Radio Made in Michigan

Radio Made in Michigan
2:09 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

SportsTalk | Tue 3/5/13

Fred Heumann from WLNS hosts this week.

Fred Heumann calls upon a flurry of guests today.  He kicks off the show with Lansing Catholic head coach Darren Zwick, who discusses the thrilling game last night that went into double overtime.  Fred then invites MSU hockey coach Tom Anastos to discuss his trips out west.  Lynn Henning chats about Tiger baseball in Florida to cap off the show.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:13 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Current State #36 | March 4, 2013

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Today on Current State:  A breakdown of the impending changes to Michigan's health care system; phobias and fears with the co-author of "Encyclopedia Paranoiaca;"  a profile of new state representative Theresa Abed; sports with the Detroit Free Press' Joe Rexrode; and business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:59 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Michigan's health care system facing an overhaul

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From possible Medicaid expansion to insurance exchanges to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s new status, the state’s health care system is about to change.

We’ll discuss just how drastically with Lonnie Scott, state communications director for the consumer advocacy group, Know Your Care, and Rick Murdock, director of the Michigan Association of Health Plans.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:40 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

'Encyclopedia Paranoiaca' mines fears and phobias for laughs

Flip-flops are a deadly footwear option, according to the 'Encyclopedia Paranoiaca.'
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It may be hard to believe, but evidence suggests many otherwise benign, everyday items like flip- flops, drinking straws and neckties pose serious dangers.  Other reputable data point to the health risks involved in common activities like flossing our teeth, washing our hands and eating leafy greens.  
 

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:57 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

New Legislator Preview: Rep. Theresa Abed, 71st District

We continue our series of interviews with new local State Representatives with Theresa Abed. Last November, Abed defeated one-term Representative Deb Schaughnessy, moving the 71st District's Eaton County seat from Republican to Democratic. She joins us to discuss her 2013 legislative agenda.

Radio Made in Michigan
3:52 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

7 New Infections In Michigan From Steroids

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Michigan health officials are reporting seven more infections linked to contaminated steroids supplied by a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:45 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Sports check-in with Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press

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 loss to Michigan on Sunday.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:40 pm
Mon March 4, 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 discusses news that the Lansing State Journal plans to sell its building.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun March 3, 2013

MSU Today | March 3, 2013

Marc Schupan

Kirk Heinze talks about all things recycling with Schupan and Sons CEO Marc Schupan, and he welcomes in Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Director Dan Wyant.  And Kirk visits with MSU geography professor Alan Arbogast about Michigan's treasured sand dunes.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:27 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Current State #35 | March 1, 2013

On today's Current State: Detroit's financial future, a local practitioner of the ancient Japanese art form called mokuhanga, sports with the Detroit Free Press' Joe Rexrode, the MSU football program's  legacy of racial integration, Friday fish fries and a preview of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra's next performance.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:19 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Governor Snyder set to lay out plan for Detroit

Last week a state appointed financial review team concluded that the city of Detroit is in a financial emergency. Since then, Governor Snyder has been considering whether he should appoint an emergency financial manager to fix the city. He is expected to announce his decision today. Eric Scorsone, an MSU economist who specializes in municipal finance, discusses the future of Detroit’s finances.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:15 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Ancient Japanese art form on display in Lansing

A mokuhanga painting of Mt. Fuji by Linda Beeman.
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A new gallery in Old Town Lansing is bringing Japanese art to Lansing. The Linda J. Beeman studio is filled with mokuhanga or woodblock prints. Mokuhanga is unique, as only a small group of artists make woodblock prints outside of Japan. Current State’s Emanuele Berry takes a look.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:08 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Sports check-in with Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press

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 looks ahead to the MSU vs. U of M game on Sunday.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:05 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

MSU football paved the way for racial integration in college athletics

In the 1960s, Michigan State recruited black football players from the South who were unable to play closer to home.

The 1966 match up between Notre Dame and Michigan State University was billed as “ The Game of the Century.” The two undefeated teams, ranked 1 and 2 respectively, clashed at Spartan Stadium. While many remember the game for its controversial 10-10 tie, it’s also remembered for its social and political relevance.  

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:47 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Lansing Symphony Orchestra performs this weekend

The Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s MasterWorks 5 concert is Saturday night at Wharton Center. Music of Barber and Dvorak is on the program, as well as a piece called “Ancestral Waters” by Brian Gaber.

