Current State

Current State #871 | November 10, 2016

Nov 10, 2016

Today on Current State: Holt High School students react to the election results; dancer-choreographer Billy Bell; Post-Traumatic Stress is examined in new MSU-produced documentary film; and a preview of the Spanish flair of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra's upcoming concert.

Current State #870 | November 9, 2016

Nov 9, 2016

Today on Current State: Election 2016 analysis with Susan Demas of Inside Michigan Politics and Kyle Melinn of MIRS; a preview of this weekend's Women in the Arts Festival; Neighbors in Action: MSU Student Parent Resource Center; and the Lansing Art Gallery exhibits works by local artists for the holiday shopping season.

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 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!