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Radio Made in Michigan
11:05 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Current State #170 | October 2, 2013

Today on Current State: the local impact of the government shutdown; a documentary about Michigan craft beers; the All of the Above Hip Hop Academy; and WKAR-TV's "Quizbusters" celebrates 25 years on the air.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:04 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Shutdown shockwave ripples through Lansing area's human services

Federal workers protested the government shutdown in Washington on Tuesday.
Credit flickr - cool revolution

As we enter the second day of a partial government shutdown, it’s still uncertain just how much impact this will have across the state and locally. One thing is certain, however.  The longer this continues, the greater the effects will be. More than 40% of the state’s budget comes from the federal government. In the Tri-County area, there are many non-profits and government programs that rely on federal funding.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:57 am
Wed October 2, 2013

New film chronicles Michigan's craft beer scene

'The Michigan Beer Film' celebrates the artistry of the state's brewers, and captures the challenges they face.
Credit mibeerfilm.com

Michigan has seen tremendous growth in its craft beer industry. That growth is chronicled in the new documentary "The Michigan Beer Film."

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:50 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Neighbors in Action: All of the Above Hip Hop Academy

The All of the Above Hip Hop Academy mentorship program provides the fundamentals of hip hop. Ozay Moore (center) is the academy's director.
Credit All of the Above-Facebook

On this week's Neighbors in Action segment we feature the All of the Above Hip Hop Academy.  The organization provides youth the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of hip hop through mentorship, while building a Hip Hop  community in Lansing.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:47 am
Wed October 2, 2013

QuizBusters celebrates 25th anniversary

A live studio audience enjoyed the recent taping of a celebrity version of 'QuizBusters' at WKAR.
Credit WKAR

WKAR TV’S "QuizBusters" celebrates 25 years on the air this year. Since its premiere, the program has been hosted by Matt Ottinger.

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