Current State

Current State | 1/5/16 | Ep. 675

Jan 5, 2016

Today on Current State: Matt Dolan of the Detroit Free Press talks about Michigan's economic trends for 2016; workout facilities are busy in the new year; the declining wild bee population; and Riverwalk Theatre stages Arthur Miller's "All My Sons."

Current State | 1/4/16 | Ep. 674

Jan 4, 2016

Today on Current State: We discuss the Federal Communications Commission TV spectrum auction and its possible impact on WKAR-TV with MSU Trustee Mitch Lyons and long-time WKAR supporters Rich Weingartner and Jessica Wortley Adler; Douglas A. Noverr, author of “Michigan State University: The Rise of a Research University and the New Millennium”; the "Future Energy Chicago" exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry; and the Lansing Community College production of "Never Swim Alone" heads to the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival.

Current State Best of 2015 | 12/29/15

Dec 29, 2015
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Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

Today on Current State: some of our favorite segments in a Best of 2015 show, including a look at the Lil Darlins Vaudeville show; the Enbridge oil spill response exercise in the Straits of Mackinac this summer; and singer Joshua Davis.

Current State | 12/23/15 | Ep. 673

Dec 23, 2015

Today on Current State: Mark Grebner of Practical Political Consulting discusses the presidential campaign and other subjects; a visit to Lansing's Creole restaurant and coffee company; Neighbors in Action: the Point West Art and Trail Project; and we preview a WKAR documentary on the landmark jazz album "A Love Supreme."

Current State | 12/22/15 | Ep. 672

Dec 22, 2015

Today on Current State: U.S. Sen. Gary Peters discusses the new federal budget and other matters; the city of Lansing's Sense of Place in the Arts grants; a talk with LimnoTech researcher John Lenters about warming Great Lakes waters; and The Ark brings a Celtic music tradition back to Ann Arbor.