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Current State #486 | February 26, 2015

Feb 26, 2015

Today on Current State: Voices of Experience with former Cong. Joe Schwarz; a possible passenger rail service from Ann Arbor to Traverse City; farmers discuss road funding and other issues; and collegiate hookup culture.

Current State #485 | February 25, 2015

Feb 25, 2015

Today on Current State: Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann on the Red Cedar Golf Course development; Neighbors in Action: Arts Council of Greater Lansing; a Rwandan genocide survivor visits Fowler; and growing orchids.

Current State #484 | February 24, 2015

Feb 24, 2015

Today on Current State: a U-M survey asks local officials about road funding; a tour of "The Runway" in downtown Lansing; our Great Lakes Month in Review and the novel "Station Eleven" is a Great Michigan Read winner.


The Michigan Humanities Council recently announced its Great Michigan Read title for 2015 and 2016. It’s “Station Eleven”, a novel about a post-apocalyptic world set largely in Michigan.

In January, Current State’s Scott Pohl talked with author Emily St. John Mandel about her book, which was a 2014 National Book Award finalist.  It's now the newest Great Michigan Read title.

Current State #483 | February 23, 2015

Feb 23, 2015

Today on Current State: MSU Assistant Dean Vincent Delgado takes on a new role as Lansing city councilor; the life of pioneering African American scholar Merze Tate; the Michigan GOP's new chairwoman; a new University of Michigan report looks at options for regulating fracking; and Detroit Free Press reporter Joe Rexrode checks in about this weekend's Spartan victory in men's basketball.