Radio Made in Michigan

Radio Made in Michigan
8:10 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

The Soil And The Sun brings 'New Mexican Space Music' to Common Ground Friday

The Soil And The Sun are on the Friday night schedule at Common Ground.
Credit Courtesy/Common Ground Music Festival

The band The Soil And The Sun identifies itself as “corn-fed, Michigan-made.”  They describe their music as "Experiential Spiritual Orchestral Rock."

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Radio Made in Michigan
8:08 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Fans share memories of past Common Ground music festivals

More than just the music, Common Ground is about the memories and the people who flock here every summer.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Jackson National Life expansion plans include 1,000 new jobs

In April, one of Lansing’s largest employers announced plans to bring 1,000 new jobs to the region.  Jackson National Life Insurance Company will spend more than $100-million to double the size of its headquarters in Alaeidon Township.  Construction could begin later this year, pending a number of regulatory steps.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers bring folk/funk mix to Common Ground

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers appear at Common Ground Friday night.
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Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers are known for their folk sound, which is fused with a hint of funk, Motown and pop.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority helps bring Common Ground to life

Who exactly makes Common Ground happen?  We learned roughly half the answer to that question yesterday when we spoke with Kevin and Jenna Meyer of Meridian Entertainment.  Their responsibilities include booking the likes of Slash, Ludacris and Bare Naked Ladies to perform at the event. Today, we get to know the other key player.  The Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority, or LEPFA.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Colorful, inflatable structure graces Common Ground landscape

You can visit the Architects of Air luminarium at Common Ground.
Credit courtesy/Architects of Air

There’s a strange and colorful new shape along the riverfront in Lansing. It's a large luminarium.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

General Motors plant manager discusses local expansion plans

The Cadillac ATS model was developed in Warren, Mich. in the General Motors Technical Center, according to General Motors.
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General Motors is preparing to break ground on a new 400,000 square foot logistics center at its Grand River assembly plant.

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Radio Made in Michigan
9:36 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Current State # 125 | July 11, 2013

Current State broadcasts live from the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing all this week! Tonight, the Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority; Architects of Air; GM Lansing Regional Plant Manager Tony Francavilla; Jackson National Life expansion; and Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:00 am
Thu July 11, 2013

MSU to study dioxin's impact on human health

 



Michigan State University is starting a new project to learn more about how certain environmental contaminants affect the human body.  MSU will use a $14-million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to study dioxins, which form a large class of chemical compounds.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:00 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Meals on Wheels

Individuals as well as groups like the Coast Guard (pictured above) have delivered Meals on Wheels to seniors in need.
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For years, the well-recognized program Meals on Wheels, based in the Tri-County Office on Aging, has provided meals and other services for many of the area’s elderly and disabled.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:00 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Cycling to raise awareness of the deaf-blind community

Janna Rowan hopes her cycling journey will help people learn about the challenges facing the deaf and blind among us.


DeWitt resident Janna Rowan is planning to cycle 1,200 miles to raise awareness for the deaf-blind community. The journey will take her from Michigan to Texas.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:00 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Sparrow Health System and Mayo Clinic create partnership

Under the Mayo/Sparrow partnership, patients now have access to Mayo Clinic resources when seeking additional input about care or a condition.
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A Sparrow Hospital official says a new alliance with the Mayo Clinic will benefit the community.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:00 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Lansing teen Taylor Taylor to play Common Ground

Taylor Taylor is set to play tonight at the Leiny Lodge Stage at 6:30pm.
Credit Emanuele Berry/WKAR


At age eight, Lansing native Taylor Taylor asked for guitar lessons.  Since then she’s put her lessons to good use, pursuing a music career, performing all over Michigan and the U.S.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Radio Reader: Robert Redford by Callan

July 11 through September 2, 2013
Robert Redford
by Michael Feeney Callan
Alfred A. Knopf, N.Y., 2011

This is a candid, surprising portrait of a man whose iconic roles on-screen (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, The Natural) and directorial brilliance (Ordinary People, Quiz Show) have both defined and obscured one of the most celebrated, and, until now, least understood public figures of our time.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:00 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Current State # 124 | July 10, 2013

