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Radio Made in Michigan
3:53 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Current State #189 | October 28, 2013

Today on Current State: Governor Rick Snyder testifies at Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial; MSU's Fairchild Theater's new acoustic system; futurist Daniel Burrus and a mid-Michigan man's connection to the 1938 radio classic "The War of the Worlds."

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:53 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Detroit bankruptcy trial reveals new details, Snyder set to testify

Governor Rick Snyder is set to testify about Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility.
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Detroit’s ‘bankruptcy eligibility’ trial enters its fourth day today, with Governor Rick Snyder scheduled to testify.

  

So far, federal judge Steven Rhodes has heard municipal finance experts as well as Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr claim that the city’s Chapter 9 filing in July was the only option left to address major cash flow problems and billions in long term debt.

 

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:53 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Re-engineered Fairchild Theater debuts new acoustics

The Fairchild Theater at Michigan State University has recently undergone a major acoustic overhaul.
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Michigan State University's Fairchild Theater recently underwent a major renovation and re-opens next Monday night.  Current State's Peter Whorf speaks with MSU College of Music staff and students about the transformation.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:52 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Futurist Daniel Burrus: 'Skip your biggest problem'

Futurist Daniel Burrus is a keynote speaker at Thursday's "CEO Summit" in Detroit.
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Thirty years ago, Daniel Burrus iced his reputation as a futurist and trend watcher when he accurately forecast a surprising array of largely unheard-of technology.

Daniel Burrus is also an app-creator and author of six books, including the best-seller Flash Foresight and Technotrends.  He's a keynote speaker at this Thursday's "CEO Summit" in Detroit.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:52 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Local researcher adds to legend of Welles' 'War of the Worlds' broadcast

Orson Welles directed and starred in the CBS Mercury Theater production of H.G. Wells' 'The War of the Worlds.' The broadcast on October 30, 1938 instilled panic in untold numbers of listeners across the U.S.
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Seventy-five years ago, radios across America crackled to the sound of an ominous revelation.

Actor and director Orson Welles led the nation through a chilling tale of a Martian invasion of Earth.

The radio broadcast was, of course, just a story.  But “The War of the Worlds” on October 30, 1938 set off a wave of panic and became an American cultural touchstone.  Now, there’s a new connection to the old legend.

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