Current State #181 | October 17, 2013

Oct 17, 2013

Today on Current State: Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum on gay marriage; state Rep. Andy Schor on year-round schooling; the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame; Johnny Mathis; and observing Kristallnacht in Eaton Rapids.


Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriages remains in place. Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman chose to hold a trial in February in the case in which a lesbian couple from Hazel Park is seeking to overturn the state’s laws that prohibit same-sex couples from marrying and entering into joint adoptions.

Lansing State Rep. Andy Schor pursues school reforms

Oct 17, 2013

Rep. Andy Schor is in his first term representing Michigan’s 68th House District.  The Lansing Democrat recently introduced two bills involving schooling in the state.

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Tonight, the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in Lansing will induct six new nominees to its ranks.  Two are high-profile women from Lansing.

Eaton Rapids student project commemorates Holocaust

Oct 17, 2013
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On  November 9 and 10, 1938, Nazi soldiers ransacked Jewish homes, synagogues and hospitals across Germany and parts of Austria.  The event 75 years ago came to be known as “Kristallnacht”, the night of broken glass. Historians widely view it as the beginning of the Holocaust.

Crooner Johnny Mathis looks back on five-decade career

Oct 17, 2013

Singing legend Johnny Mathis comes to MSU's Wharton Center tonight. His career began at age 19 and has spanned decades’ worth of popular favorites.