Radio Made in Michigan

Radio Made in Michigan
12:45 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

HIV rates high, awareness could improve in Ingham County

Although Ingham County has the second highest rate of HIV infections in the state, Dwayne Riley says Lansing is conservative in regards to the idea that HIV exists in the community.
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Outside of metro Detroit, Ingham County has the highest rate of HIV infection in Michigan. Over half those cases are among gay men, most of whom are first diagnosed with HIV after the age of 30.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:39 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Survey suggests downsides to more Michigan utility dereg

Ken Sikkema says Michigan officials should consider the experiences of other states before pursuing deregulation.
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Earlier this week we spoke with Michigan Public Service Commission Chair John Quakenbush about draft reports published to guide Michigan’s energy future. One of many of the issues addressed in the report was electric choice and the deregulation of utilities.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:24 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Isle Royale ecosystem tested by environmental changes

The rise in ticks may be attributed to warmer temperatures, which could be further evidence of global warming.
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The moose is one of the largest and most elusive land animals in North America. Moose were once found in both the Upper and Lower Peninsula, and now they’re concentrated in a few isolated areas of the state.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:17 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Book review: 'The Ocean at the End of the Lane'

Neil Gaiman’s new novel “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” has pivotal moments by a pond.
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Pure escapism entertainment is a hard trick to pull off in today’s fast world.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:47 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Current State #185 | October 23, 2013

Today on Current State: Gov. Snyder shuts down the NERD fund; Haven House; Lansing city council member Tina Houghton; and a breakthrough in nuclear fusion.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:44 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Gov. Snyder dissolves NERD Fund, won't reveal donors

The administration of Gov. Rick Snyder says the NERD Fund was in full compliance with existing laws.
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After weeks of pointed criticism, the Snyder administration announced on Monday that it would shut down its so-called NERD fund. The “New Energy to Reinvent and Diversify" Fund was not legally obligated to disclose its donors.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:43 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Haven House

Homeless families with male children can have trouble finding shelters that will take them. Haven House accepts a variety of homeless families.
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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 Haven House.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:40 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Election 2013: Second Ward's Tina Houghton shares priorities

Tina Houghton represents Lansing's second ward on the city council. Her challenger is Charles Hoffmeyer.
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Our Election 2013 coverage continues today with a look at the campaign for Lansing City Council in the second ward. Incumbent Tina Houghton is challenged by newcomer Charles Hoffmeyer.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:38 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Scientists inch closer to harnessing energy from nuclear fusion

Dr. Wolfgang Bauer says how to achieve nuclear fusion has been known since the 1930s, but actually doing it always seems to be 20 years away.
Credit Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Achieving nuclear fusion has proven to be elusive for generations of scientists. According to the BBC, American scientists have brought us one step closer to nuclear fusion's becoming a viable source of clean energy.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:57 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Current State #184 | October 22, 2013

Today on Current State: living without religion; Michigan's renewable energy standards; the effects of reading literature on the brain; and marketing cars to minorities.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:54 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

National group promotes community of non-believers in Michigan

Members of the group, including our guest Jennifer Beahan, say the purpose of the campaign is to connect with what polls suggest is a growing number of Americans not affiliated with any religion.
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Driving around Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo or suburban Detroit you’re apt to see an interesting new billboard.  Alongside smiling, ethnically diverse faces, the boards read: “Millions of Americans are Living Happily Without Religion.”

 

These billboards and a related website are the work of the secularist organization The Center for Inquiry which is based in New York.  

Jennifer Beahan is the assistant director of the Center's Michigan chapter, and she joins us to discuss the campaign and her organization.

Radio Made in Michigan
4:52 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

New report outlines attitudes on Michigan’s energy future

Wind is the least costly renewable energy and costs have even declined since 2008, says Michigan Public Service Commission Chair John Quakenbush.
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In 2008,  the state legislature passed Michigan’s Renewable Portfolio Standard. The law requires that by the year 2015,  utilities must generate at least 10 percent of their energy from renewable sources.  As 2015 approaches, state officials are working to determine the next steps for Michigan’s energy policy.

Earlier this year we spoke with Michigan Public Service Commission Chair John Quakenbush. At the time he was holding public forums on the state’s energy future. The information compiled at the forums and online are part of four comprehensive draft reports.

 

John Quakenbush discusses what he’s learned since starting this process.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:39 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

MSU lab examines literature's effects on the brain

The current center piece of Dr. Natalie Phillips' research is the exploration how the brain responds when people read certain types of literature with different levels of attention.
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Dr. Natalie Phillips, the co-director and lead faculty for Literary Neuroscience and History of Mind at the Digital Humanities and Literary Cognition Lab, integrates the humanities and sciences in her research.

 

Through literature and brain scans, she analyzes the developmental impact of reading on complex processes in the brain. Dr. Phillips joins us to discuss her research and findings.

 

Radio Made in Michigan
2:58 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Do car companies perpetuate stereotypes in their ads?

Jalopnik's Aaron Foley singles out this ad for the Toyota Prius as an example of the auto industry's stereotypical marketing to minorities. 

Target marketing is nothing new. From their cleaning products to fast food to pick-up trucks, companies have been directing their advertising at certain segments of the population for ages. But when does target marketing cross the line from just good commerce into perpetuating stereotypes about certain groups in our society?

