politics and government

Brandon Dillon photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Brandon Dillon resigned from a state House seat to become chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party in August. Current State talks with Brandon Dillon about the presidential campaign and other races that are shaping up around the state.

Yesterday, the public policy organization Michigan’s Children held a forum called “Raising the Voices of Caregivers from the Foster Care System” to discuss how to improve the system. Current State speaks with Michele Corey, vice president of programs at Michigan’s Children, and state Rep. Jim Runestad.

April Zeoli photo
Courtesy photo / MSU School of Criminal Justice

Victims of domestic violence often suffer in silence, hiding their abuse from friends and family. But even when they do speak up or seek help, women who have been abused are still at risk of sometimes fatal violence. We talk to April Zeoli, an associate professor in MSU’s School of Criminal Justice, about why Michigan women are particularly at risk.

Peters FRIB photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

Construction is moving ahead of schedule at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University. Sen. Gary Peters toured the project yesterday to see its development firsthand. Current State’s Kevin Lavery spoke with Senator Peters about his observations.

Grand Hotel photo
Joey Lax-Salinas / flickr creative commons

This weekend, Michigan Republicans headed north for the biannual Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference. The event also drew six of the GOP contenders for the 2016 presidential race. We talk to the Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta, who covered the conference.