Current State Weekend

Shooter captures hoops across America

Jan 14, 2014
Robin Layton


  A new book of photography explores the pastime of basketball at its most basic level - the hoop. The book  “hoop: the american dream” is filled with pictures of baskets from around the U.S.. The books creator, photographer Robin Layton, captures hoops nailed to trees, beneath highway underpasses, and the childhood baskets of various basketball stars. Current State’s Emanuele Berry spoke with Layton about creating the book.


MSU professor captures a 'different' Cuba

Nov 4, 2013
Mark Sullivan


When many people think of Cuba, they look to the past. Images of Fidel Castro, revolution and the Cuban Missile Crisis are what most associate with the island republic.  On a recent trip, an MSU professor captured a different picture of the Cuba. Mark Sullivan is an associate professor of music composition at Michigan State University. His photo exhibit “Cuba: First Times Never Come Again,” opens tonight. The photos will be on display in the innovation space at MSUglobal Knowledge and Learning Innovations, Nisbet Building. 



The Bard Owls talk new album and folk music

Jul 22, 2013
Emanuele Berry

The loss of folk music in the face of popular music is happening worldwide, yet there are still young musicians who find their way into the genre. The East Lansing based band The Bard Owls is composed mostly of college students and recent graduates. They play old time folk music, as well as original songs. We sat down with the group to discuss their upcoming album “No Tracks.”



MSU Museum invites public to build exhibit

May 28, 2013
Courtesy of MSU


  The MSU Museum used social media to help build its new exhibit VOICE. The exhibit focuses on the words sing, roar, cry, whisper, persuade, and converse.


Each word has its own display filled with items and selected by the public. WKAR's Emanuele Berry stopped by VOICE to speak with MSU Museum Education Specialist and Assistant Curator of Folk Arts, Mary Worral.