Current State

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.

Current State #439 | December 12, 2014

Dec 12, 2014

Today on Current State: State Representative Sam Singh and Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network on the lame duck legislative session; Oakland Press sportswriter Paula Pasche on her Detroit Lions history book; the environmental impact of the food we eat; and Live Music Friday with John Dale Smith.

Current State #438 | December 11, 2014

Dec 11, 2014

Today on Current State: The Michigan Department of Transportation's draft of a five-year transportation plan; the local music scene with Anne Erickson of the Lansing State Journal; a proposal to bar local communities from negotiating with developers over wages; and the South American psychotropic drug ayahuasca.

Current State #437 | December 10, 2014

Dec 10, 2014

Today on Current State: Police-community relations in Lansing; the New York Philharmonic's new residency partnership with the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor; and our Neighbors in Action segment this week is with the Capital Area Down Syndrome Association.

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The selection of newspaper columnist George Will to speak to MSU graduates this weekend is drawing the ire of students angered by his position on campus sexual assaults.

Current State #436 | December 9, 2014

Dec 9, 2014

Today on Current State: A charter school advocate responds to a report critical of Michigan charter school authorizers; the U.S. Supreme Court considers a challenge to rules on mercury emissions; and the opera "William Tell" comes to Ann Arbor.

Current State #435 | December 8, 2014

Dec 8, 2014

Today on Current State: An update on federal oversight of Michigan's child welfare system; retailers in Michigan seek sales tax fairness; and a preview of tonight's Arts Chorale of Greater Lansing concert.

Current State #434 | December 5, 2014

Dec 5, 2014

Today on Current State: Ingham County experiments with police body cameras; snowboarding's Michigan history; the reliability of energy resources in rural Michigan; and Live Music Friday with Lansing-based saxophonist Phil Denny.

Current State #433 | December 4, 2014

Dec 4, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan Supreme Court Justice-elect Richard Bernstein; placing Lansing's homeless in permanent housing; a Michigan teacher working to preserve indigenous language; a preview of this weekend's "Home for the Holidays" concert; and a book reviewer of "We Are Not Ourselves" by Matthew Thomas.

Current State #432 | December 3, 2014

Dec 3, 2014

Today on Current State: State lawmakers consider road funding and LGBT rights during the lame duck session; cataloging plant life at the MSU Herbarium; MSU research into better stroke outcomes; and Neighbors in Action: Tori Saves Christmas.
 

Current State #431 | December 2, 2014

Dec 2, 2014

Today on Current State: A post-election poll is topped by jobs and roads; new Lansing Board of Water and Light emergency operations manager Trent Atkins looks to the winter ahead; an exhibition at the Michigan Historical Center examines post-Civil War commerce; the emerald ash borer attacks a new species of tree; and how climate change might affect Michigan shorelines.

Current State #430 | December 1, 2014

Dec 1, 2014

Today on Current State: A family from Guatemala hopes to stay in East Lansing amid immigration confusion; World AIDS Day; changing diets in urban Africa; and MSU football looks ahead to the bowl game season.

Current State #429 | November 26, 2014

Nov 26, 2014

Today on Current State: Our November Month in Review; Neighbors in Action: the MSU Student Food Bank; and a cranberry glaze recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey.

Current State #428 | November 24, 2014

Nov 24, 2014

Today on Current State: MSU's national championship women's cross country team; doctors and drug companies; Great Lakes Month in Review; the Williamston Theatre's 50th show; and WKAR says farewell to music host Mark Schwitzgoebel.

Current State #427 | November 21, 2014

Nov 21, 2014

Today on Current State: State Representative-elect Tom Barrett; tonight's concert with the MSU Symphony Orchestra and the MSU Jazz Orchestra I; church services in a bar; and Live Music Friday with Melissa Greener.

Current State #426 | November 20, 2014

Nov 20, 2014

Today on Current State: Closing Michigan's manufacturing skills gap; Cadillac unveils a new Lansing-built model in LA; Stevie Wonder performs "Songs in the Key of Life"; expanding services to at-risk children; and amateur rocketeers plan to launch a port-a-potty. 

Current State #425 | November 19, 2014

Nov 19, 2014

Today on Current State: Republican Arlan Meekhof, who will become Senate Majority Leader in January; the MSU Opera presents "Cosi Fan Tutte"; Neighbors in Action: New World Flood; and an MSU screening of the documentary "A River Changes Its Course".

Current State #424 | November 18, 2014

Nov 18, 2014

Today on Current State: The Affordable Care Act enrollment period begins; Lansing's Tech Bus; killer shrimp; and the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy.

Current State #423 | November 17, 2014

Nov 17, 2014

Today on Current State: A proposal to leave transgender people out of Michigan's  Elliot-Larsen anti-discrimination law; an update on our "Moviemaking in Michigan" project; a deer hunting season look at helping private land owners plan for habitat care; and sportswriter Joe Rexrode on MSU's football victory over Maryland.

Current State #422 | November 14, 2014

Nov 14, 2014

Today on Current State: Human trafficking in Michigan; the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra accompanies the film "Singin' in the Rain"; Canadian First Peoples and clean energy; and Live Music Friday with singer-songwriter Cris Williamson.

Current State #421 | November 13, 2014

Nov 13, 2014

Today on Current State: Criminalizing homelessness; the Turner-Dodge House reopens; Graham E. Fuller on his new book, "Turkey and the Arab Spring: Leadership in the Middle East"; and book reviewer Scott D. Southard considers Gregory Maguire's "Egg and Spoon".

Current State #420 | November 12, 2014

Nov 12, 2014

Today on Current State: The Knapp's Centre reopens; East Africans facing unwarranted Ebola profiling; Neighbors in Action: Youth Service Corps; how the media impact perceptions of climate change; and the demolition of a burned-out house in Flint.

Today on Current State: state Senator-elect Curtis Hertel Jr.; actor Julian Sands; EPA jurisdiction over the Clean Water Act; and a veterans history project story for Veterans Day.

Current State #418 | November 10, 2014

Nov 10, 2014

Today on Current State: changes at the Lansing State Journal; a profile of Karl Gude of the MSU School of Journalism; a study of organisms that live on dead bodies; and a recap of the MSU football loss to Ohio State.

Current State #417 | November 7, 2014

Nov 7, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan's ban on same-sax marriage is upheld; surfing the Great Lakes; STEM certification; and the November concert scene.

Current State #416 | November 6, 2014

Nov 6, 2014

Today on Current State: Congressman-elect Mike Bishop; the Episcopal Church's stance on gun control; how Facebook impacts people emotionally; Lansing Symphony Jazz Band director Ron Newman; and Lansing Community College actor Michael Boxleitner.

Current State #415 | November 5, 2014

Nov 5, 2014

Today on Current State: A recap of Tuesday's election results; violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg; Neighbors in Action with the bicycle repair operation Kids Repair Program; and Charlotte's new Andromeda Community Theatre.

Current State #414 | November 4, 2014

Nov 4, 2014

Today on Current State: The Lansing Board of Water and Light appoints an Emergency Operations Manager; Michigan's water infrastructure; passenger rail service from Detroit to Chicago; and the Republican party's history in Jackson.

Current State #413 | November 3, 2014

Nov 3, 2014

Today on Current State: Reaction to the recent viral video about street harassment of women; our new Desert Island Download segment; the mechanics of running an election; part two of our trip to the Michigan Historical Center's "Conceived in Liberty" exhibition; and a visit to a Michigan soybean farm at harvest time.

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