Radio Made in Michigan

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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Radio Made in Michigan
2:09 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

SportsTalk | Tue 1/22/13

Earle opens the show featuring co-host for the day, Jack Ebling.  He invites Lansing State Journal writer Chris Solari to discuss Michigan State football and off-season coaching changes.  Earle also hosts MSU baseball coach Jake Boss Jr.  He closes the show with Jack Ebling, and opens the lines for listeners.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:30 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Current State #7 | January 22, 2013

Last December, Governor Rick Snyder signed Public Act 520, which empowers the state's Natural Resources Commission to institute a wolf hunting season.
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On today's Current State: A report card for Michigan charter schools, wolf hunting, the Detroit auto show, MSU hockey and the secrets to a happy marriage.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:55 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Bill seeks To Make State Legislature Part-Time

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A proposal in Lansing would limit the state’s legislative session to 90 days a year.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:41 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

MSU Gets $1 Million From Credit Union For Jazz

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Michigan State University is establishing a jazz artist-in-residence program, thanks to a $1 million endowment from its employees' credit union.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:38 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

3 New Infections In Michigan From Bad Steroids

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Michigan health officials have reported three more infections in the past week linked to contaminated steroids supplied by a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:01 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Current State #6 | January 21, 2013

Congressman Mike Rogers says U.S. foreign policy in Africa must be stronger in the face of rising terrorist activity. Above, two farmers from Mali, where Islamist insurgents control vast swaths in the North.
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On today's Current State:  Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers discusses U.S. foreign policy in Africa and gun legislation, artist Eto Otitigbe's exhibit "Loss Prevention," Michigan military wives, sports with the Free-Press' Joe Rexrode and business with MLive's Angela Wittrock.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun January 20, 2013

MSU Today | January 20, 2013

Kirk Heinze talks with MSU J-School alumnus and Detroit Free Press automotive columnist Mark Phelan about the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  And Russ White talks with MSU College of Engineering Dean Satish and MSU Institute for the Study of Youth Sports Director Dan Gould.

Radio Made in Michigan
6:00 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

New Gun Legislation In Lansing Would Exempt Information From FOIA Requests

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Certain information about guns and their owners could not be made public under a bill in the state Senate.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:40 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Michigan Gets $31M For Health Insurance Exchange

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Michigan has been given a $31 million federal grant to help the state implement a health insurance exchange that's a major part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:26 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Court: Detroit Schools' Emergency Chief Can Stay

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The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit seeking to remove the state-appointed emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:09 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

SportsTalk | Fri 1/18/12

Earle invites East Lansing high school basketball coach Steve Finamore on the show, discussing upcoming games against Grand Ledge and Lansing Sexton.  The duo also touches on issues with transfer athletes.  Earle closes the show with Jack Ebling, and has open lines.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:30 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Current State #5 | January 18, 2013

The Dream Act is a part of what many are proposing as part of comprehensive immigration reform.
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On today's Current State:  Local efforts for immigration reform, Michigan prison breakouts, a musical celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the hometown competitors in this weekend's U.S. National Figure Skating Championships.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:45 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Doctors Dead But Prescriptions Still Filled


 State auditors say pharmacies were paid $89,000 for prescriptions ordered by doctors who were dead.
 
Auditors examined how the state of Michigan runs its Medicaid pharmacy program, which pays for medication for poor people. The money is a mix of state and federal dollars.
 
Auditors found that 324 pharmacies were paid for prescriptions purportedly written by 82 doctors who were already dead. Pharmacies received about $50,000 for prescriptions from doctors who had been dead for at least six months and sometimes more than two years.
 

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:36 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Unions To Continue Fight Against Right To Work

Union leaders and workers say Governor Rick Snyder offered no olive branch in his State of the State address and they will keep fighting the right-to-work legislation he recently signed.  
 
United Auto Workers Local 652 President Mike Green was among about 200 union workers protesting outside the Capitol on Wednesday night.  He said Thursday that Snyder's silence on unions was "just like he didn't pay attention to what the people wanted in the first place."
 

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:24 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

State Board Gives Group Green Light To Seek Repeal Of Wolf Hunt Law

If an animal welfare group gathers enough signatures over the next few weeks, a law opening Michigan to a wolf hunt will be put up for referendum.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:54 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Current State #4 | January 17, 2013

'Current State' host Mark Bashore (left) discusses Governor Snyder's 'State of the State' speech live in studio with 'Off the Record's' Tim Skubick and Senate Democratic leader Gretchen Whitmer.
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On today's Current State: Off the Record's  Tim Skubick analyzes Gov. Snyder's "State of the State" speech, and Senate Democratic leader Gretchen Whitmer offers a response. Also, a new discovery in Antarctica and a preview of the BackStage Pass season premiere with the metal band, Silent Lapse.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:39 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Detroit Mayor Announces 1-Month Income Tax Amnesty

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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has announced a one-month income tax amnesty to encourage people and businesses to pay what they owe for past years.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:24 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Current State #3 | January 16, 2013

Thousands gathered at the capitol on December 11, 2012 to protest Governor Rick Snyder's signing of so-called 'right-to-work' legislation.
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On today's Current State: MPRN's Rick Pluta previews Governor Snyder's "State of the State" address, Ingham County's eviction prevention program, Neighbors in Action with the Allen Neighborhood Center, and Michigan's role in the Civil War.

Current State #3 | January 16, 2013

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:33 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Snyder: Selling Tax, Fee Hikes To Public, Lawmakers Won’t Be Easy

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Governor Rick Snyder delivers his third State of the State address Wednesday night.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:22 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Michigan Police Crackdown On New Year's Drunk Driving

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Michigan law enforcement's drunken driving crackdown over the New Year's holiday has resulted in more than 100 drunken driving arrests.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:17 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Red Cedar Fishing Now Allowed On MSU's Red Cedar River

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For the first time in nearly 50 years, people are allowed to fish in the Red Cedar River on Michigan State University's campus.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:11 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

15th Michigan Death Tied To Contaminated Steroids

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Authorities say a 15th Michigan resident has died as a result of an infection linked to contaminated steroids supplied by a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:47 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Michigan Democrats Give “Real State Of The State” Speech

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The top Democrat in the state House says Governor Rick Snyder will be dishonest if he says the state is turning around during his State of the State address Wednesday night.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:02 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Current State #2 | January 15, 2013

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On today's Current State: Lansing police chief Teresa Szymanski discusses guns, we also highlight economic development in Lansing, pianist Minsoo Sohn and Michigan's role in the Civil War.

Current State #2 | January 15, 2013

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:46 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Stabenow Urges Michigan Agri-Business Leaders To Push Congress On New Farm Bill

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Senator Debbie Stabenow says Michigan agriculture leaders need to ramp up pressure on Congress to pass a new farm bill.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:10 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

SportsTalk | Tue 1/15/12

Earle kicks off the show with M-live writer Diamond Leung, who discusses Michigan State football and the future 2013 season.  Mike O’Hara from Fox Sports Detroit hones in on the Detroit Lions and how they will fare in the offseason.  Earle ends the show with open lines, and discussion on more MSU sports.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:10 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Governor Snyder Questions Ad Tying Pure Michigan Brand To Right-To-Work

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Governor Rick Snyder says he’s not a fan of a controversial ad tying the Pure Michigan brand to the state’s right-to-work law.  The Michigan Public Radio Network's Jake Neher has more.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:01 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

2013 Car Of The Year Is Lansing-Made

The Lansing-built Cadillac ATS is the year's North American Car of the Year.

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