Current State

Radio Made in Michigan
11:35 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Current State #415 | November 5, 2014

Today on Current State: A recap of Tuesday's election results; violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg; Neighbors in Action with the bicycle repair operation Kids Repair Program; and Charlotte's new Andromeda Community Theatre.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:05 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Current State #414 | November 4, 2014

Today on Current State: The Lansing Board of Water and Light appoints an Emergency Operations Manager; Michigan's water infrastructure; passenger rail service from Detroit to Chicago; and the Republican party's history in Jackson.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:33 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Current State #413 | November 3, 2014

Today on Current State: Reaction to the recent viral video about street harassment of women; our new Desert Island Download segment; the mechanics of running an election; part two of our trip to the Michigan Historical Center's "Conceived in Liberty" exhibition; and a visit to a Michigan soybean farm at harvest time.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:28 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Current State #412 | October 31, 2014

Today on Current State: Our Month in Review for October examines next week's election; an exhibition of contemporary art from China at the Broad Art Museum; and Live Music Friday with Adrian and Meredith.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:15 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Current State #411 | October 30, 2014

Today on Current State: Third party candidates for office in Michigan; a Lansing Symphony Orchestra preview; salmon in Michigan; ghost hunters at MSU; and a book review of "Frankenstein".

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:14 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Current State #410 | October 29, 2014

Today on Current State: a look at GM expansions; a preview of the East Lansing Film Festival; Neighbors in Action looks at Peckham, Incorporated; and a Halloween look at really big pumpkins.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:01 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Current State #409 | October 28, 2014

Today on Current State: Our ELECTION 2014 coverage continues with a conversation with 8th district Democratic congressional candidate Eric Schertzing; our Great Lakes Month in Review examines rising lake levels; two contemporary inductees into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame; and a robotics team at Stockbridge High School looks for lost World War II aircraft.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:30 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Current State #408 | October 27, 2014

Today on Current State: Our ELECTION 2014 coverage continues with a conversation with 8th district Republican congressional candidate Mike Bishop; how yoga might help combat veterans; documentary filmmaker Darryl Roberts; and a recap of the Michigan State-Michigan football game.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:52 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Current State #407 | October 24, 2014

Today on Current State: Our Election 2014 coverage continues with Republican AG Bill Schuette; an MSU study linking energy and cancer research; MSU's top-ranked women's cross country team; and the Lansing Area Unionized Spectacle.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:03 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Current State #406 | October 23, 2014

Today on Current State: the local opiate drug abuse problem; the Lansing Community College Board of Trustees election; a possible link between vitamin D deficiency and suicide; and a visit to a new Civil War exhibit at the Michigan Historical Center.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:13 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Current State #404 | October 21, 2014

Today on Current State: The Lansing area prepares for Ebola; Upper Peninsula residents face the replacement of an aging power plant; gay and divorced Catholics; and the return of the Whig party.

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Radio Made in Michigan
9:16 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Current State #403 | October 20, 2014

Today on Current State: Lansing City Pulse associate editor Mickey Hirten on local elections; the Detroit Free Press' Joe Rexrode re-caps the MSU victory over Indiana; the value of video games in the classroom and new technology at MSU's Abrams Planetarium.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:27 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Current State #401 | October 16, 2014

Today on Current State: checking the claims on education spending in Michigan; the Building Detroit program; a look at the duties of the MSU Board of Trustees; and book reviewer Scott D. Southard considers a biography of Harper Lee.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:28 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Current State #400 | October 15, 2014

Today on Current State: Former Ingham County Commissioner Mark Grebner on the importance of local elections; an MSU-educated engineer works on a project to contain contaminated water at the Fukushima nuclear power plant; Neighbors in Action: the REACH Studio Art Center; and Soup Grant Lansing’s first anniversary.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:21 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Current State #399 | October 14, 2014

Today on Current State: A look at the U.S. Supreme Court session; an Asian carp update; a profile of transgender law student Cadence Custin; and Current State says farewell to producer Joe Linstroth.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:10 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Farewell, Current State producer Joe Linstroth

Joe Linstroth
Credit WKAR

Current State bids a reluctant but fond farewell today to the founding producer of our program. Joe Linstroth returns to his Ann Arbor alma mater as he leaves WKAR for a position at the University of Michigan's public radio station.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:03 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Current State #398 | October 13, 2014

Today on Current State: a recap of last night's town hall debate between Gov. Rick Snyder and challenger Mark Schauer; a talk with Patricia Schultz, author of “The New 1,000 Places to See Before You Die”; juvenile justice reform in Michigan; and a candidate forum that will be led by young people.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:14 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Current State #397 | October 10, 2014

Today on Current State: ArtPrize finalist Henry Brimmer; part two of our conversation with Michigan Supreme Court justices Robert Young and Bridget McCormack; and our Live Music Friday guest is Jon Brooks.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:30 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Current State #396 | October 9, 2014

Today on Current State: Bridge magazine's "The Smartest Kids" series; Hall-of-Fame auctioneer Bill Sheridan; and a preview of Saturday's Lansing Symphony Orchestra concert.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:36 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Current State #395 | October 8, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan League of Women Voters president Susan Smith; Neighbors in Action: the Michigan Parkinson Foundation; and legendary musician Allen Toussaint.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:46 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Current State #394 | October 7, 2014

Today on Current State: Lansing Maker Week; the use of drones in agriculture; and the importance of early intervention in mental illness.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:38 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Current State #393 | October 6, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan Supreme Court justices Bob Young and Bridget McCormack; a look at industry-funded research; and images of the Magna Carta on display in Ann Arbor.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:21 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Current State #392 | October 2, 2014

Today on Current State: Colonel Michael Bloomfield, an astronaut from Michigan; Michigan communities like Grand Haven are planning for how climate change might impact their futures; and Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:57 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Current State #391 | October 1, 2014

Today on Current State: a look at the Great Lakes becoming a transportation corridor for crude oil; we meet some MSU students who’ve made a Bollywood-style movie; and our Neighbors in Action segment this week is with The Davies Project, which provides transportation to families with kids facing serious illnesses. Our guest host today is Scott  Westerman of the MSU Alumni Association.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:21 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Current State #390 | September 30, 2014

Today on Current State: Today on Current State: Our monthly review of Michigan's top news stories; a Great Lakes month in review look at a mayor's summit on water resources at the EPA's update to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative; and a copyright case involving Sherlock Holmes. Our guest host today is Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:47 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Current State #389 | September 29, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan opts out of paying higher home heating subsidies; we learn about the East Lansing Public Library’s new maker spaces; and a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson prior to her East Lansing visit this week.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:06 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Current State #388 | September 25, 2014

Today on Current State: keeping low-income college students in school long enough to graduate; National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen Garcia; local transportation needs; the Emerson Quartet; and for Banned Books Week, a review of Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn".

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:45 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Current State #387 | September 24, 2014

Today on Current State: state superintendent of schools Mike Flanagan; the 50th birthday of the downtown Lansing branch of the Capital Area District Library; chemical castration; and Neighbors in Action: Lansing's City Rescue Mission. Today's guest host is Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:04 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Current State #386 | September 23, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan's "OK2SAY" program aims to prevent violence; tailgating culture; an update on wolf hunting in Michigan; and we launch our new Profiles series with MSU Supply Chain Management assistant professor Hakan Yildiz. Sue Carter is the guest host.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:16 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Current State #385 | September 22, 2014

Today on Current State: the MSU Safe Place; recent college graduates and international volunteering; rare blood cancers; and a preview of the MSU Symphony's 2014-15 season.

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