Radio Made in Michigan

Radio Made in Michigan
12:08 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Current State #530 | May 1, 2015

Today on Current State: Proposal 1 opponent Paul Mitchell; solving the 1980 disappearance of a Michigan girl; a new assessment program placing at-risk kids in appropriate care settings; and Live Music Friday with Jen Sygit.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:53 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Current State #529 | April 30, 2015

Today on Current State: Month in Review for April on no-fault auto insurance reform, Proposal 1 and same-sex marriage; Lansing United kicks off its second soccer season; East Lansing voters consider decriminalizing marijuana and a charter amendment regarding the sale of city properties; and a preview of the upcoming Piano Monster concert.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:56 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Current State #528 | April 29, 2015

Today on Current State: State Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. discusses sex education reforms; Neighbors in Action: ePIFany Now; Public Poetry Announcement: T.S. Eliot; reforming no-fault auto insurance in Michigan; and "America's Got Downton" star Luke Kempner.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:57 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Current State #527 | April 28, 2015

Today on Current State: The U.S. Supreme Court arguments over Michigan's same-sex marriage ban; birdwatching at the Harris Nature Center; Great Lakes Month in Review examines the drought in California; the student-made documentary "Gay from Gaylord" explores LGBTQ life in northern Michigan; and Steven Terry discusses his book "Michigan Agricultural College Campus Life 1900-1925: A Postcard Tour.”

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:31 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Current State #526 | April 27, 2015

Today on Current State: The "Safe Roads Yes!" campaign for Proposal 1; an American food culture exhibit at the Broad Art Museum; the role of the Michigan Air National Guard in the fight against ISIS; MSU studies the role of belly fat in high blood pressure; and WKAR's Al Martin discusses the MSU spring football game.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun April 26, 2015

MSU Today | April 26, 2015

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon, Kirk Heinze

MSU's Energy Transition Plan

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:09 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Current State #525 | April 24, 2015

Today on Current State: Abstinance sex education instruction; the Detroit Zoo works to turn poop into electricity; Lansing city councilmember Vincent Delgado decides not to run in the 2015 election; Michigan's boat building history; and Live Music Friday with Rob Klajda of The Lash.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:47 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Current State #524 | April 23, 2015

Today on Current State: Former Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr; Lansing remembers the flood of 1975; poet Carolyn Forché; a Lansing property owner criticizes the city and Niowave over their revised remodeling plan; Scott D. Southard reviews "Missing Reels" by Farran Smith Nehme; and a preview of Saturday's Ann Arbor Symphony concert.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:39 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Current State #523 | April 22, 2015

Today on Current State: State Medicaid director Steve Fitton and State Sen. Jim Marleau on the challenges facing Medicaid; Neighbors in Action: CASA for Kids of Barry and Eaton County; former Gov. John Engler remembers the late Sen. Robert Griffin; and the MSU College of Music's "Latin IS America" series.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:47 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Current State #522 | April 21, 2015

Today on Current State: Examining Michigan's road warranty program in the days leading up to the vote on a road repair funding proposal; the declining rusty blackbird population; MSU scientists resume work at the Large Hadron Collider; and the 2015-16 Wharton Center schedule.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:21 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Current State #521 | April 20, 2015

Today on Current State: Two grandchildren of Henrietta Lacks discuss her story, as told in the book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot; the connection between childhood imagination and creativity in adults; Michigan faces a lawsuit over allegations of prison rapes; and MSU linebacker Riley Bullough on spring football and his forays into country music.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun April 19, 2015

MSU Today | April 19, 2015

left to right: Keesa Johnson, Chris Irvin, Glenn Stutzky, Jennifer Orlando

Michigan Earth Day Fest, environmental justice, Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

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Radio Made in Michigan
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.
Credit WKAR File Photo

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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