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Radio Made in Michigan
12:21 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Current State #133 | July 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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:19 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Month in Review: July's biggest news stories

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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:16 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Mason Orchestral Society

The Mason Orchestral Society, founded in 1975, also works to provide scholarships for student musicians.
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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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Radio Made in Michigan
12:13 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Garrison Keillor and company bring 'Radio Romance' to Wharton Center

Singer and fiddler Sara Watkins, The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band and comedian Fred Watkins join Garrison Keillor for his 'Radio Romance' tour.
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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.

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