Current State #178 | October 14, 2013

Oct 14, 2013

Today on Current State: East Lansing's long-range comprehensive plan; author John Rosenberg on how the Tigers inspire Detroit; Susan Demas buys "Inside Michigan Politics"; and the MSU football win over Indiana.

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City officials in East Lansing are asking citizens to look at “The Bigger Picture.”  That’s the name of East Lansing’s long-range comprehensive plan. The city will study its land usage to come up with the best strategies for residential and retail development.


Detroit Tigers fans are again wrapped up in the drama of October madness, as the Tigers pursue another American League pennant against the Red Sox. Author John Rosengren talks with Current State's Peter Whorf about how past and recent Detroit Tiger baseball teams have provided inspiration and unity for the Motor City during trying times.

Columnist Susan Demas takes over Capitol newsletter

Oct 14, 2013

There’s been a change at the top of an established Michigan political publication. Since he founded it in 1987, Bill Ballenger has been the publisher and editor of "Inside Michigan Politics."

Recapping a big weekend in Michigan sports

Oct 14, 2013
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Michigan State's football team put up big numbers on offense during Saturday's homecoming victory over Indiana. The Spartans next host Purdue. In baseball, the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox are tied a 1-1 in the American League Championship Series.