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Current State #159 | September 16, 2013

Sep 16, 2013

Today on Current State: Environmental advocate anticipates Michigan energy plan discussion; GM celebrates the Lansing Grand River plant's millionth vehicle; Documentary 'Imported from China' highlights rapid growth of Chinese international students; Debunking myth of Lansing as 'Biddle City;' and Current Sports Al Martin on MSU football. 

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Michigan's energy policy will become a hotter topic in the final months of 2013. Officials have held a series of energy public forums around the state this year. This Friday, Governor Rick Snyder will begin sharing the results with the public and the legislature. The legislature is expected to spend 2014 addressing state energy policy.

 

GM celebrates LGR's millionth vehicle

Sep 16, 2013
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 General Motors’ Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant is marking a milestone today.  The 1 millionth vehicle is set to roll off the assembly line. This morning’s event features an array of federal, state and local officials at the plant. Mike Green, president of the United Auto Workers Local 652, discusses the milestone.

Beth Berens

  Over 200,000 Chinese international students study in the United States each year, drastically altering the makeup of universities across the country. The film “Imported from China” features the personal stories of several Chinese international college students at Michigan State, as they navigate life in America. The film's Co-Director's, MSU Academic Specialist Troy Hale and Associate Professor Geri Alumit Zeldes, joined us to discuss the film.

Current Sports host Al Martin shares his thoughts on the MSU football team's victory over Youngstown State this past weekend.