Today on Current State: Lansing health providers talk about treating cancer patients; the 200th anniversary of the Michigan Meridian; a slimy microorganism is appearing more frequently in northern Michigan lakes; and a preview of the MSU Opera production of Handel's "Xerxes".
Today on Current State: Efforts to boost mental health care in two northern Michigan counties; the "Great Girls" of Michigan history; teaching winning campaign strategies to political newcomers; Spike Lee movie art collaborator Art Sims; and the MSU men's basketball team advances in the NCAA tournament.
Today on Current State: The story of an Afghan interpreter seeking American citizenship with the help of Purple Heart awardee William Milzarski; a new art gallery displays works by young people in Lansing; an MSU chemist researches a natural compound that could help in the fight against Alzheimer's disease; a Lansing museum exhibition honors military women; and Live Music Friday with Randy Napoleon.
Today on Current State: Gov. Snyder's creation of the Michigan Agency for Energy; author Jacqueline Woodson; John Schneider's visit to Cuba; classical music from the Dali Quartet and the Ann Arbor Symphony; and MSU hockey heads into the B1G tournament.
Today on Current State: State Rep. Jeremy Moss; Neighbors in Action: Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan; the retirement of a pro football rookie reopens concerns about concussions; a Colorectal Cancer Awareness Week event in Ann Arbor; and Scott D. Southard reviews "Bird Box" by Josh Malerman.
Today on Current State: How Ingham County could be impacted by the Obamacare case now before the U.S. Supreme Court; new Lansing State Journal columnist Judy Putnam; how artificial fertilizers might be affecting the nitrogen cycle; and the Grand Rapids Bach Festival.
Today on Current State: Interim BWL chief Dick Peffley weighs in on the controversy surrounding "hidden costs" of a capital project; Lil Darlins Vaudeville revives a classic American art form; a mid-Michigan man receives the Purple Heart and opens his home to his Afghan colleagues; and live music from Donny Brown and company.
Today on Current State: Cuts to adult education funding in Michigan; a Department of Natural Resources survey on the well-being of frogs and toads; Michigan Film Office Director Jenell Leonard; and Monday's MSU music faculty concert with the music of Ravel.
Today on Current State: Fighting attacks on state of Michigan computers; the Michigan music scene with Anne Erickson of the Lansing State Journal; Neighbors in Action: the Red Cross; previewing the Big Ten Conference men's basketball tournament and March Madness; and the effort to get small farmers to fight big agriculture.
Today on Current State: Efforts to prevent Ferguson-like disturbances in Michigan; Michigan products head to South by Southwest; the Michigan Seafood Summit; and an MSU retiree prepares to hike the Continental Divide for charity.
Today on Current State: A dispute over a proposed charter school in Brighton leads to an arrest; the Michigan roots of the office cubicle; riding bicycles on a frozen Lake Superior; and Live Music Friday with Hatchet Man and The Frog.
Today on Current State: Michigan's future energy needs; incivility in social media; a Lansing program to make homes healthier and more energy efficient; a preview of Saturday's LSO concert; and Scott D. Southard reviews Emma Hooper's "Etta and Otto and Russell and James".
Today on Current State: State Sen. Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge); a preview of tonight's TEDxMSU; Neighbors in Action: Autism Spectrum Partners Providing Instruction, Recreation, and Enrichment (ASPPIRE); and jazz guitarist Peter Bernstein.
Today on Current State: A ride on a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker; Chinese advertising art comes to MSU; the possible threat posed by microplastics; and kids helping adults improve their English language skills in Okemos.
Today on Current State: The recent FCC ruling on net neutrality; a preview of this week's Suren Bagratuni concert with Ralph Votapek; part two of our "Voices of Experience" conversation with former Cong. Joe Schwarz; and Detroit News sportswriter Lynn Henning on the Detroit Tigers in spring training.
Simon, Hollis and Burnham assess Obama and Snyder budgets
Russ White talks with Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon for a mid-semester update on all things MSU. Then Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis joins President Simon for a conversation with MSU’s vice president for governmental affairs Mark Burnham on recently-proposed budgets by President Obama and Governor Snyder.
Today on Current State: Voices of Experience with former Cong. Joe Schwarz; a possible passenger rail service from Ann Arbor to Traverse City; farmers discuss road funding and other issues; and collegiate hookup culture.
Today on Current State: Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann on the Red Cedar Golf Course development; Neighbors in Action: Arts Council of Greater Lansing; a Rwandan genocide survivor visits Fowler; and growing orchids.
Today on Current State: a U-M survey asks local officials about road funding; a tour of "The Runway" in downtown Lansing; our Great Lakes Month in Review and the novel "Station Eleven" is a Great Michigan Read winner.
Today on Current State: MSU Assistant Dean Vincent Delgado takes on a new role as Lansing city councilor; the life of pioneering African American scholar Merze Tate; the Michigan GOP's new chairwoman; a new University of Michigan report looks at options for regulating fracking; and Detroit Free Press reporter Joe Rexrode checks in about this weekend's Spartan victory in men's basketball.
Today on Current State: Attracting more particle acceleration companies to Lansing; building a site for the interment of burial ashes on the MSU campus; the 50th anniversary of the Malcolm X assassination; and Live Music Friday with saxophonist Vincent Bowens.
Saturday marks 50 years since African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X was assassinated at New York City’s Audubon Ballroom.
Malcolm X’s Michigan roots are well known to many in our state. His family moved from Nebraska to Lansing in 1928. Malcolm lived here for more than a decade.
His life and work is the subject of Mike Whorf’s Kaleidoscope - airing Saturday at 4:00pm on WKAR AM870. On the program, Mike remembers how he was called on as a last-minute fill-in to interview Malcolm - at a radio station in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Today on Current State: The new Kids Count report on child well-being in Michigan; a Spartan Stampede preview; a report on state revenue sharing; the MSU Department of Theatre stages "Macbeth"; and Scott D. Southard's book review of "The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man" by W. Bruce Cameron.