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Radio Made in Michigan
11:50 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Current State #264 | February 27, 2014

Today on Current State: this month in review; a review of Jim Harrison's latest book; and Voices of Experience with Rabbi Morton Hoffman.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:45 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Month in Review: February's biggest news stories

Skubick, Pluta, and Ballenger discuss Michigan same-sex marriage ban going on trial in Detroit, early skirmishes over the state budget, snow removal, and more.
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We’re so eager to get February behind us, we’ve scheduled Current State’s “Month in Review” on the next-to-last day of the month. Joining Current State to review the month’s top Michigan news stories are state capital correspondent and guest host Tim Skubick, Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network and Bill Ballenger of the ‘Inside Michigan Politics’ newsletter.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:37 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Book Review: Jim Harrison's 'Brown Dog: Novellas'

Southard says the character Brown Dog is representative of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
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In Michigan one of the things we all accept are the supposed differences between the Upper Peninsula and the Lower Peninsula. The stereotypes haunt the residents of both regions: rural versus urban; those who are stressed versus those who are relaxed; those happy with money versus those happy in long underwear.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:32 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Voices of Experience: Rabbi Morton Hoffman of East Lansing's Shaarey Zedek Congregation

Rabbi Morton Hoffman says there's now a pattern of intermarriage between Jewish individuals and people from other religions, or even with no religion at all.
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We all know people in our community who we feel are extraordinary for their memorable life experiences or their sacrifices.  Maybe for their success or their service, and for the insights that result from those experiences.

Getting better acquainted with extraordinary people is the focus of Current State’s ongoing series, Voices of Experience.

Rabbi Morton Hoffman was the head of Congregation Shaarey Zedek from 1983 until 2000, and then again for a few years until 2003 when he re-retired.

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