Current State

Current State #469 | February 3, 2015

Feb 3, 2015

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.

Current State #468 | February 2, 2015

Feb 2, 2015

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.

Current State #467 | January 30, 2015

Jan 30, 2015

Today on Current State: January Month in Review; a new falcon at the Board of Water and Light’s Eckert Power Station; and Live Music Friday with Sally Potter.

Current State #466 | January 29, 2015

Jan 29, 2015

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.

Current State #465 | January 28, 2015

Jan 28, 2015

Today on Current State: Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero prepares for this week's State of the City address; documentarian Candacy Taylor; Neighbors in Action: the Tuesday Toolmen; and pickleball.

Current State #464 | January 27, 2015

Jan 27, 2015

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.

Current State #463 | January 26, 2015

Jan 26, 2015

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.

Current State #462 | January 23, 2015

Jan 23, 2015

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.

Current State #461 | January 22, 2015

Jan 22, 2015

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".

Current State #460 | January 21, 2015

Jan 21, 2015

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.

Current State #459 | January 20, 2015

Jan 20, 2015

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.

Current State #458 | January 19, 2015

Jan 19, 2015

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.

Current State #457 | January 16, 2015

Jan 16, 2015

Today on Current State: State Rep. Andy Schor; did arrythmia influence Beethoven's work?; the Islamic Center of East Lansing's new Imam, Sohail Chaudhry; and Live Music Friday with Ray Kamalay.

Current State #456 | January 15, 2015

Jan 15, 2015

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.

Current State #455 | January 14, 2015

Jan 14, 2015

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.

Current State #454 | January 13, 2015

Jan 13, 2015

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.  

Current State #453 | January 12, 2015

Jan 12, 2015

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.

Current State #452 | January 9, 2015

Jan 9, 2015

Today on Current State: Michigan's switch to the SAT; "Downton Abbey" composer John Lunn; fighting blight in Lansing; and Live Music Friday with guitarist Chris Rollins.

Current State #451 | January 8, 2015

Jan 8, 2015

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.

Current State #450 | January 7, 2015

Jan 7, 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.

Current State #449 | January 6, 2015

Jan 6, 2015

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.

Current State #448 | January 5, 2015

Jan 5, 2015

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.

Current State #447 | December 24, 2014

Dec 24, 2014

Today on Current State: An exit interview with U.S. Senator Carl Levin; book reviewer Scott D. Southard considers "My True Love Gave To Me"; Michigan's Christmas tree industry; and Neighbors in Action: the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

Current State #446 | December 23, 2014

Dec 23, 2014

Today on Current State: We mark the first anniversary of last year's ice storm and Lansing Board of Water and Light power outages; the link between domestic violence during pregnancy and infant trauma; the Great Lakes year in review; and the 200th anniversary of the end of the War of 1812.

Current State #445 | December 22, 2014

Dec 22, 2014

Today on Current State: Juveniles serving life sentences in Michigan; an update on wolves, moose and more in the state; outgoing Michigan Supreme Court Justice Michael Cavanaugh; and the Detroit Lions are heading to the NFL playoffs.

Current State #444 | December 19, 2014

Dec 19, 2014

Today on Current State: A wrap-up of the state legislature's lame duck session; the power needs of MSU's FRIB project; East Lansing tennis great Todd Martin now leads the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum; and Live Music Friday with Three Men and a Tenor.

Current State #443 | December 18, 2014

Dec 18, 2014

Today on Current State: The Religious Freedom Restoration Act; Lansing attorney Richard McLellan on normalizing relations with Cuba; the controversy over religious displays at the state capitol; and a preview of the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Current State #442 | December 17, 2014

Dec 17, 2014

Today on Current State: Gov. Snyder discusses lame duck issues; a look at the competing plans to fund road repairs in Michigan; Neighbors in Action with the Southside Community Kitchen; and the invasive faucet snail.

Current State #441 | December 16, 2014

Dec 16, 2014

Today on Current State: Remembering TV newsman Bill Bonds; a look ahead to next year's contract talks between the United Auto Workers union and the domestic carmakers; a new project connects watersheds with green infrastructure; and a Profiles conversation with Lansing Symphony Orchestra maestro Timothy Muffitt.

Current State #440 | December 15, 2014

Dec 15, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan's vaccination rates; charity fraud; the "Women of Vision" exhibition at the Cranbrook Institute of Science; and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's "Symphony in D" project.