Current State

Current State #501 | March 23, 2015

Mar 23, 2015

Today on Current State: Efforts to boost mental health care in two northern Michigan counties; the "Great Girls" of Michigan history; teaching winning campaign strategies to political newcomers; Spike Lee movie art collaborator Art Sims; and the MSU men's basketball team advances in the NCAA tournament.

Current State #500 | March 20, 2015

Mar 20, 2015

Today on Current State: The story of an Afghan interpreter seeking American citizenship with the help of Purple Heart awardee William Milzarski; a new art gallery displays works by young people in Lansing; an MSU chemist researches a natural compound that could help in the fight against Alzheimer's disease; a Lansing museum exhibition honors military women; and Live Music Friday with Randy Napoleon.

Current State #499 | March 19, 2015

Mar 19, 2015

Today on Current State: Gov. Snyder's creation of the Michigan Agency for Energy; author Jacqueline Woodson; John Schneider's visit to Cuba; classical music from the Dali Quartet and the Ann Arbor Symphony; and MSU hockey heads into the B1G tournament.

Current State #498 | March 18, 2015

Mar 18, 2015

Today on Current State: State Rep. Jeremy Moss; Neighbors in Action: Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan; the retirement of a pro football rookie reopens concerns about concussions; a Colorectal Cancer Awareness Week event in Ann Arbor; and Scott D. Southard reviews "Bird Box" by Josh Malerman.

Current State #497 | March 17, 2015

Mar 17, 2015

Today on Current State: How Ingham County could be impacted by the Obamacare case now before the U.S. Supreme Court; new Lansing State Journal columnist Judy Putnam; how artificial fertilizers might be affecting the nitrogen cycle; and the Grand Rapids Bach Festival.

Current State #495 | March 12, 2015

Mar 12, 2015

Today on Current State: Cuts to adult education funding in Michigan; a Department of Natural Resources survey on the well-being of frogs and toads; Michigan Film Office Director Jenell Leonard; and Monday's MSU music faculty concert with the music of Ravel.

Current State #494 | March 11, 2015

Mar 11, 2015

Today on Current State: Fighting attacks on state of Michigan computers; the Michigan music scene with Anne Erickson of the Lansing State Journal; Neighbors in Action: the Red Cross; previewing the Big Ten Conference men's basketball tournament and March Madness; and the effort to get small farmers to fight big agriculture.

Current State #493 | March 10, 2015

Mar 10, 2015

Today on Current State: Efforts to prevent Ferguson-like disturbances in Michigan; Michigan products head to South by Southwest; the Michigan Seafood Summit; and an MSU retiree prepares to hike the Continental Divide for charity.

Current State #492 | March 6, 2015

Mar 6, 2015

Today on Current State: A dispute over a proposed charter school in Brighton leads to an arrest; the Michigan roots of the office cubicle; riding bicycles on a frozen Lake Superior; and Live Music Friday with Hatchet Man and The Frog.

Current State #491 | March 5, 2015

Mar 5, 2015

Today on Current State: Michigan's future energy needs; incivility in social media; a Lansing program to make homes healthier and more energy efficient; a preview of Saturday's LSO concert; and Scott D. Southard reviews Emma Hooper's "Etta and Otto and Russell and James".

Current State #490 | March 4, 2015

Mar 4, 2015

Today on Current State: State Sen. Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge); a preview of tonight's TEDxMSU; Neighbors in Action: Autism Spectrum Partners Providing Instruction, Recreation, and Enrichment (ASPPIRE); and jazz guitarist Peter Bernstein.

Current State #489 | March 3, 2015

Mar 3, 2015

Today on Current State: A ride on a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker; Chinese advertising art comes to MSU; the possible threat posed by microplastics; and kids helping adults improve their English language skills in Okemos.

Current State #488 | March 2, 2015

Mar 2, 2015

Today on Current State: The recent FCC ruling on net neutrality; a preview of this week's Suren Bagratuni concert with Ralph Votapek; part two of our "Voices of Experience" conversation with former Cong. Joe Schwarz; and Detroit News sportswriter Lynn Henning on the Detroit Tigers in spring training.

Current State #487 | February 27, 2015

Feb 27, 2015

Today on Current State: Our state government Month in Review; the Winter Beer Festival in Grand Rapids; a plan to buy much of the town of Hell, Michigan; and Live Music Friday with the Zodiac Trio.

Current State #486 | February 26, 2015

Feb 26, 2015

Today on Current State: Voices of Experience with former Cong. Joe Schwarz; a possible passenger rail service from Ann Arbor to Traverse City; farmers discuss road funding and other issues; and collegiate hookup culture.

