Current State #168 | September 27, 2013

Sep 27, 2013

Today on Current State: Michigan Transportation Odyssey; the 40th anniversary of Pinochet's rise to power in Chile; musician Jon Brooks; comedian Tom Green; and film depictions of Detroit.


The third annual Michigan Transportation Odyssey is going on this week. Michigan Transportation stakeholders from around the state  took on the challenge of traveling across Michigan using only passenger transportation.

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This month marks the 40th anniversary of the coup in Chile which elevated General Augusto Pinochet to power.

Musician Jon Brooks tests boundaries of 'folk' genre

Sep 27, 2013
Courtesy jonbrooks.ca

Canadian musician Jon Brooks will perform as part of the Pump House concert series in East Lansing on Saturday September 28th.

Comedian Tom Green grows up ... sort of

Sep 27, 2013

Standup comedy and a Canadian cable access TV show landed Tom Green a show on MTV back in the 90's. His goofy demeanor and practical jokes made him a star.

Film commentary: Detroit on the big screen

Sep 27, 2013
Flickr - ifmuth

I’m making a new film. It’s about three men who return to their hometown after a long absence. That hometown is Detroit. It took me over two years to write. But the thing I struggled with most was how to present the city of Detroit itself.