Radio Made in Michigan

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12:15 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Current State #520 | April 17, 2015

Today on Current State: Cong. Mike Bishop; Ira Glass brings his dance show to East Lansing; and Live Music Friday with Brad Cole, Chris Edrington and Erin Sax.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:08 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Current State #519 | April 16, 2015

Today on Current State: Lansing Police Chief Mike Yankowski on body cameras; essayist Jack Lessenberry keynotes A Rally of Writers; and a preview of the upcoming Lansing Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series performance of Bach's "Goldberg Variations".

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:22 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Current State #518 | April 15, 2015

Today on Current State: Rep. Mike Callton on medical marijuana legislation; poet Terry Blackhawk; and Neighbors in Action: Sparrow's Nest.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:18 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Current State #517 | April 14, 2015

Today on Current State: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; "Dinosaur Train" host Scott Sampson previews his public appearances at MSU this weekend; and remembering the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln assassination.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:14 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Current State #516 | April 13, 2015

Today on Current State: The possible health impacts of climate change in Michigan; MSU researchers study pandas; a Public Poetry Announcement with a poem by Billy Collins; and remembering the Palm Sunday tornadoes that struck Michigan 50 years ago.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

MSU Today | April 12, 2015

Michigan's energy future, MSU Extension, climate change debate

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:05 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Current State #515 | April 10, 2015

Today on Current State: The Capital City Film Festival kicks off and Live Music Friday features Ryan Shadbolt & The Weathermen.

Radio Made in Michigan
1:04 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Capital City Film Festival features more than 80 independent films, music

Credit Courtesy Capital City Film Festival

The fifth annual Capital City Film Festival is underway and runs through Sunday.

This year, the festival features not only about 80 independent films at venues in and near downtown Lansing,  but dozens of musicians coming together for live performances as well.

Current State welcomes the two co-directors of the 2015 event, Payal Ravani and Dominic Cochran.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:04 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Live Music Friday: Ryan Shadbolt & The Weathermen

Credit Courtesy Ryan Shadbolt

Our Live Music Friday guests today are Ryan Shadbolt and the Weathermen.

Ryan has performed extensively as a solo artist, and he’s also been the frontman of the Lansing band Delicious Bass.

The lineup also includes bassist Nathan Smathers, and Ryan Eggebrecht on djembe.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:08 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Current State #514 | April 9, 2015

Today on Current State: Michigan Environmental Council policy director James Clift on MSU's coal elimination plan; former Michigan Congressman Joe Schwarz and "Symphonic Cinema" at the Lansing Center.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:07 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

MI enviro praises MSU coal elimination plan

Michigan State University says it will eliminate coal as a fuel source by the end of 2016
Credit Courtesy Michigan State University

Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon has announced the school will stop burning coal at the university sometime next year.  

In a webcast on “MSU’s Energy Future,” President Simon called sustainability a “guiding institutional principal” and said it’s “great opportunity” for the school to continue to reduce its environmental impact.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:07 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Classic cinema, symphony merge at Capital City Film Festival

The Lansing Symphony Orchestra will perform "Symphonic Cinema" Saturday evening at the Lansing Center.
Credit Courtesy Lansing Symphony Orchestra

The fifth annual Capital City Film Festival is underway in Lansing this week.

One of the marquee events pairs classic silent film and classical music, courtesy of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra.

“Symphonic Cinema” takes place at the Lansing Center this Saturday night at 8 p.m.  Admission is Free.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:43 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Current State #513 | April 8, 2015

Today on Current State: an update from the co-producers of "Second Shift: From Crisis to Collaboration", a documentary chronicling the 'Keep GM' campaign in Lansing during the 1990s; we learn about the Life as a Zebra Foundation, which funds research and education efforts for rare diseases; a new mural will soon commemorate the Lansing's Diamond REO plant; and former executive at Kellogg's tells us what life of a lobbyist is really like. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:29 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Current State #512 | April 7, 2015

Today on Current State: Lansing city council member Carol Wood on the proposed 2016 city budget and an ICE operation at City Hall; a new curator for the Broad Art Museum; the piping plover makes a comeback and Bay City actress Katie Travis stars in "The Phantom of the Opera."

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:28 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Councilmember Wood: ICE operations in Lansing require better communicaton

Lansing City Council member Carol Wood says the city was not pre-informed of an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) operation at City Hall earlier this year.
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Lansing's elected officials have begun discussions over the city's fiscal 2016 budget.  

Among other items, Mayor Virg Bernero's proposed spending plan calls for the creation new, high-ranking position at the Lansing Board of Water & Light.  

There's also ongoing discussion over pay raises for the mayor, city clerk and city council set to take effect on July 1.

Lansing city councilmember Carol Wood talks about budget issues...and about a recent ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) operation at City Hall.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:28 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

New curator brings international experience to Broad Art Museum

Caitlin Doherty is the new curator of the Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University.
Credit Courtesy Caitlin Doherty

A new curator has begun work at MSU’s Broad Art Museum.  Caitlin Doherty has deep roots in contemporary art, having worked around the world in places as varied as rural Ireland and Doha, Qatar. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Caitlin Doherty about her career, her plans, and the recent death of the Broad’s founding director, Michael Rush. She says the job of a curator is to be a bridge between the artist, their creations, their vision, and potential exhibitions.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:27 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Piping plovers make comeback in the Great Lakes

The piping plover is a Michigan shorebird found mainly in the northern Lower Peninsula. After nearly becoming extinct, the species has made a remarkable recovery.
Credit Courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Spring is in the air.

