Radio Made in Michigan

Radio Made in Michigan
1:17 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Local leaders call for wider BWL board representation

Credit Credit Joe Linstroth/WKAR

Many people have been reminded in the past month that the Lansing Board of Water and Light provides electricity to more than just the capital city. Though it’s owned by the city, the BWL has electric customers in nine other municipalities and townships outside Lansing city limits. Those include East Lansing and Delta Township.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:11 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Filmmaker documents Detroit, Happy Valley in transition

Throughout the year, MSU’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities brings in speakers and artists from around the country for their Wednesday Night Live series. This week they welcomed filmmaker Erik Proulx, who screened his short film "Lemonade: Detroit." His latest film “365 Days: A year in Happy Valley”  re-examines  the Penn State scandal and looks at how the community coping.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:00 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Chief engineer: Lansing Grand River a good fit for Camaro

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Our coverage of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit continues today with a look at the good news the people at the General Motors Grand River Assembly Plant got last year: GM will move production of the Camaro to Lansing from the plant in Oshawa, Ontario.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:06 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Current State #238 | January 22, 2014

Today on Current State: controversial remarks by prominent Michigan Republicans; Village Summit; energy in developing countries; and selling Cadillacs overseas.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:05 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Detroit News' Finley on Agema, Patterson fallout

Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema
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The response to comments by Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema of Michigan has intensified in recent days. Agema’s remarks critical of gays and Muslims triggered rebukes from across the political spectrum and has especially embarrassed his fellow Republicans.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:03 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Neighbors in Action: Village Summit

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It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature Village Summit, a grassroots community center for youth located in Lansing’s Fabulous Acres neighborhood.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:02 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Ann Arbor non-profit brings technology to world's poor

John Barrie of the Appropriate Technology Collaborative holds a small solar light with a solar panel. It replaces burning kerosene or candles and can pay for itself in 15 weeks.
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

More than a billion people around the world live without access to electricity. The lack of energy is a huge barrier to economic growth in developing countries.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:01 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Global markets key for Cadillac's success

The Cadillac ATS Coupe will roll off a Lansing assembly line later this year.
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

International sales are crucial to Cadillac’s success. Two popular Cadillac models are built in Lansing at the Grand River Assembly Plant. The ATS won the North American Car of the Year Award last year, and the CTS was a finalist for the award this year.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:24 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Jan. 27 | Happy Birthday Mozart - MSU Faculty Recital Series

7:30pm Monday Jan. 27 LIVE on 90.5 FM | MSU faculty artists pay musical tribute to the composer on his 258th birthday.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:08 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Current State #237 | January 21, 2014

Today on Current State: early childhood education; net neutrality; Public Poetry Announcement; green vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show; the new Chevy Colorado truck.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:07 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

MSU educator explains growing importance of early childhood education

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Last week, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder recommended another increase in government spending on early childhood education in the state.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:06 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Net neutrality ruling could alter online landscape

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A federal appeals court recently ruled that internet service providers can give preference to some content and even block it if they choose. The “net neutrality” case has received a great deal of attention since the ruling.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:05 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Public Poetry Announcement: Michelle Boisseau

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Today's public poetry announcement: Current State contributor Stephanie Glazier reads "The Fury That Breaks" by Michelle Boisseau.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:04 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Green cars take backseat at NAIAS

The Tesla Model S electric car boasts zero tailpipe emissions.
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

The 2014 North American International Auto Show is not the greenest, according to journalist and author Jim Motavallo, who focuses on environmental issues and transportation. He’s a contributor to the New York Times, NPR’s Car Talk, the Mother Nature Network and author of the book "High Voltage: The Fast Track to Plug In the Auto Industry".

