Radio Made in Michigan

Radio Made in Michigan
1:01 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Spartans clinch Legends, prep for Gophers, Big 10 title game

The Spartans have a final home game with Minnesota on Saturday before playing Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game.
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The Michigan State football team is heading to Indianapolis for the second time in three years for the Big Ten championship game against the Buckeyes of Ohio State. That's on December 7.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:59 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Author compiles Bucket List for Spartan fans

Author Michael Emmerich returns to Michigan State when he can from his home in Seattle.
Credit Courtesy/Ann Emmerich

Much has been written about Michigan State University’s rich sports history, and the latest entry in that arena is a book called “100 Things Michigan State Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die”.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

MSU Today | November 24, 2013

Laurie Koelling, Kirk Heinze

Christmas trees, holiday food safety, your gut health, Helping Other People Eat

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:09 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Current State #207 | November 22, 2013

Today on Current State: Michigan eliminates some administrative rules; a Port Lansing update; Impossible2Possible; the MSU Opera Theatre presentation of "The Magic Flute"; remembering JFK; and Silver Bells in the City.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:08 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

New state agency nullifies more than 1,500 rules

Landscape architecture is one example of deregulation in Michigan.
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Michigan’s catalog of administrative rules, thousands of which help regulate safety and professional standards in industries across the state, has gotten thinner lately.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:05 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Niowave docks at Port Lansing

Port Lansing is located near Capital Region International Airport.
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This week, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation authorized a $3-million loan to Lansing-based Niowave, Incorporated.  The particle acceleration company will leverage the funds to build a $200-million medical isotope production facility near the Capital Region International Airport. It’s planning its expansion around Port Lansing, the international logistics hub that’s been sprouting up around the airport over the last few years.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:04 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

In Peru, MSU student runs a marathon a day to inspire kids

Abbie Newton and her fellow youth ambassadors ran multiple marathons during their time in Peru.
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One sophomore at Michigan State University spent the last two weeks in Peru on an expedition through rainforests and mountains, with the organization Impossible 2 Possible.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:01 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

MSU Opera presents 'The Magic Flute'

MSU Director of Orchestras Kevin Noe.
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The Michigan State University Opera Theatre is presenting Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” starting Friday night in the newly renovated Fairchild Theatre.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

On 50th anniversary, recollections of JFK assassination

President John F. Kennedy at his desk in the Oval Office, 1962.
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Fifty years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. If you were alive on November 22, 1963, you remember where you were when you heard the news.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:54 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Audio postcard: Lansing preps for 'Silver Bells'

Fireworks light the sky over last year's Silver Bells in the City celebration.
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On this weekend before Thanksgiving, Lansing is again preparing to host its largest public outdoor event of the year.  This is the 29th year for “Silver Bells in the City,” which features music, crafts and an electric light parade through the city’s downtown.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:44 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Current State #206 | November 21, 2013

Today on Current State: a Michigan health care non-profit on Obamacare; a new MSU study on diversity and segregation; indie film producer Christine Vachon; and "nose-to-tail" eating.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:42 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Michigan Healthcare org updates ACA rollout

Marianne Udow-Phillips says she wants to help policy makers make decisions based on facts while serving the public by explaining current Healthcare laws.
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Amid the chaotic rollout of the Affordable Care Act, an Ann Arbor organization is doing its best to explain what’s going on and what health care customers can do about it.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:34 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

MSU study asks if diverse and cohesive communities are possible

A new study from MSU explores the idea that when neighborhoods are more integrated it makes them less socially cohesive.
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Many community stakeholders are interested in building communities that are both socially cohesive and diverse. However, a new report suggests these goals may not be simultaneously attainable.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:19 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Indie film producer enjoys success outside studio system

The MSU Film Collective showing of the Christine Vachon-produced 'I’m Not There' is tonight at 8pm in room B122 of Wells Hall. You can also hear Vachon’s public lecture at 5pm Friday in the RCAH Theatre.
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Filmmaker Christine Vachon is behind some of today’s most successful independent movies, including “Boys Don’t Cry”, “Far From Heaven” and “One Hour Photo”. The MSU Film Collective is screening her movie “I’m Not There” tonight, and Vachon will speak about the state of independent film on campus tomorrow.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:09 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Michigan nose-to-tail chef (colon) It’s all good

Brian Polcyn specializes in charcuterie, which is the art of preserving food before refrigeration.
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As we head into the second week of firearms deer season in Michigan, Current State’s Melissa Benmark has been thinking about two groups of people, high-end chefs and hunters, that might not seem to have a lot in common, but do share a common respect for the animals they use for food.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:41 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Current State #205 | November 20, 2013

