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Current State #834 | September 19, 2016

18 hours ago

Today on Current State: Emily Sutton-Smith and Tony Caselli of the Williamston Theatre discuss their new season; a visit to the Dabl's MBAD African Bead Museum in Detroit; and a look at MSU's football victory at Notre Dame with Current Sports host Al Martin. Our guest host today is Mickey Hirten of the Lansing City Pulse newspaper.

Current State #833 | September 16, 2016

Sep 16, 2016

Today on Current State: Alliance for Safety and Justice President Lenore Anderson and the director of the Michigan Crime Victim Services Commission, James McCurtis discuss a new survey of crime victims; dragon boat racing returns to Lansing; and Live Music Friday with Mary Flower ahead of tonight's performance at the Michigan BluesFest in Old Town Lansing.

Current State #832 | September 15, 2016

Sep 15, 2016

Today on Current State: Developers Pat and Scott Gillespie talk about their respective firms and the Lansing area's development climate; comedian Greg Proops previews tonight's "Whose Live Anyway" improv show at the Wharton Center; Alice Dreger of discusses the DEQ's review of the city's wastewater treatment plant permit; and Jeffrey Walker of the Flint Institute of Music explains the harpsichord.

Current State #831 | September 14, 2016

Sep 14, 2016

Today on Current State: the debate over state Board of Education guidelines for LGBTQ students, with Nathan Triplett of Equality Michigan and Douglas Levesque of the Owosso-based Bible Nation Society; a preview of the upcoming Beaumont Brass concert; Neighbors in Action: Hannah's House; and MSU researcher Nizar Lajnef talks about sensors that will monitor the stability of spans like the Mackinac Bridge.

Current State #830 | September 13, 2016

Sep 13, 2016

Today on Current State: Tri-County Regional Planning Commission executive director Susan Pigg talks about area transit needs; author Amy Haimerl discusses her Detroit home fix-up project book "Detroit Hustle" ahead of an appearance in Okemos this week; a conversation with  Jeff Cooper of the Renewable Fuels Association on a University of Michigan study indicating that burning biofuels is worse for the environment than fossil fuels; and pianist Yafim Bronfman previews two Michigan concerts.

Current State #829 | September 12, 2016

Sep 12, 2016

Today on Current State: Jeff Hank of MI Legalize and Will Rochon of the Michigan Cannibis Development Association discuss new pot regulations passed by the state Senate; Sally Potter previews the upcoming season of Ten Pound Fiddle concerts; OutCasting, a radio show and podcast for LGBTQ youth, comes to MSU; and Current Sports host Al Martin on the Detroit Lions season opening win and Tom Izzo's induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Parker sitting at piano

Sat. Sep. 10 at 8pm on 90.5 FM | Live from Hill Auditorium, it's opening night for the 2016-17 season of  the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, featuring pianist Jon Kimura Parker

Current State #828 | September 8, 2016

Sep 8, 2016

Today on Current State: We broadcast live from the state capitol building, with former House Speaker Craig DeRoche; Lt. Gov. Brian Calley; historian Valerie Marvin and the vice chairman of the Michigan Capitol Commission, John Truscott; former Lansing fire chief, Rep. Tom Cochran; and Clerk of the House Gary Randall.

Current State #827 | September 7, 2016

Sep 7, 2016

Today on Current State: We broadcast live from the state Capitol building, with Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network and Kathleen Gray of the Detroit Free Press; Republican Senators Rick Jones and Phil Pavlov; Nayyirah Shariff of Flint Rising and Sam Inglot of Progress Michigan on their opposition to the nomination of  Heidi Grether to lead the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality; Timothy Muffitt of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra previews their season-opening concert; and Democratic Representatives Tim Greimel and Sam Singh.

Current State #826 | September 6, 2016

Sep 6, 2016

Today on Current State: MSU political scientist Matt Grossman discusses presidential politics in Michigan; Peter Morris of Haslett looks back at the 25th anniversary of his world Scrabble championship; new University of Michigan research indicating that fossil fuels are better for the environment that biofuels; and MSU soprano Melanie Helton previews a program of "Excruciatingly Bad Songs."

Current State #825 | August 31, 2016

Aug 31, 2016

Today on Current State: Emily Lawler of MLive and "Off the Record" host Tim Skubick join us for our August Month in Review; Michigan chef Jared Bobkin; Neighbors in Action: Information Technology Empowerment Center; and the Airmen of Note come to Michigan.

Current State #824 | August 30, 2016

Aug 30, 2016

Today on Current State: How Michigan emergency rooms can help in the fight against human trafficking; Detroit's shipbuilding history; our Great Lakes Month in Review for August, with reporter Gary Wilson; and a new photo exhibit at Lansing's MICA Gallery.

Current State #823 | August 29, 2016

Aug 29, 2016

Today on Current State: This week's parole hearing for serial killer Donald Miller; the Flint Institute of Art's Modern Art Film Series; the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce opposition to the Capital Area Transportation Authority's Bus Rapid Transit plan; and a Pop-Up Story from Mark Sundermann.

Current State #822 | August 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016

Today on Current State: Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm discusses her role on Hillary Clinton's transition team if she wins the presidency; a preview of MSU's move-in day and campus life for new students; and Live Music Friday with Brendan Doherty.

Current State #821 | August 25, 2016

Aug 25, 2016

Today on Current State: Lansing area citizen-journalists Alice Dreger and Steve Harry; a new Broad Art Museum exhibition features female artists from China; the YMCA's Healthy Living Mobile Kitchen; and tracking invasive species in the Great Lakes.