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:01 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Chevy adds smaller pickup option

The Chevrolet Colorado
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The North American Truck of the Year,  the Chevy Silverado, isn’t the only pickup attracting attention at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Chevy’s midsize Colorado is also all-new for 2014.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:17 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Current State #236 | January 20, 2014

Today on Current State: the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and Chevy's sweep of the Car and Truck of the Year Awards; young people and cars; MSU's Project 60/50; Sites of Conscience; and a Broad Art Museum documentary airs on WKAR-TV.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:13 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Chevy takes top prizes at this year's NAIAS

The Chevrolet Silverado was named North American Truck of the Year last week at the Detroit Auto Show.
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

The North American International Auto Show is underway at Cobo Center in Detroit. Hundreds of thousands of people will visit the show to see the latest cars, trucks, and prototypes.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:10 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Auto industry eyes shifting transportation priorities

Some millenials are putting off the decision to buy a car.
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Michigan’s surging auto industry is front and center this week at the Detroit Auto Show, but young Americans may be a shrinking part of the hoopla.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:09 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Project 60/50 kicks off year-long human rights conversation

This year marks the anniversary of two crucial moments in our country’s long history of inequality. Sixty years ago, the Supreme Court handed out its landmark decision in Brown versus the Topeka Board of Education, which effectively ended legal segregation of our nation’s public schools. And 50 years ago this year, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:08 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Project to map local civil rights history

The MSU Museum's Marsha McDowell is working on a project to identify local sites associated with human rights.
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"Today, human rights are under attack in many parts of the world. But there is a pathway to building a just, humane, and peaceful future: The power of the past." That's how the organization Sites of Conscience explains its mission on its website.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:05 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

New documentary chronicles the making of the Broad

The angular lines of the Broad Art Museum are embraced by some and disliked by others.
Credit Kurt Stepnitz

Just over a year has passed since Michigan State University opened the Broad Art Museum. Through its design phase, construction and opening, the angular structure has been embraced by some and detested by others, while bringing worldwide attention to MSU.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:18 am
Mon January 20, 2014

E=MC: Teaching science through Hip Hop

Dr. Christopher Emdin
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How do you make science fun and approachable for youth? One theory is to use hip hop. The project Science Genius BATTLES (Bring Attention to Transforming Teaching, Learning and Engagement in Science) attempts to do that.

The battles are the brainchild of Dr. Christopher Emdin and Wu Tang Clan member GZA.

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Radio Made in Michigan
9:25 am
Mon January 20, 2014

See the cars and trucks at the North American International Auto Show

The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe will be built in Lansing.
Scott Pohl/WKAR

The North American International Auto Show is open to the public at Cobo Center in Detroit through Sunday. Here are just a few of the cars and trucks on display.

Hear Current State's coverage of the Detroit car show all this week.

Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

MSU Today | January 19, 2014

Dan Wyant, Kirk Heinze

Detroit Auto Show, DEQ leader, electric cars

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:42 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Current State #235 | January 17, 2014

Today on Current State: Sen. Gretchen Whitmer and Off The Record host Tim Skubick review the State of the State address; linking science education and hip hop; and AP reporter and singer-songwriter Jeff Karoub.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:41 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Sen. Whitmer responds to State of the State

Gov. Rick Snyder
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Last night, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder gave his fourth State of the State address. He encouraged action on immigration and more support for state schools, among other issues.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:40 am
Fri January 17, 2014

E=MC: Teaching science through Hip Hop

Dr. Christopher Emdin
Credit http://chrisemdin.com/

How do you make science fun and approachable for youth? One theory is to use hip hop. The project Science Genius BATTLES (Bring Attention to Transforming Teaching, Learning and Engagement in Science) attempts to do that.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:40 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Project aims to expand Detroit house concerts

Jeff Karoub
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

Dearborn's Jeff Karoub provided Current State's live music in Studio S today. He's a reporter for the AP in Detroit, and a singer-songwriter.

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Radio Made in Michigan
8:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Duel with the Devil | Radio Reader

Duel with the Devil by Paul Collins - Crown Publishers, NY, 2013

Begins January 17
Duel with the Devil by Paul Collins
Crown Publishers, NY, 2013

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:29 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Current State #234 | January 16, 2014

Today on Current State: recent Flint emergency manager Michael Brown returns to Prima Civitas; a post-antibiotic era; roasting coffee beans in Lansing; and a review of “Our Picnics in the Sun” by Morag Joss.

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