Radio Made in Michigan

Radio Made in Michigan
6:54 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Current State #19 | February 7, 2013

Current State #19 | February 7, 2013

Today on Current State: Michigan moves closer to expanding Medicaid, assessing MSU and U of M football recruiting classes, a Public Poetry Announcement featuring Robert Hayden, the murals on West Saginaw in Lansing, and a preview of the MSU Symphony's upcoming performance.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:53 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Bolger Says State House Won’t Approve Transvaginal Ultrasound Mandate

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Any bill requiring a woman seeking an abortion to get a transvaginal ultrasound will not pass the state House.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:26 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Forecast Calls For Up To Foot Of Snow In Michigan

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The National Weather Service says up to a foot of fresh snow is in the forecast for parts of Michigan.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:15 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Snyder Budget Plan Includes More Taxes, Money For Schools, Colleges

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Governor Rick Snyder’s budget proposal includes some big spending increases for road repairs and early childhood learning.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:55 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Current State #18 | February 6, 2013

Today on Current State: Newly elected 68th District Representative Andy Schor, Neighbors in Action features literacy non-profit Lansing RIF, a new report about arts in Michigan's economy, state leaders outline new initiatives for Michigan veterans, and remembering the old Stroh's Brewery. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:44 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

State Senate Approves Tax Break For People Trading-In Vehicles And Watercraft

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People trading in cars, trucks, or boats could soon get a new tax break under legislation that passed the state Senate Wednesday.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:02 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Groups Seek Tough Conditions On Enbridge Pipeline

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Indiana environmentalists are pressing their state's regulators to impose tough conditions on Enbridge Energy's plans to replace 50 miles of oil pipeline near Lake Michigan.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:56 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Key Democrats Back Challenger To Party Chairman

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Michigan's Democratic congressional delegation wants to replace the long-time chairman of the state Democratic Party.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:46 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Feds May Consider River Structures To Boost Lakes

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may take another look at placing structures at the bottom of the St. Clair River to boost water levels in Lakes Huron and Michigan.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:39 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Ex-Jackson County Judge Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanors

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A former Jackson County judge accused of dismissing traffic tickets issued to his wife and court staff without just cause has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor counts of willful neglect of duty.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:25 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Abortion Language That Sunk Blue Cross Overhaul Reintroduced

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Health insurers would only be able to cover elective abortions through optional rider plans under legislation in the state Senate.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:20 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Current State #17 | Feb. 5, 2013

On today's Current State: the Niowave pole barn dispute, the new play "U.P.", Ingham County's fight against mortgage fraud, and local graphic artist Karl Gude's work from Newsweek magazine on exhibit at the Michigan Historical Museum.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:10 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

SportsTalk | Tue 2/5/13

Jack Ebling hosts for the week.

Jack Ebling invites Lansing State Journal's Graham Couch to discuss National Signing day with its history.  After an important win over the University of Michigan, head coach Suzy Merchant recaps last night’s game and answers a couple recruiting questions.  Jack closes the show with open lines and opens the floodgates for basketball tickets.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:17 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Schuette Warns Of Flood-Damaged Used Car Scams

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is warning residents to be on the lookout for potential used car buying scams.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:13 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Governor Orders Flags Lowered For Afghan Casualty

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Governor Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. flags lowered Thursday for the funeral of a 38-year-old western Michigan soldier who was fatally injured in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:07 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

More Michigan Customers On Electricity Waiting List

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A waiting list to buy power from competitors to Michigan's two dominant utilities is growing significantly.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:57 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Michigan Senate To Consider DNA Testing For Felonies

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A Senate committee is expected to take up a bill this week that would expand DNA testing in Michigan.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:52 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Advocates Urge Governor Snyder To Call For Medicaid Expansion

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Advocates for the uninsured say they’ve collected four-thousand petition signatures in favor of an expansion of Medicaid in the state.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:14 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Young Immigrants Cheer MI Driver’s License Decision

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Immigrant rights groups are cheering Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s decision to allow people brought to the U-S as children to get a driver’s license.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:56 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Current State #16 | February 4, 2013

Apple's groundbreaking commercial during the 1984 Super Bowl inspired MSU ad professors Bruce Vanden Bergh (center) and Bob Kolt (right) to start rating the game's ads.
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Today on Current State: MSU advertising instructors rate the Super Bowl ads, the Free-Press' Joe Rexrode recaps the big game and local sports, No Labels works for bipartisanship in D.C., The Henry Ford celebrates Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday, and local business and politics with MLive.com’s Angela Wittrock.

Current State #16 | February 4, 2013

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

MSU Today | February 3, 2012

Russ White, Jody Lamb
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Super Bowl TV ads, growing up in an alcoholic family, top ten home energy myths

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:16 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

MI To Issue Licenses To Illegal Immigrants Brought To US As Children

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Thousands of children of illegal immigrants in Michigan are now eligible for a driver’s license or official state I-D.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:13 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

State Lawmakers Bring Back Abortion Bills Days After Roe V. Wade Anniversary

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A number of abortion-related bills that died last year are resurfacing in the state Legislature.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:46 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Current State #15 | February 1, 2013

Today on Current State, a discussion about no-fault auto insurance reform, the historic Hill Auditorium at U-M turns 100, a play about Lansing's Urbandale neighborhood and a chat with concert pianist Paul Barnes.

Governor Rick Snyder and other Republicans are calling for reforms to the state's landmark auto no fault insurance law.  They claim the law, which provides for unlimited lifetime medical benefits, often from brain and spinal cord injuries, has led to excessive rates for Michigan drivers.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:47 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

State Senate Unanimously Passes Blue Cross Overhaul Without Abortion Language

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For the third time in four months, the state Senate has approved a plan to overhaul the state’s largest health insurer.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:38 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Report: More Michigan Children Living In Poverty

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A new report says more than a half-million Michigan children lived in poverty in 2011.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:25 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Unions, ACLU Sue To Block Right-To-Work Law

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Labor unions and the ACLU of Michigan say the state's right-to-work law should be struck down because people were locked out of the Capitol when the bills were initially passed.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:59 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Current State #14 | January 31, 2013

Today on Current State:  A journalists' roundtable explores the issues that made the news in January, a conversation with a Michigan National Guard soldier recently returned from Afghanistan, "QuizBusters'" host Matt Ottinger, and a preview of the annual Mid-Winter Singing Festival.

MLive.com's Angela Wittrock, the LSJ's Mickey Hirtin and Lansing City Pulse contributor Walt Sorg re-hash January's news 

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:45 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Current State #13 | January 30, 2013

Lansing City Council President Carol Wood makes an announcement about her political future on today's show.
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Today on Current State: Lansing City Council President Carol Wood, business start-ups with the NEO Center, serving the local homeless population, and a preview of the BBC's Concert Orchestra performance at the Wharton Center.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:01 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Judge Opens Door For Michigan Juvenile Lifers

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A federal judge says all Michigan inmates serving no-parole sentences for murder committed as juveniles are entitled to a chance at release.

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