Current State

Radio Made in Michigan
12:28 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Current State #400 | October 15, 2014

Today on Current State: Former Ingham County Commissioner Mark Grebner on the importance of local elections; an MSU-educated engineer works on a project to contain contaminated water at the Fukushima nuclear power plant; Neighbors in Action: the REACH Studio Art Center; and Soup Grant Lansing’s first anniversary.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:21 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Current State #399 | October 14, 2014

Today on Current State: A look at the U.S. Supreme Court session; an Asian carp update; a profile of transgender law student Cadence Custin; and Current State says farewell to producer Joe Linstroth.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:10 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Farewell, Current State producer Joe Linstroth

Joe Linstroth
Credit WKAR

Current State bids a reluctant but fond farewell today to the founding producer of our program. Joe Linstroth returns to his Ann Arbor alma mater as he leaves WKAR for a position at the University of Michigan's public radio station.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:03 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Current State #398 | October 13, 2014

Today on Current State: a recap of last night's town hall debate between Gov. Rick Snyder and challenger Mark Schauer; a talk with Patricia Schultz, author of “The New 1,000 Places to See Before You Die”; juvenile justice reform in Michigan; and a candidate forum that will be led by young people.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:14 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Current State #397 | October 10, 2014

Today on Current State: ArtPrize finalist Henry Brimmer; part two of our conversation with Michigan Supreme Court justices Robert Young and Bridget McCormack; and our Live Music Friday guest is Jon Brooks.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:30 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Current State #396 | October 9, 2014

Today on Current State: Bridge magazine's "The Smartest Kids" series; Hall-of-Fame auctioneer Bill Sheridan; and a preview of Saturday's Lansing Symphony Orchestra concert.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:36 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Current State #395 | October 8, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan League of Women Voters president Susan Smith; Neighbors in Action: the Michigan Parkinson Foundation; and legendary musician Allen Toussaint.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:46 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Current State #394 | October 7, 2014

Today on Current State: Lansing Maker Week; the use of drones in agriculture; and the importance of early intervention in mental illness.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:38 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Current State #393 | October 6, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan Supreme Court justices Bob Young and Bridget McCormack; a look at industry-funded research; and images of the Magna Carta on display in Ann Arbor.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:21 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Current State #392 | October 2, 2014

Today on Current State: Colonel Michael Bloomfield, an astronaut from Michigan; Michigan communities like Grand Haven are planning for how climate change might impact their futures; and Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:57 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Current State #391 | October 1, 2014

Today on Current State: a look at the Great Lakes becoming a transportation corridor for crude oil; we meet some MSU students who’ve made a Bollywood-style movie; and our Neighbors in Action segment this week is with The Davies Project, which provides transportation to families with kids facing serious illnesses. Our guest host today is Scott  Westerman of the MSU Alumni Association.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:21 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Current State #390 | September 30, 2014

Today on Current State: Today on Current State: Our monthly review of Michigan's top news stories; a Great Lakes month in review look at a mayor's summit on water resources at the EPA's update to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative; and a copyright case involving Sherlock Holmes. Our guest host today is Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:47 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Current State #389 | September 29, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan opts out of paying higher home heating subsidies; we learn about the East Lansing Public Library’s new maker spaces; and a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson prior to her East Lansing visit this week.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:06 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Current State #388 | September 25, 2014

Today on Current State: keeping low-income college students in school long enough to graduate; National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen Garcia; local transportation needs; the Emerson Quartet; and for Banned Books Week, a review of Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn".

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:45 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Current State #387 | September 24, 2014

Today on Current State: state superintendent of schools Mike Flanagan; the 50th birthday of the downtown Lansing branch of the Capital Area District Library; chemical castration; and Neighbors in Action: Lansing's City Rescue Mission. Today's guest host is Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:04 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Current State #386 | September 23, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan's "OK2SAY" program aims to prevent violence; tailgating culture; an update on wolf hunting in Michigan; and we launch our new Profiles series with MSU Supply Chain Management assistant professor Hakan Yildiz. Sue Carter is the guest host.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:16 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Current State #385 | September 22, 2014

Today on Current State: the MSU Safe Place; recent college graduates and international volunteering; rare blood cancers; and a preview of the MSU Symphony's 2014-15 season.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:25 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Current State #384 | September 19, 2014

Today on Current State: modernizing some Lansing schools; Latino experimental art at the MSU Library; Lansing Catholic High School's Pew Crew; and live music with Twyla Birdson, Elden Kelly and Louie Leager.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:51 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Current State #383 | September 18, 2014

Today on Current State: an update on Aramark's contract to provide food service at Michigan prisons; MSU's Summer Circle Theatre dedicates its new performance space; is Michigan truly a "comeback state"; Michigan's wine industry and this summer's weather; and  firefighters train to rescue people from confined spaces.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:30 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Current State #381 | September 16, 2014

Today on Current State: efforts to bring Terri Lynn Land to MSU for a senate campaign debate; officials oppose a plan to store nuclear waste near Lake Huron; East Lansing honors immigrants; and a new program to help vets re-enter the workforce.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:30 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Current State #380 | September 15, 2014

Today on Current State: funding research in Michigan; protecting the rights on unpaid interns; and NPR's Michele Norris.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:40 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Current State #379 | September 12, 2014

Today on Current State: Lansing police chief Mike Yankowski; the 40th season of Ten Pound Fiddle concerts; the Lansing Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 85th season; and Lansing's dragon boat races.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:10 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Current State #378 | September 11, 2014

Today on Current State: The dangers facing journalists around the world; outgoing state Community Health director James Haveman; genetic counseling; and a review of the Lauren Owen book "The Quick".

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:05 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Current State #377 | September 10, 2014

Today on Current State: one of the congregations involved in the schism at Lansing's Friendship Baptist Church; actress-writer Carol Dunitz on her one-woman show inspired by Sarah Bernhardt; and Neighbors in Action: AmeriCorps of Michigan.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:44 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Current State #376 | September 9, 2014

Today on Current State: affordable housing; drugs in our water supply; bat conservation; and GM's vehicle-to-vehicle technology.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:29 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Current State #375 | September 8, 2014

Today on Current State: MSU President Lou Anna Simon; cleaning up the Grand River in Jackson; a march against violence in Lansing; and a Spartan football update.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:04 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Current State #374 | September 4, 2014

Today on Current State: Eastern High School parents on a make or break year; a Lansing clinic for the homeless is reducing emergency room trips; a documentary on how Hollywood depicts Arabs; and a new book on historic michigan luminaries.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:26 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Current State #372 | September 2, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan charter school oversight; windows as solar power panels; sexual assault awareness at MSU; and the Mackinac Bridge walk.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:48 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Current State #371 | August 28, 2014

Today on Current State: the monthly Michigan news review; an Ingham County property auction; a new book about Mackinac Island; and a review of "Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Park 1932" by Francine Prose.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:08 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Current State #370 | August 27, 2014

Today on Current State: Lansing Board of Water and Light General Manager Peter Lark; the story of Ojibwe Chief Buffalo; and Neighbors in Action: Peckham's Next Step Program.

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