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Current State #231 | January 13, 2014

Jan 13, 2014

Today on Current State: Toronto's ice storm response; Failure:Lab; Spartan Marching Band director John Madden; and winter nature in Michigan.

Toronto's ice storm woes sound familiar

Jan 13, 2014
Flickr - photolific

On December 22nd, a powerful ice storm knocked out power to tens of thousands of customers, some for more than a week. Many people without electricity struggled get basic information and to get through to the municipally-owned power company to report outages. Some even took to social media to pick up the slack on their own. We’re not talking about the Lansing-area and Board of Water and Light. We’re talking about Toronto, which was hit by the same ice storm that wreaked havoc on us three weeks ago.

Failure:lab invites public to explore mistakes

Jan 13, 2014
Flickr - Rob Bowman

Imagine going up on stage and sharing  your greatest failure with the world. Many people would hesitate to tell such personal stories, but that’s what the creators of the event Failure:Lab are asking people to do.

http://music.msu.edu/

Before this month’s Rose Bowl victory, Michigan State University last appeared in Pasadena in 1988, one year before John Madden’s arrival at MSU.

Outdoor winter fun not far away

Jan 13, 2014
http://www.meridian.mi.us

The Great Lakes State celebrates our beautiful outdoors, and outdoor activities year-round.  Current State's Peter Whorf checked in late last week at Meridian Township’s Harris Nature Center to find out about upcoming events.