We look ahead to what the Michigan legislature will tackle in 2018; the remarkable singing career of Anita Baker as she prepares for a farewell tour; Jackson's new mayor Derek Dobies; MSU's top ranking in college basketball; an East Lansing place where you can volunteer and more. 

City Rescue Mission's sign
Courtesy / City Rescue Mission

With temperatures dipping to the single digits and below zero in the Lansing area, local homeless shelters are providing as much assistance as they can.

Jackie and Kenneth in the kitchen
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

During the holidays, many are looking for ways to volunteer and give back to those in need. East Lansing’s Haven House provides emergency housing and support services for families, and it relies on volunteers to prepare the meals for residents. WKAR’s Katie Cook stopped by on a Saturday to talk with some of these volunteers.


homeless shelter
WKAR File Photo

Subzero temperatures are expected in Mid-Michigan over the next 24 hours, so the region’s largest homeless shelter is preparing to house more people than usual. 


Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Two members of the Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness joined the July 15 edition of "Current State" to talk about homeless numbers in Michigan, a drive to gather and distribute hygiene products and how you can help.