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Radio Made in Michigan
11:57 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Current State #129 | July 18, 2013

Today on Current State: "Okemos 7's" Dennis Forsberg discusses impending prison sentence; a message in a bottle; a Wisconsin town deals with water quality issues and the Michigan Shakespeare Festival.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:57 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Dennis Forsberg of 'Okemos 7' discusses impending prison sentence

The 'Okemos 7' group knew that the endeavor was illegal under federal law, but assumed that they would not be prosecuted because of the state's medical marijuana law, Lance Forsberg's attorney told City Pulse in May.
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In 2010, Dennis Forsberg, an Okemos business owner, launched an undisguised effort to start a legal marijuana-growing business.  He and six others intended to operate within the parameters of Michigan’s medical marijuana law, even consulting with Meridian Township police.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:56 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Message in a bottle draws attention to Harsens Island_New

Almost 100 years ago, two young girls enjoying their summer on Harsens Island scrawled a note, stuck it in a glass bottle and threw it in the St. Clair River. Early last month, Bernard Licata , President of the Harsens Island/St. Clair Flats Historical Society, was contacted about the bottle after a diver stumbled across it. Licata share this remarkable piece of history with Current State.


 

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:56 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Just miles away from Lake Michigan, Wisconsin town is parched

Waukesha has long struggled with radium levels in water supply and looks to Lake Michigan for a safer water source.
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Waukesha, Wisconsin is on a quest for water; its groundwater supply is dwindling and contaminated.  Although the town is less than 20 miles away from Lake Michigan, it falls west of the Great Lakes basin line, which means no water without permission from the Great Lakes Compact.

Gary Wilson, journalist for Great Lakes Echo and former co-editor of the Great Lakes Town Hall, discuss what Waukesha’s quest for water means for the Great Lakes.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:56 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Michigan Shakespeare Festival comes to Jackson

Janice Blixt describes Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," which will be performed at the festival, as one of the playwright's funniest comedies.
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The 19th season of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival begins in Jackson today. The schedule for the festival includes “Twelfth Night,” along with the lesser-known “King John," and rounds out with Oliver Goldsmith’s “She Stoops To Conquer.”

Current State’s Scott Pohl went to Jackson to talk with artistic director Janice Blixt about the season.

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