Radio Made in Michigan

Radio Made in Michigan
1:01 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Current State #482 | February 20, 2015

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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:26 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Malcolm X Remembered on Kaleidoscope

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.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:29 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Current State #481 | February 19, 2015

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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:50 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Current State #480 | February 18, 2015

Today on Current State: A federal judge strikes down President Obama's executive orders on immigration and deportation; a preview of the Thursday MSU Concert Band and Concert Orchestra concert; State Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. on student debt legislation; and Neighbors in Action: Sixty Plus.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:17 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Current State #479 | February 17, 2015

Today on Current State: Carmine Polombo of the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments on Michigan's multi-million dollar investment in idle rail cars; MSU's new film studies degree program; climate engineering; and East Lansing author Susan Froetschel on her new novel “Allure of Deceit”.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:53 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

Current State #478 | February 16, 2015

Today on Current State: U-M anticipates driverless cars; preserving the ancient sport of falconry; an MSU study on blood clots and Lansing's new "Audio Air Force."

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun February 15, 2015

MSU Today | February 15, 2015

L to R: Kirk Heinze, Russ White, Dan Wyant

The state of Michigan's environment and natural resources, new Travel Michigan leader

The state and future of Michigan’s environment and natural resources from DEQ director Dan Wyant and DNR director Keith Creagh.  And the man charged with evolving the iconic Pure Michigan brand, new Travel Michigan leader David West.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:12 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Current State #477 | February 13, 2015

Today on Current State: The possible link between "Fifty Shades of Grey" and domestic abuse; "I Love Lucy On Stage" at the Wharton Center; students from Stockbridge study marine biology underwater in Florida; Rodney Whitaker on tonight's Professors of Jazz concert; and a return to the "Conceived in Liberty" exhibit at the Michigan Historical Center.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:33 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Current State #476 | February 12, 2015

Today on Current State: Two members of the state House Appropriations committee, Sam Singh and Earl Poleski, respond to Gov. Snyder's budget plan; sled dog races in Michigan; Harry Belafonte; and the Michigan music scene with Anne Erickson of the Lansing State Journal.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:45 am
Wed February 11, 2015

Current State #475 | February 11, 2015

Today on Current State: Other states may be models for Michigan veterans services; Mr. Right vs. Mr. Right Now; State Rep. Gretchen Driskell's bid to unseat Cong. Tim Walberg; and Neighbors in Action: Bikers for Books.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:32 am
Tue February 10, 2015

Current State #474 | February 10, 2015

Today on Current State: Training the next generation of farmers at the MSU Organic Farm; National Geographic Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg; Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council Executive Director Jeremy Orr; and the online classic rock radio station Okemos Brewing Company.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:49 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Current State #473 | February 9, 2015

Today on Current State: Health officials push for higher measles vaccination rates; a new photo exhibit at the MSU Museum explores China; a Michigan native and Navy Seal veteran remembers "American Sniper" Chris Kyle; and MSU composers draw inspiration from local poets.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun February 8, 2015

MSU Today | February 8, 2015

L to R: Shilique Calhoun, June Pierce Youatt, Mark Hollis, Connor Cook

Spartan Football, New Com Arts/Sciences dean, renewable energy for national security

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:07 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Current State #472 | February 6, 2015

Today on Current State: Sen. Debbie Stabenow; the MSU Symphony performs the Mahler Third Symphony; Cong. John Lewis returns to East Lansing to talk about civil rights; and Live Music Friday with Betty Joplin.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:44 am
Thu February 5, 2015

Current State #471 | February 5, 2015

Today on Current State: The increase in venture capital flowing into Michigan; an MSU researcher helps discover new bird species; obstacles to advanced energy in Michigan; when cholera struck Detroit; and book reviewer Scott D. Southard reviews Stephen King's latest novel.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:24 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Current State #470 | February 4, 2015

Today on Current State: A new study compares health outcomes for women and children with abortion restrictions in Michigan; an MSU School of Journalism project assigns students to cover local religious institutions; the Michigan Senior Olympics; and Neighbors in Action with the Crosswalk Teen Center of Charlotte.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:36 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Current State #469 | February 3, 2015

Today on Current State: Early childhood education in Michigan; singer-songwriter John Gorka; the lingering impact of the 1973 PBB disaster in Michigan; and the MSU Department of Theatre's "Theatre2Film" project.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:41 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Current State #468 | February 2, 2015