Current State broadcasts live from the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing all this week! Tonight, MSU's dioxin grant; Neighbors in Action features Meals on Wheels; cycling for the deaf/blind community; the Sparrow/Mayo Health Clinic parternship; and an interview with musician Taylor Taylor.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:00 am
Wed July 10, 2013

State Superintendent details his county-based streamlining proposal

Superintendent Flanagan believes a new approach to transportation, among other things, could potentially save a large sum for Michigan schools.
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State Schools Superintendent Mike Flanagan is calling for some changes to the state’s schooling landscape to deal with growing funding deficits.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:00 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Battlefield medics look to bring their skills back home

The medical profession is projected to stay strong for the next decade, with the current median salary for nurses over $63,000.
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The Lansing Community College’s Military Medic to Paramedic Program is designed help former military medic’s find employment.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:00 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Staging Common Ground Music Festival presents challenges

Among the many music festivals here in the mid-Michigan area, Common Ground is the biggest. Every year in July, thousands flock to Lansing’s Riverfront Park to hear acts from a wide variety of genres: rock, blues, country, R&B, hip hop, and on and on.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:00 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Young rock musicians get their shot on stage

Since staring their first camp at MSU in 2009, the Rock Camp has since spread to Grand Rapids, Holland and Detroit.
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Traditionally, garages are the starting spot for budding rock stars, but for the last five years, the Michigan State University Community Music School has offered an alternative.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:00 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Current State # 123 | July 9, 2013

Current State broadcasts live from the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing all this week! Tonight, Common Ground organizers Kevin and Jenna Meyer; consolidating Michigan school districts; training military medics for paramedic jobs; and Outer Vibe and the MSU Community Music School Rock Camp.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:40 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Current State at Common Ground


Current State broadcasts live again tonight from Common Ground in Lansing's Adado Riverfront Park.  Host Mark Bashore will be there at 6pm each night through Friday.  Hope to see you there!

Radio Made in Michigan
10:00 am
Tue July 9, 2013

The challenge of Ramadan fasting inspires cookbook


This week is the official start of the Muslim holiday Ramadan. While part of the month-long celebration focuses on the reading of the Quran, it is also marked by fasting from sunup to sundown.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:00 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Arts Council of Greater Lansing boosts local entertainment options

As a week-long event including nationally-known acts, Lansing’s Common Ground festival occupies a key place on the Lansing area festival calendar.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:00 am
Tue July 9, 2013

BOP (harvey) at Common Ground Tuesday

Credit Courtesy of Common Ground Music Festival

BOP (harvey) is one of the Lansing area’s most popular bands ever. After a decade and a half apart, they’re playing together again and will appear at the Common Ground Music Festival on Tuesday.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:00 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Great Lakes has rare species of sturgeon

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If you go boating on the Great Lakes this summer, it might it surprise you to know that deep below you lives a rare species of fish that’s been around since the dinosaurs.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:00 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Current State #122 | July 8, 2013

Current State  broadcasts live from the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing all this week! Tonight, Leslie Donaldson of the Art Council of Greater Lansing; Lake Sturgeon; BOP (harvey); and Ramadan meals.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

MSU Today | July 7, 2013

L to R: Bograkos, Duckett, Van Dyke, Hutson

Spartan Dawgs on seizing the moment.

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Listen Live on 90.5
4:33 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

Current State: Live from Common Ground Music Festival

Current State with Mark Bashore -- broadcasting live from Lansing Adado Riverfront Park and the Common Ground Music Festival, Monday through Friday this week at 6pm on 90.5 WKAR.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:17 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Current State #121 | July 3, 2013

Today on Current State: Three-parent embryos; Neighbors in Action features Advent House Ministries; dental care for impoverished children; the battle of Gettysburg; and a film review on "The Lone Ranger."

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:14 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Taking a look at the 'three-parent embryo'

The "three-parent embryo" could avoid passing rare genetic diseases to offspring, according to Dr. Helga Toriello.
Credit Flickr/Andrew Huff


Developments in the world of genetics, although sometimes very difficult to understand, can still be absolutely mesmerizing.  Case in point:  take a newspaper headline from last Friday titled, “UK may OK creating babies... with DNA from 3 people.”

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