For about five years, Michigan’s medical marijuana law has authorized doctor-approved patients either to grow pot or to buy it from state-certified "caregivers." Now, the state legislature is looking at a second approach.
Reports, predictions and warnings of climate change are hard to avoid these days. But just how are Americans processing all of this news, and what do we really think about climate change and our environment?
Travel adventures, culture shock and honest conversations are all topics brought up in a new documentary that follows four American students, one from MSU, and four Chinese students as they travel through China.
A controversial bill that would move a key Michigan court is expected to be signed into law soon by Governor Rick Snyder. The measure would transfer the operations of the state’s Court of Claims to the Michigan Court of Appeals. The court of claims hears legal actions that are filed against the state of Michigan.
Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Bill Collette is critical of legislation that would move the Michigan Court of Claims from Ingham County to the Michigan Court of Appeals. Current State spoke with Ingham County Controller Tim Dolehanty about the impact such a move might have on the county.
Astronomers have found another black hole within a densely packed cluster of stars. Last year, an MSU lead research team discovered two black holes in a similar globular star cluster, suggesting that black holes occupying groups of dense stars may be more common than previously thought.
With rising tuition costs, higher education has grown less affordable and accessible for many. But here in the Lansing area, there are a number of opportunities to help with the costs of obtaining an advanced degree.
On this Veterans’ Day, there’s some good news to report for people transitioning from the military back into civilian life. A recent national survey ranks Ann Arbor and Lansing among the top 10 best medium-sized cities in the nation for hiring veterans.
Join WKAR's Current State team at Schuler Books Chapbook Cafe at Meridian Mall tomorrow at 6pm for a discussion of Mid-Michigan news and issues. Mark Bashore and company will join you to talk about the stories you think we should be covering and Michigan matters of greatest concern. Stop by for a coffee, compliments of Schuler Books and
a lively exchange of Michigan news ideas. Hope to see you there!
The Michigan House Education Committee is looking over a controversial proposal that could hold back thousands of the state’s young learners. A measure introduced last week would require third-graders to repeat that year if they did not score “proficient” on the MEAP standardized test.
Another highly anticipated Michigan State basketball season tips off tonight. The Spartans are ranked #2 in the country in the two major pre-season polls. MSU opens against McNeese State tonight at the Breslin Center.
Each year Americans spend billions on hair: curling it, dying it, and adding extensions. To achieve our ideal look, we turn to the sacred space that is the salon. Candacy Taylor, Archie Green award recipient at the American Folklife center, has traveled to salons around the U.S. since 2006.
Yesterday, Attorney General Bill Schuette unveiled a 64-page report to address the issue of human trafficking in Michigan. The Michigan Human Trafficking Commission is a bipartisan group including legislators, law enforcement officials, educators and other stakeholders assembled to addressed the issue of modern day slavery.
Every home football Saturday here in East Lansing, thousands of people flock to the Michigan State campus to take part in a sacred ritual: tailgating. But the pastime takes a toll. After the celebrating, landscaping personnel at MSU repair damage to grass and trees.
Some of those personnel are calling last Saturday’s damage the worst they’ve seen.
Mass media is often criticized for its lack of diversity and stereotypical portrayals. Shilpa Davé, Assistant Professor in American Studies and Media Studies at the University of Virginia, says those criticisms often stem from a black and white view of race in America, leaving out important parts of the U.S. cultural landscape such as Asian Americans.
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. This week, we feature the Art for Charlie Foundation.