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Radio Made in Michigan
8:17 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Current State #126 | July 12, 2013

Current State broadcasts live from the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing all this week! Tonight, the "I am Lansing" campaign; the silent disco at Common Ground; The BLAT! Pack; Harris Nature Center summer programs; The Soil & the Sun; and Common Ground memories.

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Radio Made in Michigan
8:16 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

'I am Lansing' campaign promotes exercise, nutrition

The city unveiled the mascot CUFF Lynx early this year. The character's mission is to be a role model for choosing good foods, being physically active, and having fun enjoying parks and the Lansing River Trail. The name 'CUFF' stands for Community United with Food and Fitness.
Credit Courtesy/City of Lansing Parks and Recreation Department

 All this week, Current State has been broadcasting here at Adado-Riverfront Park, site of the Common Ground festival.  This public green space alongside the Grand River is one of dozens of properties managed by the city of Lansing Parks and Recreation Department.

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Radio Made in Michigan
8:15 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Common Ground afterparty: disco with no speakers

Credit Courtesy of Common Ground Music Festival

There’s a big afterparty at the Common Ground Music Festival Friday and Saturday nights, and there’s a fun, unusual twist to the proceedings.

It’s a disco, but it’s unlike any you may have ever experienced before. The disco is silent.

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Radio Made in Michigan
8:14 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Volunteers keep things running at Common Ground

Musicians, sponsors and fans are among crucial elements that go into making the Common Ground Music Festival a success. Not to be overlooked, though, are the contributions of festival volunteers.

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Radio Made in Michigan
8:13 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

The BLAT! Pack brings local hip hop to Common Gound on Sunday

The BLAT! Pack was founded in the late Summer of 2008, and has seven artists and vocalists now. The band will perform on Sunday at the GM Pavillion Stage.
Credit Courtesy of Common Ground Music Festival

The BLAT! Pack was founded in the late Summer of 2008 and has seven artists and vocalists. The group will perform on Sunday at the GM Pavillion Stage.

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Radio Made in Michigan
8:12 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Harris Nature Center offers summer outdoor activities

The Harris Nature Center is on Van Atta Road in Okemos.
Credit Courtesy/Harris Nature Center

The height of the summer season means camping for many Michiganders. And even if you can’t get away every weekend, Meridian Township’s Harris Nature Center can help.

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Radio Made in Michigan
8:10 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

The Soil And The Sun brings 'New Mexican Space Music' to Common Ground Friday

The Soil And The Sun are on the Friday night schedule at Common Ground.
Credit Courtesy/Common Ground Music Festival

The band The Soil And The Sun identifies itself as “corn-fed, Michigan-made.”  They describe their music as "Experiential Spiritual Orchestral Rock."

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Radio Made in Michigan
8:08 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Fans share memories of past Common Ground music festivals

More than just the music, Common Ground is about the memories and the people who flock here every summer.

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