Dave Dempsey is a widely respected environmentalist and writer; his attorney brother, Jack, is also a writer. Together, their love for Michigan and the written word are united in “Ink Trails: Michigan’s Famous and Forgotten Authors." The book has been chosen as a Michigan Notable Book for 2013. They join us to talk about Michigan’s rich literary history.
Jack and Dave Dempsey will appear at the Schuler Book Store in Okemos on Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. to discuss the book.
Today on Current State: Michigan's energy future; Michigan radio legend Mike Whorf talks about life and love songs; MSU research on cyberbullying; a Public Poetry Announcement featuring Jack Gilbert; and Michigan farmers voice their concerns.
A liberal advocacy group is attacking state House Speaker Jase Bolger’s past business record in attempt to damage his shot at re-election. The attack comes while Bolger is in the midst of a separate election fraud investigation. The group Progress Michigan says Bolger’s company avoided paying taxes over the course of three years.
This past summer, there were about a dozen active archeological projects underway around the state. Some of what was unearthed is on display this Saturday in Lansing.
Professional and amateur archeologists will gather at the Michigan Historical Museum for ‘Michigan Archeology Day.’ The free event will give anyone interested in historic, pre-historic--even underwater--discoveries a chance to experience them close-up.
WKAR’s Mark Bashore sat down with state archeologists Dean Anderson and Stacy Tchorsiznky to find out more.
Now that the budget’s done, Governor Rick Snyder goes to work on his goals for the balance of the summer. He spent a few minutes with the Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta just after he signed the new state budget.
RICK PLUTA: Governor, thanks for sitting down with us. So, just name one thing in this budget that you consider to be a really major accomplishment.
U.S. Agriculture Undersecretary Dallas Tonsager is praising the Senate’s passage of a $1 trillion farm bill. Tonsager was in mid-Michigan Friday to meet with farmers and homeowners.
The farm bill that cleared the Senate Thursday cuts some $24 billion over the next decade. It would end direct federal subsidies to farmers who’ve relied on those payments since the 1980’s. Tonsager says farmers are doing well enough economically that there’s less need now for government assistance.
About 2,500 people gathered at Michigan State University Monday afternoon to attend a rally by GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul. The Texas congressman is not expected to win tomorrow’s presidential primary in Michigan. Most polls have him running well behind Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. However, Paul does have enthusiastic supporters who intend to vote for him.
LANSING, MI (MPRN) - Michigan is one of just three states without an anti-bullying law to protect students in K-12 schools. The state Legislature is expected to approve a proposal this week that would require all schools to adopt anti-bullying policies.
Experts and students say it's time to have a law in place as bullying in schools becomes a growing concern.