Current State #213 | December 4, 2013

Dec 4, 2013

Today on Current State: the Detroit bankruptcy ruling; the Old Newsboys; new Jackson mayor Jason Smith; and MSU's femtosecond microscope.

Detroit's officially bankrupt, what's next?

Dec 4, 2013
Flickr - James Marvin Phelps

Yesterday, after months of speculation, the most pressing question hanging over the city of Detroit was answered.  Following nine days of hearings, Federal Judge Stephen Rhodes declared that the beleaguered city is indeed eligible for Chapter Nine bankruptcy protection.

Neighbors in Action: Old Newsboys

Dec 4, 2013

It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today, we feature the Old Newsboys.

New Jackson mayor, age 31, outlines agenda

Dec 4, 2013

Jackson has a new mayor. Jason Smith has been sworn into office. He replaced Martin Griffin, whom he defeated in the November election.

At MSU, it's goodbye NY minute, hello femtosecond

Dec 4, 2013
WKAR/Kevin Lavery

The self-destruction of the comet ISON captured the public imagination last week, as it passed between our planet and the sun.  The mystery of outer space has enthralled humanity for centuries.  Now, Michigan State University is taking a giant leap into inner space.