Current State

Current State #828 | September 8, 2016

Sep 8, 2016

Today on Current State: We broadcast live from the state capitol building, with former House Speaker Craig DeRoche; Lt. Gov. Brian Calley; historian Valerie Marvin and the vice chairman of the Michigan Capitol Commission, John Truscott; former Lansing fire chief, Rep. Tom Cochran; and Clerk of the House Gary Randall.


Current State #827 | September 7, 2016

Sep 7, 2016

Today on Current State: We broadcast live from the state Capitol building, with Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network and Kathleen Gray of the Detroit Free Press; Republican Senators Rick Jones and Phil Pavlov; Nayyirah Shariff of Flint Rising and Sam Inglot of Progress Michigan on their opposition to the nomination of  Heidi Grether to lead the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality; Timothy Muffitt of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra previews their season-opening concert; and Democratic Representatives Tim Greimel and Sam Singh.


Current State #826 | September 6, 2016

Sep 6, 2016

Today on Current State: MSU political scientist Matt Grossman discusses presidential politics in Michigan; Peter Morris of Haslett looks back at the 25th anniversary of his world Scrabble championship; new University of Michigan research indicating that fossil fuels are better for the environment that biofuels; and MSU soprano Melanie Helton previews a program of "Excruciatingly Bad Songs."


Current State #825 | August 31, 2016

Aug 31, 2016

Today on Current State: Emily Lawler of MLive and "Off the Record" host Tim Skubick join us for our August Month in Review; Michigan chef Jared Bobkin; Neighbors in Action: Information Technology Empowerment Center; and the Airmen of Note come to Michigan.


Current State #824 | August 30, 2016

Aug 30, 2016

Today on Current State: How Michigan emergency rooms can help in the fight against human trafficking; Detroit's shipbuilding history; our Great Lakes Month in Review for August, with reporter Gary Wilson; and a new photo exhibit at Lansing's MICA Gallery.


Current State #823 | August 29, 2016

Aug 29, 2016

Today on Current State: This week's parole hearing for serial killer Donald Miller; the Flint Institute of Art's Modern Art Film Series; the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce opposition to the Capital Area Transportation Authority's Bus Rapid Transit plan; and a Pop-Up Story from Mark Sundermann.


Current State #822 | August 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016

Today on Current State: Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm discusses her role on Hillary Clinton's transition team if she wins the presidency; a preview of MSU's move-in day and campus life for new students; and Live Music Friday with Brendan Doherty.


Current State #821 | August 25, 2016

Aug 25, 2016

Today on Current State: Lansing area citizen-journalists Alice Dreger and Steve Harry; a new Broad Art Museum exhibition features female artists from China; the YMCA's Healthy Living Mobile Kitchen; and tracking invasive species in the Great Lakes.


Current State #820 | August 24, 2016

Aug 24, 2016

Today on Current State: Two-time Olympic gold medal-winner boxer Claressa Shields returns to her hometown of Flint; Peppermint Creek Theatre Company's all-female production of "Lord of the Flies"; Neighbors in Action: La Leche League of East Lansing; a Pop-Up story from Josh Lown; and Soup Grant Lansing turns three.


Current State #819 | August 23, 2016

Aug 23, 2016

Today on Current State: Lansing Board of Education president Peter Spadafore and Rep. Andy Schor discuss the fate of low-performing schools; Detroit photographer Marissa Gawel's National Geographic project documenting roadside attractions; recycling home construction materials; Sen. Debbie Stabenow talks about presidential politics; and comedian Ralphie May.


Current State #818 | August 22, 2016

Aug 22, 2016

Today on Current State: Three supporters of CATA's Bus Rapid Transit plan discuss the opposition to the plan in Meridian Township; finding the oldest commercial shipwreck in the Great Lakes; and Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency projects connecting veterans with employers in the state.


Current State #817 | August 19, 2016

Aug 19, 2016

Today on Current State: Scott Hagerstrom, Donald Trump's presidential campaign manager in Michigan; the Camaro turns 50; and Live Music Friday with Michael Dease.


Current State #816 | August 18, 2016

Aug 18, 2016

Today on Current State: Tyler MacEachran of Mothers Against Drunk Driving; a tour of MSU's Facility for Rare Isotope Beams; an image of a Michigan cherry farmer's destroyed crop goes viral; Michigan Art Teacher of the Year Sharon Stratton; and a Pop-Up Story from Jay Wagar.

Current State #815 | August 17, 2016

Aug 17, 2016

Today on Current State: Capital Area Transportation Authority bus rapid transit opponents Brett Dreyfus and Renee Korrey; Lansing musicians Tyler Jenson and Twyla Birdsong discuss a new spoken word music recording project; Neighbors in Action: Highfields, Inc.; and a visit to the moose habitat at Lansing's Potter Park Zoo.

Current State #814 | August 16, 2016

Aug 16, 2016

Today on Current State: Lansing police chief Mike Yankowski discusses the November ballot proposal to renew the city's public safety millage; Lansing City Pulse publisher Berl Schwartz on 15 years of publishing the weekly newspaper; the factors driving water usage in Michigan; and Michigan's World War I history.


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