Current State #133 | July 31, 2013

Jul 31, 2013

Today on Current State: a review of July's biggest news stories; Neighbors in Action features the Mason Orchestral Society; and an interview with radio legend Garrison Keillor.

Month in Review: July's biggest news stories

Jul 31, 2013

On the last weekday of each month, Current State looks back on the biggest news stories around Michigan with a panel of journalists. Dave Eggert of the Associated Press, Tim Skubick of WKAR-TV and Kathleen Gray of the Detroit Free Press join us to discuss Detroit's bankruptcy, Medicaid expansion, road funding and other big July news stories.

Neighbors in Action: Mason Orchestral Society

Jul 31, 2013
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Neighbors in Action features the Mason Orchestral Society, which offers a venue and musical outlet for a variety of ages, skill levels and interests. Board president Mike Steele, who also plays the french horn, and symphony conductor Tim Krohn explain the Society's role in the community.

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For almost 40 years, "A Prairie Home Companion" has been a beloved staple of the public radio airwaves. Host Garrison Keillor combines music with skits, comedy and storytelling for an old-time radio show that makes even city people feel nostalgic for small town life.