Radio Made in Michigan

Radio Made in Michigan
2:14 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Current State #267 | March 4, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan's fresh water future; when civil wars end; the Great Lakes Book Project; and women in construction.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:20 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Current State #266 | March 3, 2014

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. 

Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

MSU Today | March 2, 2014

L to R: Simon, Bao, Westerman

MSU Alumni Magazine editor, Beal Botanical Garden curator

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:36 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Current State #265 | February 28, 2014

Today on Current State: a spring weather preview; canoeing legend Janet Moreland; America's self-help culture; live music with the Bard Owls; and remembering Harold Ramis. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:14 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

POSTSCRIPT: In memory of Harold Ramis

Harold Ramis's best-known film acting roles are as Egon Spengler in 'Ghostbusters' and Russell Ziskey in 'Stripes'.
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Current State salutes the life and works of Harold Ramis. This brief tribute features a rare recording from the National Lampoon Radio Hour.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:50 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Current State #264 | February 27, 2014

Today on Current State: this month in review; a review of Jim Harrison's latest book; and Voices of Experience with Rabbi Morton Hoffman.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:44 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Current State #263 | February 26, 2014

Today on Current State: a proposal to restore tax revenue; Conflict Resolution Services of Central Michigan; the Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates 75 years; and a Detroit Tigers 2014 season preview.

Radio Made in Michigan
1:23 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Current State #262 | February 25, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan same-sex marriage ban on trial; an update on the Kosgar Lado case; the Great Lakes month in review; attorney Benjamin Crump speaks in Lansing; and the 1491s, a Native American sketch comedy group.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:44 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

St. Petersburg Philharmonic thrills Wharton Center listeners

The St. Petersburg Philharmonic rehearses at MSU's Wharton Center
Credit Peter Whorf

If you enjoy virtuoso orchestral playing at the highest level, I hope you were able to hear the St. Petersburg Philharmonic at the Wharton Center last night.  The orchestra led by Yuri Temirkanov heated up the hall on a freezing February evening with Rachmaninoff's electrifying Symphony No. 2 and an excellent collaboration with Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang in Prokofiev's second concerto.  For good measure, the group opened with a crisp Rossini Barber of Seville

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:37 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Current State #261 | February 24, 2014

Today on Current State: the U.S. Supreme court and the EPA; Detroit's water wealth; a Google Glass Explorer; violinist Vilde Frang and the St. Petersburg Orchestra; and a Michigan eatery in Vegas.

Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

MSU Today | February 23, 2014

White, Simon

Examining the farm bill, chat with MSU President Simon

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Radio Made in Michigan
9:14 am
Sun February 23, 2014

Primarily Piano | March 2014

In March, Primarily Piano features five superstars of the keyboard. Solo piano music, chamber groups and concerto performances are all part of five recent releases by masters of the instrument featured this month.
Saturdays at 3pm on 90.5 FM WKAR.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:16 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Current State #260 | February 21, 2014

Today on Current State: changes in the Holt School district; cinematographer Dan Kneece; Michigan Board of Education president John Austin on the Education Achievement Authority; live music with classical pianist Ralph Votapek. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:51 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Current State #259 | February 20, 2014

Today on Current State: Utility assistance struggles; the annual MSU Comics Forum; American attitudes towards science; and the MSU Wind Symphony at Carnegie Hall.

Radio Made in Michigan
11:53 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Current State #258 | February 19, 2014

Today on Current State: The Michigan Office for New Americans; Soup Grant Lansing; fallout from UAW loss in Tennessee; and folk singer Tom Chapin.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:39 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Current State #257 | February 18, 2014

Today on Current State: Advertisers in Olympic games; urban tree farm takes root in Detroit; and supporters defend EAA expansion.

Radio Made in Michigan
1:31 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Current State #256 | February 17, 2014

Today on Current State: opposition to the Educational Achievement Authority; the second installment of our Moviemaking in Michigan series; Clinton County Democrat Dawn Levey announces state Senate candidacy; and exploring Michigan’s decades-long relationship with Japan.

Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

MSU Today | February 16, 2014

L to R: Simon, Glasmacher, Westerman

FRIB, Consumers Energy, Paul W. Smith

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:48 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Rising flood insurance premiums could lead to more foreclosures

Attempts to reform flood insurance in America are having serious repercussions.
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Attempts to reform flood insurance in America are having serious repercussions. Homebuyers, sellers and others across the country are being  slammed with soaring increases in the cost of flood insurance.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:47 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

East Lansing Mayor proposes BWL board expansion

East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett pushes for representation from outside Lansing on BWL board.
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Talk of revamping the makeup of the Lansing Board of Water and Light Board of Commissioners has taken another step forward. East Lansing mayor Nathan Triplett has submitted an expansion plan to Lansing mayor Virg Bernero. It would, for the first time, include representation outside the Lansing city limits.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:43 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Public Poetry Announcement: Ana Castillo

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For this Valentine's Day, Current State contributor Stephanie Glazier offers Ana Castillo's "I Ask the Impossible." 

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:23 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

What if Detroit hosted the '68 Olympic Games?

With seven tries, Detroit has the most unsuccessful bids to host the Olympic Games.
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Radio Made in Michigan
2:21 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY: Micah Ling to juggle cello, banjo and vocals on debut album

Micah Ling is a member of the Earthwork Music collective based in Wyoming, Michigan.
Credit WKAR/Joe Linstroth

Our featured musician this Friday is Micah Ling. This week, the Grand Rapids native and MSU grad surpassed her goal on Kickstarter to produce her debut solo album. She plays some the songs that will be featured on the new album and discusses her love for Old Time music. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:23 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Current State #254 | February 13, 2014

Today on Current State: Ingham County parks; big data in ecology; fair housing in Michigan; and student hearing loss.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:15 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Ingham commissioners consider parks millage

Ingham County Commissioner Randy Schafer argues that other county departments are more in need of revenue than parks. However, Koening and Holman are not eager to dismiss the discussion.
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The Ingham County Board of Commissioners is looking at a possible county parks millage. Earlier this week, the body asked its County Services committee to begin work on a draft proposal. The focus of a millage would primarily be an expansion of Lansing’s Rivertrail network.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:10 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

MSU ecologists steer adaptation to big data

Ecologists need to understand multiple systems, regions, and continents. Looking at both small and broad scale systems is made easier with new technological tools.
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Big data is being applied across a broad spectrum of disciplines. Businesses are using it to forecast consumers trends, political junkies to predict elections before they happen and scientist are decoding DNA in minutes, working to find cures and prevent disease.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:00 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Housing discrimination pervasive but subtle

Kisch says that testing, such as setting up a fake housing offer, is the only way to uncover illegal housing discrimination in cases of race and national origin.
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Housing discrimination is often difficult to even notice, much less prove. Landlords who don’t want to rent to someone based on their race, age, religion, disability or sexual orientation many times have what seem like legitimate excuses that are often delivered with a “smile and a handshake.”

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:41 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

MSU adopts innovative hearing loss program

Jeffrey Astrein, an MSU graduate student, gained useful skills to deal with his hearing loss through the Kooser program.
Credit John Patrick McGuire

High schools and colleges around the country are facing an alarming trend. A number of studies, from places such as the University of Florida and the Hearing Health Foundation, report as many as one teenager in four has some degree of hearing loss.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:51 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Current State #253 | February 12, 2014

Today on Current State: backyard farming; glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith relocates to Old Town; musician Josh White Jr.; the Haslett Robotics Club; and MSU's land grant legacy.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:51 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

State proposes local control of backyard livestock

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An important debate over urban farming in Michigan continues today in Lansing. Officials from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and others will discuss proposed rule changes governing farm animals in developed, residential areas.

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