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Current State #238 | January 22, 2014

Jan 22, 2014

Today on Current State: controversial remarks by prominent Michigan Republicans; Village Summit; energy in developing countries; and selling Cadillacs overseas.

Detroit News' Finley on Agema, Patterson fallout

Jan 22, 2014
WKAR

The response to comments by Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema of Michigan has intensified in recent days. Agema’s remarks critical of gays and Muslims triggered rebukes from across the political spectrum and has especially embarrassed his fellow Republicans.

Neighbors in Action: Village Summit

Jan 22, 2014
www.villagesummit.org/

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 Village Summit, a grassroots community center for youth located in Lansing’s Fabulous Acres neighborhood.

Ann Arbor non-profit brings technology to world's poor

Jan 22, 2014
Scott Pohl/WKAR

More than a billion people around the world live without access to electricity. The lack of energy is a huge barrier to economic growth in developing countries.

Global markets key for Cadillac's success

Jan 22, 2014
Scott Pohl/WKAR

International sales are crucial to Cadillac’s success. Two popular Cadillac models are built in Lansing at the Grand River Assembly Plant. The ATS won the North American Car of the Year Award last year, and the CTS was a finalist for the award this year.