Month in Review

Politics & Government
1:08 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Month in Review: April's biggest news stories

Among many important topics this past month, student evaluations were being reconsidered. Should students be evaluated using the MEAP test?
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At the end of every month, Current State takes a look back at the biggest news stories of the previous 30 days. To help us put it in context, Current State talks with the host of Off The Record on WKAR-TV and other Michigan public TV stations Tim Skubick, M-Live Capitol reporter Jonathan Oosting, and editor of the Inside Michigan Politics newsletter, Susan Demas.

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Environment
1:00 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Great Lakes Month in Review: Gov. Snyder on invasive species, pet coke and pipelines

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At the end of each month, we check in with Great Lakes commentator and journalist Gary Wilson for updates on environmental stories from around the basin.  

For today’s Great Lakes Month in Review we’re focusing on the Council of Great Lakes Governors summit, which took place in Chicago this past weekend. Wilson had the opportunity for a one-on-one interview with Governor Rick Snyder.

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Politics & Government
12:10 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Month in Review: March's biggest news stories

Rep. Mike Rogers recently stated that he will not seek reelection come November.
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At the end of every calendar month, Current State hosts its regular reporter roundtable to review the biggest stories of that month. Current State looked back at the drop out of a shoe-in, the unresolved gay marriage issue, the bumps facing road funding and the contest for Attorney General in Michigan.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:45 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Month in Review: February's biggest news stories

Skubick, Pluta, and Ballenger discuss Michigan same-sex marriage ban going on trial in Detroit, early skirmishes over the state budget, snow removal, and more.
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We’re so eager to get February behind us, we’ve scheduled Current State’s “Month in Review” on the next-to-last day of the month. Joining Current State to review the month’s top Michigan news stories are state capital correspondent and guest host Tim Skubick, Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network and Bill Ballenger of the ‘Inside Michigan Politics’ newsletter.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:27 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Month in Review: State budget, minimum wage highlight news from January

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To review and update some of the the month’s top Michigan news stories, Current State welcomes Tim Skubick, host of Michigan Public TV’s “Off the Record,” seen on WKAR-TV. Also joining us is Bill Ballenger of the Inside Michigan Politics newsletter, and Emily Lawler of MIRS News in Lansing.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:54 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Month in Review: November's biggest news stories

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Tomorrow's holiday and the long weekend means the end of the month has arrived artificially early. To review November's top Michigan news stories, Current State's “Month in Review” welcomes back Tim Skubick, host of WKAR-TV'S Off The Record.  Also re-joining us on Thanksgiving Eve is Kyle Melinn, Editor and Co-Owner of MIRS News in Lansing.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:19 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Month in Review: July's biggest news stories

On the last weekday of each month, Current State looks back on the biggest news stories around Michigan with a panel of journalists. Dave Eggert of the Associated Press, Tim Skubick of WKAR-TV and Kathleen Gray of the Detroit Free Press join us to discuss Detroit's bankruptcy, Medicaid expansion, road funding and other big July news stories.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:29 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Month in Review: June's biggest news stories

On the last weekday of the month, Current State looks back on Michigan news stories that continue to resonate.  For this month, we weigh in on Medicaid expansion, the road ahead for marriage equality in Michigan, Common Core and all the stories with legs.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:21 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Month in Review: Impactful stories from May 2013

 

Current State reviews the biggest news stories and some that flew under the radar in May. Angela Wittrock, MLive’s former Lansing beat reporter, and Elaine Kulhanek, community conversation editor for the Lansing State Journal,  join host Mark Bashore for a reporters' roundtable.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:43 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Current State #77 | April 30, 2013

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Today on Current State: a review of April's news while looking to May; Michigan sustainable food systems and a new exhibit features local architecture. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:40 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Month in Review: April’s biggest news stories

Current State reviews the biggest news stories in April, as well as some that flew under the radar.  Lansing City Pulse columnist Walt Sorg, Michigan Information and Research Service news director Kyle Melinn and Michigan Public Radio Network managing editor Rick Pluta join Current State's Mark Bashore in a reporters' roundtable. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:50 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Month in Review: February's biggest news stories

Current State reviews the biggest news stories and some that flew under the radar in February, as well as what to look out for this March with Andy Balaskovitz, managing editor of the Lansing City Pulse;  Rick Pluta, managing editor of the Michigan Public Radio Network; and Kyle Melinn, news director for the Michigan Information and Research Service.

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