Today on Current State: China expert Tom Watkins on Gov. Rick Snyder's investment trip to Asia; Edgewood Village opens a new "network center;" author Gordon Young on his book "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City;" a Dearborn Heights fast food restaurant bucks the minimum wage trend and a preview of the fall film season.
One of the Lansing area’s most historic and vital housing communities continues to evolve and grow, more than 40 years after it was conceived.
East Lansing’s Edgewood Village is the site of 135 apartments and townhouses for low and moderate-income residents, the physically impaired and the elderly. It includes common areas, a computer lab---amenities and other services not often associated with low-income, publicly funded housing.
Last week, thousands of fast food restaurant employees across the country walked out of their kitchens and into the streets to demand a living wage. They were demanding their companies pay them $15 per hour...well above the national average. There were protests in several Michigan cities, including Detroit, Flint and Lansing.
From tales of slavery to adventures in outer space, this year’s crop of fall films runs the gamut. Current State’s Emanuele Berry chats with MLive.com entertainment reporter and film critic John Serba about the upcoming film season. They started with a film neither is excited to see: a dance flick entitled “Battle of the Year.”