Today on Current State: WILX-TV meteorologist Darrin Rockcole with a snowstorm update; East Lansing tops America's college football towns; Lansing's director of Public Service Chad Gamble on the city's snow removal efforts; listening to the Beatles through headphones; and Al Martin on MSU men's basketball and the Super Bowl.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:18 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Current State #467 | January 30, 2015

Today on Current State: January Month in Review; a new falcon at the Board of Water and Light’s Eckert Power Station; and Live Music Friday with Sally Potter.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:52 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Current State #466 | January 29, 2015

Today on Current State: Counting Lansing's homeless population; Eric and Nancy Schertzing look back at his campaign for Congress; the Hmong people of Michigan; and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra celebrates the birthday of Mozart.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:59 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Bashore, Van Buren Step Up on Current State

Mark digs deep for another story idea while April plans for tomorrow's show during the daily Current State editorial huddle...
Credit Peter Whorf

Congratulations to Current State's Mark Bashore and April Van Buren who take on new roles for WKAR's flagship local news and arts hour.  In addition to continued hosting, Bashore will assume the position of Current State's Managing Editor.  Mark  expands on his content creation, project planning and editorial and policy roles in his new duties.  Since mid-September of 2014, April Van Buren has become an integral member of the Current State team.  She joins WKAR as a full-time producer effective immediately.  April

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:32 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Current State #465 | January 28, 2015

Today on Current State: Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero prepares for this week's State of the City address; documentarian Candacy Taylor; Neighbors in Action: the Tuesday Toolmen; and pickleball.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:44 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Current State #464 | January 27, 2015

Today on Current State: Teacher preparation in Michigan; the cast of "Master Harold...and The Boys" comes to MSU's Wharton Center; the January Great Lakes Month in Review; the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra plays Wagner; and Michigan utility workers head to the northeast for blizzard duty.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:30 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Current State #463 | January 26, 2015

Today on Current State: two views on school choice in Michigan; actor John Rubenstein on his original role as "Pippin" and his new role as King Charlemagne; Eric and Nancy Schertzing on their family decision behind his congressional bid and the Spartans men's basketball squad struggles to regain their mojo.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:30 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Two views on school choice in Michigan

Lansing-area educators are observing National Schools Choice Week.
Credit WKAR File Photo

Educators across the country are hosting discussions in conjunction with National School Choice Week.

There are a number of events in the Lansing area, including the screening of a documentary on school choice at the Capitol on Tuesday morning. That event is sponsored by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, which bills itself as a nonpartisan research and educational institute based in Midland. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:29 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

After 40 years, original "Pippin" plays character's father at Wharton

Actor John Rubenstein talks about his upcoming performance in the Broadway musical "Pippin" in East Lansing.
Credit flickr/Joe Shlabotnik

This week, the Broadway Series at MSU’s Wharton Center presents the touring company of “Pippin” for eight shows, starting Tuesday night. “Pippin” first hit Broadway in 1972, with John Rubinstein in the title role. A revival of the show in New York won four Tony Awards in 2013, including Best Revival of a Musical. The cast coming to East Lansing includes John Rubinstein…not as Pippin again all these years later, but as King Charlemagne, Pippin’s father.

Current State’s Scott Pohl talked with John Rubenstein about returning to the show that made him famous.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:27 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Spartans struggle to rebound from midseason slump

Credit WKAR File Photo

It was a frustrating outing Saturday for Michigan State men's basketball.  The team's performance was lacking in a number of areas in its 79-77 loss to Nebraska.

"Jekyll and Hyde" is the way the Detroit Free Press's Joe Rexrode described both the game and the season.

Rexrode and WKAR's Al Martin comment on where the Spartans stand at this point in the conference season.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun January 25, 2015

MSU Today | February 1, 2015

Kirk Heinze (left) and Jim Byrum

Agriculture and Sustainability

Kirk Heinze broadcasts Greening of the Great Lakes from the Michigan Agri-Business Association 2015 Winter Conference.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:58 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Current State #462 | January 23, 2015

Today on Current State: UAW Local 6000 legislative liaison Ray Holman on the proposed merger of the state Departments of Human Services and Community Health; stem cell research at UM; the Detroit Auto Show exhibit of a 3D printed car and a look at the new Cadillacs; and Live Music Friday with Rev. Robert Jones.
 

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:43 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Current State #461 | January 22, 2015

Today on Current State: Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wrigglesworth announces he won't run for another term in 2016; human trafficking; the transformation of Cobo Center in Detroit; guided imagery; and Scott D. Southard reviews Elizabeth Dutton's "Driftwood".

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