Current State

Current State #651 | November 18, 2015

Nov 18, 2015

Today on Current State: Efforts in Lansing to attract particle accelerator businesses; Lansing rapper Ozay Moore, recently named one of the top 20 Christian rap music artists of all time; Neighbors in Action: Homeless Angels; Lansing's new River City MRKT; and our Geography Awareness Week conversations continue with the chairman of MSU's Department of Geography, Alan Arbogast.

Current State #650 | November 17, 2015

Nov 17, 2015

Today on Current State: Retired Detroit Institute of Arts Director Graham Beal discusses his work helping MSU search for a new director of the Broad Art Museum; Sen. Rick Jones and Dr. Majid Katranji discuss Gov. Snyder's decision to suspend plans to allow Syrian refugees in Michigan; MSU associate professor Meredith Gore on fighting the illegal wildlife trade; and we mark Geography Awareness Week with space shuttle astronaut Roberta Bondar.

Current State #649 | November 16, 2015

Nov 16, 2015

Today on Current State: Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope discusses his plan to redraw polling site boundaries; the MSU Opera Theatre production of "A Room with a View"; Lansing area projects hope to boost access to solar energy; Current Sports host Al Martin talks about MSU football; and we mark Geography Awareness Week with MSU professor Joe Darden.

Current State #648 | November 13, 2015

Nov 13, 2015

Today on Current State: Rich Robinson of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network on the state's transparency and accountability failing grand from the Center for Public Integrity; remembering the Pigs vs. the Freaks football games in East Lansing; WKAR remembers retiring "Morning Edition" host Melissa Benmark; and Live Music Friday with Kate Peterson.

Current State #647 | November 12, 2015

Nov 12, 2015

Today on Current State: Rob Stephenson of the Ingham Intermediate School District talks about the state's new science education standards; a preview of Saturday's ambitious halftime show at the MSU-Maryland football game; outgoing East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett; Scott D. Southard reviews the new John Irving novel "Avenue of Mysteries"; and the Flint Symphony performs Mahler's "Ninth Symphony."