It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. This week, we feature the Lakewood Area Choral Society.
The local food movement is a growing economic and cultural force in Michigan. We’ve had a number of conversations on this program about efforts to build sustainable regional food systems, which go beyond farmers markets and food hubs.
Today, some local private businesses are joining MSU and state officials to announce the next step for mid-Michigan–the creation of a “food innovation district”. Current State’s Kevin Lavery has the story.
Today on Current State: Governor Rick Snyder testifies at Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility trial; MSU's Fairchild Theater's new acoustic system; futurist Daniel Burrus and a mid-Michigan man's connection to the 1938 radio classic "The War of the Worlds."
Detroit’s ‘bankruptcy eligibility’ trial enters its fourth day today, with Governor Rick Snyder scheduled to testify.
So far, federal judge Steven Rhodes has heard municipal finance experts as well as Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr claim that the city’s Chapter 9 filing in July was the only option left to address major cash flow problems and billions in long term debt.
Michigan State University's Fairchild Theater recently underwent a major renovation and re-opens next Monday night. Current State's Peter Whorf speaks with MSU College of Music staff and students about the transformation.
Orson Welles directed and starred in the CBS Mercury Theater production of H.G. Wells' 'The War of the Worlds.' The broadcast on October 30, 1938 instilled panic in untold numbers of listeners across the U.S.
Seventy-five years ago, radios across America crackled to the sound of an ominous revelation.
Actor and director Orson Welles led the nation through a chilling tale of a Martian invasion of Earth.
The radio broadcast was, of course, just a story. But “The War of the Worlds” on October 30, 1938 set off a wave of panic and became an American cultural touchstone. Now, there’s a new connection to the old legend.
We continue our Election 2013 coverage today with a look at the race for city council in East Lansing. There are four candidates for full terms on the council, and an appointee to the council has a challenger for the right to fill the balance of a term.
The Meltwater Grassroots Movement is a local media group that uses community resources to make Michigan’s music scene more accessible. Through photos, video and audio, artists in the Mitten State are featured on their various social channels with exclusive content unique to The Meltwater Movement brand.
Today on Current State: Lansing's 'Marketplace Project'; HIV in Ingham County; what deregulation could mean for Michigan; environmental changes effect on Isle Royale; and a review of "The Ocean at the End of the Lane".
Yesterday, we got our first look at a new, long anticipated building project in downtown Lansing. The Gillespie Group tweeted the photo of its ‘Marketplace Project’ yesterday, about a month after breaking ground near the intersection of Cedar and Shiawassee Streets, north of downtown.
Earlier this week we spoke with Michigan Public Service Commission Chair John Quakenbush about draft reports published to guide Michigan’s energy future. One of many of the issues addressed in the report was electric choice and the deregulation of utilities.
The moose is one of the largest and most elusive land animals in North America. Moose were once found in both the Upper and Lower Peninsula, and now they’re concentrated in a few isolated areas of the state.
After weeks of pointed criticism, the Snyder administration announced on Monday that it would shut down its so-called NERD fund. The “New Energy to Reinvent and Diversify" Fund was not legally obligated to disclose its donors.