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Current State #192 | October 31, 2013

Oct 31, 2013

Today on Current State: October's biggest stories in review; Comet ISON; the history of werewolves in Michigan; and a review of "The Halloween Tree".

Month in Review: October’s biggest stories

Oct 31, 2013
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Events in Detroit have dominated a lot of Michigan news in October, most noticeably the city’s bankruptcy trial.  That has not been enough however to overshadow the race for mayor and city council in Detroit.

Approaching Comet ISON may be visible to naked eye

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Between now and the end of the year, a rare treat will be streaking across the sky. Astronomers and amateur star-gazers alike are awaiting in anticipation for Comet ISON, which many are predicting will be bright enough to be seen with the naked eye.

Ah-oo, werewolves of … Michigan?

Oct 31, 2013
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Each month Current State Weekend host Emanuele Berry sits down with historian David Votta to rediscover forgotten bits of Michigan’s history. Votta is the Community Engagement Librarian at the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services.  This month they decided to discuss the history of werewolves in Michigan.

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Christmas has "A Christmas Carol", "It’s a Wonderful Life", "Miracle on 34th Street", Halloween has… Yes, Halloween has a collection of monsters stolen from black-and-white horror movies and a long history with witches and the like, but when it comes to an actual story, a fable to be brought out each year with the pumpkins, the holiday is sadly lacking.