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.
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.
Today on Current State: an update on Aramark's contract to provide food service at Michigan prisons; MSU's Summer Circle Theatre dedicates its new performance space; is Michigan truly a "comeback state"; Michigan's wine industry and this summer's weather; and firefighters train to rescue people from confined spaces.
Miss last weekend's live Ann Arbor Symphony broadcast? Were you there and want to hear it again? Tune in for WKAR's Ann Arbor Symphony Live encore broadcast on 90.5 Classical. It's this Saturday at 3:00pm and the show features music from the all-Beethoven program including the Leonore Overture #3 and Symphony #5...plus music director and concert guide Arie Lipsky in conversation with WKAR's Peter Whorf. Don't miss your final chance to hear this special hour from A2's historic Hill Auditorium.
Today on Current State: efforts to bring Terri Lynn Land to MSU for a senate campaign debate; officials oppose a plan to store nuclear waste near Lake Huron; East Lansing honors immigrants; and a new program to help vets re-enter the workforce.
Last spring, WKAR brought you its first live broadcast of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra from the Michigan Theatre with an all-Brahms program. Tonight at 8:00, 90.5 Classical kicks off an entire season of live Main Stage concerts from the A2SO. It's an all-Beethoven show from A2's historic Hill Auditorium
this evening. Not only that, but famed pianist Andre Watts joins Arie Lipsky and the A2SO for Beethoven's mighty "Emperor" Concerto. It's an honor and a thrill for WKAR to launch a complete broadcast season of the A2SO...the first of what we hope will be many to come.
Today on Current State: one of the congregations involved in the schism at Lansing's Friendship Baptist Church; actress-writer Carol Dunitz on her one-woman show inspired by Sarah Bernhardt; and Neighbors in Action: AmeriCorps of Michigan.
Today on Current State: Eastern High School parents on a make or break year; a Lansing clinic for the homeless is reducing emergency room trips; a documentary on how Hollywood depicts Arabs; and a new book on historic michigan luminaries.
Today on Current State: the monthly Michigan news review; an Ingham County property auction; a new book about Mackinac Island; and a review of "Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Park 1932" by Francine Prose.
Today on Current State: Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis; Great Lakes Month in Review examines algae blooms and Big Ag; the ethical and medical issues facing intersex individuals and their families; and women and the job interview.
Today on Current State: Remembering Hamtramck Stadium's Negro League heritage; grading the MI legislature's environmental record; Michigan's obesity problem; a review of "Andrew's Brain" by E.L. Dotorow; and a recent MSU grad tries out for the LPGA.
Today on Current State: Charter school authorizers challenge state's evaluation process; Neighbors in Action features Habitat for Humanity Lansing; mosquitoes' dining preferences; and a preview of the Renegade Theatre Festival.
Today on Current State: East Lansing's new Amtrak station; affordable housing in Lansing; the potential effects of chemical additive triclosan; the Michigan Supreme Court ruling on tax refunds for out-of-state companies; and an Uber ride-along.