Current State

Current State #869 | November 7, 2016

Nov 7, 2016

Today on Current State: Detroit News pollster Richard Czuba goes over the numbers on the day before Election Day; the Peppermint Creek Theatre Company production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Disgraced"; MSU is hosting two fathers of sons kidnapped in Mexico; and Current Sports host Al Martin on the Lions dramatic win at Minnesota.


Current State #868 | November 4, 2016

Nov 4, 2016

Today on Current State: Students at Holt High School learn about the election with debates, rallies and more; the Lansing Lugnuts install new stadium turf; and Live Music Friday with Ryan Shadbolt and The Weathermen.


Current State #867 | November 3, 2016

Nov 3, 2016

Today on Current State: A prison inmate and a former inmate talk about the election and voting; the Greater Lansing Food Bank's shifting needs as the holidays approach; MSU law professor Brian Kalt explains the "Zone of Death" in Yellowstone Park, where crimes could go unpunished; and a preview of the Lansing Symphony's upcoming performance of Beethoven's "9th Symphony."


Current State #866 | November 2, 2016

Nov 2, 2016

Today on Current State: League of Women Voters of Michigan officials for the Lansing area join us to talk about voter education initiatives; a conversation with Dave Perkins, one of the Michigan men who recently adopted one of the puppies discovered during a bachelor party trip to Tennessee; for Neighbors in Action today, the Capital Area Literacy Coalition; and a look at the availability of IT jobs in mid-Michigan.


Current State #865 | November 1, 2016

Nov 1, 2016

Today on Current State: A pair of Native Americans at MSU discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline protest at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation; "Love Letters to Michigan" author Christine Lasek; Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor fills us in on efforts to clean up the city's groundwater; and an upcoming Broad Art Museum exhibit imagines the Ireland of 2116.


Today on Current State: October Month in Review; the East Lansing Film Festival; a possible new Indian reservation in Michigan and a re-cap of the MSU v. U-M rivalry game.

Current State #863 | October 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016

Today on Current State: We talk with disillusioned voters as election day approaches; author Jack Ebling on "The Perfect :10," his book about the shocking ending to last year's MSU-Michigan football game; local actors revive "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at Studio C in Okemos; and Live Music Friday with Alex Mendenall.


Current State #862 | October 27, 2016

Oct 27, 2016

Today on Current State: Tony Minghine of the Michigan Municipal League discusses their call to change how the state shares revenues with cities and other local governments; we talk with  Josh Evans of Lelands.com about auctioning a baseball autographed by Henry Ford; Genesys Health System efforts to spot human trafficking in emergency rooms; and the Audio Air Force prepares to present "Dracula" in Lansing.


October 26, 2016 | Current State Full Episode

Oct 26, 2016

Meridian Township treasurer candidates, author Kevin P. Keefe on Pere Marquette locomotive, Lansing's Northwest Initiative, British choral master Dr. Martin Neary.


Current State #860 | October 25, 2016

Oct 25, 2016

Today on Current State: Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope and Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum discuss plans for this year's election; Divided State hears from a Trump voter and a Clinton backer; local Cubs fan Tim Zeko on his devotion to the team as the World Series opens; Great Lakes Month in Review with reporter-commentator Gary Wilson; and a Pop-Up Story from Ana Holguin.


Current State #859 | October 24, 2016

Oct 24, 2016

Today on Current State: A look at the race for Sheriff in Eaton County, where incumbent Tom Reich and challenger Fred McPhail are dealing with personal issues on the campaign trail; MSU alum Jessica Lipowski discusses her book "Flavors of Life"; MSU officials weigh in on the latest campus sexual assault statistics; and Current Sports host Al Martin looks back at the MSU football loss at Maryland and the Detroit Lions victory over Washington.


Current State #858 | October 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016

Today on Current State: Cheyna Roth of the Michigan Public Radio Network fills us in on legislation to pay for infrastructure work in Flint and the race for Michigan Supreme Court; high school teacher Darren Silvester explains his classroom explorations of an abandoned cemetery; and Live Music Friday with Taylor Taylor.


Current State #857 | October 20, 2016

Oct 20, 2016

Today on Current State: University of Detroit professor Mike Bernacchi explores the marketing of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton; a preview of the musical "Temple" coming to MSU this week; and Motown Museum CEO Robin Terry tells us about their $50-million expansion plans. Make your pledge during our fall fundraising campaign at (517) 353-5000 or at WKAR.org!


Current State #856 | October 19, 2016

Oct 19, 2016

Today on Current State: Rep. Tom Barrett discusses his re-election bid; Neighbors in Action: Fostering Academics Mentoring Program (FAME) at MSU; and a Pop-Up Story from Dan Nuñez. Make your pledge during our fall fundraising campaign at (517) 353-5000 or at WKAR.org!


Current State #855 | October 18, 2016

Oct 18, 2016

Today on Current State: We discuss opioid abuse with Dr. Narasimha Gundamraj of Sparrow Health Systems in Lansing and George Long of Bloomfield Internal Medicine Associates in Bloomfield Hills; Caitlyn Dial of the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame tells us about the Hall's 2016 inductees; and James Clift of the Environmental Council explains their call for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to update environmental cleanup criteria. Make your pledge during our fall fundraising campaign at (517) 353-5000 or at WKAR.org!


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