Today on Current State: the Michigan Corps Social Entrepreneurship Challenge; MSU launches a fund drive to save audiovisual archives; tar sands shipping on the Great Lakes; the Abrams Planetarium's 50th Anniversary; and East Lansing’s Moist Towelette Museum.
Today on Current State: Cong. Mike Rogers' departure triggers speculation among Dems, GOP; Healthy Michigan Plan begins enrolling low income residents next week; LSO to feature American composers Copland, Bernstein.
Today on Current State: 'Storming the Hill' to stem veteran suicides; Newly married gay couple from Lansing faces legal limbo with confidence; Director of noted English choir leads Grand Rapids ensemble.
WKAR and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra will team for their first live broadcast together on Saturday April 12 at 8pm. The all-Brahms season finale concert will feature violin soloist Itamar Zorman and cellist David Requiro in a program which comes to you from the Michigan Theatre. Also on the bill are Brahms's Symphony No. 1, Academic Festival Overture, and U of M professor Bright Sheng's "Black Swan" - a ravishing arrangement of one of the piano intermezzi by Brahms.
Don't miss this 90.5 Classical broadcast premiere of Michigan's A2SO!
Today on Current State: Sorting through legislative issues including scrap metal, the EAA, and a balanced budget convention; Meridian offers class on Nordic walking; live music with Lansing singer Twyla Birdsong with Paul Ojibway and Brian Lange.
Today on Current State: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan reimbursement changes; lead cast members from "Porgy and Bess" production; the Capitol Area United Way Income Tax Assistance Program; punk rocker Glen Matlock; and the Capitol Area College Network.
Today on Current State: MPRN's Rick Pluta on wolf hunting, roads and more; law enforcement acclimates to pursuing drugged driving; Scott Southerd reviews Donald Lystra’s “Something That Feels Like Truth”; a spring movie preview; and live Music with piano-vocalist duo Brush Street.
WKAR's daily radio news and arts magazine, Current State was awarded Best in Category for Community Service at last night's Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Excellence Awards at the Lansing Center. Current State host Mark Bashore and producer Joe Linstroth created and produced the weekly 2013 series which continues to feature listener-nominated individuals and organizations who serve the Mid-Michigan community.
Today on Current State: residents of a condemned mobile home park face imminent eviction; a new Democrat emerges to challenge Republican Congressman Mike Rogers; an update on the Kepler space telescope project and the American Roots sound of Kalamazoo duo Red Tail Ring.
Today on Current State: the debate over whether juvenile offenders should receive life without parole; a new CEO at the non-profit Prima Civitas Foundation; the bygone era of the passenger pigeon and Detroit's jazz legacy.
Today on Current State: assessing the state's final MEAP scores; Michigan suffragist Anna Howard Shaw; a new clinic opens for Lansing's homeless population; and a documentary about Elderly Instruments.