Neighbors in Action

Politics & Government
12:33 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Neighbors in Action: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

The Asset Independence Coalition assists people with local, state and federal taxes.
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It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature two services from the Capital Area United Way: the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and their  2-1-1 support line.

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Education
1:59 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Neighbors in Action: Refugee Development Center

These children were a part of the 2012-2013 Refugee Development Center's Newcomer soccer team, run in conjunction with the Lansing Soccer Club.
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It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature the Refugee Development Center, which provides comprehensive services to youth and adults from the area’s 40-plus refugee communities.

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Arts & Culture
12:40 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Neighbors in Action: Resolution Center of Central Michigan

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It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today, we feature the Resolution Services Center of Central Michigan (RSCCM). The Lansing-based non-profit offers peaceful conflict resolution services for businesses, individuals and schools in six Mid-Michigan counties.

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Community
11:48 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Neighbors in Action: Soup Grant Lansing

Participants chat during a soup dinner in December. All of the soup is made by Terry Borden.
Credit Courtesy of Soup Grant Lansing

It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature Soup Grant Lansing, which hosts dinner events to raise micro-grants for community organizations. Joel Meredith and Heather Borden help run Soup Grant Lansing.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:34 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Neighbors in Action: Haslett Robotics Team

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It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature the Haslett Robotics Club, which uses robotics to engage youth in the Haslett school district and surrounding areas in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:02 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Neighbors in Action: Zero Day

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It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature Zero Day, a Lansing-based non-profit that provides employment training and supportive services to local veterans.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:51 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Neighbors in Action: MSU Sexual Assault Program & Sparrow Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program

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It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature two organizations that assist victims of sexual assault in our community.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:03 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Neighbors in Action: Village Summit

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It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature Village Summit, a grassroots community center for youth located in Lansing’s Fabulous Acres neighborhood.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:40 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Neighbors in Action: Capitol Area Literacy Coalition

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It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature the Capitol Area Literacy Coalition.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:27 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Neighbors in Action: Citizen-activists take charge during Christmas power outage

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Mid-Michigan has weathered two major winter storms in the last three weeks. It’s been widely reported that thousands of people who lost power following the December 21 ice storm found themselves with little or no reliable information about when or if their electricity was being restored. That prompted many citizens in the community to take it upon themselves to go looking for answers and to share what they found online.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:09 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Neighbors in Action: R.J. Scheffel Memorial Toy Project

Larry Koster with a few of the toys he's made for the R.J. Scheffel Memorial Toy Project.
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It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today, during this festive holiday season, we feature the R.J. Scheffel Memorial Toy Project. The group handcrafts thousands of wooden toys each year for local children.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:11 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Neighbors in Action: East Lansing Rotary Club

The East Lansing Rotary is working with the city of East Lansing to replace the wooden playground structure at East Lansing’s Patriarche Park.
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It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where Current State features people and organizations working to make the Greater Lansing community a better place. This week, we feature the East Lansing Rotary.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:20 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Old Newsboys

A Michigan historical marker in Lansing tells the story of the Old Newsboys.
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It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today, we feature the Old Newsboys.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:50 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Greater Lansing Food Bank

The Greater Lansing Food Bank delivers hundreds of tons of food each year to those in need who are living in a seven-county area in mid-Michigan.
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It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. On this day before Thanksgiving we feature the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:35 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition

The Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition helps feed horse with their hay bank, and also works to save horses from abuse and neglect.
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Our Neighbors in Action segment features people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature the Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:32 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Help Other People Eat (H.O.P.E.)

