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Radio Made in Michigan
1:38 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Current State #148 | August 29, 2013

Today on Current State: August's biggest's stories in review; Chicago-based "Wavelength" trains Lansing teachers using humor; 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice; Michigan railroads; and a film commentary on End of the World films. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:37 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Month in Review: August 2013

With the end of the month, we take some time to review the month’s most impactful Michigan news stories. Tim Skubick, the host of WKAR-TV’s ‘Off the Record”, Zach Gorchow, editor for Gongwer News Michigan and Kathleen Gray, who covers the state capitol for the Detroit Free Press, came into our studios to discuss the issues that made news in August.

Radio Made in Michigan
1:37 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Chicago-based group uses humor to train Lansing teachers

  

For over 30 years, a unique troupe of American performers has taken to stages across America—and around the world—targeting a particular audience.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:36 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Book Review: 200th Anniversary of Pride and Prejudice

Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, once wrote, “Every time I read Pride and Prejudice, I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.” The her in that sentence is, of course, author Jane Austen.  

This wasn't the only time Twain complained about Miss Austen. Here is another gem: “It seems a great pity that they allowed her to die a natural death.”

Now, I don’t normally disagree with Mr. Clemens, but here, I have to take an exception.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:35 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Michigan railroads crucial to state; conference meets to discuss challenges

Railroads in Michigan are critical for the transportation of agriculture commodities out of the state.
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Michigan railroads employ thousands of workers, maintain thousands of miles of track, move millions of tons freight, and generate billions of dollars. The system’s health is crucial to commerce in the state.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:33 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Film Commentary with Jeffrey Wray: End of the World films

"The question is why such movies now?" Jeffrey Wray said in regard to the End of the World movie theme of the summer, "Can films be read like tea leaves or fossilized bones? Are they stealth clues to the period or hard indicators of collective angst of our time...or any time?"
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As the summer comes to a close, so do this season’s apocalyptic films. Current State contributor, MSU professor and filmmaker Jeffrey Wray offers this commentary on the end of the world through cinema.

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