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Radio Made in Michigan
8:26 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Joby Mathew (IND)

Credit John Patrick McGuire

NAME: Joby Mathew
BIRTHPLACE: Cochin, India
SPORT(S): Shotput, javelin, discus, badminton
AGE:  36
HEIGHT: 3'7"
WEIGHT: 127 lbs
OCCUPATION:  Government officer

 

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Radio Made in Michigan
8:25 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

John Tyrrell (GBR)

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NAME: John Tyrrell
BIRTHPLACE: Liverpool, England
SPORT(S): Powerlifting
AGE: 59
HEIGHT: 4’8”
WEIGHT: 82 lbs
OCCUPATION: Social care coordinator (social services) 

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Radio Made in Michigan
8:25 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Charlotte Bolton (CAN)

Credit John Patrick McGuire

 

NAME: Charlotte Bolton
BIRTHPLACE: London, Ontario
SPORT(S): Track & field, swimming, soccer, table tennis
AGE: 10
HEIGHT: 3’8”
WEIGHT:  50.5 lbs
OCCUPATION:  Fifth-grade student

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Radio Made in Michigan
8:25 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

R. Renukumar & M. Prakash (IND)

Ramakrishnappa Renukumar (above) and Maniraju Prakash
Credit John Patrick McGuire

NAME: Ramakrishnappa Renukumar
BIRTHPLACE: Bangalore, India
SPORT(S): Track & Field, badminton
AGE: 30
HEIGHT: 3'10"
WEIGHT: 51 lbs
OCCUPATION: self-employed

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Radio Made in Michigan
8:24 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

C.J. Wells -- USA

Credit John Patrick McGuire

NAME: C.J. Wells
BIRTHPLACE: Portland, OR
SPORT(S): soccer, track & field, basketball, volleyball
AGE: 20
HEIGHT: 4’5”
WEIGHT: 113 lbs
OCCUPATION: student

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Radio Made in Michigan
8:17 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

P. Doling (GBR) & R. Cooray (SRI)

John Patrick McGuire

NAME: Paul Doling
BIRTHPLACE: Winchester, England
SPORT(S): Soccer, basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, boccia
AGE: 30
HEIGHT: 4’7”
WEIGHT: 132 lbs
OCCUPATION: Project manager

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Radio Made in Michigan
7:15 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Lynelle Boyd (AUS)

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NAME: Lynelle Boyd
BIRTHPLACE: Sydney, Australia
SPORT(S): swimming, boccia
AGE: 49
HEIGHT: 4'3"
WEIGHT: 112 lbs
OCCUPATION: Disability support worker 

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Radio Made in Michigan
7:13 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Lucy Williams (USA)

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NAME: Lucy Williams
BIRTHPLACE: San Francisco, CA
SPORT(S): Swimming, track & field, badminton, soccer, power lifting, volleyball, basketball, boccia
AGE: 23
HEIGHT: 4’2”
WEIGHT: 140 lbs
OCCUPATIONAccount manager at executive competition advisory firm 

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Radio Made in Michigan
7:13 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Reagan Wickens (AUS)

Credit John Patrick McGuire

NAME: Reagan Wickens
BIRTHPLACE: Sydney, Australia
SPORT(S): Swimming **Paralympian at London Games
AGE: 18
HEIGHT: 4'2"
WEIGHT: 117 lbs
OCCUPATION: Professional athlete 

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Radio Made in Michigan
7:12 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Rachel Choong (GBR)

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NAME: Rachel Choong
BIRTHPLACE: Liverpool, England
SPORT(S): Badminton, discus, javelin, table tennis, floor hockey, soccer, basketball
AGE: 19
HEIGHT: 4'3"
WEIGHT: 79 lbs
OCCUPATION: Sales accounts manager

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Radio Made in Michigan
7:11 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Dean Kelly (GBR)

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NAME: Dean Kelly
BIRTHPLACE:  Oldham, England
SPORT(S): Track and field, football, basketball, hockey
AGE:  36
HEIGHT: 4’7”
WEIGHT: 126 lbs

 

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Radio Made in Michigan
7:10 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Stephen Olesik (USA)

Credit John Patrick McGuire

NAME:  Stephen Olesik
BIRTHPLACE: Dmitrov, Russia
SPORT(S): Badminton, track and field, soccer, basketball, volleyball, floor hockey
AGE: 20
HEIGHT: 4’10”
WEIGHT: 107 lbs
OCCUPATION: Student at University of Buffalo

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Radio Made in Michigan
7:08 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Joe Worgan (AUS)

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NAME: Joe Worgan
BIRTHPLACE:  Inverell, Australia
SPORT(S): Soccer, table tennis, track & field
AGE: 18
HEIGHT:  4'7"
WEIGHT: 106 lbs
OCCUPATION: High school student

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Radio Made in Michigan
7:07 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Max Graf (USA)

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NAME: Max Graf
BIRTHPLACE: Seoul, South Korea
SPORT(S): Shooting, boccia
AGE: 17
HEIGHT: 3’11”
WEIGHT: 87 lbs
OCCUPATION: High school senior

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Radio Made in Michigan
7:05 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Kyle Tang-Choon (USA)

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NAME: Kyle Tang-Choon
BIRTHPLACE: Yale, Connecticut
SPORT(S):  Soccer, badminton, table tennis, basketball, floor hockey
AGE: 23
HEIGHT: 4’0”
WEIGHT: 97 lbs
OCCUPATION: Senior college student; Major: computer science

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Radio Made in Michigan
7:02 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Jeffrey Astrein (USA)

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NAME: Jeffrey Astrein
BIRTHPLACE: Huntington Woods, MI
SPORT(S): Basketball and volleyball
AGE: 25
HEIGHT: 4’5”
WEIGHT: 85 lbs
OCCUPATION: MSU graduate student in community sustainability and water policy

 

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Radio Made in Michigan
7:00 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

R. Shangade & N. Arunachalam (IND)

Ruhi Shangade (left) and Arunachalam Nauni.
John Patrick McGuire

NAME: Ruhi Shangade
BIRTHPLACE: India
SPORT(S):  Badminton, shotput, discus and javelin
AGE: 19
HEIGHT: 4'
WEIGHT:  79 lbs
OCCUPATION: College student  

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:57 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Sam Millard (AUS)

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NAME: Sam Millard
BIRTHPLACE: Melbourne, Australia
SPORT(S): Basketball, doubles badminton
AGE: 25
HEIGHT: 4'4"
WEIGHT: 90 lbs
OCCUPATION: Student/radio host

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:52 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Eddie Piedra (USA)

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NAME: Eddie Piedra
BIRTHPLACE: Miami, Florida
SPORT(S): Soccer, basketball, volleyball, floor hockey
AGE: 27
HEIGHT: 4’6”
WEIGHT: 120 lbs
OCCUPATION: auto mechanic

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:51 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Jordan Rafael (USA)

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NAME: Jordan Rafael
BIRTHPLACE: Angeles  City, Philippines
SPORT(S): Basketball, soccer, volleyball
AGE: 28
HEIGHT: 4’0
WEIGHT: 76 lb
OCCUPATION: Acting   

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:50 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Kobie Donovan (AUS)

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NAME: Kobie Donovan
BIRTHPLACE: Airlie Beach, Australia
SPORT(S): track & field, soccer
AGE: 19
HEIGHT: 3'8"
WEIGHT: 73 lbs
OCCUPATION: University student, major: health & physical education

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:49 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Current State #137 | August 6, 2013

Today on Current State: the growing seasonal worker population in Michigan; scientific disagreement with Michigan biodiversity bill; the sequestration and Michigan workforce training; and the Whole Foods ripple effect.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:47 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Michigan's migrant and seasonal worker population sees growth

Michigan's Fruit Belt hugs the west side of the state along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Much of the seasonal worker population is in that part of the state.
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Michigan's signature cherry crop, among other agricultural state staples, depend heavily on thousands of migrant workers each year.  Even after a killing frost destroyed much of the crop in 2012, a new report shows Michigan's migrant and seasonal farm population is growing.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:43 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Sequestration's potential impact on Michigan workers

About 500,000 manufacturing jobs were lost in Michigan during the recession.
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In a recent opinion piece in the Lansing State Journal CEO of Capital Area Michigan Works Doug Stites wrote that the 20%  funding cuts to his agency come at a critical time when efforts to retrain Michigan workers for in-demand jobs is extremely important.  At the same time, a number of taxpayers are skeptical of the publicly funded agency's work.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:38 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Scientists across Michigan oppose legislation to limit biodiversity

State scientists argue the bill would be a setback for land conservation and harmful to the state's ecosystems.
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This past spring the Michigan Senate passed Bill 78, which prohibits state agencies from setting aside land to maintain biodiversity.  The bill has drawn strong criticism from various environmental groups.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:34 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

How Whole Foods might affect similar local businesses

The East Lansing Food Co-op began in the 1970's with about 30 members, and now boasts more than 3,500.
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Texas-based Whole Foods recently announced plans to open a new store on Grand River Avenue in Meridian Township in 2015.  This location will put the new organic food store in very close proximity to several similar stores, including Foods for Living and the East Lansing Food Co-op.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:43 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Current State #136 | August 5, 2013

Today on Current State: a preview of Lansing's mayoral primary election; an update on the MSU FRIB project; the Michigan Wine Competition; and a book on how to become a great leader.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:41 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Lansing mayoral primary election check-in

Lansing City Hall
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Voters in Lansing will go to the polls tomorrow for a primary election that will narrow the field of candidates for mayor and the city council.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:29 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

U.S. Department of Energy approves next phase of MSU FRIB project

The U.S. Department of Energy last week approved the cost and schedule for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams project.
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Late last week, MSU’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams received several critical approvals from U. S. Department of Energy.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:22 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Michigan Wine Competition draws producers, wine experts

The 2013 Michigan Wine Competition will take place on Tuesday. Despite the extra rain this year, Karel Bush of the Michigan Grape and Wine Council says it's a good year for Michigan wine grapes.
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On Tuesday, the 36th annual Michigan Wine Competition will take place at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. Some of Michigan’s top wineries will present their best creations to a panel of wine experts from across the state and nation.

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