Aaron Foley, a Detroit-based writer for Jalopnik – Gawker Media’s popular blog on cars – had a post on the subject last Friday in which he wrote,  “As a minority, it’s borderline insulting that automakers are over-thinking this.”  He says that the auto manufacturers are particularly egregious offenders of using stereotypes to market their products to minorities. He joins us to elaborate.  

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:01 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Oct. 28 | 'S Wonderful | MSU Faculty Recital Series

7:30pm Monday Oct. 28 LIVE on 90.5 FM | Both wonderful and marvelous -- the music of George Gershwin runs the gamut from the folk opera Porgy and Bess to the classic Rhapsody in Blue. Live from the newly renovated Fairchild Theatre at Michigan State.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:24 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Current State #183 | October 21, 2013

Today on Current State: Lansing city council candidates Kathie Dunbar and Ted O'Dell; R. Buckminster Fuller documentary; and cooking with wild game.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:23 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Election 2013: At-Large candidates Dunbar, O'Dell outline priorities

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Our Election 2013 coverage continues today with two of the candidates for at-large seats on the Lansing City Council.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:16 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Film chronicles remarkable life of R. Buckminster Fuller

Dymaxion No. 4 is in Madrid, Spain. The Dymaxion was proposed as the first flying car.
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R. Buckminster Fuller has been called the grandfather of the modern green movement.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:08 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Wild game always on menu for chef-turned-hunter

Wild foods expert Hank Shaw calls himself an 'adult onset hunter,' starting at the age of 32.
Credit Holly A. Heyser

Wild foods expert Hank Shaw has a new cookbook out called “Duck, Duck, Goose: Recipes and Techniques for Cooking Ducks and Geese, Both Wild and Domesticated”.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun October 20, 2013

MSU Today | October 20, 2013

L to R: Andre Hutson, Tim Bograkos, Todd Duckett

"green" legal issues in the news, "green" home construction/remodeling, Spartan Dawgs, Scott Westerman

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:40 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Current State #182 | October 18, 2013

Today on Current State: Lansing city council candidates Brian Jeffries and Judi Brown Clarke; "Boogie" Bob Baldori; and Australian blues musician Harper.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:14 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Election 2013: At-Large candidates Clarke, Jeffries outline priorities

Lansing city council at-large candidates Brian Jeffries (left) and Judi Brown Clarke (right), with host Mark Bashore.
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Our Election 2013 coverage continues today with two of the candidates for the Lansing City Council: Brian Jeffries and Judi Brown Clarke.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:10 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Baldori takes his 'Boogie' to Vladivostok

'Boogie' Bob Baldori (left), with Bob Seeley.
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A boisterous documentary about boogie woogie music featuring Michigan musicians continues to pick up accolades.  “Boogie Stomp!”, featuring Okemos pianist Bob Baldori and partner Bob Seely, has won awards at preview screenings around the country.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:08 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Harper brings Aussie blues to East Lansing

Harper brings his harmonica and didgeridoo to a Pump House concert in East Lansing on Sunday.
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Musician Harper’s music is often described as “World Blues.”  Harper’s mix of roots music and soul are all part of his unique sound.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:57 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Current State #181 | October 17, 2013

Today on Current State: Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum on gay marriage; state Rep. Andy Schor on year-round schooling; the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame; Johnny Mathis; and observing Kristallnacht in Eaton Rapids.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:56 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Ingham Clerk Byrum decries gay marriage delay, blasts AG

Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum had hoped to issue marriage licenses to gay couples yesterday.
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Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriages remains in place. Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman chose to hold a trial in February in the case in which a lesbian couple from Hazel Park is seeking to overturn the state’s laws that prohibit same-sex couples from marrying and entering into joint adoptions.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:51 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Lansing State Rep. Andy Schor pursues school reforms

State Rep. Andy Schor (D-Lansing) proposes letting schools open before Labor Day, and would let at-risk schools stretch instruction days throughout the year.
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Rep. Andy Schor is in his first term representing Michigan’s 68th House District.  The Lansing Democrat recently introduced two bills involving schooling in the state.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:46 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Lansing leaders inducted into Michigan Women's Hall of Fame

The Michigan Women's Historical Center in Lansing houses the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.
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Tonight, the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in Lansing will induct six new nominees to its ranks.  Two are high-profile women from Lansing.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:42 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Eaton Rapids student project commemorates Holocaust

The Eaton Rapids High School Holocaust memorial features several handmade displays, including this replica of a concentration camp.
WKAR/Kevin Lavery

On  November 9 and 10, 1938, Nazi soldiers ransacked Jewish homes, synagogues and hospitals across Germany and parts of Austria.  The event 75 years ago came to be known as “Kristallnacht”, the night of broken glass. Historians widely view it as the beginning of the Holocaust.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:28 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Crooner Johnny Mathis looks back on five-decade career

Johnny Mathis (front, right) with the people who helped him record his upcoming album 'Sending You A Little Christmas'.
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Singing legend Johnny Mathis comes to MSU's Wharton Center tonight. His career began at age 19 and has spanned decades’ worth of popular favorites.

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