Radio Made in Michigan

Radio Made in Michigan
4:03 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

The Best of Me | Radio Reader

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
Credit Grand Central Publishing, N.Y., 2011

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
Grand Central Publishing, N.Y., 2011  
Airs beginning Nov. 12, 2014 

The Best of Me tells the heart-rending story of two small-town former high school sweethearts who come from opposite sides of the tracks.  Now, middle-aged, they have taken wildly divergent paths but neither has lived the life they imagined, and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world.         

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:15 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Current State #418 | November 10, 2014

Today on Current State: changes at the Lansing State Journal; a profile of Karl Gude of the MSU School of Journalism; a study of organisms that live on dead bodies; and a recap of the MSU football loss to Ohio State.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun November 9, 2014

MSU Today | November 9, 2014

nuclear energy, green power at MIS, Cranbrook Science, Michigan clean energy

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:01 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Current State #417 | November 7, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan's ban on same-sax marriage is upheld; surfing the Great Lakes; STEM certification; and the November concert scene.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:38 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Current State #416 | November 6, 2014

Today on Current State: Congressman-elect Mike Bishop; the Episcopal Church's stance on gun control; how Facebook impacts people emotionally; Lansing Symphony Jazz Band director Ron Newman; and Lansing Community College actor Michael Boxleitner.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:35 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Current State #415 | November 5, 2014

Today on Current State: A recap of Tuesday's election results; violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg; Neighbors in Action with the bicycle repair operation Kids Repair Program; and Charlotte's new Andromeda Community Theatre.

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Radio Made in Michigan
7:40 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

New Live Music Series Comes to 90.5 Classical

WKAR's newly restored 1936 Steinway eagerly awaits the first live Music From Studio S broadcast...
Credit Peter Whorf

Music From Studio S, WKAR's newest live music series premieres this Friday, November 7th, just after our 3pm NPR newscast. MSU College of Music faculty preview their upcoming Schubert concert with commentary by piano professor and chair Deborah Moriarty.  On the opening broadcast are Franz Schubert's A flat Impromptu and excerpts from a Schubert Sonatina, plus Dr. Moriarty's Schubert insights and a quick trip into the "Trout" Quintet...also on the program during this weekend's West Circle Series concert.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:05 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Current State #414 | November 4, 2014

Today on Current State: The Lansing Board of Water and Light appoints an Emergency Operations Manager; Michigan's water infrastructure; passenger rail service from Detroit to Chicago; and the Republican party's history in Jackson.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:33 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Current State #413 | November 3, 2014

Today on Current State: Reaction to the recent viral video about street harassment of women; our new Desert Island Download segment; the mechanics of running an election; part two of our trip to the Michigan Historical Center's "Conceived in Liberty" exhibition; and a visit to a Michigan soybean farm at harvest time.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

MSU Today | November 2, 2014

L to R: Dee Cook, President Simon, Tom Izzo, Bob Skandalaris, AD Hollis

Tom Izzo, Empower Extraordinary, Curtis Blackwell, Actions and Words

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:28 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Current State #412 | October 31, 2014

Today on Current State: Our Month in Review for October examines next week's election; an exhibition of contemporary art from China at the Broad Art Museum; and Live Music Friday with Adrian and Meredith.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:15 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Current State #411 | October 30, 2014

Today on Current State: Third party candidates for office in Michigan; a Lansing Symphony Orchestra preview; salmon in Michigan; ghost hunters at MSU; and a book review of "Frankenstein".

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:14 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Current State #410 | October 29, 2014

Today on Current State: a look at GM expansions; a preview of the East Lansing Film Festival; Neighbors in Action looks at Peckham, Incorporated; and a Halloween look at really big pumpkins.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:01 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Current State #409 | October 28, 2014

Today on Current State: Our ELECTION 2014 coverage continues with a conversation with 8th district Democratic congressional candidate Eric Schertzing; our Great Lakes Month in Review examines rising lake levels; two contemporary inductees into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame; and a robotics team at Stockbridge High School looks for lost World War II aircraft.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:30 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Current State #408 | October 27, 2014

Today on Current State: Our ELECTION 2014 coverage continues with a conversation with 8th district Republican congressional candidate Mike Bishop; how yoga might help combat veterans; documentary filmmaker Darryl Roberts; and a recap of the Michigan State-Michigan football game.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

MSU Today | October 26, 2014

Russ White, Lou Anna K. Simon

Empower Extraordinary; hot job market; Project 60/50; Senator Stabenow

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:52 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Current State #407 | October 24, 2014

Today on Current State: Our Election 2014 coverage continues with Republican AG Bill Schuette; an MSU study linking energy and cancer research; MSU's top-ranked women's cross country team; and the Lansing Area Unionized Spectacle.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:03 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Current State #406 | October 23, 2014

Today on Current State: the local opiate drug abuse problem; the Lansing Community College Board of Trustees election; a possible link between vitamin D deficiency and suicide; and a visit to a new Civil War exhibit at the Michigan Historical Center.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:32 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Current State #405 | October 22, 2014

Today on Current State: 7th congressional district Democratic candidate Pam Byrnes; a new book explores Michigan county by county; the Small Talk Children's Assessment Center and a preview of the MSU Wind Symphony's upcoming performance.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:13 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Current State #404 | October 21, 2014

Today on Current State: The Lansing area prepares for Ebola; Upper Peninsula residents face the replacement of an aging power plant; gay and divorced Catholics; and the return of the Whig party.

