Current State #99 | June 3, 2013

Jun 3, 2013

Today on Current State: dissolving Lansing Township; pianist Sergei Kvitko; Great Lakes governors discuss how to keep Asian Carp at bay; and the history of foreign fighters.

A small group of grassroots activists has gotten behind an effort to alter the map in Lansing.

For 15 years, Lansing-based Sergei Kvitko has been playing the organ at Lansing’s First Presbyterian Church. He also fills the roles of critically acclaimed pianist, composer, audio engineer and producer.

He's wrapped up a tour that ended with a Carnegie Hall appearance on May 23.


No sooner had conferees wrapped up last week’s Mackinac Policy Conference than another gathering formed. For the first time in six years, the Council of Great Lakes Governors met to discuss the economy and the environment.

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Last week, the rather startling news broke of a Flint woman who was killed while fighting in Syria. According to Syrian state television, 33-year-old Nicole Mansfield was killed by government forces on May 29 while fighting alongside anti-government rebels in the northwestern city of Idlib.