WKAR’s Melissa Benmark talked to Gaber about his composition, and checked in with LSO conductor Timothy Muffitt to hear about the rest of the concert.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:38 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

State Lawmakers Wrangle Over Plan To Add Money To Michigan’s Rainy Day Fund

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Lawmakers in Lansing are beginning the months-long task of approving a budget for the next fiscal year.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:52 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Michigan House OKs Blue Cross Blue Shield Overhaul

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The Michigan House has approved legislation to transform Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan from a charitable trust into a customer-owned nonprofit.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:46 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Michigan House Oks Vet Designation On ID And Licenses

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The Michigan House has approved legislation that would allow veterans to get a special designation on driver's licenses and state identification cards.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:13 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Snyder Expected To Concur With Finding Of Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

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Governor Rick Snyder will be in Detroit Friday.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:34 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Michigan House Passes Bill To Set Up State-Federal Healthcare Exchange

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A bill to accept federal money for a healthcare exchange in Michigan is on its way to the state Senate.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:53 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Current State #34 | February 28, 2013

Today on Current State: February's biggest news stories; a Public Poetry Announcement with local poet Diane Wakoski; a friend remembers pianist Van Cliburn; and a Detroit Tigers' season preview with Mario Impemba.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:50 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Month in Review: February's biggest news stories

Current State reviews the biggest news stories and some that flew under the radar in February, as well as what to look out for this March with Andy Balaskovitz, managing editor of the Lansing City Pulse;  Rick Pluta, managing editor of the Michigan Public Radio Network; and Kyle Melinn, news director for the Michigan Information and Research Service.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:47 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Public Poetry Announcement: Diane Wakoski

Duchess potatoes.

Diane Wakoski is an internationally renowned poet and a former MSU professor in creative writing. She discusses her career and shares one of her poems, "The Duchess Potatoes."

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:36 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

MSU music professor on the legacy of his friend, Van Cliburn

Pianist Van Cliburn was the first musician to be honored with a ticker-tape parade in Manhattan.
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In 1958, a young American musician arrived in Moscow to give the concert of his life.  Classically trained pianist Van Cliburn was a 23-year-old Texan who stunned a team of Soviet judges with his flawless execution of pieces by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. Cliburn’s tour de force performance launched a successful musical career and a string of visits to the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War.  Van Cliburn died yesterday at age 78.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:23 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Detroit Tigers 2013 season preview with Mario Impemba

In 2012, the Detroit Tigers went 50-31 at Comerica Field on their way to a World Series appearance.
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Last year, the Detroit Tigers fought their way to the World Series, only to be swept by the San Francisco Giants. This season, many of the pieces from last year's team return, including Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera. 

Tigers' play-by-play man and MSU alum Mario Impemba assesses the 2013 Tigers and whether they have another chance at the World Series.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:56 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

State House Panel Votes To Accept Federal Dollars To Set Up Healthcare Exchange

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State lawmakers are a step closer to establishing a state web site where people can shop for health insurance.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:42 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Local Moving Company Gets $350K Grant For Expansion

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A home and business moving company has been awarded a $350,000 state grant for expanding its corporate headquarters in the Lansing area.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:54 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Current State #33 | February 27, 2013

Lansing's Kerns Hotel burned to the ground in December 1934. The fire, however, spawned a volunteer organization that still exists today in Lansing.
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Today on Current State: Spartan women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant; author Winona LaDuke on Native American struggles with the U.S. military; the unsolved murder that changed Michigan politics; opera star Renee Fleming; and Neighbors in Action features Lansing's Box 23. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:21 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

MSU women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant on life, leadership

For coach Suzy Merchant, character matters just as much as athletic talent when it comes to choosing who wears the MSU uniform.
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Suzy Merchant is not only the successful head coach of Michigan State's women's basketball team, she's also a wife and mother of two boys.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:13 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

New book chronicles history of Native American struggle with U.S. military

Author Winona LaDuke focuses on the troubled and complicated history between Native Americans and the U.S. military.
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Forty years ago, 200 members of the American Indian Movement took over the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota.  The group was protesting the federal government’s failure to honor various treaties with native tribes.  The location was symbolic.  In 1890, as many as 300 Lakota Indians were killed at Wounded Knee by the U-S Army.  The standoff lasted 73 days and claimed three lives.

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