Radio Made in Michigan

Radio Made in Michigan
2:12 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Current State #90 | May 17, 2013

Today on Current State: Rep. Andy Schor; the renowned Stradivarius violins; Michigan mental health courts; and a preview of summer constellations.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:12 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Rep. Andy Schor discusses budget and reforms

Rep. Andy Schor of Lansing, is serving Michigan's 68th House District.
Credit Courtesy of Andy Schor

Michigan’s fiscal year 2014 budget is due in six weeks. In the midst of the always intriguing process, Rep. Andy Schor, D-Lansing, joins Current State. Schor has also been active in May launching and announcing support for measures involving voting reform, gun control and women’s health.

Today, he talks with Current State host Mark Bashore about the ongoing budget proposals, Medicaid expansion, the possible use of an unanticipated revenue increase, his voting reform bills, and more.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:11 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Michigan looks to expand mental health courts

Earlier this month, a group of House Republican lawmakers introduced a four-bill package that would create a permanent system of mental health treatment courts in Michigan.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:10 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Uncovering the secrets of the Stradivarius with technology

The Stradivarius Violin sits on the CT bed, waiting for scan.
Credit Careen Loos

For centuries,  the Stradivarius Violins have been acknowledged as fine instruments, whose work is set as a standard by all violin makers.  The instrument was made by Antonio Stradivarius at Cremona, Italy, in 1690s.

Now with radiology technology, members from MSU Radiology department and Mid-Michigan MRI, Inc.,  are able to scan and look at the inside of the instrument without opening it.  Current State's Peter Whorf take us to see how art and science come together.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:09 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Look up to the night sky! Michigan's summer constellations

Summer Triangle
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Summer nights mean summer constellations, but if you slept through your astronomy class, it might be hard to figure out what exactly you are looking for.  Current State’s Emanuele Berry joined John French,  interim Director of the Abrams Planetarium for a tour of the summer sky.

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Radio Made in Michigan
9:32 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Current State at East Lansing Art Festival

The Current State team prepares for the show's January 2013 launch
Credit Peter Whorf

Join us at the East Lansing Art Festival tomorrow as Current State broadcasts live from in front of City Hall from 11a-1p. 90.5FM will be there live with music, interviews and arts coverage all day...

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:08 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Current State #89 | May 16, 2013

Today on Current State: Health insurance co-op Consumers Mutual; the East Lansing Art Festival's 50th anniversary; a local author discusses his book on canoeing and kayaking; and "Ten Buildings That Changed America."

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:07 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Insurance co-op responds to impending health care changes

Much like a credit union, consumers will own a share under the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan, or CO-OP.
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The Affordable Care Act has yet to materialize in concrete changes that most Americans can actually notice, but that is about to change very soon. Here in Michigan, one of the first major signs of the new world order in American healthcare is the new East Lansing-based  Consumers Mutual.  

CEO of the new East Lansing-based business, Dennis Litos, explains his role in the upcoming changes, how the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan works, and what this means for Michigan residents, both insured and uninsured.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:04 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

The 50th anniversary of the East Lansing Art Festival

The MSU Arts and Crafts Show will take place in downtown East Lansing at the same time as the East Lansing Art Festival.
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The 50th annual East Lansing Art Festival kicks off this weekend from Saturday, May 18 through Sunday, May 19. Event organizer Corinn Van Wyck joined Current State to discuss all the festival has to offer, and what the 50th anniversary means to the city.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:02 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

All along the Pere Marquette: Book explores canoeing/kayaking hot spots

Doc Fletcher's latest book takes readers through the 65 miles of the Pere Marquette River in eight separate travelogues.
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Since his college years, Doc Fletcher has been canoeing and kayaking the countless waterways in Michigan. One of his favorite places to paddle is on the Pere Marquette River, while exchanging stories with his wife Maggie underneath the blue herons and bald eagles up above.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:59 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Show counts down the "10 Buildings That Changed America"

"10 Buildings" host Geoffrey Baer explores the often unknown effects of the architecture around us.
Credit Courtesy of Geoffrey Baer

“10 Buildings That Changed America” takes viewers on a journey across America to examine  ten influential American buildings that changed the way we live, work, and play.

Current State’s Peter Whorf talks with the show’s creators Geoffrey Baer and Dan Protess about their show and how they picked those ten buildings. The show airs Saturday at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on WKAR World.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:09 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Current State #88 | May 15, 2013

Today on Current State:  Entrepreneurship's expanding in Michigan; life on Mars;  Neighbors in Action features the LCC Foundation; and author, and Lansing native, Edward McClelland discusses his new book.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:04 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Entrepreneurship efforts expanding in Michigan

Manufacturers in Michigan account for almost 16 percent of the total state output, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.
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Economic developers in Michigan suggest there may be a silver lining to the Great Recession and the state’s well-documented decline in manufacturing.  Some point to a greater awareness of entrepreneurialism and to more interest in small business start-ups around the state. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:59 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Scientists look to meteorites for clues about life on Mars

A meteorite discovered in January in the Sahara Desert contained ten times more water than any other Mars meteorites that have been found on Earth.
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In order to find out more about the potential for life on Mars, some scientists aren’t looking up, but down. A team of researchers are examining meteorites to help determine if conditions on Mars were ever able to sustain life.

MSU geological sciences professor Michael Velbel is part of the research team. He joins Current State from Washington D.C, where he is currently serving as a senior fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:54 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Lansing Community College Foundation

According to LCC, starting pay for graduates of its automotive technician program ranges from $30,000 to nearly $80,000 a year.
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This week, Neighbors In Action features the Lansing Community College Foundation, which offers more than 300 scholarships to students in need.

