The fate of a number of low-performing Lansing schools is uncertain as the district awaits clarification about test scores from Michigan’s School Reform Office. We hear the thoughts of Lansing School Board President Peter Spadafore and state Rep. Andy Schor.
A proposed bus rapid transit (BRT) line is meeting with particular resistance in Meridian Township. We ask two opponents why they’re resisting CATA’s efforts to move forward with the federally and state-subsidized project.
Ballot proposals and November’s general election candidates are settled after yesterday’s primary election. We look back at some of the results and hear the thoughts of two Lansing-based journalists: Susan J. Demas of Inside Michigan Politics and Mickey Hirten of the Lansing City Pulse.
Democrats are following up last week’s Republican National Convention with their own gathering. Current State talks with delegates from Michigan for their perspectives on what’s happening in Philadelphia.
Republican and Democratic nominating conventions are days away. The focus is on uniting delegates, platforms and potential vice presidential running mates. We talk with MSU Associate Professor of Political Science Matt Grossmann.
Current State’s Month in Review takes a look back at June’s top stories with Gongwer News’ John Lindstrom and MIRS News’ Kyle Melinn. Topics include more Flint charges and rebuttals and the Detroit Public School’s financial package.
The Michigan House, and now the Senate, have passed various proposals to reform and modernize the state’s criminal justice system. We talk with the effort’s leader in the Senate, Republican John Proos.
Michigan has launched civil suits seeking millions of dollars from two engineering companies it says made the Flint water crisis worse. Jonathan Oosting of the Detroit News joins Current State host Mark Bashore to talk with Michigan Special Assistant Attorney General Noah Hall about the charges.