Current State #236 | January 20, 2014

Jan 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.

Chevy takes top prizes at this year's NAIAS

Jan 20, 2014
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.

Auto industry eyes shifting transportation priorities

Jan 20, 2014
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.

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.

Project to map local civil rights history

Jan 20, 2014

"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.

New documentary chronicles the making of the Broad

Jan 20, 2014
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.

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.