Dan McKean, LCC Foundation executive director, and George Garza, an LCC student and scholarship recipient, discuss LCC’s need-based scholarships and the merits of a community college education.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:46 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Author Edward McClelland discusses new book, Lansing roots

Edward McClelland's book explores the stories of what happens when once-booming Rust Belt cities, like Flint, shrink.
Credit Courtesy of Edward McClelland

Author Edward McClelland got his start as a writer working on the Lookout, the campus newspaper at Lansing Community College. His new book “Nothin’ But Blue Skies: The Heyday, Hard Times and Hopes of America’s Industrial Heartland,” recounts the Midwest’s industrial growth and decline in the second half of the 20th century. He will be at Everybody Reads bookstore in Lansing on Saturday.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:48 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Current State #87 | May 14, 2013

Today on Current State: Rally urges more state dollars for early childhood education; a new documentary about ice and the Great Lakes region; MSU student film looks at hard-hit Marine battalion; and residents and businesses collaborate in Lansing's Genesee neighborhood. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:39 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Rally urges lawmakers to increase funding for early childhood education

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A few thousand supporters of early childhood education are gathering at the State Capitol today.  

Participants in the annual "Star Power" rally will encourage state lawmakers to approve a proposed $130 million increase to the state budget for families-in-need who want to participate in Michigan’s Great Start Readiness Program. Currently, the program can afford assistance for only about half of those eligible statewide.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:26 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

New documentary explains how ice continues to shape Great Lakes region

The Mackinac Bridge.

The Great Lakes formed thousands of years ago  when a glacier moved across the region and melted. The film "Project:Ice" depicts the important role ice continues to play in the Great Lakes Basin. 

Bill Kleinert, the documentary’s executive producer and director, discusses the importance of ice to the Great Lakes region. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:09 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Student film documents Marine battalion hard hit in Afghanistan

In 2010, the Third Battalion, Fifth Marine regiment deployed to Sangin, Afghanistan.  Nicknamed the “Darkhorse Battalion,” the Three-Five was sent to patrol a region of the country known as a Taliban refuge and a center for the opium trade.  During the deployment, the battalion achieved a somber record.  That single unit suffered the highest casualty rate of any in the Marine Corps.  

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:51 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

New projects generate community discussion in Lansing's Genesee neighborhood

Two planned projects In Lansing’s Genesee neighborhood have triggered a forward-looking discussion among residents and business people there.   Earlier this year, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the non-profit Zero Day announced plans for new offices and facilities on Butler Street, which runs less than a half mile near the Capitol.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:24 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Current State #86 | May 13, 2013

Today on Current State: One Capitol Region coalition pushes for more LGBT protections and Current Sports host Al Martin recaps the weekend in sports.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:23 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Lansing regional human rights ordinances push for LGBT inclusion

Emily Dievendorf said 23 local governments have passed non-discrimination policies for LGBT residents in the state of Michigan.
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Last week, officials from East Lansing and Meridian, Delhi and Delta Townships launched the One Capitol Region Coalition.  The group seeks to expand local protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people living in the greater Lansing area.  

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:21 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Current Sports host Al Martin has weekend sports update

Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde (pictured above in 2012 spring training) gave up the game-tying run in the 9th running against the Cleveland Indians, blowing his first save of the season. The Tigers would go on to lose in 10 innings.
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Current Sports host Al Martin gives a rundown of this weekend's sporting events, including the NHL playoffs, NBA playoffs, The Players Championship and Tigers baseball.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:35 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Former oil executive now advocate for alternative energy

Currently, Michigan's goal is to get 10 percent of its energy resources from renewable energy by 2015.
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What should America’s energy future be, and how do we hammer out an environmentally conscious national energy security plan for the future?   

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:34 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Higher education more than just job training

Glazer argues that liberal arts education is more valuable than specific job training.
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It’s spring commencement time, when tens of thousands of new graduates head out into the “real world.”  Here in Michigan, there have been a lot of public conversations about how we train our students for jobs in this state, how we keep talent from leaving and attract new talent, and what our universities can be doing to facilitate all of this. From the proposed Michigan 2020 plan by state Democrats to re-thinking the university corridor, there are a lot of ideas floating out there.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:33 am
Mon May 13, 2013

MSU looks to strengthen ties with Cuba

The Spartan Pathway is a travel program offered by Michigan State University Alumni Association. In March, the program took many Spartans to Cuba.
Regina Cross

Michigan State University is offering adventurous members of its alumni association another chance to visit Cuba later this year. MSU Alumni Association (MSUAA) has announced its plans to return to the Caribbean island in November.  The excursion follows an earlier visit in March that included chances to meet the Cuban people and explore museums, factories and other interesting places.  

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun May 12, 2013

MSU Today | May 12, 2013

Tim Bograkos, Todd Duckett, Andre Hutson

sports nutrition and fitness, and our affordable energy future

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:15 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Current Sports with Al Martin launches Monday

Current Sports intern Mike Koury, producer and engineer Aaron Young and host and producer Al Martin

Al Martin and the Current Sports crew has been preparing for the debut week of Mid-Michigan's newest daily sports talk show...starting Monday, May 13 at 1pm on 870AM.  Al will also be a special guest and regular sports contributor for the daily news/arts radio magazine, Current State.  Be sure to tune in to 870AM next week for special guests including a few Spartan legends, Fox Sports Southwest executive and MSU grad Jeff Genthner...and a special familiar friend to kick of Al's premiere!

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:11 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

SportsTalk | Fri 5/10/13

It’s Matt Ludtke’s last show, and he starts with the Detroit Red Wings last chance in game six.  He then moves onto issues with referees and the art of the human eye, and potential shot clock changes in college basketball.  Matt closes the show with a discussion on the rookie signings of the Detroit Lions.

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