Neighbors in Action

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

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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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Radio Made in Michigan
2:57 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Charter House

In addition to regular social happenings like this open house luncheon (pictured), the club provides members with outings to other local events, like baseball games.
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Each Wednesday, Current State presents “Neighbors in Action,” which features people and organizations working to make our community a better place.  This week we feature Charter House, a daytime clubhouse  for adults with mental illnesses in the Lansing area.

Clubhouse director Stephanie Tighe and Charter House member Nicole Wright join Current State to discuss the impact that a safe, social environment can have on an individual with a mental illness.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:54 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Lansing Community College Foundation

According to LCC, starting pay for graduates of its automotive technician program ranges from $30,000 to nearly $80,000 a year.
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This week, Neighbors In Action features the Lansing Community College Foundation, which offers more than 300 scholarships to students in need.

Dan McKean, LCC Foundation executive director, and George Garza, an LCC student and scholarship recipient, discuss LCC’s need-based scholarships and the merits of a community college education.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:17 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Neighbors in Action: First Book

Our weekly Neighbors in Action segment features people and organizations working to make our community a better place. This week, we feature a new organization: the Greater Lansing chapter of First Book. It’s a non-profit that offers new books to children in need. Board chairperson Jeremiah Rivera and chair-elect Paul Harmon spoke with Current State host Mark Bashore.

Radio Made in Michigan
2:14 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Current State #78 | May 1, 2013

Today on Current State: Ingham County Chief District Judge talks Indigent Defense ; the Lansing Information Technology Empowerment Center; Michael Finney from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and re-imagining the Grand River corridor.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:09 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Lansing’s Information Technology Empowerment Center

ITEC's main goal is to provide students and adults with the technological skills needed to excel in the global economy.
Credit courtesy of the Information Technology Empowerment Center

For this week’s Neighbors in Action we feature the Information Technology Empowerment Center, which works with students and families in the Capital Region to build excitement for coursework and careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

K-12 Program Manager Cathy Post and ITEC student Joshua Ambrose join us in studio to discuss the non-profit and the technology training courses offered to children and adults.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:55 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Current State #73 | April 24, 2013

Today on Current State: House Minority leader Tim Greimel; the MSU Wind Symphony performs at the Latin IS America Festival; Niowave pole barn dispute comes to an end; the Greater Lansing African American Health Institute; and  the impact of flooding on agriculture.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:50 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Greater Lansing African American Health Institute

The Greater Lansing Afrian American Health Institute will hold an open house at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at Lansing Letts Community Center.
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For this week’s Neighbors in Action segment we feature the Greater Lansing African American Health Institute, or GLAAHI. Based out of Lansing’s Letts Community Center, the GLAAHI offers a variety of programs, including smoking cessation groups, food donations and assistance with health care needs. Current State's host Mark Bashore talks with Eldon Liggons, the executive director of the institute, and Dr. Don Williams, the board chairman and an MSU emeritus professor of psychiatry.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:01 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Current State #68 | April 17, 2013

Today on Current State: Former priest makes his case for change in the Catholic Church; MSU Science Fest ; Author David Shields;  and Hospice of Lansing.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:15 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Hospice of Lansing

Hospice of Lansing has been an independent, local nonprofit since 1979.
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Making preparations for a loved one’s death can be a very stressful and difficult time for families. But with help, a person’s final weeks and months can also hold some of the most beautiful and poignant moments in their lives.

For this week’s Neighbors in Action segment, we feature the Hospice of Lansing, which helps families cope with the difficulties of end of life care. John Person, the executive director of Hospice of Lansing, breaks down the benefits and barriers to hospice care.  

 

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:00 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Open Door Ministry

Housed at the Central United Methodist Church in Lansing, the Open Door Ministry has been providing key personal needs such as hot meals, laundry and phone services for homeless people for 30 years.
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For this week’s Neighbors in Action segment we feature the Open Door Ministry, a non-profit day drop-in center where homeless individuals can rest, eat and do laundry.

Dennis Ranville, co-director of Open Door Ministry, talks about the people his organization serves and poverty in downtown Lansing. And Ira Savage, a current volunteer and formerly homeless client at Open Door, joins the conversation.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:43 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Neighbors in Action: LAP Respite Center

Lansing Area Parents’ Respite Center is made of families that aid in the care for children with autism, autism like behaviors and physical disabilities.
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For this week’s Neighbors in Action segment we feature LAP Respite Center, a non-profit organization that offers different respite programs for families living in tri-county area of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties. These programs provides caring services for parents of children with disabilities.

John Stauffer, executive director of the LAP Respite Center, and Nancy Guettler, who has been taking her son to the LAP for 20 years, discuss their experience with the program.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:44 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Neighbors in Action: REACH Studio Art Center

REACH Studio Art Center is holding the summer camp beginning in June.
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 For this week’s Neighbors in Action segment we feature REACH Studio Art Center, a non-profit neighborhood space in REO Town. For ten years, the REACH Studio Art Center offered art classes and art-related activities for children and teenagers.

Alice Brinkman, founder and director of REACH Studio Art Center, discusses her organization’s latest projects.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:28 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Lansing Habitat for Humanity

The Lansing chapter of Habitat for Humanity plans to build four new houses this year and rehab two. For this week’s Neighbors in Action segment, Denise Paquette, executive director of Lansing Habitat, and future Habitat resident, Monica List, discuss the organization’s work.   

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:57 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Lansing Jaycees

The Lansing Jaycees' annual 'Stuff the Bus' event partners with CATA and asks people to donate items to families during the holidays. Last year they helped 44 children.
Credit Courtesy of Angela Clock

From the annual Capitol Easter Egg Hunt to collecting toys and school supplies for needy families, the Lansing Jaycees hold more than 20 community service events a year.

For our Neighbors in Action segment, Lansing Jaycees Angela Clock and Charlie Root discuss the community service work of one of Michigan’s oldest chapters.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:36 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Neighbors in Action: All Saints Episcopal Church's Teen After School Center

About 50 youth from Lansing and East Lansing attend the Teen After School Program at All Saints Episcopal Church.
Credit Courtesy of Andrew Shirota


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Radio Made in Michigan
3:54 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Current State #33 | February 27, 2013

Lansing's Kerns Hotel burned to the ground in December 1934. The fire, however, spawned a volunteer organization that still exists today in Lansing.
Credit Courtesy of the Capital Area District Library


Today on Current State: Spartan women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant; author Winona LaDuke on Native American struggles with the U.S. military; the unsolved murder that changed Michigan politics; opera star Renee Fleming; and Neighbors in Action features Lansing's Box 23. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:32 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Box 23

In 1934, 34 people were killed as the Hotel Kerns in Lansing burned to the ground.
Credit Photo courtesy of the Capital Area District Library

Lansing’s Box 23 has supported the city's fire department for 75 years.  The all-volunteer group provides refreshments and support to firefighters as they battle the worst fires.  The name comes from the firebox used to call in the massive fire at Lansing’s Kerns Hotel in December 1934.

Longtime Box 23 member Dave Rule and Lansing firefighter Steve Babcock share Box 23’s long history and explain what it’s all about.

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