Radio Made in Michigan

Radio Made in Michigan
3:13 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Rally for stricter gun laws at capitol this weekend

One change Moms Demand Action would like to see is requiring background checks for all gun and ammunition purchases at gun shows.
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This week the U.S. Senate voted to move forward on gun control legislation. The move is historic. It’s been 20 years since any major changes have been made to our nation's gun laws.

Ever since the Sandy Hook shootings in December, gun control has moved to the forefront of conversation in the United States. This weekend in Lansing there will be a rally held at the capitol organized by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

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

SportsTalk | Fri 4/12/13

Matt Ludtke starts the show with Detroit Lions buzz, as they give YouTube phenomena Havard Rugland a chance to make the team, after signing David Akers.  Matt gets into Masters coverage, as Tiger Woods hopes to regain his glory, and two teams fight for the college hockey championship subsequent to the Frozen Four.  Detroit Tigers news and MSU Football rumblings close the show.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:44 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Public Poetry Announcement: Theodore Roethke

  Today's public poetry announcement features David Clauson reading the  "Root Cellar." The poem is by Theodore Roethke.  

Current State's Public Poetry Announcements are brought to you by the Center for Poetry at MSU's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:34 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Capitol City Film Festival includes Norse gods, live music and parallel universes

The Capitol City Film Festival features documentary films covering a range of topics. One of the films, Detropia, looks at the decline of Detroit.
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The third annual Capital City Film Festival will showcase 70 films, which range from fantasy drama's to documentaries about pursuing a minimalist lifestyle. The festival, which runs through Sunday, also includes live music.  

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:03 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Current State #64 | April 11, 2013

Today on Current State: Michigan Treasury reacts to tax collection criticism; preview of Latin IS America festival; and MSU and Lansing come together to cover Monteverdi's "Vespers of 1610." 

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:45 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Michigan Treasury Department responds to criticism over tax collecting

The LSJ article reports that there are 492,000 delinquent tax accounts in the state.
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  Last Sunday’s Lansing State Journal tore into the state Department of Treasury over its alleged inability to collect delinquent tax revenue.  

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:23 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Lansing orchestra and Michigan State chorale play "Vespers of 1610"

Claudio Monteverdi composed the Vesper of 1610. His work marks a style transition from Renaissance to Baroque.
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This Sunday, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra joins MSU’s University Chorale for a performance of one of the first great “mega works” of classical music, Monteverdi’s “Vespers of 1610.” The performance is in downtown Lansing at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

WKAR’s Melissa Benmark spoke with David Rayl of the MSU College of Music about the concert. He’ll be conducting the orchestra and chorus Sunday.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:11 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

'Latin IS America' festival weaves together cultures

 

 

An artistic exploration of  Latin American and U.S. cultures will take place on MSU's campus as part of the first Latin IS America Festival. Coordinated through the MSU College of Music, events will take place from April 15 to 27 at various campus locations and include concerts, films, art exhibits, plays, and more.

 

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:58 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Current State #63 | April 10, 2013

Today on Current State: Michigan's first-ever Veterans Affairs Agency; Neighbors in Action features the Open Door Ministry in Lansing; and the first annual Spartan Sports Journalism Classic event.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:58 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Current State #63 | April 10, 2013

Today on Current State: Michigan's first-ever Veterans Affairs Agency; Neighbors in Action features the Open Door Ministry in Lansing; and the first annual Spartan Sports Journalism Classic event.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:00 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Director of new state Veteran's Affairs Agency shares plan

Michigan's first Veterans Affairs Agency is aiming to improve coordinated customer services for veterans to access state and federal benefits in Michigan.
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Data show that Michigan’s nearly 700,000 veterans are not connecting with important services that state and federal agencies offer involving employment, health and education.

  

To correct the situation, Governor Rick Snyder last month approved $3 million to launch Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. Current State's Mark Bashore speaks with its first director, U.S. Army veteran Jeff Barnes.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:00 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Open Door Ministry

Housed at the Central United Methodist Church in Lansing, the Open Door Ministry has been providing key personal needs such as hot meals, laundry and phone services for homeless people for 30 years.
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For this week’s Neighbors in Action segment we feature the Open Door Ministry, a non-profit day drop-in center where homeless individuals can rest, eat and do laundry.

Dennis Ranville, co-director of Open Door Ministry, talks about the people his organization serves and poverty in downtown Lansing. And Ira Savage, a current volunteer and formerly homeless client at Open Door, joins the conversation.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:00 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

First annual Spartan Sports Journalism Classic

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MSU’s College of Communication Arts & Sciences hosts its inaugural Spartan Sports Journalism Classic on Thursday.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:09 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

SportsTalk | Tue 4/9/13

Matt Ludtke kicks off the show with a recap of the NCAA Championship game last night.  He discusses potential referee changes in the NCAA, and key highlights from the game.  Ludtke continues with Spartan basketball discussion and takes callers opinions on what went wrong for the Wolverines last night.  He closes the show with MSU football talk, and which players are going to step up and be the new role models for a team that lost great leaders after last fall.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:04 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Current State #62 | April 9, 2013

Today on Current State: MSU plant biologist's expertise plays major role in criminal investigation;  lead poisoning down in  Detroit, but so is funding for lead cleanup; and iPad periodical developed by MSU journalism students. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:56 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

MSU botanist aids murder investigation

After analyzing a dirt sample containing hints about the suspect's whereabouts when the crime occurred, researchers plan to recruit volunteers this summer to further the investigation in Ludington's forests.
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A Michigan State University plant biology professor is playing a unique role in piecing together a tragic West Michigan crime.  Dr. Frank Telewski is part of an effort to locate a Ludington infant who was abducted and likely killed by her father in 2011.  

