Radio Made in Michigan

Radio Made in Michigan
1:35 pm
Mon March 11, 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. This week, she and Mark delve into Governor Snyder's plans for an economic summit next week in Detroit. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun March 10, 2013

MSU Today | March 10, 2013

Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with MSU head football coach Mark Dantonio, and they talk with the leader of the Spartan Marching Band John MaddenScott Westerman shares his Career Quick Reference guide

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:43 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Current State #40 | March 8, 2013

Today on Current State: Gay marriage in Michigan; a debate on the merits of "Common Core" education; MSU men's basketball with the Detroit Free Press' Joe Rexrode; the new realities of the publishing world; Ann Arbor teen named to inagural Carnegie Hall youth orchestra; MSU hockey playoffs; Interlochen Radio at Elderly Instruments this weekend. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:34 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Federal judge postpones ruling on gay marriage in Michigan

A federal judge in Detroit postponed his ruling on gay marriage in Michigan to wait for the Supreme Court’s decision, which will likely come out in June.  Penny Gardner, president of the Lansing Association for Human Rights, offers her reaction.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:26 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

A debate on the merits of 'Common Core' education

Since 2010, Michigan and most other states have been moving toward what are called "Common Core" state standards.  It’s a movement that aims to create consistent learning goals for school kids across the United States.  

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:21 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Sports check in with the Detroit Free Press' Joe Rexrode

Detroit Free Press sportswriter Joe Rexrode joins us every Monday and Friday to discuss what's happening in the sports world -- from Michigan State to local prep athletics to the pro leagues. Today, he breaks down MSU's win over Wisconsin and the Spartans' prospects heading into the Big Ten tournament next week. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:15 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

With rise in e-books, stigma of self-publishing wanes

Every budding author dreams of seeing their name in print.  The book publishing world can be a tough nut to crack, however, as many a rejected writer has found for countless decades.  But the explosion of social media and other forms of electronic communication is opening more avenues for writers to self-publish their work.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:04 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Ann Arbor teen set to join inaugural Carnegie Hall youth orchestra

New York’s Carnegie Hall has launched a new initiative to bring an orchestra of young American musicians to the world stage. The newly-formed National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America finished its audition process this month to form an ensemble of 120-strong. The group will meet in New York in June to rehearse selected repertoire.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:56 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

MSU hockey team begins CCHA playoffs in Alaska

The Michigan State hockey team finished in last place this season. Their 12th place finish puts them in the position to play 6th-seeded Alaska in Fairbanks in the first round of the CCHA tournament. There are lots of challenges facing the Spartans, including traveling to Alaska for the second time in two weeks.


Scott Moore, the radio voice of MSU hockey on the Spartan Sports Network, previews the series with the Nanooks.

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Radio Made in Michigan
7:14 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Current State #39 | March 7, 2013

Today on Current State: The iconic SS Badger's future; gender imbalance in medical research; summer road construction East Lansing; the Safe Patient Care Act; and a preview of the Wharton Center's remaining lineup.

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Radio Made in Michigan
7:07 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

EPA may end SS Badger's long run on coal

The SS Badger is one of the nation's last coal-fired passenger ships in operation.
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The iconic Michigan steamship, the SS Badger, may lose its permit to dump  spent coal into Lake Michigan.  The Ludington company that owns and operates the Badger, Lake Michigan Carferry, expects to hear soon from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about its request to continue the practice.  

Hugh McDiarmid, communications director  for the Michigan Environmental Council, discusses the impact of the SS Badger on the environment.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:58 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Lowered life expectancy for American women could have ripple effect in society

A long history of gender imbalance in medical research further complicates obtaining data specific to women's health.
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A recent study published in the journal Health Affairs this week shows a decline in life expectancy for American women.  Scientists still aren’t sure of the causes, and the need for more data is further complicated by the long history of gender imbalance in medical research.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:49 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Road construction will snarl East Lansing traffic through summer

Construction along Michigan and Grand River Avenues is expected to congest traffic until October.
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A major road construction project is getting underway in East Lansing.  The Michigan Department of Transportation says there will be improvements on Grand River Avenue from Coolidge Road to Park Lake Road, and on Michigan Avenue from the west city limits to Grand River.

