Current State #166 | September 25, 2013

Sep 25, 2013

Today on Current State: Pam Byrnes runs to replace Representative Tim Walberg; WKAR's Radio Reading Service; U.S. relations with Iran; and a theatrical production focusing on campus censorship.

Pam Byrnes aims to unseat Walberg in 7th District

Sep 25, 2013

Michigan Democrats hope a former State lawmaker can unseat Republican incumbent Tim Walberg in the 7th Congressional district next year.

Neighbors in Action: WKAR's Radio Reading Service

Sep 25, 2013

On this week's Neighbors in Action segment we feature WKAR's Radio Reading Service, which will turn 40 next week.

U.S. seizes chance for dialogue with Iran

Sep 25, 2013
Michigan State University

Yesterday, in front of the UN General Assembly, President Obama gave a wide-ranging speech in which he sought to clarify the United States’ role and intentions in the conflict-ridden Middle East.  By far the most noteworthy revelation in his speech was his embrace of a diplomatic opening from Iran, America’s long time adversary.

One-man play deals with campus censorship

Sep 25, 2013
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“Beethoven and Misfortune Cookies” by playwright Joni Ravenna is a one-man show about Kabin Thomas, a University of Arkansas music professor who was fired in 2006 for using profanity in the classroom. The play is in Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre Thursday for a single performance.