 


Telewski and other professionals have analyzed bits of plant material from the suspect’s shoes in an attempt to find the location of four-month-old’s remains. Using the findings, investigators plan to narrow the search this summer.  

Radio Made in Michigan
12:47 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Lead poisoning in children down in Detroit

In Detroit, older homes and soil can be contaminated by lead, resulting in neurological problems for children.
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A story from Environmental Health News reports that lead poisoning in children in Detroit has decreased 70 percent since 2004. However, the number of children with exposure to excessive lead levels in Detroit still exceeds the national average, and funding for cleanup is dwindling.

Brian Bienkowski is a senior editor and staff writer at Environmental Health News. He discusses the decrease of lead poisoning and the motor city's environmental future.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:38 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Michigan State students at forefront of online magazine publishing

Journalism students have developed a periodical for web as many magazines switch from print to online.
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MSU Journalism students have produced an online-only magazine called Glyph. As publications like Newsweek move to eliminate print editions, these students are learning what it takes to succeed in online journalism.

A senior-level class has published this new magazine for the iPad. Two editions of Glyph are available at no charge in Apple’s app store.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:38 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Current State #61| April 8, 2013

Today on Current State: musician Chuck Leavell on sustainable communities;  the executive producer of “The Waiting Room” documentary, takes us inside an American public hospital; and Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:33 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Rock keyboard legend Chuck Leavell talks sustainability and growth models

Known for his music and keyboard work, Chuck Leavell will join the Rolling Stones on this years 50 & Counting Tour.
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The U.S population is expected to increase by 90 million in the next 30 years. According to the book  "Growing a Better America: Smart, Strong, Sustainable,"  now is the time for the Untied State’s to plan for that growth.  The books author,  Chuck Leveall,  is a conservationist, confounder of the Mother Nature Network,  tree farm owner and rock-n- roll star. He’s toured with Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, George Harrison and many others. Leavell  discusses his thoughts on growth models, conservation and music.


Radio Made in Michigan
1:53 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Acclaimed documentary goes inside America's broken healthcare system

Filmed at the Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, “The Waiting Room” documentary tells stories of how an American public hospital struggles to care for a community of largely uninsured patients.
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The documentary “The Waiting Room” takes viewers inside a public hospital in Oakland, California. The powerful film captures the struggles of both health care workers and patients in a system that is broken and stretched to its limits. It also shows how public hospitals can become more than just places to receive medical care.

Bill Hirsch, the executive producer of the 2012 documentary, discusses the making of  the film and issues behind American’s public hospitals.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:50 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock

MLive's Lansing beat reporter Angela Wittrock joins us every Monday for a rundown of the latest news about the local economy, business and development. Today, she and Current State’s host Mark Bashore talk about published claims that the Michigan Department of Treasury is failing in its efforts to collect billions of dollars in delinquent tax revenue.

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

MSU Today | April 7, 2013

Springtime lawn care tips from MSU Turf Grass, MSU executive development from MSU Broad College and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, MLive.com's strategy.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:05 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Current State #60 | April 5, 2013

  

Today on Current State: Michigan property values; collegiate fencing championships;  a review of the new book “The Detroit Electric Scheme”; MSU student-parents; and Islam and the West.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:57 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Some Michigan property values starting to recover, analysis shows

A new analysis of state data shows some beginnings of a recovery to Michigan's property market with increased sale prices and property values.
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A new analysis of state data by Bridge Magazine shows Michigan property values fell a total of $36 billion between 2011 and 2012.  Believe it or not, observers find that number encouraging in some ways.

 

Bridge reporter Ted Roelofs and City of Lansing Assessor Antonia Kraus break down the numbers.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:47 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Family Resource Center helps MSU student-parents thrive

Adjusting to the demands of college life can be difficult for any student. For many student-mothers, however, balancing the responsibilities of school, a job and being a parent can be overwhelming.

Sara Embaye graduated last year while raising her daughter. She shares her story, and is joined by Lori Strom, coordinator of MSU's Family Resource Center, which provides support to student-parents. This Saturday, the Center is hosting a carnival and resource fair for families at the Breslin Center.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:33 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

A discussion about Islam and the West

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It’s understatement to say that Islam is misunderstood in the West. While we see images of people in the Muslim world that often depict the religion as violent and backward -- images that fuel Islamophobia. But of course there’s more to Islam than stereotypes, as there are millions of Muslims we don’t see who are working to feed their families and to give themselves better lives.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:13 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

SportsTalk | Fri 4/5/13

Matt closes out the week with NCAA Final Four Analysis and some more allegations against NCAA coaches and programs.  He also breaks down the legacy of Jason Hanson, as he retires after his 21-year career in the National Football League.  Finally, Matt closes the show with Opening Day baseball talk for the Detroit Tigers.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:30 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

MSU hosts fencing clubs' national championships

MSU is hosting the U.S. Collegiate Fencing Clubs' national championship tournament this weekend at The Summit in Dimondale.
Credit Kevin Lavery / WKAR

Michigan State University men's basketball didn’t quite make it to the Final Four this year.  But the school is competing in a somewhat lower profile contest this weekend.

MSU is hosting the 2013 United States Association of Collegiate Fencing Clubs’ national championships.  Current State’s Kevin Lavery reports on this centuries-old sport.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:10 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

SportsTalk | Thu 4/4/13

Matt and Alex welcome back former Tiger pitcher Jose Valverde with opinions and analysis, and also welcome another Pitino into a higher reigns of NCAA coaching.  The duo also discuss the possibility of a female in the NBA, and the recent allegations against the Auburn football program.  They end the hour discussing Detroit Tiger baseball and the future of women's basketball.

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