Current State #485 | February 25, 2015

Feb 25, 2015

Today on Current State: Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann on the Red Cedar Golf Course development; Neighbors in Action: Arts Council of Greater Lansing; a Rwandan genocide survivor visits Fowler; and growing orchids.

Current State #484 | February 24, 2015

Feb 24, 2015

Today on Current State: a U-M survey asks local officials about road funding; a tour of "The Runway" in downtown Lansing; our Great Lakes Month in Review and the novel "Station Eleven" is a Great Michigan Read winner.

Current State #483 | February 23, 2015

Feb 23, 2015

Today on Current State: MSU Assistant Dean Vincent Delgado takes on a new role as Lansing city councilor; the life of pioneering African American scholar Merze Tate; the Michigan GOP's new chairwoman; a new University of Michigan report looks at options for regulating fracking; and Detroit Free Press reporter Joe Rexrode checks in about this weekend's Spartan victory in men's basketball. 

Current State #482 | February 20, 2015

Feb 20, 2015

Today on Current State: Attracting more particle acceleration companies to Lansing; building a site for the interment of burial ashes on the MSU campus; the 50th anniversary of the Malcolm X assassination; and Live Music Friday with saxophonist Vincent Bowens.

Current State #481 | February 19, 2015

Feb 19, 2015

Today on Current State: The new Kids Count report on child well-being in Michigan; a Spartan Stampede preview; a report on state revenue sharing; the MSU Department of Theatre stages "Macbeth"; and Scott D. Southard's book review of "The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man" by W. Bruce Cameron.

Current State #480 | February 18, 2015

Feb 18, 2015

Today on Current State: A federal judge strikes down President Obama's executive orders on immigration and deportation; a preview of the Thursday MSU Concert Band and Concert Orchestra concert; State Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. on student debt legislation; and Neighbors in Action: Sixty Plus.

Current State #479 | February 17, 2015

Feb 17, 2015

Today on Current State: Carmine Polombo of the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments on Michigan's multi-million dollar investment in idle rail cars; MSU's new film studies degree program; climate engineering; and East Lansing author Susan Froetschel on her new novel “Allure of Deceit”.

Current State #477 | February 13, 2015

Feb 13, 2015

Today on Current State: The possible link between "Fifty Shades of Grey" and domestic abuse; "I Love Lucy On Stage" at the Wharton Center; students from Stockbridge study marine biology underwater in Florida; Rodney Whitaker on tonight's Professors of Jazz concert; and a return to the "Conceived in Liberty" exhibit at the Michigan Historical Center.

Current State #476 | February 12, 2015

Feb 12, 2015

Today on Current State: Two members of the state House Appropriations committee, Sam Singh and Earl Poleski, respond to Gov. Snyder's budget plan; sled dog races in Michigan; Harry Belafonte; and the Michigan music scene with Anne Erickson of the Lansing State Journal.

Current State #475 | February 11, 2015

Feb 11, 2015

Today on Current State: Other states may be models for Michigan veterans services; Mr. Right vs. Mr. Right Now; State Rep. Gretchen Driskell's bid to unseat Cong. Tim Walberg; and Neighbors in Action: Bikers for Books.

Current State #474 | February 10, 2015

Feb 10, 2015

Today on Current State: Training the next generation of farmers at the MSU Organic Farm; National Geographic Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg; Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council Executive Director Jeremy Orr; and the online classic rock radio station Okemos Brewing Company.

Current State #473 | February 9, 2015

Feb 9, 2015

Today on Current State: Health officials push for higher measles vaccination rates; a new photo exhibit at the MSU Museum explores China; a Michigan native and Navy Seal veteran remembers "American Sniper" Chris Kyle; and MSU composers draw inspiration from local poets.

Current State #472 | February 6, 2015

Feb 6, 2015

Today on Current State: Sen. Debbie Stabenow; the MSU Symphony performs the Mahler Third Symphony; Cong. John Lewis returns to East Lansing to talk about civil rights; and Live Music Friday with Betty Joplin.

Current State #471 | February 5, 2015

Feb 5, 2015

Today on Current State: The increase in venture capital flowing into Michigan; an MSU researcher helps discover new bird species; obstacles to advanced energy in Michigan; when cholera struck Detroit; and book reviewer Scott D. Southard reviews Stephen King's latest novel.

Current State #470 | February 4, 2015

Feb 4, 2015

Today on Current State: A new study compares health outcomes for women and children with abortion restrictions in Michigan; an MSU School of Journalism project assigns students to cover local religious institutions; the Michigan Senior Olympics; and Neighbors in Action with the Crosswalk Teen Center of Charlotte.