Current State #203 | November 18, 2013

Nov 18, 2013

Today on Current State: campaign finance changes in Michigan; perennial grain research; new Shiawassee County business incubator; and remembering the wreck of the Carl D. Bradley.

State senate bill protects 'dark money,' stirs debate

Nov 18, 2013
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Last Thursday, Senate Republicans rushed through a bill that would alter campaign finance rules in Michigan. The changes include doubling the limits nearly across the board on campaign contributions.

MSU to study viability of 'perennial grains' in Africa

Nov 18, 2013

Hunger and malnourishment have plagued parts of Africa for generations. And nearly as long as the problem has existed, scientists have been looking for solutions to the vexing complexities surrounding mass hunger.

Shiawassee County gets its first business incubator

Nov 18, 2013
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Start up companies between the Lansing and Flint metro areas have a new resource to help them get off the ground.  Baker College in Owosso is the site of a new business incubator known as the “REV” Center.


The sinking of the SS Carl D. Bradley claimed the lives of 33 crewmembers on Lake Michigan. The Bradley wreck doesn’t get talked about as much as the Edmund Fitzgerald does, but it is a story worth remembering.