Radio Made in Michigan

Radio programming made in Michigan and presented by WKAR at Michigan State University

Current State #800 | July 20, 2016

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Today on Current State: We talk with a Michigan delegates to the Republican National Convention, Sen. Joe Hune; a look at the Ann Arbor Art Fair; Neighbors in Action: Women's Center of Greater Lansing; and a look at the career of Claude Shannon, a University of Michigan professor who helped usher in the digital age.


Today on Current State: proposed dental therapist legislation; actor Timothy Busfield at MSU; the Environmental Policy and Law Center; a blacklight exhibit at the MICA Gallery.

Current State #798 | July 11, 2016

Jul 11, 2016

Today on Current State: Dr. Mark Edwards from the Virginia Tech Flint Water Team; Lansing's Old Town Scrap Fest; the "Ban the Box" campaign in Michigan and Detroit's first concrete road.

Current State #797 | July 8, 2016

Jul 8, 2016

Today on Current State: MSU political scientist Matt Grossman looks ahead to the major party political conventions; Save the Flags events at the state capitol on Saturday; and Live Music Friday with Shelby Ann-Marie.


Current State #796 | July 7, 2016

Jul 7, 2016

Today on Current State: the National Writers Series; new drone regulations; Michigan's "red flag" court cases and the Wharton Center's "Take It From the Top" program.

Current State #795 | July 6, 2016

Jul 6, 2016

Today on Current State: Interim Detroit Public Schools Superintendent Alycia Meriweather discusses the future of the district; a tour of the renovations at the Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids; Neighbors in Action: Peckham Self-Advocacy Team; and Author Kate DiCamillo.


Current State #794 | July 5, 2016

Jul 5, 2016

Today on Current State: Marijuana advocate Chris Riesbeck discusses the promotion of national cannabis standards; Michigan Shakespeare Festival producing artistic director Janice Blixt; researcher Rufus Isaacs talks about our bee population and pollination strategies; and a Pop-Up Story from Marissa Thaler.


Current State #793 | June 29, 2016

Jun 30, 2016

Today on Current State: Our Month in Review for June with John Lindstrom of Gongwer News and Kyle Melinn of MIRS; Michigan author William Anderson gathers the letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder; Sen. Rebekah Warren on Elliot-Larsen reforms; and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson discusses protecting kids from adult online content.


Current State #792 | June 29, 2016

Jun 29, 2016

Today on Current State: Lansing City Pulse reporter Todd Heywood recounts the story of being assaulted in his home, possibly targeted because he is gay; author R.J. Fox discusses his book "Love and Vodka"; Neighbors in Action: Thunder on the Grand; and MSU climatologist Jeff Andresen considers the Michigan summer of 2016.


Current State #791 | June 28, 2016

Jun 28, 2016

Today on Current State: The first service held by Lansing's new First Cannabis Church of Logic and Reason; the Grand Rapids Art Museum's "Mirror Memory" photography exhibit; Great Lakes Month in Review with journalist Gary Wilson; a Pop-Up Story from Sarah Kwilinski; and Meridian Concert Band maestro Maestro Carolyn Sherill retires.


Current State #790 | June 27, 2016

Jun 27, 2016

Today on Current State: Dr. Margaret Crocco and Sonya Gunnings-Moton of the MSU College of Education discuss uncertified teachers in Detroit schools; touring the Detroit home of author Amy Haimerl, who writes about her major refurbishing project in "Detroit Hustle"; Lansing City Attorney appointee Jim Smiertka; and golfboarding in Michigan.


Current State #789 | June 24, 2016

Jun 24, 2016

Today on Current State: Sen. John Proos discusses legislation aimed at modernizing Michigan's criminal justice system; WKAR's new Morning Edition host, Brooke Allen, explores Lansing; and Live Music Friday with the Corey Kendrick Trio.


Current State #788 | June 23, 2016

Jun 23, 2016

Today on Current State: We discuss the lawsuit filed by Attorney General Bill Schuette against two companies over their roles in the Flint water crisis with Michigan Special Assistant Attorney General Noah Hall and Jonathan Oosting of the Detroit News; Michigan school superintendent Brian Whiston on the next steps in relaunching the Detroit Public Schools; and a preview of this weekend's JuneGrass Bluegrass Festival.


Current State #787 | June 22, 2016

Jun 22, 2016

Today on Current State: We examine yesterday's decision by Great Lakes governors to allow the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin to get its water supply from Lake Michigan; peregrine falcons on the rebound in Michigan cities; Neighbors in Action: Helping Women Period; and the historic life of Michigan native Merze Tate.


Current State #786 | June 21, 2016

Jun 21, 2016

Today on Current State: the Lansing City Pulse' Mickey Hirten on placemaking; a hot summer for Michigan; summer stock at the Barn Theater; the phenomenon of 'trophic cascades;' and our latest Pop-Up Story.

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