Current State

Current State #877 | November 18, 2016

Nov 18, 2016

Today on Current State: Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero joins us from the Manufacturing Task Force meetings at the National League of Cities Summit in Pittsburgh; a preview of tonight's Silver Bells in the City events in Lansing; and for Live Music Friday, Lansing's first rock band, The Blue Echoes.

Current State #876 | November 17, 2016

Nov 17, 2016

Today on Current State: Former Speaker of the Michigan House Craig DeRoche discusses the Netflix documentary film he appears in, "13th," about America's high incarceration rate; Lansing's singing cashier Lucas Holliday; Grand Ledge dentist Dr. Richard Martzke discusses the clinic he runs in Michigan's Upper Peninsula; and famed Shakespearean director Iqbal Khan visits East Lansing.

Current State #875 | November 16, 2016

Nov 16, 2016

Today on Current State: Mark Grebner discusses his return to the Ingham County Board of Commissioners; Art Garfunkel previews Saturday's concert in Jackson; Neighbors in Action: Allen Neighborhood Center; and MSU grad Jonathan Kirkland describes playing George Washington in the Chicago production of "Hamilton."

Current State #874 | November 15, 2016

Nov 15, 2016

Today on Current State: MSU professor Eric Freedman discusses the election and his week at an environmental journalism conference in Kenya; artists decorate doors for a Habitat for Humanity project; Michigan's "impaired waterway" designation for Lake Erie; and a preview of the MSU College of Music production of the opera “The Elixir of Love.”

Current State #873 | November 14, 2016

Nov 14, 2016

Today on Current State: Detroit News editorial page editor Nolan Finley discusses the conservative newspaper's election coverage; Gracie's Place in Williamston becomes Gracie's Contemporary Bistro; MSU Trustee-elect Dan Kelly; and Current Sports host Al Martin breaks down the MSU shutout win over Rutgers.

Current State #871 | November 10, 2016

Nov 10, 2016

Today on Current State: Holt High School students react to the election results; dancer-choreographer Billy Bell; Post-Traumatic Stress is examined in new MSU-produced documentary film; and a preview of the Spanish flair of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra's upcoming concert.

Current State #870 | November 9, 2016

Nov 9, 2016

Today on Current State: Election 2016 analysis with Susan Demas of Inside Michigan Politics and Kyle Melinn of MIRS; a preview of this weekend's Women in the Arts Festival; Neighbors in Action: MSU Student Parent Resource Center; and the Lansing Art Gallery exhibits works by local artists for the holiday shopping season.

Current State #869 | November 7, 2016

Nov 7, 2016

Today on Current State: Detroit News pollster Richard Czuba goes over the numbers on the day before Election Day; the Peppermint Creek Theatre Company production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Disgraced"; MSU is hosting two fathers of sons kidnapped in Mexico; and Current Sports host Al Martin on the Lions dramatic win at Minnesota.

Current State #868 | November 4, 2016

Nov 4, 2016

Today on Current State: Students at Holt High School learn about the election with debates, rallies and more; the Lansing Lugnuts install new stadium turf; and Live Music Friday with Ryan Shadbolt and The Weathermen.

Current State #867 | November 3, 2016

Nov 3, 2016

Today on Current State: A prison inmate and a former inmate talk about the election and voting; the Greater Lansing Food Bank's shifting needs as the holidays approach; MSU law professor Brian Kalt explains the "Zone of Death" in Yellowstone Park, where crimes could go unpunished; and a preview of the Lansing Symphony's upcoming performance of Beethoven's "9th Symphony."

Current State #866 | November 2, 2016

Nov 2, 2016

Today on Current State: League of Women Voters of Michigan officials for the Lansing area join us to talk about voter education initiatives; a conversation with Dave Perkins, one of the Michigan men who recently adopted one of the puppies discovered during a bachelor party trip to Tennessee; for Neighbors in Action today, the Capital Area Literacy Coalition; and a look at the availability of IT jobs in mid-Michigan.

Current State #865 | November 1, 2016

Nov 1, 2016

Today on Current State: A pair of Native Americans at MSU discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline protest at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation; "Love Letters to Michigan" author Christine Lasek; Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor fills us in on efforts to clean up the city's groundwater; and an upcoming Broad Art Museum exhibit imagines the Ireland of 2116.

Today on Current State: October Month in Review; the East Lansing Film Festival; a possible new Indian reservation in Michigan and a re-cap of the MSU v. U-M rivalry game.

Current State #863 | October 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016

Today on Current State: We talk with disillusioned voters as election day approaches; author Jack Ebling on "The Perfect :10," his book about the shocking ending to last year's MSU-Michigan football game; local actors revive "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at Studio C in Okemos; and Live Music Friday with Alex Mendenall.

Current State #862 | October 27, 2016

Oct 27, 2016

Today on Current State: Tony Minghine of the Michigan Municipal League discusses their call to change how the state shares revenues with cities and other local governments; we talk with  Josh Evans of about auctioning a baseball autographed by Henry Ford; Genesys Health System efforts to spot human trafficking in emergency rooms; and the Audio Air Force prepares to present "Dracula" in Lansing.