Current State

Current State #852 | October 13, 2016

Oct 13, 2016

Today on Current State: Attorney Mark Brewer and Keri Webber of Flint explain their case against Gov. Rick Snyder over taxpayer funding of water crisis legal fees; Suicide Prevention Month; Dr. Robert L. Green on his civil rights career; and a preview of the Opera Grand Rapids production of "Maria de Buenos Aires."

Current State #851 | October 12, 2016

Oct 12, 2016

Today on Current State: Meet a mid-Michigan Trump supporter and a Clinton voter in Divided State; DIY Halloween at How To Halloween; Neighbors in Action: MSU Safe Place and CARE; and musician Dominic Davis talks about playing on A Prairie Home Companion with Jack White on Saturday.

Current State #850 | October 11, 2016

Oct 11, 2016

Today on Current State: Michigan Department of Natural Resources director Keith Creagh discusses criticism of the DNR on containing the New Zealand mud snail in three state rivers; a talk with Susan Bandes about her book "Mid-Michigan Modern from Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie"; a talk with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker about campaigning in Michigan on behalf of Hillary Clinton; and new Happendance School leader Heather Vaughn-Southard.

Current State #849 | October 10, 2016

Oct 10, 2016

Today on Current State: Susan Demas and Kathy Hoekstra of the Two Chicks Speakers Bureau talk about last night's presidential debate and other election 2016 topics; Saturday's Dark Art Show and Party in Lansing; observing Indigenous People's Day rather than Columbus Day in East Lansing; and a look back at the MSU football loss to Brigham Young University and the Detroit Lions win over Philadelphia with Current Sports host Al  Martin.

Current State #848 | October 7, 2016

Oct 7, 2016

Today on Current State: Debbie Alexander of the Capital Area Transportation Authority responds to critics of CATA's Bus Rapid Transit plans; Michigan's modernist architecture movement; and Live Music Friday with Don Henry and Craig Carothers.

Current State #847 | October 6, 2016

Oct 6, 2016

Today on Current State: Ingham County Circuit Judge Bill Collette explains his opposition to the Bus Rapid Transit proposal of the Capital Area Transportation Authority; a National Manufacturing Day preview; Republican Cong. Mike Bishop talks about his campaign to hold the 8th district seat against Democratic challenger Suzanna Shkreli; and a look at this weekend's Flint Symphony Orchestra concert to open their 100th season.

Current Sports | 10/5/16 | #795

Oct 5, 2016
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Brad Ausmus, Detroit Tigers Offseason, MLB Playoffs, Cookie Johnson, Current State Special, and Odell Beckham Junior.

Current State #846 | October 5, 2016

Oct 5, 2016

Today on Current State: Gen. Mike McDaniel updates Flint's FAST Start program to replace lead-tainted pipes; Grand Rapids Art Prize finalists Casey Dixon and Gene Foulk discuss their entry "Invasive Species"; Neighbors in Action: Young Entrepreneurs Academy; and MSU researcher Bill Chopik explains how having a happy spouse can make you healthier.

Current State #845 | October 4, 2016

Oct 4, 2016

Today on Current State: Democrat Suzanna Shkreli joins us to talk about her bid to win the 8th congressional district seat held by Republican Mike Bishop; historian T.J. Stiles discusses Monroe native Gen. George Armstrong Custer; the invasive New Zealand Mud Snail is found in the Au Sable River; and harpist Rachel Brandwein returns to perform in Ann Arbor.

Current State #844 | October 3, 2016

Oct 3, 2016

Today on Current State: We talk with Detroit News columnist Daniel Howes about how ride sharing and self-driving cars might affect Michigan's auto industry; MSU researcher Dr. David Wartinger explains how roller coasters might help kidney stone patients; Cookie Johnson tells us about her new book on life with her husband, basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson; and Current Sports host Al Martin covers weekend losses for the Spartans, Lions and Tigers.

Current State #843 | September 30, 2016

Sep 30, 2016

Today on Current State: Our Great Lakes Month in Review for September with journalist and commentator Gary Wilson; state archaeologist Dean Anderson tells us about Michigan Archaeology Day; and Live Music Friday with Zach Pohl.

Current State #842 | September 29, 2016

Sep 29, 2016

Today on Current State: WKAR's interim director of broadcasting and general manager Susi Elkins; NPR political reporter Don Gonyea; "Ash vs. Evil Dead" cast members Ted Raimi, Dana DeLorenzo, and Ray Santiago discuss the show's Michigan heritage; and a Pop-Up Story from Nancy DeJoy. Our guest host today is Scott Westerman of the MSU Alumni Association.

Current State #841 | September 28, 2016

Sep 28, 2016

Today on Current State: Jane White of the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force and Michelle Rick of the Michigan Human Trafficking Commission preview an Ann Arbor conference; the Capitol Steps bring their political parody to Flint and Lansing; Saturday's re-opening of the East Lansing Public Library; and how MSU turns downed campus trees into furniture and artworks. Our guest host today is Kyle Melinn of the MIRS News Service.

Current State #840 | September 27, 2016

Sep 27, 2016

Today on Current State: Emily Lawler of MLive joins Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network for analysis of last night's first presidential debate; two women portray Teddy Roosevelt and Elvis Presley in a play coming to Ann Arbor; tracking Michigan's wild bee population; and a look ahead at the upcoming MSU Symphony concert with conductor Kevin Noe. Our guest host today is WKAR's Brooke Allen.

Current State #839 | September 26, 2016

Sep 26, 2016

Today on Current State: an update on development in Lansing Township with Steve Reed of the Lansing State Journal; the Michigan Retailers Association's "Buy Nearby" campaign; a Pop-Up Story from Megan McMahon; and Current Sports host Al Martin on a trio of weekend deaths in sports and the losses handed to Michigan State and the Lions. Our guest host is Mickey Hirten of the Lansing City Pulse newspaper.