There will be road resurfacing, sidewalk and ramp improvements, non-motorized pathways, and traffic signal upgrades. Todd Sneathen, the city of East Lansing’s Director of Public Works, discusses the upcoming road work. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:38 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Safe Patient Care Act would mandate minimum nurse-to-patient ratios

The Michigan Nurses Association says that nursing staff shortages in the state's hospitals lower the quality of care.
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Hundreds of nurses from across the state were in Lansing yesterday to lobby their state lawmakers.  

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:22 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Diverse lineup remains for Wharton Center's season

Anthony Bourdain appears in East Lansing on May 7.

The stretch run begins next week for the remainder of the concert season at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts.  WKAR’s Peter Whorf chats with Wharton Center executive director Mike Brand about the breadth and depth of performances coming to East Lansing in the next few months.  

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:48 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Michigan Spring Breaker Dies In Florida Panhandle

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Police say a 20-year-old college student from Michigan has died in an alcohol-related incident while on spring break in the Florida Panhandle.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:39 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Michigan House Approves Bear Cub Handling Bill

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People in Michigan could get the chance to pet and take photos with bear cubs, under legislation approved by the House.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:37 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Michigan Senate OKs $21 Million To Dredge Harbors

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The Michigan Senate has voted to authorize $21 million in emergency spending to dredge Great Lakes harbors grappling with record-low water levels.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:34 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Michigan Conditionally OK'd For Health Market

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The Obama administration has conditionally approved Michigan to help run a health insurance market in partnership with the federal government.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:14 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Ruling On Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Ban Will Wait For SCOTUS Decisions

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A decision on whether Michigan’s gay marriage ban is constitutional will wait until this summer.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:58 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Current State #38 | March 6, 2013

Today on Current State: The latest setback to the Lansing casino deal; Michigan ACLU on "Right to Work" lawsuit; the "Michigan 2020"  plan; Neighbors in Action featuring All Saints Episcopal Church; folk legend Janis Ian; and MSU students and staff in Beijing. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:52 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Legal setback for Lansing casino plans


A federal judge has dealt a blow to a Michigan Indian tribe seeking to build a casino in downtown Lansing.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:46 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Michigan ACLU on 'Right to Work' lawsuit

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has taken action to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state’s controversial right-to-work law.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:36 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Neighbors in Action: All Saints Episcopal Church's Teen After School Center

About 50 youth from Lansing and East Lansing attend the Teen After School Program at All Saints Episcopal Church.
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Radio Made in Michigan
5:30 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Democratic leaders double down on 'Michigan 2020' plan

On Tuesday, Democratic senate leaders reintroduced their “Michigan 2020” plan which proposes to guarantee college tuition for all Michigan high school graduates.  Senator Rebekah Warren from Ann Arbor, one of the proposal’s lead backers, outlines the details.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:23 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Judge To Hear Legal Challenge To Michigan’s Gay Marriage Ban

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In Michigan, a federal judge could rule as soon as Thursday on a challenge to the state’s ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:10 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Federal Judge To Hear Challenge To Gay Marriage Ban

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There’s a hearing Thursday in Detroit before a federal judge on a legal challenge to Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:54 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Singer Janis Ian on her career, upcoming performance

Folk singer Janis Ian recorded her first hit single at the age of 13.
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This Friday, musician Janis Ian will perform at the Ten Pound Fiddle in East Lansing. In 1967, Ian wrote her first hit song, "Society’s Child," which was about an interracial relationship. She was 13 years-old. The song was banned by some radio stations, and Ian received hate mail, but it became a national hit after conductor Leonard Bernstein featured it in a TV special.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:43 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

In Beijing, MSU students and staff get taste of Chinese college life

The Administration Building at Beijing Normal University.
Credit Scott Westerman

It’s no secret that the Chinese student population has exploded at Michigan State over the last few years. And with that, there has been some friction, including last fall when some Chinese students’ cars were vandalized with graffiti telling them to “go back home.” 

In an effort to improve cultural understanding in the MSU community, this week a delegation of students, faculty and staff is visiting China's capital city of Beijing to meet with their counterparts at Beijing Normal University.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:54 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Michigan's Jobless Rate Unchanged At 8.9 Percent

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The state says Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has remained unchanged at 8.9 percent in the latest month, as both the number of people working and the size of the labor force rose slightly.

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