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Radio Made in Michigan
12:17 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Current State #236 | January 20, 2014

Today on Current State: the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and Chevy's sweep of the Car and Truck of the Year Awards; young people and cars; MSU's Project 60/50; Sites of Conscience; and a Broad Art Museum documentary airs on WKAR-TV.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:13 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Chevy takes top prizes at this year's NAIAS

The Chevrolet Silverado was named North American Truck of the Year last week at the Detroit Auto Show.
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

The North American International Auto Show is underway at Cobo Center in Detroit. Hundreds of thousands of people will visit the show to see the latest cars, trucks, and prototypes.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:10 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Auto industry eyes shifting transportation priorities

Some millenials are putting off the decision to buy a car.
Credit Flickr - vpickering

Michigan’s surging auto industry is front and center this week at the Detroit Auto Show, but young Americans may be a shrinking part of the hoopla.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:09 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Project 60/50 kicks off year-long human rights conversation

This year marks the anniversary of two crucial moments in our country’s long history of inequality. Sixty years ago, the Supreme Court handed out its landmark decision in Brown versus the Topeka Board of Education, which effectively ended legal segregation of our nation’s public schools. And 50 years ago this year, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:08 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Project to map local civil rights history

The MSU Museum's Marsha McDowell is working on a project to identify local sites associated with human rights.
Credit museum.msu.edu/

"Today, human rights are under attack in many parts of the world. But there is a pathway to building a just, humane, and peaceful future: The power of the past." That's how the organization Sites of Conscience explains its mission on its website.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:05 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

New documentary chronicles the making of the Broad

The angular lines of the Broad Art Museum are embraced by some and disliked by others.
Credit Kurt Stepnitz

Just over a year has passed since Michigan State University opened the Broad Art Museum. Through its design phase, construction and opening, the angular structure has been embraced by some and detested by others, while bringing worldwide attention to MSU.

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Radio Made in Michigan
9:25 am
Mon January 20, 2014

See the cars and trucks at the North American International Auto Show

The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe will be built in Lansing.
Scott Pohl/WKAR

The North American International Auto Show is open to the public at Cobo Center in Detroit through Sunday. Here are just a few of the cars and trucks on display.

Hear Current State's coverage of the Detroit car show all this week.