Current State

Current State #578 | July 17, 2015

Jul 17, 2015

Today on Current State: New Michigan Department of Corrections Director Heidi Washington; building the world's largest Rube Goldberg contraption in Detroit; how extreme weather events influence how people think about the issue of climate change; and Live Music Friday with Brian Lorente.

Current State #577 | July 16, 2015

Jul 16, 2015

Today on Current State: Lansing city council member Carol Wood discusses the idea of selling the Lansing Board of Water and Light; the 200th anniversary of Fort Mackinac; MSU professor Donna Rich Kaplowitz talks about race relations in America; using dogs to sniff out water pollution; and a preview of the Old Town ScrapFest in Lansing this weekend.

Current State #575 | July 14, 2015

Jul 14, 2015

Today on Current State: The state cuts ties with prison food vendor Aramark; Rep. Larry Inman's search for Amelia Earhart; some Lansing-area faith communities connect people with environmental stewardship; and the Civil War era First Michigan Colored Regiment.

Current State #574 | July 13, 2015

Jul 13, 2015

Today on Current State: The UAW opens contract talks with GM; the Spartan Virtual Choir unites voices in singing the MSU Fight Song; a Public Poetry Announcement features Richard Wilbur; the mating habits of Asian Carp; and a look at the Detroit Tigers at the season's midway point with Shawn Windsor of the Detroit Free Press.

Current State #573 | July 10, 2015

Jul 10, 2015

Today on Current State: Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon discusses tuition, sexual assaults on campus, and more; MSU cherry expert Amy Iezzoni on bringing strains from around the globe to Michigan; the Ingham County Land Bank is demolishing more than 200 blighted buildings; and Live Music Friday with Phil Denny.