Current State

Current State #892 | December 13, 2016

Dec 13, 2016

Today on Current State: A new program in Pinckney Community Schools aims to teach high schoolers about cyber security; bluegrass legend Joe Newberry performs in Lansing; Great Lakes Year in Review with reporter Gary Wilson; and WKAR's Jamie Paisley watches movies for 24 straight hours at Butt-Numb-A-Thon.


Current State #891 | December 12, 2016

Dec 12, 2016

Today on Current State: A $10-million gift to the MSU College of Engineering will fund the study of evolution in action; Kevin Massey of the cast of "A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder," at the Wharton Center this week; Lansing Board of Water and Light General Manager Dick Peffley tells us about replacing the last lead water service line in their system this week; and Current Sports host Al Martin discusses another Detroit Lions victory.


Current State #890 | December 9, 2016

Dec 9, 2016

Today on Current State: State Rep. Sam Singh discusses proposals being considered by the lame duck legislature; the Festival of Trees at Lansing's Turner-Dodge House; and Live Music Friday with Twyla Birdsong.


Current State #889 | December 8, 2016

Dec 8, 2016

Today on Current State: We discuss holiday season grief with Lansing Area Hospice counselor Rev. Kris Abbey and a woman approaching the first anniversary of her husband's death; the Christmas tree business with Mel Koelling of Tannenbaum Farms; coats that convert into sleeping bags for homeless people in Detroit; and a preview of this weekend's Lansing Symphony Holiday Pops concert.


Current State #888 | December 7, 2016

Dec 7, 2016

Today on Current State: Mike Nystrom of the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association discusses the state's multi-billion dollar infrastructure needs; remembering Charlotte's Pearl Harbor Hero Francis Flaherty; Neighbors in Action: Islamic Center of East Lansing; and the story of how former Michigan football player Marc Ramirez improved his health with a change in diet.


Current State #887 | December 6, 2016

Dec 6, 2016

Today on Current State: New CEO of Capital Region International Airport Wayne Sieloff; Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center violist Paul Neubauer discusses their upcoming East Lansing concert; an update on replacing lead water pipes in Flint with Gen. Michael McDaniel of that city's Fast Start Program; and author Dale Anderson talks about his book on the 1967 national champion MSU wrestling team.


Current State #886 | December 5, 2016

Dec 5, 2016

Today on Current State: Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum discusses the Presidential election recount; two MSU College of Education faculty members discuss post-election racial tensions in schools; turning paint from The MSU Rock into works of art; the new location of Lansing's Homeless Angels; and Current Sports host Al Martin on yesterday's Detroit Lions victory in New Orleans.


Current State #885 | December 2, 2016

Dec 2, 2016

Today on Current State: East Lansing Financial Health Review Team members Trish Foster and Robert Kleine discuss proposals including an income tax; this weekend's Winterland Classic Cluster Dog Show in East Lansing; and Live Music Friday with Monte Pride.


Current State #884 | December 1, 2016

Dec 1, 2016

Today on Current State: Pro and con views of the Trump nomination of Michigan's Betsy DeVos to serve as Secretary of Education; Lansing's "Art in the Wild" project; the 2017 agenda of the Michigan Farm Bureau; and the MSU Museum displays a portion of the AIDS quilt.


Current State #883 | November 30, 2016

Nov 30, 2016

Today on Current State: Our Month in Review for November with Zach Gorchow of Gongwer News and Emily Lawler of MLive; Edward McClelland discusses his book "How to Speak Midwestern"; Neighbors in Action: Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan; and the ecoacoustics of nature in Meridian Township.


Current State #882 | November 29, 2016

Nov 29, 2016

Today on Current State: A Wayne State University program for 7th grade girls points students to STEM fields; mid-Michigan audiobook readers Emily Sutton-Smith and Angela Dawe; our Great Lakes Month in Review for November; and the Sphinx Organization of Detroit sends young musicians to the White House.


Current State #881 | November 28, 2016

Nov 28, 2016

Today on Current State: Midland House Republican Gary Glenn explains his opposition to Senate-passed energy legislation; Patrick Heller of the Michigan-based Cryonics Institute; Michigan's youngest-ever state Representative, Democrat Jewell Jones of Inkster; and Current Sports host Al Martin discusses the Michigan loss at Ohio State and MSU's season-ending loss at Penn State.


Current State #880 | November 23, 2016

Nov 23, 2016

Today on Current State: Dr. Temple Grandin: serving Lansing's homeless: Refugee Development Center and WKAR radio staff Thanksgiving favorites.

Current State #879 | November 22, 2016

Nov 22, 2016

Today on Current State: Michigan Democratic Party chairman Brandon Dillon discusses the future of the party; Thanksgiving feast tips with MSU corporate chef Kurt Kwiatkowski; the city of East Lansing's deer count; and the Riverwalk Theatre production of "The Princess Who Saved Herself."


Current State #878 | November 21, 2016

Nov 21, 2016

Today on Current State: Jeff Litten of the MSU College Republicans and assistant professor Joseph Guzman, who worked on the Trump campaign, discuss campus reaction to Donald Trump's election victory; "Capital Comeback" hopes to convince people coming to town for the holidays to apply for jobs here and stay in Lansing; the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine plans to open a clinic in Detroit; and Current Sports host Al Martin discusses the MSU football loss to Ohio State.


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