Radio Made in Michigan

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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Radio Made in Michigan
5:54 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Road Bills Propose Higher Gas Tax, Vehicle Fees

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A still-developing plan to raise more than $1 billion a year for road maintenance could give Michigan voters a direct say in the issue.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:51 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Schuette Files Brief Supporting Health Care Suit

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Michigan's attorney general is supporting a lawsuit filed by Domino's Pizza founder Tom Monaghan challenging mandatory contraception coverage in the federal health care law.

Bill Schuette says he filed a brief this week in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:41 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

State House Republicans “Cautiously Skeptical” About Expanding Medicaid

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If Governor Rick Snyder decides he wants to expand Medicaid in Michigan, state House Republicans say they might not be on board.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:26 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Appeals Court: It's OK To Share Small Amounts Of Medical Pot

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The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled medical marijuana users may share small amounts of pot without running afoul of state law.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:16 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Gun Charge Against Ex-Speaker Tossed As Unconstitutional

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A gun charge filed against former state House Speaker Craig DeRoche has been dismissed.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:18 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Whitmer Not Running For Governor In 2014

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We can remove state Senate Democratic leader Gretchen Whitmer from the list of potential challengers to Republican Governor Rick Snyder next year.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:36 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Michigan Senate Panel OKs Removing Judge Age Limit

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Some Michigan lawmakers are looking to remove an age limit for judges.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:18 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

State Leaders Question Plan To Divide Michigan’s Electoral Votes

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A plan to split up Michigan’s electoral votes seems to be losing support from key Republican leaders in Lansing.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:12 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

SoS: No Change Planned During Driver’s License Policy Review

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No immediate changes are planned to a state policy that denies driver’s licenses to people who were brought to the U-S as young children by illegal immigrants.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:31 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Current State #12 | January 29, 2013

For every dollar the state invested in Michigan's three major public universities -- Michigan, Wayne State and Michigan State (above) -- the economy received $17 in return, a recent URC study shows.
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Today on Current State: Coverage of Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero's "State of the City" address, a tour of the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, MIRS' Craig Mauger discusses his lengthy interview with House Speaker Jase Bolger, and the economic impact of Michigan's public universities.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:14 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Michigan Senate Committee OKs Blue Cross Overhaul

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A legislative committee has approved bills to overhaul Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan that don't include abortion provisions that led Republican Gov. Rick Snyder to veto the measure in December.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:54 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Clergy Call On State Lawmakers To Address Gun Violence

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A group of Michigan clergy wants state lawmakers to drop a number of pro-gun bills.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:18 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Governor Snyder Says He Has A Lot To Consider When It Comes To Medicaid Expansion

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Governor Rick Snyder says he hasn’t yet decided whether he wants the state to expand Medicaid eligibility.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:09 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Snyder Asks MI Supreme Court To Rule On ‘Right-To-Work’

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Governor Rick Snyder has asked the state Supreme Court to bypass lower courts and rule soon on whether Michigan’s new right-to-work law is legal.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:46 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Current State #11 | January 28, 2013

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero in the Current State studio on Jan. 25, 2013.
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Today on Current State: Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero on the state of the city, a breakdown of the Center for Michigan's education report, and farewell tributes to WKAR's Earle Robinson and Lansing City Council gadfly John Pollard. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:45 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Drivers Could Be Allowed To Work Off Traffic Surcharges

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Low-income drivers who’ve lost their licenses because they owe hundreds or thousands of dollars in fees could soon be allowed to work off their debt.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:51 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Michigan Spent $900K For Police At Union Protests

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The Michigan State Police spent an extra $900,000 on overtime and other expenses to have a large presence at the Capitol during demonstrations against a right-to-work law in December.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:53 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Jan. 30 | Minsoo Sohn on MSU Faculty Recital Series

Minsoo Sohn
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7pm Wednesday, January 30 on 90.5 WKAR
MSU Faculty Recital Series features pianist and College of Music professor Minsoo Sohn.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun January 27, 2013

MSU Today | January 27, 2013

MUCC leader Erin McDonough

All about MUCC; nutrition and cold-weather pet tips; a Hollywood screenwriter; and Geoffrey Fieger.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:02 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Ex-Detroit Mayor Back In Custody For Weekend

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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is behind bars for the weekend for violating parole in a 2008 conviction that bounced him from office.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:53 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Snyder: State May Take Action On Low-Water Harbors

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Governor Rick Snyder says he's considering whether the state should take "urgent or emergency" action to help harbors hurt by low Great Lakes levels.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:47 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Advocates Urge State Panel To Allow Medical Pot For PTSD

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Medical marijuana advocates are urging state officials to let Michiganders with post-traumatic stress disorder use the drug legally.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:28 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Current State #10 | January 25, 2013

Chevy featured a revamped version of its classic Impala at this year's Detroit Auto Show
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Today on Current State: Newly elected State Representative Tom Leonard, Prima Civitas' "Young Innovators" competition, the Lansing-made Chevy Traverse at the Detroit Auto Show, and a classical music concert guide.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:14 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

SportsTalk | Fri 1/25/13

Earle hosts today’s show with MLive.com’s Mike Griffin.  The duo first host Tennessee Volunteer basketball coach Cuonzo Martin.  The two then discuss concussions with prominent Dr. Novicki.  They close the show with WILX’s Jeremy Sampson, and then Coach Bruce Pearl, sharing some pastimes on Mike and Earle.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:20 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Current State #9 | January 24, 2013

George Lahanas (right), East Lansing's city manager, and Tim Dempsey, the director of Planning, Building and Development, share their outlook for the city in 2013.
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On today's Current State: East Lansing city manager George Lahanas and Tim Dempsey, director of Planning, Building and Development, local efforts at Medicare cost reduction, electric cars, MSU women's basketball and dancing to Pink Floyd.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:30 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Current State #8 | January 23, 2013

Sam Singh, newly elected State Representative for the 69th District, is the first Indian-American elected to the Michigan legislature. Above, Singh joins host Mark Bashore (left) in the 'Current State' studio.
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On today's Current State:  The legendary William Shatner, former East Lansing mayor and newly elected Michigan Rep. Sam Singh, more from the Detroit auto show, and Neighbors in Action highlights the work of NAMI Lansing.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:09 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Coalition Seeks To Reverse Wolf Hunt Law

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A coalition of animal rights groups and American Indian tribes is trying to reverse the new state law that allows a wolf hunting season in the Upper Peninsula.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:26 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Diane Hathaway In Court Next Week On Fraud Charge

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Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway will make her first appearance in federal court next week on a charge of bank fraud.

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