Current State

Current State #856 | October 19, 2016

Oct 19, 2016

Today on Current State: Rep. Tom Barrett discusses his re-election bid; Neighbors in Action: Fostering Academics Mentoring Program (FAME) at MSU; and a Pop-Up Story from Dan Nuñez. Make your pledge during our fall fundraising campaign at (517) 353-5000 or at WKAR.org!


Current State #855 | October 18, 2016

Oct 18, 2016

Today on Current State: We discuss opioid abuse with Dr. Narasimha Gundamraj of Sparrow Health Systems in Lansing and George Long of Bloomfield Internal Medicine Associates in Bloomfield Hills; Caitlyn Dial of the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame tells us about the Hall's 2016 inductees; and James Clift of the Environmental Council explains their call for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to update environmental cleanup criteria. Make your pledge during our fall fundraising campaign at (517) 353-5000 or at WKAR.org!


Current State #854 | October 17, 2016

Oct 17, 2016

Today on Current State: Craig Mauger of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network at Emily Lawler of MLive discuss an investigation into political 527 accounts; a conversation with NPR's Shankar Vedantam about his Hidden Brain reports; and Current Sports host Al Martin breaks down the fourth straight loss for MSU football. Make your pledge during our fall fundraising campaign at (517) 353-5000 or at WKAR.org!


Current State #853 | October 14, 2016

Oct 14, 2016

Today on Current State: Theresa Abed discusses her bid to reclaim the 71st state House seat she lost to Tom Barrett two years ago; and Live Music Friday with The Springtails. Make your pledge during our fall fundraising campaign at (517) 353-5000 or at WKAR.org!


Current State #852 | October 13, 2016

Oct 13, 2016

Today on Current State: Attorney Mark Brewer and Keri Webber of Flint explain their case against Gov. Rick Snyder over taxpayer funding of water crisis legal fees; Suicide Prevention Month; Dr. Robert L. Green on his civil rights career; and a preview of the Opera Grand Rapids production of "Maria de Buenos Aires."


Current State #851 | October 12, 2016

Oct 12, 2016

Today on Current State: Meet a mid-Michigan Trump supporter and a Clinton voter in Divided State; DIY Halloween at How To Halloween; Neighbors in Action: MSU Safe Place and CARE; and musician Dominic Davis talks about playing on A Prairie Home Companion with Jack White on Saturday.


Current State #850 | October 11, 2016

Oct 11, 2016

Today on Current State: Michigan Department of Natural Resources director Keith Creagh discusses criticism of the DNR on containing the New Zealand mud snail in three state rivers; a talk with Susan Bandes about her book "Mid-Michigan Modern from Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie"; a talk with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker about campaigning in Michigan on behalf of Hillary Clinton; and new Happendance School leader Heather Vaughn-Southard.


Current State #849 | October 10, 2016

Oct 10, 2016

Today on Current State: Susan Demas and Kathy Hoekstra of the Two Chicks Speakers Bureau talk about last night's presidential debate and other election 2016 topics; Saturday's Dark Art Show and Party in Lansing; observing Indigenous People's Day rather than Columbus Day in East Lansing; and a look back at the MSU football loss to Brigham Young University and the Detroit Lions win over Philadelphia with Current Sports host Al  Martin.


Current State #848 | October 7, 2016

Oct 7, 2016

Today on Current State: Debbie Alexander of the Capital Area Transportation Authority responds to critics of CATA's Bus Rapid Transit plans; Michigan's modernist architecture movement; and Live Music Friday with Don Henry and Craig Carothers.


Current State #847 | October 6, 2016

Oct 6, 2016

Today on Current State: Ingham County Circuit Judge Bill Collette explains his opposition to the Bus Rapid Transit proposal of the Capital Area Transportation Authority; a National Manufacturing Day preview; Republican Cong. Mike Bishop talks about his campaign to hold the 8th district seat against Democratic challenger Suzanna Shkreli; and a look at this weekend's Flint Symphony Orchestra concert to open their 100th season.


Current Sports | 10/5/16 | #795

Oct 5, 2016
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Brad Ausmus, Detroit Tigers Offseason, MLB Playoffs, Cookie Johnson, Current State Special, and Odell Beckham Junior.


Current State #846 | October 5, 2016

Oct 5, 2016

Today on Current State: Gen. Mike McDaniel updates Flint's FAST Start program to replace lead-tainted pipes; Grand Rapids Art Prize finalists Casey Dixon and Gene Foulk discuss their entry "Invasive Species"; Neighbors in Action: Young Entrepreneurs Academy; and MSU researcher Bill Chopik explains how having a happy spouse can make you healthier.


Current State #845 | October 4, 2016

Oct 4, 2016

Today on Current State: Democrat Suzanna Shkreli joins us to talk about her bid to win the 8th congressional district seat held by Republican Mike Bishop; historian T.J. Stiles discusses Monroe native Gen. George Armstrong Custer; the invasive New Zealand Mud Snail is found in the Au Sable River; and harpist Rachel Brandwein returns to perform in Ann Arbor.


Current State #844 | October 3, 2016

Oct 3, 2016

Today on Current State: We talk with Detroit News columnist Daniel Howes about how ride sharing and self-driving cars might affect Michigan's auto industry; MSU researcher Dr. David Wartinger explains how roller coasters might help kidney stone patients; Cookie Johnson tells us about her new book on life with her husband, basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson; and Current Sports host Al Martin covers weekend losses for the Spartans, Lions and Tigers.


Current State #843 | September 30, 2016

Sep 30, 2016

Today on Current State: Our Great Lakes Month in Review for September with journalist and commentator Gary Wilson; state archaeologist Dean Anderson tells us about Michigan Archaeology Day; and Live Music Friday with Zach Pohl.


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