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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.