Current State

Current State #577 | July 16, 2015

Jul 16, 2015

Today on Current State: Lansing city council member Carol Wood discusses the idea of selling the Lansing Board of Water and Light; the 200th anniversary of Fort Mackinac; MSU professor Donna Rich Kaplowitz talks about race relations in America; using dogs to sniff out water pollution; and a preview of the Old Town ScrapFest in Lansing this weekend.

Current State #575 | July 14, 2015

Jul 14, 2015

Today on Current State: The state cuts ties with prison food vendor Aramark; Rep. Larry Inman's search for Amelia Earhart; some Lansing-area faith communities connect people with environmental stewardship; and the Civil War era First Michigan Colored Regiment.

Current State #574 | July 13, 2015

Jul 13, 2015

Today on Current State: The UAW opens contract talks with GM; the Spartan Virtual Choir unites voices in singing the MSU Fight Song; a Public Poetry Announcement features Richard Wilbur; the mating habits of Asian Carp; and a look at the Detroit Tigers at the season's midway point with Shawn Windsor of the Detroit Free Press.

Current State #573 | July 10, 2015

Jul 10, 2015

Today on Current State: Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon discusses tuition, sexual assaults on campus, and more; MSU cherry expert Amy Iezzoni on bringing strains from around the globe to Michigan; the Ingham County Land Bank is demolishing more than 200 blighted buildings; and Live Music Friday with Phil Denny.

Current State #572 | July 9, 2015

Jul 9, 2015

Today on Current State: The chairman of the Michigan Law Revision Commission, Richard McLellan, discusses revising references in state laws to "husband" and "wife" in light of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same sex marriage; a look at the Idlewild Music Festival; U.S. Army Chief of Public Affairs, Brigadier General Malcolm Frost; a new book on Asian Americans in Michigan; and a Public Poetry Announcement with Robert Gibb's “For the Chipmunk in My Yard."