Today on Current State: MSU political scientist Matt Grossman looks ahead to the major party political conventions; Save the Flags events at the state capitol on Saturday; and Live Music Friday with Shelby Ann-Marie.
Today on Current State: Interim Detroit Public Schools Superintendent Alycia Meriweather discusses the future of the district; a tour of the renovations at the Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids; Neighbors in Action: Peckham Self-Advocacy Team; and Author Kate DiCamillo.
Today on Current State: Marijuana advocate Chris Riesbeck discusses the promotion of national cannabis standards; Michigan Shakespeare Festival producing artistic director Janice Blixt; researcher Rufus Isaacs talks about our bee population and pollination strategies; and a Pop-Up Story from Marissa Thaler.
Today on Current State: Our Month in Review for June with John Lindstrom of Gongwer News and Kyle Melinn of MIRS; Michigan author William Anderson gathers the letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder; Sen. Rebekah Warren on Elliot-Larsen reforms; and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson discusses protecting kids from adult online content.
Today on Current State: Lansing City Pulse reporter Todd Heywood recounts the story of being assaulted in his home, possibly targeted because he is gay; author R.J. Fox discusses his book "Love and Vodka"; Neighbors in Action: Thunder on the Grand; and MSU climatologist Jeff Andresen considers the Michigan summer of 2016.
Today on Current State: The first service held by Lansing's new First Cannabis Church of Logic and Reason; the Grand Rapids Art Museum's "Mirror Memory" photography exhibit; Great Lakes Month in Review with journalist Gary Wilson; a Pop-Up Story from Sarah Kwilinski; and Meridian Concert Band maestro Maestro Carolyn Sherill retires.
Today on Current State: Dr. Margaret Crocco and Sonya Gunnings-Moton of the MSU College of Education discuss uncertified teachers in Detroit schools; touring the Detroit home of author Amy Haimerl, who writes about her major refurbishing project in "Detroit Hustle"; Lansing City Attorney appointee Jim Smiertka; and golfboarding in Michigan.
Today on Current State: Sen. John Proos discusses legislation aimed at modernizing Michigan's criminal justice system; WKAR's new Morning Edition host, Brooke Allen, explores Lansing; and Live Music Friday with the Corey Kendrick Trio.
Today on Current State: We discuss the lawsuit filed by Attorney General Bill Schuette against two companies over their roles in the Flint water crisis with Michigan Special Assistant Attorney General Noah Hall and Jonathan Oosting of the Detroit News; Michigan school superintendent Brian Whiston on the next steps in relaunching the Detroit Public Schools; and a preview of this weekend's JuneGrass Bluegrass Festival.
Today on Current State: We examine yesterday's decision by Great Lakes governors to allow the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin to get its water supply from Lake Michigan; peregrine falcons on the rebound in Michigan cities; Neighbors in Action: Helping Women Period; and the historic life of Michigan native Merze Tate.
Today on Current State: the Lansing City Pulse' Mickey Hirten on placemaking; a hot summer for Michigan; summer stock at the Barn Theater; the phenomenon of 'trophic cascades;' and our latest Pop-Up Story.
Today on Current State: Lansing city council member Carol Wood discusses a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; choosing the official state Christmas tree; research into using scrap rubber from tires in road construction; and Current Sports host Al Martin talks about the NBA Finals. Brooke Allen fills in for host Mark Bashore.
Today on Current State: Ingham County Prosecutor candidate Thomas English; a preview of a new exhibit of works by artist Joseph Raffael at the Flint Institute of Arts; and Live Music Friday with The Pat Zalenka Project.