Current State #233 | January 15, 2014

Jan 15, 2014

Today on Current State: U.S. Senator Carl Levin; an FRIB update; Ingham County housing; the Capitol Area Literacy Coalition; and WKAR-TV's 60th birthday.


Host Mark Bashore spoke with U.S. Senator Carl Levin about a variety of topics today on Current State. They began with a look at yesterday’s failure to hammer out an extension of benefits for over a million long-term unemployed Americans.


This week we learned that the new appropriations bill drafted in the U-S Senate includes $55-million to continue the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) project at Michigan State University. The project will feature a large particle collider that smashes subatomic matter together to create elements that scientists say are the building blocks of the universe as we know it.

Hertel Jr. talks housing and Senate

Jan 15, 2014

Ingham County officials have announced good news about the area’s housing market. Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel Jr. reported that home sales last year were up and that foreclosures were down.

Neighbors in Action: Capitol Area Literacy Coalition

Jan 15, 2014

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 Capitol Area Literacy Coalition.

WKAR-TV celebrates 60 years

Jan 15, 2014

Our television colleagues here at WKAR are celebrating a milestone today. Six decades ago today, WKAR-TV went on the air.