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Radio Made in Michigan
11:39 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Current State #240 | January 24, 2014

Today on Current State: 8th district congressional candidate Ken Darga; Michigan Statehood Day marks D-Day with a former German prisoner of war; interactive exhibits at the Detroit Auto Show; live music with Matt Borghi and Mike Teager; and bonus auto show coverage on fixing up Cobo Arena.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:33 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Eighth District race attracts moderate Dem challenger to Rogers

Ken Darga (D) hopes to unseat GOP congressman Mike Rogers.
Credit www.darga4congress.com/

Incumbent U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers will have a Democratic opponent when he runs for re-election this November. Ken Darga has thrown his hat in the ring this year against Rogers in the solidly Republican 8th district.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:29 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Ex-German POW to share story at Statehood Day event

Ernst Floeter (left) was brought to Michigan shortly after his capture in the days following D-Day. Eric Perkins (right) invited Floeter to be part of the Michigan Historical Museum's Statehood Day events.
Credit Joe Linstroth/WKAR

On January 26th, 1837, Michigan was admitted as the 26th state to the Union. The Michigan Historical Museum is celebrating our state’s 177th birthday with its annual Michigan Statehood Day planned for tomorrow. The celebration is also centered around the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:23 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Detroit Auto Show offers family activities

At this 1963 Chevy Greenbriar van, you can create a short video which is turned into a flip book you can take with you.
Credit Peter Whorf/WKAR

The North American International Auto Show continues through this weekend at Cobo Center. Current State's Peter Whorf spoke with Chevrolet Auto Show Manager Micha Rawlings about some of the interactive exhibits available to auto show-goers.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:15 am
Fri January 24, 2014

East Lansing musicians explore ambient sounds

Matt Borghi (left) and Mike Teager
Credit Joe Linstroth/WKAR

Playing live all hour on Current State today are Matt Borghi on keyboards and Mike Teager on saxophone. The Lansing duo has a new album of their ambient music out called “Convocation.”

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Radio Made in Michigan
8:26 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Cobo refurb project turns the page

The atrium at Cobo Center. The curved space on the left is the former concert and basketball venue.
Credit www.cobocenter.com/

Did you ever go to a Detroit Pistons game when they played in Cobo Hall? Maybe you saw the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix or Bob Seger play there. If so, you’ll hardly recognize the place now.

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