Today on Current State: the local impact of the government shutdown; a documentary about Michigan craft beers; the All of the Above Hip Hop Academy; and WKAR-TV's "Quizbusters" celebrates 25 years on the air.
As we enter the second day of a partial government shutdown, it’s still uncertain just how much impact this will have across the state and locally. One thing is certain, however. The longer this continues, the greater the effects will be. More than 40% of the state’s budget comes from the federal government. In the Tri-County area, there are many non-profits and government programs that rely on federal funding.
On this week's Neighbors in Action segment we feature the All of the Above Hip Hop Academy. The organization provides youth the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of hip hop through mentorship, while building a Hip Hop community in Lansing.
The locavore movement has taken off in the last five years at least. This notion that consuming food that is raised and grown close to where we live was even given a memorable send-up in the hit IFC comedy "Portlandia."
In the early 1960’s, Mary Wells was the "Queen of Motown." But her life was not always so glamorous. She grew up in Detroit, in the Black Bottom and Cass Corridor neighborhoods, yet she was determined to find a way into the music industry.
On the last weekday of each month, Current State looks back on the biggest news stories around Michigan with a panel of journalists. Tim Skubick of WKAR-TV and Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network join Current State to discuss the Michigan GOP establishment pushback against the Tea Party, common core education standards, the possible federal government shutdown, and more.
Very few of the books published every year come out in a version that is accessible to the millions of people who are visually impaired. Earlier this year, a treaty to address the problem was finalized. It's called "The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled.”
What sorts of books and services are available to Michigan’s blind and visually impaired residents?
This week on Current State: the impact of the tea party on conservative values in Michigan, Port Huron's exporting relationship with Canada, a perspective on Iran's new President, and a celebration of banned books. See below for the full stories.
The third annual Michigan Transportation Odyssey is going on this week. Michigan Transportation stakeholders from around the state took on the challenge of traveling across Michigan using only passenger transportation.
I’m making a new film. It’s about three men who return to their hometown after a long absence. That hometown is Detroit. It took me over two years to write. But the thing I struggled with most was how to present the city of Detroit itself.
Today on Current State: Cristo Rey Community Center's new Executive Director; Public Poetry Announcement; MSU Symphony opens new season; Voices of Experience series with 'Eternal General' Frank Kelley; and Banned Books Week.