Radio Made in Michigan

Radio Made in Michigan
7:17 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Current State honored by Michigan Association of Broadcasters

Current State's Joe Linstroth and Mark Bashore
Credit Peter Whorf

WKAR's daily radio news and arts magazine, Current State was awarded Best in Category for Community Service at last night's Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Excellence Awards at the Lansing Center.  Current State host Mark Bashore and producer Joe Linstroth created and produced the weekly 2013 series which continues to feature listener-nominated individuals and organizations who serve the Mid-Michigan community.  

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:45 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Current State #273 | March 12, 2014

Today on Current State: the OCR investigation of MSU's sexual assault policies; international food fraud; and Neighbors in Action with the Refugee Development Center.

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Radio Made in Michigan
8:49 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Mar. 17 | Cello Plus: Russian Gems - MSU Faculty Recital Series

Mon., March 17, 7:30 pm on 90.5 FM |  MSU College of Music presents "Russian Gems" as part of the Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:10 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Current State #272 | March 11, 2014

Today on Current State: Rep. Dan Kildee on jobless benefits; climate change models for Detroit; investing in higher education; and photographer Ana Luisa Cardona.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:36 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Current State #271 | March 10, 2014

Today on Current State: proposed changes to special education; summer music festivals; animal expert Temple Grandin; and "Sinking and Melting," an art project about climate change.

Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

MSU Today | March 9, 2014

L to R: Simon, Hollis, Dantonio

Two Marks: Dantonio and Burnham

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:14 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Current State #270 | March 7, 2014

Today on Current State: residents of a condemned mobile home park face imminent eviction; a new Democrat emerges to challenge Republican Congressman Mike Rogers; an update on the Kepler space telescope project and the American Roots sound of Kalamazoo duo Red Tail Ring.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:07 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Current State #269 | March 6, 2014

Today on Current State: the debate over whether juvenile offenders should receive life without parole; a new CEO at the non-profit Prima Civitas Foundation; the bygone era of the passenger pigeon and Detroit's jazz legacy.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:08 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Current State #268 | March 5, 2014

Today on Current State: Lessons from Pennsylvania on road funding; Neighbors in Action with The Listening Ear; training aspiring Michigan politicians; and cello rock.   

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:14 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Current State #267 | March 4, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan's fresh water future; when civil wars end; the Great Lakes Book Project; and women in construction.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:20 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Current State #266 | March 3, 2014

Today on Current State: assessing the state's final MEAP scores; Michigan suffragist Anna Howard Shaw; a new clinic opens for Lansing's homeless population; and a documentary about Elderly Instruments. 

Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

MSU Today | March 2, 2014

L to R: Simon, Bao, Westerman

MSU Alumni Magazine editor, Beal Botanical Garden curator

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:36 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Current State #265 | February 28, 2014

Today on Current State: a spring weather preview; canoeing legend Janet Moreland; America's self-help culture; live music with the Bard Owls; and remembering Harold Ramis. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:14 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

POSTSCRIPT: In memory of Harold Ramis

Harold Ramis's best-known film acting roles are as Egon Spengler in 'Ghostbusters' and Russell Ziskey in 'Stripes'.
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Current State salutes the life and works of Harold Ramis. This brief tribute features a rare recording from the National Lampoon Radio Hour.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:50 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Current State #264 | February 27, 2014

Today on Current State: this month in review; a review of Jim Harrison's latest book; and Voices of Experience with Rabbi Morton Hoffman.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:44 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Current State #263 | February 26, 2014

Today on Current State: a proposal to restore tax revenue; Conflict Resolution Services of Central Michigan; the Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates 75 years; and a Detroit Tigers 2014 season preview.

Radio Made in Michigan
1:23 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Current State #262 | February 25, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan same-sex marriage ban on trial; an update on the Kosgar Lado case; the Great Lakes month in review; attorney Benjamin Crump speaks in Lansing; and the 1491s, a Native American sketch comedy group.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:44 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

St. Petersburg Philharmonic thrills Wharton Center listeners

The St. Petersburg Philharmonic rehearses at MSU's Wharton Center
Credit Peter Whorf

If you enjoy virtuoso orchestral playing at the highest level, I hope you were able to hear the St. Petersburg Philharmonic at the Wharton Center last night.  The orchestra led by Yuri Temirkanov heated up the hall on a freezing February evening with Rachmaninoff's electrifying Symphony No. 2 and an excellent collaboration with Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang in Prokofiev's second concerto.  For good measure, the group opened with a crisp Rossini Barber of Seville

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:37 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Current State #261 | February 24, 2014

Today on Current State: the U.S. Supreme court and the EPA; Detroit's water wealth; a Google Glass Explorer; violinist Vilde Frang and the St. Petersburg Orchestra; and a Michigan eatery in Vegas.

Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

MSU Today | February 23, 2014

White, Simon

Examining the farm bill, chat with MSU President Simon

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Radio Made in Michigan
9:14 am
Sun February 23, 2014

Primarily Piano | March 2014

In March, Primarily Piano features five superstars of the keyboard. Solo piano music, chamber groups and concerto performances are all part of five recent releases by masters of the instrument featured this month.
Saturdays at 3pm on 90.5 FM WKAR.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:16 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Current State #260 | February 21, 2014

Today on Current State: changes in the Holt School district; cinematographer Dan Kneece; Michigan Board of Education president John Austin on the Education Achievement Authority; live music with classical pianist Ralph Votapek. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:51 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Current State #259 | February 20, 2014

Today on Current State: Utility assistance struggles; the annual MSU Comics Forum; American attitudes towards science; and the MSU Wind Symphony at Carnegie Hall.

Radio Made in Michigan
11:53 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Current State #258 | February 19, 2014

Today on Current State: The Michigan Office for New Americans; Soup Grant Lansing; fallout from UAW loss in Tennessee; and folk singer Tom Chapin.

Radio Made in Michigan
12:39 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Current State #257 | February 18, 2014

Today on Current State: Advertisers in Olympic games; urban tree farm takes root in Detroit; and supporters defend EAA expansion.

Radio Made in Michigan
1:31 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Current State #256 | February 17, 2014

Today on Current State: opposition to the Educational Achievement Authority; the second installment of our Moviemaking in Michigan series; Clinton County Democrat Dawn Levey announces state Senate candidacy; and exploring Michigan’s decades-long relationship with Japan.

Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

MSU Today | February 16, 2014

L to R: Simon, Glasmacher, Westerman

FRIB, Consumers Energy, Paul W. Smith

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:48 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Rising flood insurance premiums could lead to more foreclosures

Attempts to reform flood insurance in America are having serious repercussions.
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Attempts to reform flood insurance in America are having serious repercussions. Homebuyers, sellers and others across the country are being  slammed with soaring increases in the cost of flood insurance.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:47 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

East Lansing Mayor proposes BWL board expansion

East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett pushes for representation from outside Lansing on BWL board.
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Talk of revamping the makeup of the Lansing Board of Water and Light Board of Commissioners has taken another step forward. East Lansing mayor Nathan Triplett has submitted an expansion plan to Lansing mayor Virg Bernero. It would, for the first time, include representation outside the Lansing city limits.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:43 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Public Poetry Announcement: Ana Castillo

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For this Valentine's Day, Current State contributor Stephanie Glazier offers Ana Castillo's "I Ask the Impossible." 

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