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It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. With this Friday being the opening of the firearm deer hunting season in Michigan, it’s only appropriate that we feature Help Other People Eat, or HOPE, which distributes excess venison donated by hunters to those in need.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:08 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Art for Charlie Foundation

Charlie Waller was diagnosed with cancer in 2011.
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It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. This week, we feature the Art for Charlie Foundation.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:06 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Lakewood Area Choral Society

The Lakewood Area Choral Society has performed with students from Jenison High School.
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It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. This week, we feature the Lakewood Area Choral Society.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:43 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Haven House

Homeless families with male children can have trouble finding shelters that will take them. Haven House accepts a variety of homeless families.
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It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. This week, we feature Haven House.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:15 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Neighbors in Action: One Love Global

Peace and prosperity movement leadership training is one example of a One Love Global program.
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It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to improve our community. This week, we feature One Love Global.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:58 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Volunteers of America Lansing

Folk singer Arlo Guthrie (right) recently joined VOA VP Patrick Patterson, committee chairman Kevin McGraw and honoree Fr. Jake Foglio at an event honoring veterans.
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On this week's Neighbors in Action segment we feature the Volunteers of America in Lansing, which offers a wide array of programs and serves more than 4,000 people each year.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:50 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Neighbors in Action: All of the Above Hip Hop Academy

The All of the Above Hip Hop Academy mentorship program provides the fundamentals of hip hop. Ozay Moore (center) is the academy's director.
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On this week's Neighbors in Action segment we feature the All of the Above Hip Hop Academy.  The organization provides youth the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of hip hop through mentorship, while building a Hip Hop  community in Lansing.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:52 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Ele's Place

Ele's place is currently holding a fundraiser called the Ultimate Spartan Challenger.
Credit Courtesy of Ele's Place

 

  On this weeks Neighbors in Action segment we feature Ele’s Place. The non-profit, which has branches in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Lansing, offers services to families and children who are grieving. Lori Bosch, managing director of Ele’s Place in Lansing, and Tanya Overweg, who has been a part of Ele’s Place, discuss the process of healing.

 

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:51 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Women's Center of Greater Lansing

Credit Courtesy Women's Center of Greater Lansing

Our Neighbors in Action segment features people and organizations working to make our community a better place. This week, we feature the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing. The non-profit offers a variety of services including counseling, employment assistance, even auto maintenance classes for women in the Lansing area.   

Current State speaks with executive director Cindie Alwood.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:37 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Teens aging out of foster care face many challenges

Our Neighbors in Action series this week looks at social work professionals who help children who age out of the foster care system. St. Vincent Catholic Charities in Lansing offers a long term residential care program for children aged five to 17.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:40 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Gateway Community Services

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Each Wednesday we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. This week's Neighbors in Action segment  features Gateway Community Services, which has offered a wide array of services for the tri-county area’s at-risk youth for more than 40 years. 

Gateway street outreach program manager Jennifer Cousineau and executive director Mark Morton join us to talk about their programs.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:32 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Neighbors in Action: The Firecracker Foundation

Our weekly Neighbors in Action interview features people and organizations working to make our community a better place. This week, we feature the newly-launched non-profit called The Firecracker Foundation. It seeks to provide therapy and support for victims of child sexual abuse.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:16 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Mason Orchestral Society

The Mason Orchestral Society, founded in 1975, also works to provide scholarships for student musicians.
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Neighbors in Action features the Mason Orchestral Society, which offers a venue and musical outlet for a variety of ages, skill levels and interests. Board president Mike Steele, who also plays the french horn, and symphony conductor Tim Krohn explain the Society's role in the community.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:08 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Advent House Ministries

For over 25 years, Lansing’s Advent House Ministries has offered a multitude of comprehensive services to residents in need, from job readiness training to transitional shelter to literacy programs.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:57 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Meta Peace Team

The Meta Peace Team places peacekeepers anywhere from Palestine to rallies at the Capitol in Lansing (pictured). Meta Peace Team founder Peter Dougherty said that the presence of peacekeepers stopped several fights at the recent right-to-work rallies.
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This week, Neighbors In Action features Meta Peace Team, an organization that provides peacekeeping teams to address and diffuse conflict in possibly dangerous situations like political rallies and war zones, both domestically and abroad.

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