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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today on Current State: Early childhood education in Michigan; singer-songwriter John Gorka; the lingering impact of the 1973 PBB disaster in Michigan; and the MSU Department of Theatre's "Theatre2Film" project.
Today on Current State: WILX-TV meteorologist Darrin Rockcole with a snowstorm update; East Lansing tops America's college football towns; Lansing's director of Public Service Chad Gamble on the city's snow removal efforts; listening to the Beatles through headphones; and Al Martin on MSU men's basketball and the Super Bowl.
Today on Current State: Counting Lansing's homeless population; Eric and Nancy Schertzing look back at his campaign for Congress; the Hmong people of Michigan; and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra celebrates the birthday of Mozart.
Today on Current State: Teacher preparation in Michigan; the cast of "Master Harold...and The Boys" comes to MSU's Wharton Center; the January Great Lakes Month in Review; the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra plays Wagner; and Michigan utility workers head to the northeast for blizzard duty.
Today on Current State: two views on school choice in Michigan; actor John Rubenstein on his original role as "Pippin" and his new role as King Charlemagne; Eric and Nancy Schertzing on their family decision behind his congressional bid and the Spartans men's basketball squad struggles to regain their mojo.
Today on Current State: UAW Local 6000 legislative liaison Ray Holman on the proposed merger of the state Departments of Human Services and Community Health; stem cell research at UM; the Detroit Auto Show exhibit of a 3D printed car and a look at the new Cadillacs; and Live Music Friday with Rev. Robert Jones.
Today on Current State: Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wrigglesworth announces he won't run for another term in 2016; human trafficking; the transformation of Cobo Center in Detroit; guided imagery; and Scott D. Southard reviews Elizabeth Dutton's "Driftwood".
Today on Current State: State Senators Rick Jones and Jim Ananich consider Gov. Snyder's State of the State address; Neighbors in Action: Greater Lansing 100 Women Who Care; electric cars at the Detroit Auto Show; and "brownwashing": companies that downplay their environmental record.
Today on Current State: The Michigan State of the State survey; Startup Grind Lansing; the possible impact of prescription drugs getting into the Great Lakes; and Buick's display at the Detroit Auto Show.
Today on Current State: Freedom Rider Henry Thomas; a Voices of Experience conversation with Mordechai "Max" Kreinin; Michigan's newest U.S. Senator, Gary Peters; and an essay from Sandra Seaton on civil rights in America.
Today on Current State: Michigan's declining school enrollment; new trucks at the Detroit Auto Show; Ingham County Board of Commissioners Chairman Brian McGrain; and the possible discovery of the Le Griffon shipwreck.
Today on Current State: The Lansing Board of Water and Light ousts General Manager Peter Lark; Lansing's Potter Park Zoo has two new gray wolves; Cong. Mike Bishop; Neighbors in Action: MSU's Fostering Academics, Mentoring Excellence program; and remembering Rev. Michael Murphy.
Today on Current State: Lansing Board of Water and Light general manager Peter Lark is at risk of losing his job; the Michigan Supreme Court hears oral arguments on whether the right-to-work law applies to state employees; the University of Michigan Energy Institute takes a look at the future of renewable energy in Michigan; the history of prominent Kalamazoo cartoonist, writer, and socialist politician Guy Lockwood; and violinist Johnny Gandelsman on his performance featuring J.S. Bach's entire catalog of violin solos.
Today on Current State: We talk with new Speaker of the Michigan House Kevin Cotter; a preview of tonight's college football championship game; the campaign opposing a ballot proposal to raise the state sales tax to fund road repairs; the oppostion to legislation that would restrict the state’s Department of Natural Resources from considering biodiversity when managing state land; and another Desert Island Download with Judi Brown Clarke of the Lansing City Council.
Today on Current State: MSU's updated sexual harassment policy; a preview of Saturday's Lansing Symphony Orchestra concert; an energy efficiency project unites Michigan Energy Options and MSU students; and some top Michigan concerts for 2015.
Today on Current State: Michigan's job prospects for 2015; a new history book on downtown Ann Arbor; Neighbors in Action with D.A.N.C.E, Inc. of Lansing; how long will winter last; and Lansing's John Smoltz is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Today on Current State: The suspicion-based drug testing of people on public assistance in Michigan; regulating the storage and disposal of coal ash; the historical story of Merze Tate; and Lansing's new comedy club at Tripper's.
Today on Current State: The upcoming vote on funding road repairs in Michigan; breast milk banks; "Station Eleven" author Emily St. John Mandel; and "Current Sports" host Al Martin on the Detroit Lions playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys.