cs130619

Radio Made in Michigan
1:25 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Current State #111 | June 19, 2013

Today on Current State: the no-fault insurance debate; Neighbors in Action features the Fenner Nature Center; MSU announces new bioengineering facility; and "Mythbusters" comes to East Lansing.

Read more
Radio Made in Michigan
1:22 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Amidst proposed reform, no-fault insurance debate rages on

Kevin Clinton, Director of the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services, maintains that the insurance mandated by the passage of the Affordable Care Act will ensure that critically injured victims of car accidents will be taken care of.
Credit Flickr

Last week, another wrinkle was added to the ongoing debate over auto insurance reform in Michigan, as a FOIA request to obtain information about rate setting procedures was denied. Currently, a bill in the state Senate calls to cap lifetime payouts at a million dollars per claim.

Read more
Radio Made in Michigan
12:52 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

MSU breaks ground on new $60 million bioengineering facility

The new bioengineering facility, pictured here in an artist's rendering, will be located on the south end of campus between the Life Science building and the Clinical Center.
Credit MSU Office of Planning and Budgets

MSU has long strived to be a leader in the realm of global health, and hopes to do just that after completion of a 130,000 square-foot bioengineering facility set to be finished in 2015.

Dr. Manooch Koochesfahani, Associate Dean of the MSU College of Engineering,  and Dr. Jeffrey Dwyer, Sr. Associate Dean of the MSU College of Human Medicine discuss what this new development means for the college.

Read more
Radio Made in Michigan
12:45 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Fenner Nature Center

Fenner offers a variety of nature programs for children and teenagers.
Credit Flickr

This week, Neighbors In Action features Fenner Nature Center, which has been around for over 50 years.

Katie Woodhams, the center's program manager, and Nathan Martineau, a volunteer through Fenner's Youth Leadership Program, discuss the activities and resources Fenner offers the community. 

Read more
Radio Made in Michigan
12:40 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

'Mythbusters' comes to the Wharton Center stage (sans explosions)

Co-host Adam Savage's background prior to 'Mythbusters' is primarily in special effects and film.
Credit Flickr

This weekend, the hosts of "Mythbusters" will make a stop at East Lansing's Wharton Center as part of their "Behind the Myths" tour. For ten years, the Discovery Channel show has entertained skeptics, science buffs and ordinary folk alike with a lighthearted and creative approach to science.

Read more