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and the beaches of the Great Lakes are calling.

Well, maybe not for us humans yet.

The piping plover, on the other hand, will be packing its bags and headed for the lakeshore in the next couple of weeks.

The endangered species of shorebird was once almost extinct--with just 12 pairs left in the Great Lakes.

But thanks to conservation efforts, scientists are starting to see a rebound in the population.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:26 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Bay City native stars in "Phantom" at Wharton Center

Bay City native Katie Travis and Storm Lineberger perform in "The Phantom Of The Opera" now running at MSU's Wharton Center.
Credit Courtesy Wharton Center for Performing Arts

"The Phantom of the Opera” is in the middle of a two-week run at MSU’s Wharton Center. A singer-actress from Bay City has the lead role of Christine.  Current State's Mark Bashore talks with Katie Travis about what it's like to perform in the touring company of the most successful musical production of all time.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:16 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Current State #511 | April 6, 2015

Today on Current State:  a new Michigan State University survey on sexual assault; protecting baby animals in the wild; a former juvenile offender's prison story highlights flaws with the system and Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:16 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

MSU to gauge sexual assault climate on campus

MSU is distributing a voluntary online survey to gauge perceptions of sexual assault, and to assess how well their programs and services are working.
Credit Courtesy Michigan State University

A survey distributed to all Michigan State University students asks them to offer their opinion about sexual assault.  MSU will use the information to assess the effectiveness of its current programs and services.

We talk with Paulette Granberry Russell, the university's Title IX Coordinator and director of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:15 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Baby animals may be best left alone

Credit Clay Junell/Flickr

Baby animals are making their way into the world as the weather gets warmer.  Here in mid-Michigan we might see fawns, newborn birds and rabbits and more.  But what if you see one without an obvious parent nearby?  Current State's Melissa Benmark talks with MSU professor of zoology Jim Harding.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:15 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Former juvenile inmate's story highlights justice system flaws

The Michigan Council on Crime and Deliquency is hosting a forum in Lansing Tuesday entitled "Youth Beyond Bars."
Credit Tim Pearce / Flickr

In the 1990s, many states, including Michigan, began getting tough on juvenile crime.

That meant harsher sentencing and sending more youth to adult prisons.

Between 2003 and 2013, Michigan sent thousands of youth under the age of 18 to serve time in adult prisons.

But many are beginning to question the effectiveness of those “tough on crime” policies.

Advocates for reform say that sending a young person to an adult prison can have devastating consequences.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:14 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

On opening day, Free Press reporter looks at 2015 Tigers

The Detroit Tigers kick off the 2015 season with a home opener today against the Minnesota Twins.
Credit George Thomas / Flickr

Spring only arrived a couple of weeks ago, but spring training baseball is over and it's time for the games to count!

It's Opening Day in Detroit, with the Tigers hosting the Minnesota Twins.  Current State's Mark Bashore talks with Detroit Free Press sportswriter Shawn Windsor.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:49 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Current State #510 | April 3, 2015

Today on Current State: An analysis of Proposal 1 to fund road repairs in Michigan; a preview of Michigan State's Final Four matchup with Duke; Michigan Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Rich Studley on RFRA and talent development; and Live Music Friday with Brendan Doherty.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:59 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Current State #509 | April 2, 2015

Today on Current State: Legislation that would allow advanced practice registered nurses more authority to prescribe medications; an MSU student who is bicycling from East Lansing to Indianapolis for the Final Four; interim general manager Dick Peffley; the MSU College of Music's Cello Plus series; and Scott D. Southard reviews "The Rosie Effect" by Graeme Simsion.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:33 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Current State #508 | April 1, 2015

Today on Current State: Business leaders consider an economic "grand bargain" for Michigan; a huge new automotive mural will grace a building in Lansing's REO Town; Neighbors in Action: Housing Services Mid Michigan; and a Michigan man pays homage to the bowling shoes of actor Dave Madden.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:39 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Current State #507 | March 31, 2015

Today on Current State: The March Month in Review with Susan Demas of Inside Michigan Politics and Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network; a new MSU exhibition features works by Art Prize finalist Henry Brimmer; research into biodegradeable plastics; and the 100th anniversary of Kiwanis clubs.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:26 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Current State #506 | March 30, 2015

Today on Current State: The "college access gap" created by a need for more school guidance counselors; the MSU Quidditch Team; Great Lakes Month in Review examines Flint's water supply; efforts to restore a polar bear on display at the MSU Natural Resources Building; and Spartan men's basketball advances to the Final Four.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:50 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Current State #505 | March 27, 2015

Today on Current State: Longtime Kellogg's lobbyist George Franklin on his book "Raisin Bran and Other Cereal Wars"; Bob Downes talks about his book "Biking Northern Michigan"; a study indicates that fast food might be addictive; Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press previews MSU's Sweet 16 basketball game tonight; and Live Music Friday with Abbey Hoffman.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:40 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Current State #504 | March 26, 2015

Today on Current State: Almost 2-million people in Michigan lack access to healthy foods; the MSU Department of Theatre stages "Bug"; MSU doctoral student Apryl Pooley's book recounting her personal story of sexual assualt, addiction and PTSD; and a story of working on a Great Lakes freighter.

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