Current State

Current State #774 | June 3, 2016

Jun 3, 2016

Today on Current State: Foes of CATA's Bus Rapid Transit plan express concerns about traffic; a college prep program for disadvantaged students in East Lansing graduates its first class; and Live Music Friday with The Appleseed Collective.

Current State #773 | June 2, 2016

Jun 2, 2016

Today on Current State: We talk with Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network from the Mackinac Policy Conference; futurist Brian David Johnson; Ingham County Register of Deeds Derrick Quinney; a Pop-Up Story on the theme of "The Birds and the Bees" by Dedria Humphries Barker; and a preview of this weekend's Midwest Banjo Camp in Olivet.

Current State #772 | June 1, 2016

Jun 1, 2016

Today on Current State: Deb Alexander of CATA discusses the proposed Bus Rapid Transit line from downtown Lansing to Meridian Township; Lawrence Goldstone, author of “Drive! Henry Ford, George Selden and the Race to invent the Auto Age"; Neighbors in Action: Cristo Rey; a visit to the Clare Welcome Center; and Lansing's Go Green Trikes delivery service.

Current State #771 | May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016

Today on Current State: Our Month in Review for May, with Bill Ballenger of The Ballenger Report and Jonathan Oosting of the Detroit News; Ann Arbor writer Roger LeLeivre recalls his time as a cargo ship porter on the Great Lakes in 1973; the Great Lakes Month in Review with Gary Wilson; and "RENT" comes to Lansing's Riverwalk Theatre.

Current State #770 | May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016

Today on Current State: East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows; incoming Broad Art Museum director Marc-Olivier Wahler; retaining young talent in Lansing; and food products made with insects.

Current State #769 | May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016

Today on Current State: Lansing's 65 cold case murders; the urban nesting habits of peregrine falcons in Michigan; Neighbors in Action: ePIFanyNow; and a Lake Superior Circle Tour.

Current State #768 | May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016

Today on Current State: Ingham County prosecutor candidate Patrick O'Keefe; a Pop-Up Story from Ben Pineda on how he met his wife; Friends of Park Lake president Judith Gardi; and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd.

Current State #767 | May 18, 2016

May 18, 2016

Today on Current State: Political analysts Susan Demas and Kathy Hoekstra discuss their new venture, the Two Chicks Speakers Bureau; a visit to the MSU Surplus Store to see the abundance of items left behind by departing students; Neighbors in Action examines a proposal to house refugees in MSU's Spartan Village apartments; and maestro Timothy Muffitt previews the upcoming Lansing Symphony Orchestra season.

Current State #766 | May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016

Today on Current State: MSU entomologist Dr. Michael Kaufman discusses the threat the Zika virus could pose to Michigan; a visit to the Nokomis Learning Center; Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pan Lindeman explains the felling of trees at the site of the Red Cedar Renaissance project; and "Bridges of Madison County" composer Jason Robert Brown.

Current State #765 | May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016

Today on Current State: Former state Sen. Gretchen Whitmer discusses her appointment as interim Ingham County Prosecutor; Carol Edmunds has a Pop-Up Story on running a restaurant in downtown Lansing; Kevin Lavery accompanies plumbers working on homes in Flint; Scott D. Southard reviews “Miller’s Valley” by Anna Quindlen; and Current Sports host Al Martin discusses Big Ten Conference softball.

Current State #764 | May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016

Today on Current State: Leading Michigan Republicans Saul Anuzis and Jeff Timmer discuss presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump; this weekend's reunion of the E.W. Sparrow School of Nursing; and Live Music Friday with Sunny Wilkinson and Ron Newman.

Current State #763 | May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016

Today on Current State: Author Alice Dreger discusses this week's changes to sex education in East Lansing schools; a Mighty Uke Day VI preview; research into solving cold case murders; and the all-female Sistrum chorus celebrates 30 years with a concert.

Current State #762 | May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016

Today on Current State: The Michigan Board of Education considers LGBT rights; Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber; Neighbors in Action: The Listening Ear; and author Daniel Waugh discusses his book on Detroit's notorious Purple Gang.

Current State #761 | May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016

Today on Current State: Barbara Levine of the Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending discusses prison reform legislation; remembering Mark "The Bird" Fidrych 40 years after his Detroit Tigers debut; ReLeaf Michigan's tree planting efforts; and the 100th season of the Flint Symphony Orchestra.

Current State #760 | May 9, 2016

May 9, 2016

Today on Current State: Lansing city councilmember Kathie Dunbar discusses her decision to vote against hiring an outside attorney to probe the city's seperation agreement with former city attorney Janene McIntyre; the Purple Rose Theatre production of "Gaps in the Fossil Record"; Ingham County prosecutor candidate Brian Jackson; and Current Sports host Al Martin on the Kentucky Derby and the Tigers losing streak.