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Mahtob Mahmoody photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

In “Not Without My Daughter,” Betty Mahmoody told the story of how her then-husband took her and her daughter from their Michigan home to Iran and held them captive, and how they escaped to return to the U.S. Now, daughter Mahtob Mahmoody has written her own book about her childhood and adult life. We talk with Mahtob Mahoody about “My Name is Mahtob.”


boy in museum
Courtesy of Sloan Museum

Current State's Scott Pohl talks with Todd Slisher, executive director at Flint's Sloan Museum, about their new exhibit exploring the history of the city's water system.

Gilmore Car Museum photo
Gilmore Car Museum / flickr creative commons

The newest car models are arriving at the Detroit Auto Show, but the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners always has the classics on display. Gilmore Marketing director Jay Hollis talks with Current State's Peter Whorf about vintage autos and Michigan’s early dealerships.


A three-part history of Michigan State University has been completed with the publication of a new book from the MSU Press. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Douglas A. Noverr, author of “Michigan State University: The Rise of a Research University and the New Millennium.”


Claude Shannon photo
Tekniska museet / flickr creative commons

Claude Shannon was a mid-20th century professor at the University of Michigan and MIT, and was one of the fathers of today’s digital age. Current State's Peter Whorf brings us the story from a recent Michigan History Magazine profile.


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