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MSU Today | January 11, 2015

Jan 11, 2015

Project 6050 tribute on MLK Day; Media Sandbox director

Current State #452 | January 9, 2015

Jan 9, 2015

Today on Current State: Michigan's switch to the SAT; "Downton Abbey" composer John Lunn; fighting blight in Lansing; and Live Music Friday with guitarist Chris Rollins.

Current State #451 | January 8, 2015

Jan 8, 2015

Today on Current State: MSU's updated sexual harassment policy; a preview of Saturday's Lansing Symphony Orchestra concert; an energy efficiency project unites Michigan Energy Options and MSU students; and some top Michigan concerts for 2015.

Current State #450 | January 7, 2015

Jan 7, 2015

Today on Current State: Michigan's job prospects for 2015; a new history book on downtown Ann Arbor; Neighbors in Action with D.A.N.C.E, Inc. of Lansing; how long will winter last; and Lansing's John Smoltz is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Current State #449 | January 6, 2015

Jan 6, 2015

Today on Current State: The suspicion-based drug testing of people on public assistance in Michigan; regulating the storage and disposal of coal ash; the historical story of Merze Tate; and Lansing's new comedy club at Tripper's.

Current State #448 | January 5, 2015

Jan 5, 2015

Today on Current State: The upcoming vote on funding road repairs in Michigan; breast milk banks; "Station Eleven" author Emily St. John Mandel; and "Current Sports" host Al Martin on the Detroit Lions playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

MSU Today | January 4, 2015

Jan 4, 2015
Stephen Hsu

George Will and Michael Moore MSU commencement addresses

MSU Today | December 28, 2014

Dec 28, 2014

Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis; panel discussion on sustainability issues

Current State #447 | December 24, 2014

Dec 24, 2014

Today on Current State: An exit interview with U.S. Senator Carl Levin; book reviewer Scott D. Southard considers "My True Love Gave To Me"; Michigan's Christmas tree industry; and Neighbors in Action: the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

Current State #446 | December 23, 2014

Dec 23, 2014

Today on Current State: We mark the first anniversary of last year's ice storm and Lansing Board of Water and Light power outages; the link between domestic violence during pregnancy and infant trauma; the Great Lakes year in review; and the 200th anniversary of the end of the War of 1812.

Current State #445 | December 22, 2014

Dec 22, 2014

Today on Current State: Juveniles serving life sentences in Michigan; an update on wolves, moose and more in the state; outgoing Michigan Supreme Court Justice Michael Cavanaugh; and the Detroit Lions are heading to the NFL playoffs.

MSU Today | December 21, 2014

Dec 21, 2014
Kurt Stepnitz

MSU President Simon; job market for college grads; Reverend Faith Fowler

Current State #444 | December 19, 2014

Dec 19, 2014

Today on Current State: A wrap-up of the state legislature's lame duck session; the power needs of MSU's FRIB project; East Lansing tennis great Todd Martin now leads the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum; and Live Music Friday with Three Men and a Tenor.

Current State #443 | December 18, 2014

Dec 18, 2014

Today on Current State: The Religious Freedom Restoration Act; Lansing attorney Richard McLellan on normalizing relations with Cuba; the controversy over religious displays at the state capitol; and a preview of the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Current State #442 | December 17, 2014

Dec 17, 2014

Today on Current State: Gov. Snyder discusses lame duck issues; a look at the competing plans to fund road repairs in Michigan; Neighbors in Action with the Southside Community Kitchen; and the invasive faucet snail.

Current State #441 | December 16, 2014

Dec 16, 2014

Today on Current State: Remembering TV newsman Bill Bonds; a look ahead to next year's contract talks between the United Auto Workers union and the domestic carmakers; a new project connects watersheds with green infrastructure; and a Profiles conversation with Lansing Symphony Orchestra maestro Timothy Muffitt.

Current State #440 | December 15, 2014

Dec 15, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan's vaccination rates; charity fraud; the "Women of Vision" exhibition at the Cranbrook Institute of Science; and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's "Symphony in D" project.

MSU Today | December 14, 2014

Dec 14, 2014
Jon Whiting

Student-athletes at MSU; Advanced Lighting 101; Kirk Heinze

Peter Whorf

EAST LANSING   (AP) - About 200 people gathered outside Michigan State University's commencement ceremonies to protest a speech by columnist George Will over his commentary on sexual assault reporting at colleges.

  The Lansing State Journal reports that Will didn't mention the protests during his speech to undergraduates Saturday on the East Lansing campus.

More than a dozen students stood as he spoke and turned their backs to him and several others in the audience did the same or held up newspapers.

Current State #439 | December 12, 2014

Dec 12, 2014

Today on Current State: State Representative Sam Singh and Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network on the lame duck legislative session; Oakland Press sportswriter Paula Pasche on her Detroit Lions history book; the environmental impact of the food we eat; and Live Music Friday with John Dale Smith.

Current State #438 | December 11, 2014

Dec 11, 2014

Today on Current State: The Michigan Department of Transportation's draft of a five-year transportation plan; the local music scene with Anne Erickson of the Lansing State Journal; a proposal to bar local communities from negotiating with developers over wages; and the South American psychotropic drug ayahuasca.

Current State #437 | December 10, 2014

Dec 10, 2014

Today on Current State: Police-community relations in Lansing; the New York Philharmonic's new residency partnership with the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor; and our Neighbors in Action segment this week is with the Capital Area Down Syndrome Association.

The selection of newspaper columnist George Will to speak to MSU graduates this weekend is drawing the ire of students angered by his position on campus sexual assaults.

Current State #436 | December 9, 2014

Dec 9, 2014

Today on Current State: A charter school advocate responds to a report critical of Michigan charter school authorizers; the U.S. Supreme Court considers a challenge to rules on mercury emissions; and the opera "William Tell" comes to Ann Arbor.

Current State #435 | December 8, 2014

Dec 8, 2014

Today on Current State: An update on federal oversight of Michigan's child welfare system; retailers in Michigan seek sales tax fairness; and a preview of tonight's Arts Chorale of Greater Lansing concert.

Current State #434 | December 5, 2014

Dec 5, 2014

Today on Current State: Ingham County experiments with police body cameras; snowboarding's Michigan history; the reliability of energy resources in rural Michigan; and Live Music Friday with Lansing-based saxophonist Phil Denny.

Current State #433 | December 4, 2014

Dec 4, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan Supreme Court Justice-elect Richard Bernstein; placing Lansing's homeless in permanent housing; a Michigan teacher working to preserve indigenous language; a preview of this weekend's "Home for the Holidays" concert; and a book reviewer of "We Are Not Ourselves" by Matthew Thomas.

Current State #432 | December 3, 2014

Dec 3, 2014

Today on Current State: State lawmakers consider road funding and LGBT rights during the lame duck session; cataloging plant life at the MSU Herbarium; MSU research into better stroke outcomes; and Neighbors in Action: Tori Saves Christmas.

Current State #431 | December 2, 2014

Dec 2, 2014

Today on Current State: A post-election poll is topped by jobs and roads; new Lansing Board of Water and Light emergency operations manager Trent Atkins looks to the winter ahead; an exhibition at the Michigan Historical Center examines post-Civil War commerce; the emerald ash borer attacks a new species of tree; and how climate change might affect Michigan shorelines.

Current State #430 | December 1, 2014

Dec 1, 2014

Today on Current State: A family from Guatemala hopes to stay in East Lansing amid immigration confusion; World AIDS Day; changing diets in urban Africa; and MSU football looks ahead to the bowl game season.