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Radio Made in Michigan
12:09 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Current State #207 | November 22, 2013

Today on Current State: Michigan eliminates some administrative rules; a Port Lansing update; Impossible2Possible; the MSU Opera Theatre presentation of "The Magic Flute"; remembering JFK; and Silver Bells in the City.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:08 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

New state agency nullifies more than 1,500 rules

Landscape architecture is one example of deregulation in Michigan.
Credit Flickr - GreatOaksLandscapeMI

Michigan’s catalog of administrative rules, thousands of which help regulate safety and professional standards in industries across the state, has gotten thinner lately.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:05 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Niowave docks at Port Lansing

Port Lansing is located near Capital Region International Airport.
Credit http://portlansing.com/

This week, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation authorized a $3-million loan to Lansing-based Niowave, Incorporated.  The particle acceleration company will leverage the funds to build a $200-million medical isotope production facility near the Capital Region International Airport. It’s planning its expansion around Port Lansing, the international logistics hub that’s been sprouting up around the airport over the last few years.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:04 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

In Peru, MSU student runs a marathon a day to inspire kids

Abbie Newton and her fellow youth ambassadors ran multiple marathons during their time in Peru.
Credit Courtesy/Abbie Newton

One sophomore at Michigan State University spent the last two weeks in Peru on an expedition through rainforests and mountains, with the organization Impossible 2 Possible.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:01 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

MSU Opera presents 'The Magic Flute'

MSU Director of Orchestras Kevin Noe.
Credit http://music.msu.edu/

The Michigan State University Opera Theatre is presenting Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” starting Friday night in the newly renovated Fairchild Theatre.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

On 50th anniversary, recollections of JFK assassination

President John F. Kennedy at his desk in the Oval Office, 1962.
Credit http://www.jfklibrary.org/

Fifty years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. If you were alive on November 22, 1963, you remember where you were when you heard the news.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:54 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Audio postcard: Lansing preps for 'Silver Bells'

Fireworks light the sky over last year's Silver Bells in the City celebration.
Credit Flickr - anthonares

On this weekend before Thanksgiving, Lansing is again preparing to host its largest public outdoor event of the year.  This is the 29th year for “Silver Bells in the City,” which features music, crafts and an electric light parade through the city’s downtown.

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