Today on Current State: Lansing City Pulse reporter Todd Heywood recounts the story of being assaulted in his home, possibly targeted because he is gay; author R.J. Fox discusses his book "Love and Vodka"; Neighbors in Action: Thunder on the Grand; and MSU climatologist Jeff Andresen considers the Michigan summer of 2016.
Today on Current State: The first service held by Lansing's new First Cannabis Church of Logic and Reason; the Grand Rapids Art Museum's "Mirror Memory" photography exhibit; Great Lakes Month in Review with journalist Gary Wilson; a Pop-Up Story from Sarah Kwilinski; and Meridian Concert Band maestro Maestro Carolyn Sherill retires.
Today on Current State: Dr. Margaret Crocco and Sonya Gunnings-Moton of the MSU College of Education discuss uncertified teachers in Detroit schools; touring the Detroit home of author Amy Haimerl, who writes about her major refurbishing project in "Detroit Hustle"; Lansing City Attorney appointee Jim Smiertka; and golfboarding in Michigan.
Today on Current State: Sen. John Proos discusses legislation aimed at modernizing Michigan's criminal justice system; WKAR's new Morning Edition host, Brooke Allen, explores Lansing; and Live Music Friday with the Corey Kendrick Trio.
Today on Current State: We discuss the lawsuit filed by Attorney General Bill Schuette against two companies over their roles in the Flint water crisis with Michigan Special Assistant Attorney General Noah Hall and Jonathan Oosting of the Detroit News; Michigan school superintendent Brian Whiston on the next steps in relaunching the Detroit Public Schools; and a preview of this weekend's JuneGrass Bluegrass Festival.
Today on Current State: We examine yesterday's decision by Great Lakes governors to allow the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin to get its water supply from Lake Michigan; peregrine falcons on the rebound in Michigan cities; Neighbors in Action: Helping Women Period; and the historic life of Michigan native Merze Tate.
Today on Current State: the Lansing City Pulse' Mickey Hirten on placemaking; a hot summer for Michigan; summer stock at the Barn Theater; the phenomenon of 'trophic cascades;' and our latest Pop-Up Story.
Today on Current State: Lansing city council member Carol Wood discusses a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; choosing the official state Christmas tree; research into using scrap rubber from tires in road construction; and Current Sports host Al Martin talks about the NBA Finals. Brooke Allen fills in for host Mark Bashore.
Today on Current State: Ingham County Prosecutor candidate Thomas English; a preview of a new exhibit of works by artist Joseph Raffael at the Flint Institute of Arts; and Live Music Friday with The Pat Zalenka Project.
Today on Current State: Ann Arbor Google employee Jimmy Ramirez discusses his hopes of covering the Democratic National Convention for Fuse TV; the Lansing Bike Party; Refugee Awareness Week in Lansing; and a preview of summer classical music festivals around the state.
Today on Current State: a report finds thousands of eligible Michigan children are not accessing summer meal programs; the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City; the Lansing Area AIDS Network and a huge metal bird lands on the MSU campus.
Today on Current State: Remembering long-time MSU hockey coach and athletics director Ron Mason; the usonian homes of Kalamazoo County; protecting Michigan's moose population; and the Lansing Art Gallery's new Pop Up Art installation.
Today on Current State: Lead remediation efforts in Michigan; a wacky summer reading promotional video from the library in Livonia gets national attention; East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas and Eric Scorsone of the city's Financial Health Review team; and Current Sports host Al Martin discusses the recent deaths of sports icons Muhammad Ali and Gordie Howe and today's news that legendary MSU hockey coach Ron Mason has died.
Today on Current State: Peter McAvoy of the Compact Implementation Coalition discusses his opposition to Waukesha, Wisconsin's plan to divert water from Lake Michigan; Paint Nite in Lansing; and Live Music Friday with Wally Pleasant.