When many people think of Cuba, they look to the past. Images of Fidel Castro, revolution and the Cuban Missile Crisis are what most associate with the island republic. On a recent trip, an MSU professor captured a different picture of the Cuba. Mark Sullivan is an associate professor of music composition at Michigan State University. His photo exhibit “Cuba: First Times Never Come Again,” opens tonight. The photos will be on display in the innovation space at MSUglobal Knowledge and Learning Innovations, Nisbet Building.
WKAR followed up its Dia de Los Muertos conversation with All Saints rector Kit Carlson with a trip to her East Lansing parish on November 1st. Parishioners and friends were on hand to enjoy delicious food, music and dance at the church's 7th annual Day of the Dead event. Detroit's Mariachi Cristal and the Fantasia Folkloric Dancers of Lansing entertained the festive crowd of more than 200.
November 1st is All Saints Day, the Christian church’s time to honor all those who have achieved sainthood, and a day to recall departed loved ones. In the Mexican tradition, it’s observed as Dia De Los Muertos…or Day of the Dead.
Last week, Public Sector Consultants, a Lansing-based media advocacy organization, released a study suggesting that electric customers in several states that offer greater customer choice pay more for it. Some key backers of electric choice have blasted the study, calling the findings unsubstantiated.
Michigan State University football fans look forward to hearing Spartan touchdown cheers resound on the banks of the Red Cedar tomorrow, as University of Michigan faithful hope to repeat last year’s victorious performance.
Events in Detroit have dominated a lot of Michigan news in October, most noticeably the city’s bankruptcy trial. That has not been enough however to overshadow the race for mayor and city council in Detroit.
Between now and the end of the year, a rare treat will be streaking across the sky. Astronomers and amateur star-gazers alike are awaiting in anticipation for Comet ISON, which many are predicting will be bright enough to be seen with the naked eye.
Christmas has "A Christmas Carol", "It’s a Wonderful Life", "Miracle on 34th Street", Halloween has… Yes, Halloween has a collection of monsters stolen from black-and-white horror movies and a long history with witches and the like, but when it comes to an actual story, a fable to be brought out each year with the pumpkins, the holiday is sadly lacking.
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 Lakewood Area Choral Society.
The local food movement is a growing economic and cultural force in Michigan. We’ve had a number of conversations on this program about efforts to build sustainable regional food systems, which go beyond farmers markets and food hubs.
Today, some local private businesses are joining MSU and state officials to announce the next step for mid-Michigan–the creation of a “food innovation district”. Current State’s Kevin Lavery has the story.
Today on Current State: Governor Rick Snyder testifies at Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial; MSU's Fairchild Theater's new acoustic system; futurist Daniel Burrus and a mid-Michigan man's connection to the 1938 radio classic "The War of the Worlds."
Detroit’s ‘bankruptcy eligibility’ trial enters its fourth day today, with Governor Rick Snyder scheduled to testify.
So far, federal judge Steven Rhodes has heard municipal finance experts as well as Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr claim that the city’s Chapter 9 filing in July was the only option left to address major cash flow problems and billions in long term debt.
Michigan State University's Fairchild Theater recently underwent a major renovation and re-opens next Monday night. Current State's Peter Whorf speaks with MSU College of Music staff and students about the transformation.