53rd season

Jun 5, 2013
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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.