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Current State #883 | November 30, 2016

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Today on Current State: Our Month in Review for November with Zach Gorchow of Gongwer News and Emily Lawler of MLive; Edward McClelland discusses his book "How to Speak Midwestern"; Neighbors in Action: Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan; and the ecoacoustics of nature in Meridian Township.


Current State #882 | November 29, 2016

Nov 29, 2016

Today on Current State: A Wayne State University program for 7th grade girls points students to STEM fields; mid-Michigan audiobook readers Emily Sutton-Smith and Angela Dawe; our Great Lakes Month in Review for November; and the Sphinx Organization of Detroit sends young musicians to the White House.


Current State #881 | November 28, 2016

Nov 28, 2016

Today on Current State: Midland House Republican Gary Glenn explains his opposition to Senate-passed energy legislation; Patrick Heller of the Michigan-based Cryonics Institute; Michigan's youngest-ever state Representative, Democrat Jewell Jones of Inkster; and Current Sports host Al Martin discusses the Michigan loss at Ohio State and MSU's season-ending loss at Penn State.


Current State #880 | November 23, 2016

Nov 23, 2016

Today on Current State: Dr. Temple Grandin: serving Lansing's homeless: Refugee Development Center and WKAR radio staff Thanksgiving favorites.

Current State #879 | November 22, 2016

Nov 22, 2016

Today on Current State: Michigan Democratic Party chairman Brandon Dillon discusses the future of the party; Thanksgiving feast tips with MSU corporate chef Kurt Kwiatkowski; the city of East Lansing's deer count; and the Riverwalk Theatre production of "The Princess Who Saved Herself."


Current State #878 | November 21, 2016

Nov 21, 2016

Today on Current State: Jeff Litten of the MSU College Republicans and assistant professor Joseph Guzman, who worked on the Trump campaign, discuss campus reaction to Donald Trump's election victory; "Capital Comeback" hopes to convince people coming to town for the holidays to apply for jobs here and stay in Lansing; the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine plans to open a clinic in Detroit; and Current Sports host Al Martin discusses the MSU football loss to Ohio State.


Current State #877 | November 18, 2016

Nov 18, 2016

Today on Current State: Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero joins us from the Manufacturing Task Force meetings at the National League of Cities Summit in Pittsburgh; a preview of tonight's Silver Bells in the City events in Lansing; and for Live Music Friday, Lansing's first rock band, The Blue Echoes.


Current State #876 | November 17, 2016

Nov 17, 2016

Today on Current State: Former Speaker of the Michigan House Craig DeRoche discusses the Netflix documentary film he appears in, "13th," about America's high incarceration rate; Lansing's singing cashier Lucas Holliday; Grand Ledge dentist Dr. Richard Martzke discusses the clinic he runs in Michigan's Upper Peninsula; and famed Shakespearean director Iqbal Khan visits East Lansing.


Current State #875 | November 16, 2016

Nov 16, 2016

Today on Current State: Mark Grebner discusses his return to the Ingham County Board of Commissioners; Art Garfunkel previews Saturday's concert in Jackson; Neighbors in Action: Allen Neighborhood Center; and MSU grad Jonathan Kirkland describes playing George Washington in the Chicago production of "Hamilton."
 


Current State #874 | November 15, 2016

Nov 15, 2016

Today on Current State: MSU professor Eric Freedman discusses the election and his week at an environmental journalism conference in Kenya; artists decorate doors for a Habitat for Humanity project; Michigan's "impaired waterway" designation for Lake Erie; and a preview of the MSU College of Music production of the opera “The Elixir of Love.”


Current State #873 | November 14, 2016

Nov 14, 2016

Today on Current State: Detroit News editorial page editor Nolan Finley discusses the conservative newspaper's election coverage; Gracie's Place in Williamston becomes Gracie's Contemporary Bistro; MSU Trustee-elect Dan Kelly; and Current Sports host Al Martin breaks down the MSU shutout win over Rutgers.


Current State #872 | November 11, 2016

Nov 11, 2016

Today on Current State: the Michigan Senate passes a pair of energy bills; empowering women veterans and the Dave Bennett band on Live Music Friday.

Current State #871 | November 10, 2016

Nov 10, 2016

Today on Current State: Holt High School students react to the election results; dancer-choreographer Billy Bell; Post-Traumatic Stress is examined in new MSU-produced documentary film; and a preview of the Spanish flair of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra's upcoming concert.


Current State #870 | November 9, 2016

Nov 9, 2016

Today on Current State: Election 2016 analysis with Susan Demas of Inside Michigan Politics and Kyle Melinn of MIRS; a preview of this weekend's Women in the Arts Festival; Neighbors in Action: MSU Student Parent Resource Center; and the Lansing Art Gallery exhibits works by local artists for the holiday shopping season.


Current State #869 | November 7, 2016

Nov 7, 2016

Today on Current State: Detroit News pollster Richard Czuba goes over the numbers on the day before Election Day; the Peppermint Creek Theatre Company production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Disgraced"; MSU is hosting two fathers of sons kidnapped in Mexico; and Current Sports host Al Martin on the Lions dramatic win at Minnesota.


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