Radio Made in Michigan

Radio Made in Michigan
4:40 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Sparks Fly At Budget Hearing On Mascot Complaint

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Republican lawmakers at the state Capitol have some harsh words for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:14 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

State Senate Republicans Look To Up The Ante On Harbor Dredging

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The state’s “rainy day” savings fund could get tapped to pay for emergency harbor dredging.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:10 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

SportsTalk | Tue 2/12/13

WILX's Jeremy Sampson hosts this week.

  As the Wolverines come to Breslin tonight, Jeremy invites former Michigan State point guard Drew Neitzel to hone in on his favorite parts about the rivalry, and touch on his basketball career overseas.  Mark Snyder, Michigan beat writer from the Detroit Free Press, gives listeners a sneak preview of the matchup tonight as well.  Jeremy has open lines for the remainder of the show.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:42 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Current State #22 | February 12, 2013

Today on Current State: Lansing City Council member Brian Jeffries and Lansing Township Supervisor Kathy Rodgers discuss the sale of Waverly Golf Course; MSU jazz professor Rodney Whitaker reflects on his career and previews an upcoming performance;  founders of the Birmingham Urban League recall Alabama in the 1960s; and the MSU band's role in big games.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:13 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Court Exam Dates Set For Freeway Shooting Suspect

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Two preliminary examination dates have been set for a man charged with terrorism in a shooting spree that targeted motorists along a highway corridor in four Michigan counties.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:55 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Snyder: Short List Of Detroit Manager Candidates Ready

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Governor Rick Snyder says he’ll be ready to move ahead with a state takeover of Detroit city hall – depending on the results of a financial review that should wrap within several days.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:50 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

MEAP Scores Are Up In Most Subjects, But Students Still Struggling With Science

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Less than 16 percent of Michigan students are proficient in science.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:27 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Current State #21 | February 11, 2013

Today on Current State:  Local business leader and chairman of the MSU Board of Trustees Joel Ferguson opens up about business, politics; 21st century community building around the #lovelansing Twitter hashtag; sports with the Detroit Free Press' Joe Rexrode, Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:00 pm
Sun February 10, 2013

Year Of The Snake, Night Of The Owl

Saturday's Chinese New Year Festivities at Meridian Mall
Peter Whorf

Coming up this week on Current State, you'll hear the sounds of Chinese New Year in Mid-Michigan from Saturday's Meridian Mall festivities.  Hundreds gathered for music, dance, painting, games and many other Chinese arts and traditions in celebration of the Year of the Snake.  Later in the week, a visit to the Harris Nature Center's  Owl Prowl with Park Naturalist Katie Adams.  Just how many kinds of owls call Michigan home?  What do they sound like?  Katie tells all.

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

MSU Today | February 10, 2013

Simon, Hollis, Smith

Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with MSU's vice president for research and graduate studies Stephen Hsu, and with WJR Radio morning drive personality Paul W. Smith.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:24 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Current State #20 | February 8, 2013

Today on Current State: State Budget Director John Nixon and State Representative Sam Singh discuss Governor Snyder's budget proposal, sports with Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press, the largest LGBT college student conference comes to Lansing this weekend, Kirk Cousins on his NFL rookie year, and a breakdown of the Grammy nominees in classical music.

Radio Made in Michigan
5:17 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court: Medical Pot Dispensaries Can Be Shut Down As Public Nuisance

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Medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan can be shut down as public nuisances, according to a ruling Friday by the state Supreme Court.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:39 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Complaint: Schools Should Drop American Indian Mascots

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The Michigan Department of Civil Rights has asked the federal government to order schools to stop using American Indian nicknames and mascots or risk losing education funds.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:18 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

SportsTalk | Fri 2/8/13

Jack Ebling is the host this week.

Jack and Tom Crawford dissect the Big Ten college basketball scene, as the number one Indiana Hoosiers are upset by the Fighting Illini.  They also talk recruiting and invite callers to hone in on questions.  East Lansing high school basketball coach Steve Finamore talks foul or defend in late game situations.  Jack gives away the rivalry game tickets, as the Wolverines come to the Breslin center.

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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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