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Radio Made in Michigan
5:56 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

At MSU, President Obama signs long-awaited Farm Bill

President Barack Obama signed the Farm Bill at MSU's McPhail Equine Performance Center on Feb. 7, 2014.
Credit WKAR/Kevin Lavery

President Barack Obama was in East Lansing on Friday to sign the Farm Bill--a major piece of federal legislation that will affect just about every American citizen in some way.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:20 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Current State #250 | February 7, 2014

Today on Current State: President Obama signs the Farm Bill at Michigan State University; TEDx Lansing; the sport of ringette; artificial intelligence; and live music with Root Doctor.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:13 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

President Obama to sign Farm Bill on MSU campus today

President Barack Obama will sign the Farm Bill today at Michigan State University.
Credit Flickr - Ethan Bloch

The 44th President will be in East Lansing today. Barack Obama will be at Michigan State University this afternoon to sign the federal Farm Bill. It's a long-awaited and sweeping law that will fundamentally change U.S. farm policy.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:12 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

TEDx Lansing to focus on education

The fourth TEDx Lansing will be held in the WKAR studios on Friday, February 28th.
Credit Flickr - Daniel J. Hogan

The idea for TED (Technology, Education, and Design) began in 1984 with a conference devoted to “ideas worth spreading”, and since then, hundreds of the talks have inspired observers around the world. Some of those talks can be heard on the “TED Radio Hour” on WKAR-AM 870, Sundays at 2 p.m.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:07 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Ann Arbor is home to nation's only ringette team

The Narwhal bench looks on as their teammates work to protect the net.
Emanuele Berry

With the Winter Olympics kicking off, many are looking forward to watching speed skating, skiing, and even the oddball darling: curling. But there’s one winter sport that won't be played in Sochi. In fact, it's difficult to find a game to watch anywhere in the U.S.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:00 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

When artificial intelligence suggests a dystopian future

With the increasing intelligence of machines, there is a growing concern that they will no longer require directions from humans in order to function.
Credit Flickr - chiarashine

In the 2014 Oscar nominated film “Her,” a writer falls for his highly advanced operating system. The film is rosy compared to typical Hollywood movies about Artificial Intelligence like "Terminator" or "I-Robot". These films depict violent clashes between technology and humanity. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:50 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

With new album, Lansing's Root Doctor gains accolades, international air-play

Root Doctor members from left to right: Mike Skory, James Williams, Bill Malone, and Freddie Cunningham.
Credit Joe Linstroth

Today's live music guest is Root Doctor, a Lansing-based band that plays a mix of classic soul, R&B, traditional blues, and some inspired original material. Hear Freddie Cunningham on vocals, Mike Skory on the keyboard, James Williams playing bass, and Bill Malone on guitar.

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