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.
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.
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.