Today on Current State: LCC president Brent Knight; Michigan kayaker, author on state's best paddling; Michigan may authorize new uses for toxic coal ash; beyond beauty, Michigan plants offer environmental edge; Live music with the DJ Clarinet Combo.
Michigan is famous for being the Great Lake state, but is also permeated by hundreds of rivers and streams. According to the state Department of Transportation, there are 36,000 miles of streams in Michigan.
Today on Current State: Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann; Moviemaking in Michigan, with producer Richard Jewell; Richard Gilbert on his memoir "Shepherd"; and a Lansing Symphony Orchestra 2014-15 season preview.
Today on Current State: Lansing Schools superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul; teaching first aid for mental health; a Mackinac conference wrap-up; and our live Friday Music Series features The Spragues and the Pumpstock Music Festival.
Today on Current State: Congressman John Dingell on 58 years in D.C.; exhibit celebrates 125 years of local innovation; living with a severe mental illness; and finding balance in Lake Huron's fisheries.
Today on Current State: A review of May's top stories from the Great Lakes Basin; expensive re-hospitalization and how to avoid it; grappling with Lansing's pro wrestling scene; and a preview for The Moth Mainstage.
Today on Current State: an oil spill in Jackson is still a mystery; the net neutrality debate: will the way we use the internet change; "Oddball Michigan"; and live music with Lindsay Lou & Joshua Rilko.
Today on Current State: Schertzing touts 'problem-solving record' in 8th District bid; Okemos fourth graders lobby for state amphibian; experts convene in Lansing to rethink education funding; and local bird watching opportunities.
Today on Current State: a state budget update; children's spirituality and nature; Mike Whorf's "Kaleidoscope", part two; a review of "In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods" by Matt Bell; and the Board of Water and Light's falcons.
WKAR comes to the East Lansing Art Festival this weekend, with a live Current State broadcast on Saturday, May 17th from 11am to 1pm. Join host Mark Bashore and watch the show as it unfolds with musical guests Wisaal, and more music and conversation with festival artists of all kinds. Come see us this weekend right in front of East Lansing City Hall on Abbott Road...