Current State

Current State #742 | April 12, 2016

Apr 12, 2016

Today on Current State: "Faces of Flint" visits a family trying to improve the public perception of the city in the aftermath of the water crisis; a look at the Wharton Center schedule for 2016-17; and a Pop-Up Story from WKAR's Al Martin.

Today on Current State: We begin our Faces of Flint series with rapper Mama Sol; physicist Brian Greene ahead of his MSU Science Festival keynote speech; oak wilt's effect on Michigan trees; and Current Sports host Al Martin on MSU spring football.

Today on Current State: a GVSU professor speaks on globalization; dark skies mean clear stargazing; hiring former inmates into the workforce and jazz guitarist Randy Napoleon.

Today on Current State: the Michigan Environmental Council's James Clift on Enbridge Line 5; the Durufle Requiem; MSU carves out national landscaping title; a review of "My Name is Lucy Barton," by Elizabeth Strout and the 150th anniversary of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Today on Current State: Michigan's economy impacts voter allegiance; an exhibit in Lansing highlights the education of Helen Keller; Gateway Youth Services and the A2SO performs Holst's "The Planets."

Today on Current State: the Detroit News' Nolan Finley on the fractured state of the GOP; helping trauma survivors through fashion; U-M study studies risks of oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac and the carillon at MSU's Beaumont Tower.

Today on Current State: an MSU study on soil-based lead in Flint; the Capital City Film Festival; brownfield redevelopment in mid-Michigan and MSU coach Tom Izzo makes the Hall of Fame.

Current State #735 | April 1, 2016

Apr 1, 2016

Today on Current State: State Sen. Goeff Hansen discusses legislation aimed at helping Detroit Public Schools; Lansing artist Julian Van Dyke; Ingham County Prosecutor candidate Billie Jo O'Berry; and Live Music Friday with Peter Harper of Harper and Midwest Kind, with Will Rideout.

Current State #734 | March 31, 2016

Mar 31, 2016

Today on Current State: We talk with Kathleen Gray of the Detroit Free Press and Zach Gorchow of Gongwer News for our April Month in Review; the 10th annual FestiFools in Ann Arbor this weekend; the East Lansing Sobriety Court; and a look ahead at the upcoming "Cello Plus" concerts.

Current State #733 | March 30, 2016

Mar 30, 2016

Today on Current State: The debate over LGBTQ guidelines for Michigan schools; MSU basketball legend Kelvin Torbert's new children's book; Neighbors in Action: Girls on the Run; and a preview of Ron Newman's Friday night jazz concert.

Current State #732 | March 29, 2016

Mar 29, 2016

Today on Current State: Michigan State University's work in Cuba; gardening with native plants; Gary Wilson discusses the Flint task force report on Great Lakes Month in Review; and the Riverwalk Theatre production of "Wait Until Dark."

Current State #731 | March 28, 2016

Mar 28, 2016

Today on Current State: Snyder administration spokesman Ari Adler talks about the Flint water crisis and Gov. Snyder's falling approval ratings; remembering Michigan-based author and poet Jim Harrison; Willow Run's conversion to a test site for driverless cars; and Detroit Free Press sportswriter Joe Rexrode leaves the state for a position at a newspaper in Nashville.

Current State #730 | March 25, 2016

Mar 25, 2016

Today on Current State: Tony Minghine of the Michigan Municipal League discusses state funding of local governments; a Pop-Up Story with Dave Dunckel; part two of our interview with actor Timothy Busfield; and Live Music Friday with Benny Bennack III.

Current State #729 | March 24, 2016

Mar 24, 2016

Today on Current State: Tonya Allen of the Skillman Foundation and MSU assistant professor Sarah Reckhow discuss the future of Detroit Public Schools; the Polish Easter art of Pysanky eggs; Charles Fishman, author of "The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water"; and MSU's first tiny house.

Current State #728 | March 23, 2016

Mar 23, 2016

Today on Current State: Eric Lacy of the Lansing State Journal discusses Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero's State of the City address; East Lansing native Timothy Busfield talks about his acting career; Neighbors in Action: House of Promise; and Williamston High School's Project HANDL, an electronic device that helps people with autism open their lockers.