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Radio Made in Michigan
11:23 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Current State #198 | November 8, 2013

Today on Current State: third grade reading standards; a Lansing Symphony Orchestra preview; MSU basketball; and the culture of hair.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:22 am
Fri November 8, 2013

State Rep. Abed on education: 'One size does not fit all'

Rep. Theresa Abed (D-Grand Ledge)
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The Michigan House Education Committee is looking over a controversial proposal that could hold back thousands of the state’s young learners. A measure introduced last week would require third-graders to repeat that year if they did not score “proficient” on the MEAP standardized test.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:19 am
Fri November 8, 2013

LSO concert features Mozart's 'Requiem'

LSO conductor Timothy Muffitt
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The Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s next concert is Saturday night at Wharton Center. Conductor Timothy Muffitt says he’s quite pleased with the lineup.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:17 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Spartans open season with eye toward Final Four

Coach Tom Izzo has assembled a team that many experts expect to compete for a championship.
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Another highly anticipated Michigan State basketball season tips off tonight.  The Spartans are ranked #2 in the country in the two major pre-season polls.  MSU opens against McNeese State tonight at the Breslin Center.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:14 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Exploring U.S. culture and identity through hair

Candacy Taylor
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Each year Americans spend billions on hair: curling it, dying it, and adding extensions. To achieve our ideal look, we turn to the sacred space that is the salon. Candacy Taylor, Archie Green award recipient at the American Folklife center, has traveled to salons around the U.S. since 2006.

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