Current State

Current State #788 | June 23, 2016

Jun 23, 2016

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.

Current State #787 | June 22, 2016

Jun 22, 2016

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.

Current State #786 | June 21, 2016

Jun 21, 2016

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.

Current State #785 | June 20, 2016

Jun 20, 2016

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.

Current State #784 | June 17, 2016

Jun 17, 2016

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.

Current State #783 | June 16, 2016

Jun 16, 2016

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.

Current State #782 | June 15, 2016

Jun 15, 2016

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.

Current State #781 | June 14, 2016

Jun 14, 2016

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.

Current State #780 | June 13, 2016

Jun 13, 2016

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.

Current State #778 | June 9, 2016

Jun 9, 2016

Today on Current State: Ingham County Prosecutor candidate Carol Siemon; 150 years of Vernor's in Michigan; MSU's new supercomputer; and the Strike Percussion Ensemble of Caledonia.

Pop-Up Stories: Putting Down Roots

Jun 8, 2016
Pop-Up Stories
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Wed. Jun. 29 at 5:30pm at the Allen Market Place |  Have you ever picked up and moved to make a home in a new place? Or stayed put because you’ve felt a sense of belonging? 

Current State #777 | June 8, 2016

Jun 8, 2016

Today on Current State: MI Legalize chairman Jeff Hank discusses the Bureau of Elections ruling keeping a proposal to legalize marijuana in Michigan off the ballot; Michigan author Doc Fletcher's book connecting kayaking and midwest baseball; Neighbors in Action: Helping Hands Respite Care; and MSU music professor Richard Sherman's new CD.

Current State #776 | June 7, 2016

Jun 7, 2016

Today on Current State: State Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. discusses his legislation to prevent registered sex offenders from counseling assault victims or children; Michigan in the Civil War; defending the effort to divert Lake Michigan water for use in the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin; and Shakespeare in the Arb in Ann Arbor.

Current State #775 | June 6, 2016

Jun 6, 2016

Today on Current State: State Sen. Tom Leonard discusses the plan to rescue public schools in Detroit; a Turner-Dodge House program will show works of art made out of books; using sound to assess the health of the environment; and Michigan remembers Muhammad Ali.