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Radio Made in Michigan
9:33 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Oct. 23 | MSU Wind Symphony on MSU Faculty Recital Series

Michael Sachs
Credit Courtesy

Thu. Oct. 23 - 7:30pm on 90.5 FM WKAR | MSU Wind Symphony performs Aaron Jay Kernis's "a Voice, a Messenger" with guest soloist Michael Sachs, principal trumpet of the Cleveland Orchestra. Kevin Sedatole conducts.

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Radio Made in Michigan
9:16 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Current State #403 | October 20, 2014

Today on Current State: Lansing City Pulse associate editor Mickey Hirten on local elections; the Detroit Free Press' Joe Rexrode re-caps the MSU victory over Indiana; the value of video games in the classroom and new technology at MSU's Abrams Planetarium.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

MSU Today | October 19, 2014

Scott Westerman, left, and Mark Hollis

This Far By Faith and Florida's rising seas

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:42 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Current State #402 | October 17, 2014

Today on Current State: Democratic attorney general candidate Mark Totten; MSU develops a "robofish," a cast member of "Once" explains his role and a special deer hunt for disabled sportsmen.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:41 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Election 2014: Democratic AG candidate Mark Totten

Democrat Mark Totten is challenging incumbent Bill Schuette to become Michigan attorney general.
Credit Courtesy Mark Totten for Attorney General

If the flyers, phone calls and door knockers haven't tipped you off yet, it's election season in Michigan.

But before you hit the polls, you need to know a little bit about what and who is on the ballot.

As part of Current State's "Election 2014" series, we speak with the Democratic candidate for Michigan attorney general, Mark Totten.

Totten is a former federal prosecutor and a professor of criminal law and ethics at Michigan State University.  

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:38 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

MSU spawns "robofish" to monitor Great Lakes

MSU is developing a robotic fish to monitor water temperature and other environmental indicators in the Great Lakes.
Credit Courtesy G. L. Kohuth

A lot of sci-fi movies and books feature robots that look like people.  Think the Terminator or C-3PO.

But an MSU engineering professor went in a different direction when he started working on building a robotic fish about 10 years ago.

Current State's Mark Bashore talks with Dr. Xiaobo Tan, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University.  He's been working on a robotic fish that can be used for monitoring water quality.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:36 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Cast member: "Once" role requires stamina, versatility

Stuart Ward and Dani de Waal from the "Once" Tour Company
Credit Courtesy Joan Marcus

The Broadway production of "Once" is running at the Wharton Center at Michigan State University this weekend.  It's a contemporary love story involving a pair of young musicians in Ireland.

Current State's Mark Bashore talks with cast member Evan Harrington, who has a plum supporting role in the cast as "Billy."

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:33 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Michigan hunting program gets disabled sportsmen into the field

Credit Courtesy Tom Jones, Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors

We're well into deer bow hunting season in Michigan.  While most hunters must wait until November 15 to bag their trophy bucks with firearms, a special event is happening this week for some firearms hunters.

The "Independence Hunt" allows people with physical disabilities to enjoy firearms hunting.  It's sponsored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Current State's Kevin Lavery speaks with Bryan Wilkinson, a disabled hunter who spent the first day of the hunt at Sharonville State Game Area in Jackson County.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:27 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Current State #401 | October 16, 2014

Today on Current State: checking the claims on education spending in Michigan; the Building Detroit program; a look at the duties of the MSU Board of Trustees; and book reviewer Scott D. Southard considers a biography of Harper Lee.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:20 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

A2SO on 90.5 FM WKAR

Credit courtesy / Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Sat. Oct. 18 - noon on 90.5 | The second concert in the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra's Main Stage series comes to 90.5 Classical this Saturday at noon.  The A2SO's Made In The USA program features works by Bernstein, Barber, Daugherty and Gershwin with violin soloist Joan Kwuon and local ensembles Boychoir of Ann Arbor and Vocal Arts Ensemble.  Arie Lipsky conducts and previews the next broadcast concert of the Main Stage series with WKAR's Peter Whorf.

This special broadcast is available exclusively over-the-air on 90.5 (no online streaming).

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