Today on Current State: raising the minimum wage; artist-activist Chris Jordan; the Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition; MSU Rhodes Scholarship candidate Craig Pearson; and figure skating in East Lansing.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:41 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Gov candidate Schauer explains push for minimum wage hike

Democratic candidate for governor Mark Schauer says minimum wage earners deserve a raise.
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On Monday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer called for Michigan to adopt the highest minimum wage in the country.  Currently standing at $7.40 an hour, Schauer's recommended $9.25 an hour would surpass the top existing state rate in Washington by 6 cents.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:39 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Artist Chris Jordan captures immensity of modern woes

Chris Jordan's project "In Katrina's Wake: Portraits of Loss from an Unnatural Disaster" includes this image of the remains of a business in St. Bernard Parish.
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Tonight,  the MSU Department of Geography welcomes acclaimed artist and cultural activist Chris Jordan to the Pasant Theatre at Wharton Center. Jordan turns numbers into powerful art.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:35 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition

The Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition helps feed horse with their hay bank, and also works to save horses from abuse and neglect.
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Our Neighbors in Action segment features people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature the Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:30 am
Wed November 20, 2013

MSU senior vies for Rhodes Scholarship

MSU senior Craig Pearson will find out this weekend if he'll attend Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship next year.
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

This weekend, Michigan State University senior Craig Pearson will interview for a Rhodes Scholarship.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:28 am
Wed November 20, 2013

For some skaters, path to Sochi goes through Lansing

A skater practices at Suburban Ice in East Lansing.
Credit Kevin Lavery/WKAR

The road to the 22nd Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia runs through East Lansing this week. Beginning today, the city plays host to nearly 250 athletes competing in the 2014 Midwestern Sectional Figure Skating Championships.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:29 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Current State #204 | November 19, 2013

Today on Current State: National Institutes of Health funding; the impact of climate change on big game animals; and the Central Park Five.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:28 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Tighter NIH budget threatens pace of biomedical research

Dr. Sally Rockey of the National Institutes of Health says NIH funding is important to American universities.
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Among the many federal government agencies and programs affected by the across the board spends cuts known as the sequestration, which took effect last March, is the National Institutes of Health.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:26 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Report: Climate change threatens to alter big game in Michigan

Moose are among Michigan's big game animals possibly affected by changes in climate.
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Throughout the 20th century large investments of time and money were made to help restore big game populations across the U.S. Many of these efforts were successful, but those successes may be short lived.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:25 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

From infamy to exoneration: Central Park Five seek final resolution

Raymond Santana (left) and Yusef Salaam of the Central Park Five were exonerated years after their incarceration.
Credit Joe Linstroth/WKAR

On the night of April 19, 1989, a young white woman was raped in Central Park and left for dead. New York City was outraged by the crime. The next day police arrested 5 Black and Latino teenagers, and the media frenzy began.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:53 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Current State #203 | November 18, 2013

Today on Current State: campaign finance changes in Michigan; perennial grain research; new Shiawassee County business incubator; and remembering the wreck of the Carl D. Bradley.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:52 am
Mon November 18, 2013

State senate bill protects 'dark money,' stirs debate

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Last Thursday, Senate Republicans rushed through a bill that would alter campaign finance rules in Michigan. The changes include doubling the limits nearly across the board on campaign contributions.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:45 am
Mon November 18, 2013

MSU to study viability of 'perennial grains' in Africa

MSU researcher Sieg Snapp. Her work has the potential to alleviate chronic malnutrition in certain parts of Africa.
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Hunger and malnourishment have plagued parts of Africa for generations. And nearly as long as the problem has existed, scientists have been looking for solutions to the vexing complexities surrounding mass hunger.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:40 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Shiawassee County gets its first business incubator

Lorraine Austin says the REV Center offers private office space and a message center for entrepreneurs.
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

Start up companies between the Lansing and Flint metro areas have a new resource to help them get off the ground.  Baker College in Owosso is the site of a new business incubator known as the “REV” Center.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:32 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Fifty-five years later, remembering the shipwrecked SS Carl Bradley

The steamer Carl D. Bradley sank 55 years ago today.
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The sinking of the SS Carl D. Bradley claimed the lives of 33 crewmembers on Lake Michigan. The Bradley wreck doesn’t get talked about as much as the Edmund Fitzgerald does, but it is a story worth remembering.

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