Radio Made in Michigan

Radio Made in Michigan
12:38 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

MSU spawns "robofish" to monitor Great Lakes

MSU is developing a robotic fish to monitor water temperature and other environmental indicators in the Great Lakes.
Credit Courtesy G. L. Kohuth

A lot of sci-fi movies and books feature robots that look like people.  Think the Terminator or C-3PO.

But an MSU engineering professor went in a different direction when he started working on building a robotic fish about 10 years ago.

Current State's Mark Bashore talks with Dr. Xiaobo Tan, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University.  He's been working on a robotic fish that can be used for monitoring water quality.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:36 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Cast member: "Once" role requires stamina, versatility

Stuart Ward and Dani de Waal from the "Once" Tour Company
Credit Courtesy Joan Marcus

The Broadway production of "Once" is running at the Wharton Center at Michigan State University this weekend.  It's a contemporary love story involving a pair of young musicians in Ireland.

Current State's Mark Bashore talks with cast member Evan Harrington, who has a plum supporting role in the cast as "Billy."

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:33 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Michigan hunting program gets disabled sportsmen into the field

Credit Courtesy Tom Jones, Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors

We're well into deer bow hunting season in Michigan.  While most hunters must wait until November 15 to bag their trophy bucks with firearms, a special event is happening this week for some firearms hunters.

The "Independence Hunt" allows people with physical disabilities to enjoy firearms hunting.  It's sponsored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Current State's Kevin Lavery speaks with Bryan Wilkinson, a disabled hunter who spent the first day of the hunt at Sharonville State Game Area in Jackson County.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:27 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Current State #401 | October 16, 2014

Today on Current State: checking the claims on education spending in Michigan; the Building Detroit program; a look at the duties of the MSU Board of Trustees; and book reviewer Scott D. Southard considers a biography of Harper Lee.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:20 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

A2SO on 90.5 FM WKAR

Credit courtesy / Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Sat. Oct. 18 - noon on 90.5 | The second concert in the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra's Main Stage series comes to 90.5 Classical this Saturday at noon.  The A2SO's Made In The USA program features works by Bernstein, Barber, Daugherty and Gershwin with violin soloist Joan Kwuon and local ensembles Boychoir of Ann Arbor and Vocal Arts Ensemble.  Arie Lipsky conducts and previews the next broadcast concert of the Main Stage series with WKAR's Peter Whorf.

This special broadcast is available exclusively over-the-air on 90.5 (no online streaming).

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:28 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Current State #400 | October 15, 2014

Today on Current State: Former Ingham County Commissioner Mark Grebner on the importance of local elections; an MSU-educated engineer works on a project to contain contaminated water at the Fukushima nuclear power plant; Neighbors in Action: the REACH Studio Art Center; and Soup Grant Lansing’s first anniversary.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:21 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Current State #399 | October 14, 2014

Today on Current State: A look at the U.S. Supreme Court session; an Asian carp update; a profile of transgender law student Cadence Custin; and Current State says farewell to producer Joe Linstroth.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:10 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Farewell, Current State producer Joe Linstroth

Joe Linstroth
Credit WKAR

Current State bids a reluctant but fond farewell today to the founding producer of our program. Joe Linstroth returns to his Ann Arbor alma mater as he leaves WKAR for a position at the University of Michigan's public radio station.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:03 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Current State #398 | October 13, 2014

Today on Current State: a recap of last night's town hall debate between Gov. Rick Snyder and challenger Mark Schauer; a talk with Patricia Schultz, author of “The New 1,000 Places to See Before You Die”; juvenile justice reform in Michigan; and a candidate forum that will be led by young people.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

MSU Today | October 12, 2014

Ken Hayward
Credit www.michigan.org

Lake Erie algal blooms; Grand Hotel

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:14 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Current State #397 | October 10, 2014

Today on Current State: ArtPrize finalist Henry Brimmer; part two of our conversation with Michigan Supreme Court justices Robert Young and Bridget McCormack; and our Live Music Friday guest is Jon Brooks.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:30 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Current State #396 | October 9, 2014

Today on Current State: Bridge magazine's "The Smartest Kids" series; Hall-of-Fame auctioneer Bill Sheridan; and a preview of Saturday's Lansing Symphony Orchestra concert.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:36 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Current State #395 | October 8, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan League of Women Voters president Susan Smith; Neighbors in Action: the Michigan Parkinson Foundation; and legendary musician Allen Toussaint.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:46 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Current State #394 | October 7, 2014

Today on Current State: Lansing Maker Week; the use of drones in agriculture; and the importance of early intervention in mental illness.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:00 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Second Nature | Radio Reader

Second Nature by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Credit Random House, N.Y., 2011

Second Nature, by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Random House, N.Y., 2011
Airs beginning October 7, 2014

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:38 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Current State #393 | October 6, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan Supreme Court justices Bob Young and Bridget McCormack; a look at industry-funded research; and images of the Magna Carta on display in Ann Arbor.

