Dr. Robert L. Green was a close associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights activists. We talk with distinguished alumnus and professor emeritus at MSU about civil rights then and today.
Custer’s Last Stand is a staple of American history. The tragic tale of the massacre of the U.S. Army’s 7th Cavalry at the Battle of Little Big Horn is most closely associated with Gen. George Custer, but the soldier who grew up in Michigan was also known as a brilliant tactician who fought at Gettysburg. Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with author T.J. Stiles about Custer’s life and legacy.
For close to 40 years, Gary Randall has worked in the state capitol, either a State Representative or the Clerk of the Michigan House. We talk with Randall about what he’s seen and what he’s learned from his many years an the capitol.
The knife, the ax, the compass and the matchbox. Yooper Webster Marble said that’s all you need to go deep into the woods. A new Lansing exhibit “Inventing the Outdoors” takes us on a classic Michigan experience.
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.