Current State

Current State #763 | May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016

Today on Current State: Author Alice Dreger discusses this week's changes to sex education in East Lansing schools; a Mighty Uke Day VI preview; research into solving cold case murders; and the all-female Sistrum chorus celebrates 30 years with a concert.

Current State #762 | May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016

Today on Current State: The Michigan Board of Education considers LGBT rights; Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber; Neighbors in Action: The Listening Ear; and author Daniel Waugh discusses his book on Detroit's notorious Purple Gang.

Current State #761 | May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016

Today on Current State: Barbara Levine of the Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending discusses prison reform legislation; remembering Mark "The Bird" Fidrych 40 years after his Detroit Tigers debut; ReLeaf Michigan's tree planting efforts; and the 100th season of the Flint Symphony Orchestra.

Current State #760 | May 9, 2016

May 9, 2016

Today on Current State: Lansing city councilmember Kathie Dunbar discusses her decision to vote against hiring an outside attorney to probe the city's seperation agreement with former city attorney Janene McIntyre; the Purple Rose Theatre production of "Gaps in the Fossil Record"; Ingham County prosecutor candidate Brian Jackson; and Current Sports host Al Martin on the Kentucky Derby and the Tigers losing streak.

Current State #759 | May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016

Today on Current State: Lansing city council President Judi Brown Clarke and Lansing State Journal reporter Eric Lacy discuss the controversial seperation agreement with former city attorney Janene McIntyre; Shannon Schmoll and John French of the Abrams Planetarium discuss the transit of Mercury on Monday; and our Live Music Friday guest is Robert G. Smith.

Current State #758 | May 5, 2016

May 5, 2016

Today on Current State: Lansing Board of Water and Light General Manager Dick Peffley discusses the utility's recent malware attack; MSU grad Maen Hammad reaches out to Syrian refugees through skateboarding; a preview of the Children's Ballet Theater production of "Cinderella"; and possible changes to the public schools calendar in Charlotte.

Current State #757 | May 4, 2016

May 4, 2016

Today on Current State: Cong. Dan Kildee on Pres. Obama's visit to Flint; the art of storytelling with Emmy Award-winner Timothy Busfield; Neighbors in Action: Michigan College Access Network; and the history of Michigan's scenic M-22.

Current State #756 | May 3, 2016

May 3, 2016

Today on Current State: Startup Grind Lansing founder and Bitcoin proponent David Smith on the Australian man who claims to have created Bitcoin; Phil Stagg on his book "Waterfalls of Michigan"; upgrading Flint's waterfront; and a preview of this week's Lansing Symphony Orchestra concert.

Current State #755 | May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016

Today on Current State: We talk with Lansing State Journal Engagement Editor Matt Hund; Lansing City Pulse contributor Mark Nixon talks about Lansing's restaurant scene; Ingham County Sheriff candidate Eric Trojanowicz; and Current Sports host Al Martin on the NFL draft and Tigers baseball.

Current State #754 | April 29, 2016

Apr 29, 2016

Today on Current State: Lansing, city councilwoman Carol Wood and the owner and CEO of one of the city’s newest medical marijuana dispensaries, Michael Mayes of Greenwave, discuss call for a cap on dispensaries; the rusty blackbird population in Michigan; and Live Music Friday with Doug Mains and Josh Michels of Doug Mains and the City Folk.

Current State #753 | April 28, 2016

Apr 28, 2016

Today on Current State: Our April Month in Review with Susan Demas of Inside Michigan Politics and Kyle Melinn of the Michigan Information and Research Service; a preview of the Opera Grand Rapids production of "Romeo and Juliet"; a tour of a new exhibit of Beatles artifacts at The Henry Ford; and Scott D. Southard reviews "The Turner House" by Angela Flournoy.

Current State #752 | April 27, 2016

Apr 27, 2016

Today on Current State: We talk with Melissa Mays of Flint about the city's water crisis and how her family has been affected; "Ink Trails II" authors Dave and Jack Dempsey; Neighbors in Action: Hounds of G.R.A.C.E.; and a preview of this weekend's MSU Symphony concert.

Current State #751| April 26, 2016

Apr 26, 2016

  Today on Current State: A discussion on Michigan's parental incarceration rate with Alicia Guevara Warren of the Michigan League for Public Policy; Okemos man Ken Dunlap tells us about visiting every single Michigan town; Great Lakes Month in Review with Gary Wilson; and a preview of Bria Skonberg's performance at the Wharton tomorrow night. 

Current State #750 | April 25, 2016

Apr 25, 2016

Today on Current State: Traci Taylor of the Anderson Economic Group on the possible impact of the EPA's Clean Power Plan on electric bills; Chinese quilts at the MSU Museum; a new video series attempts to make science more accessible; remembering Detroit radio legend J.P. McCarthy; and a weekend recap with Current Sports host Al Martin.

Current State #749 | April 21, 2016

Apr 21, 2016

Today on Current State: House Minority Leader Tim Greimal discusses criminal charges related to the Flint water crisis;  Jackson Symphony Orchestra Music Director Designate Dr. Matthew Aubin; East Lansing's placemaking event "Love EL"; and MSU's tiny house project.