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Live on 90.5 Saturday
6:08 pm
Sun October 5, 2014

Made in the USA | Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra LIVE

Joan Kwuon
Credit Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Sat. Oct. 11 - 8pm 90.5 FM | Live from the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, this concert reflects the many facets of what makes American music American.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun October 5, 2014

MSU Today | October 5, 2014

MSU President Simon, Jemele Hill
Credit Steve Boughton

2014 MSU Homecoming Grand Marshal; Scott Westerman with George Blaha

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:21 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Current State #392 | October 2, 2014

Today on Current State: Colonel Michael Bloomfield, an astronaut from Michigan; Michigan communities like Grand Haven are planning for how climate change might impact their futures; and Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:57 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Current State #391 | October 1, 2014

Today on Current State: a look at the Great Lakes becoming a transportation corridor for crude oil; we meet some MSU students who’ve made a Bollywood-style movie; and our Neighbors in Action segment this week is with The Davies Project, which provides transportation to families with kids facing serious illnesses. Our guest host today is Scott  Westerman of the MSU Alumni Association.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:21 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Current State #390 | September 30, 2014

Today on Current State: Today on Current State: Our monthly review of Michigan's top news stories; a Great Lakes month in review look at a mayor's summit on water resources at the EPA's update to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative; and a copyright case involving Sherlock Holmes. Our guest host today is Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:47 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Current State #389 | September 29, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan opts out of paying higher home heating subsidies; we learn about the East Lansing Public Library’s new maker spaces; and a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson prior to her East Lansing visit this week.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:06 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Current State #388 | September 25, 2014

Today on Current State: keeping low-income college students in school long enough to graduate; National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen Garcia; local transportation needs; the Emerson Quartet; and for Banned Books Week, a review of Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn".

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:45 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Current State #387 | September 24, 2014

Today on Current State: state superintendent of schools Mike Flanagan; the 50th birthday of the downtown Lansing branch of the Capital Area District Library; chemical castration; and Neighbors in Action: Lansing's City Rescue Mission. Today's guest host is Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:04 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Current State #386 | September 23, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan's "OK2SAY" program aims to prevent violence; tailgating culture; an update on wolf hunting in Michigan; and we launch our new Profiles series with MSU Supply Chain Management assistant professor Hakan Yildiz. Sue Carter is the guest host.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:16 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Current State #385 | September 22, 2014

Today on Current State: the MSU Safe Place; recent college graduates and international volunteering; rare blood cancers; and a preview of the MSU Symphony's 2014-15 season.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:15 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Muffitt Previews LSO Season

Timothy Muffitt and the LSO

Lansing Symphony Orchestra Music Director Timothy Muffitt is known not only as a brilliant conductor, but also as one of Michigan's finest classical music communicators and educators.  Maestro Muffitt will take you inside the music tomorrow as he previews the remainder of the 2014/15 LSO season with WKAR's Peter Whorf.  Join Timothy starting at 2:30 Tuesday for an intimate look at the favorites and surprises in store for you this year at the Wharton Center.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

MSU Today | September 21, 2014

Russ White (left) Steve Schram

Fall lawn care tips, 2014 Michigan apple crop, Madonna's dad, Steve Schram

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:24 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Sep. 26 | Noe and MSU Symphony - MSU Faculty Recital Series

Kevin Noe conducts the MSU Symphony Orchestra
Credit courtesy / MSU College of Music

8pm Fri. Sept. 26 on FM 90.5 WKAR

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:25 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Current State #384 | September 19, 2014

Today on Current State: modernizing some Lansing schools; Latino experimental art at the MSU Library; Lansing Catholic High School's Pew Crew; and live music with Twyla Birdson, Elden Kelly and Louie Leager.

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