This week on Current State: Mickey Hirten of Lansing City Pulse; a Poet Laureate for Lansing; BWL tree trimming; a Black History Month look at innovation; the Michigan Film and Digital Media office; reconstructive surgery on a disfigured dog; distracted driving; hydropower; and Anat Cohen.
Lansing as a sanctuary city, NIA St. Vincent Catholic Charities Refugee Services, Super Bowl ads, human organ trafficking, 75mph speed limit, Off the Record at 45, nursing mother rooms, NSF grant for STEM degrees.
This week on Current State: WKAR-TV's new 24/7 children's programming channel; Sarah Chang and the Prague Philharmonic come to East Lansing; GM's car sharing project, Maven; WLNS-TV news anchor Jane Aldrich leaves the anchor desk; and live music with the Arlene McDaniel Quartet.
Today on Current State: Retiring Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth; Allan Ross of the Lansing City Pulse discusses Lansing's restaurant scene; Neighbors in Action: Mother Teresa House of Lansing; and reporter Carol Cain describes her recent ride in a driverless car.
Today on Current State: A new program in Pinckney Community Schools aims to teach high schoolers about cyber security; bluegrass legend Joe Newberry performs in Lansing; Great Lakes Year in Review with reporter Gary Wilson; and WKAR's Jamie Paisley watches movies for 24 straight hours at Butt-Numb-A-Thon.
Today on Current State: A $10-million gift to the MSU College of Engineering will fund the study of evolution in action; Kevin Massey of the cast of "A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder," at the Wharton Center this week; Lansing Board of Water and Light General Manager Dick Peffley tells us about replacing the last lead water service line in their system this week; and Current Sports host Al Martin discusses another Detroit Lions victory.
Today on Current State: State Rep. Sam Singh discusses proposals being considered by the lame duck legislature; the Festival of Trees at Lansing's Turner-Dodge House; and Live Music Friday with Twyla Birdsong.
Today on Current State: We discuss holiday season grief with Lansing Area Hospice counselor Rev. Kris Abbey and a woman approaching the first anniversary of her husband's death; the Christmas tree business with Mel Koelling of Tannenbaum Farms; coats that convert into sleeping bags for homeless people in Detroit; and a preview of this weekend's Lansing Symphony Holiday Pops concert.
Today on Current State: Mike Nystrom of the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association discusses the state's multi-billion dollar infrastructure needs; remembering Charlotte's Pearl Harbor Hero Francis Flaherty; Neighbors in Action: Islamic Center of East Lansing; and the story of how former Michigan football player Marc Ramirez improved his health with a change in diet.
Today on Current State: New CEO of Capital Region International Airport Wayne Sieloff; Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center violist Paul Neubauer discusses their upcoming East Lansing concert; an update on replacing lead water pipes in Flint with Gen. Michael McDaniel of that city's Fast Start Program; and author Dale Anderson talks about his book on the 1967 national champion MSU wrestling team.