Current State

October 26, 2016 | Current State Full Episode

Oct 26, 2016

Meridian Township treasurer candidates, author Kevin P. Keefe on Pere Marquette locomotive, Lansing's Northwest Initiative, British choral master Dr. Martin Neary.


Current State #860 | October 25, 2016

Oct 25, 2016

Today on Current State: Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope and Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum discuss plans for this year's election; Divided State hears from a Trump voter and a Clinton backer; local Cubs fan Tim Zeko on his devotion to the team as the World Series opens; Great Lakes Month in Review with reporter-commentator Gary Wilson; and a Pop-Up Story from Ana Holguin.


Current State #859 | October 24, 2016

Oct 24, 2016

Today on Current State: A look at the race for Sheriff in Eaton County, where incumbent Tom Reich and challenger Fred McPhail are dealing with personal issues on the campaign trail; MSU alum Jessica Lipowski discusses her book "Flavors of Life"; MSU officials weigh in on the latest campus sexual assault statistics; and Current Sports host Al Martin looks back at the MSU football loss at Maryland and the Detroit Lions victory over Washington.


Current State #858 | October 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016

Today on Current State: Cheyna Roth of the Michigan Public Radio Network fills us in on legislation to pay for infrastructure work in Flint and the race for Michigan Supreme Court; high school teacher Darren Silvester explains his classroom explorations of an abandoned cemetery; and Live Music Friday with Taylor Taylor.


Current State #857 | October 20, 2016

Oct 20, 2016

Today on Current State: University of Detroit professor Mike Bernacchi explores the marketing of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton; a preview of the musical "Temple" coming to MSU this week; and Motown Museum CEO Robin Terry tells us about their $50-million expansion plans. Make your pledge during our fall fundraising campaign at (517) 353-5000 or at WKAR.org!


Current State #856 | October 19, 2016

Oct 19, 2016

Today on Current State: Rep. Tom Barrett discusses his re-election bid; Neighbors in Action: Fostering Academics Mentoring Program (FAME) at MSU; and a Pop-Up Story from Dan Nuñez. Make your pledge during our fall fundraising campaign at (517) 353-5000 or at WKAR.org!


Current State #855 | October 18, 2016

Oct 18, 2016

Today on Current State: We discuss opioid abuse with Dr. Narasimha Gundamraj of Sparrow Health Systems in Lansing and George Long of Bloomfield Internal Medicine Associates in Bloomfield Hills; Caitlyn Dial of the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame tells us about the Hall's 2016 inductees; and James Clift of the Environmental Council explains their call for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to update environmental cleanup criteria. Make your pledge during our fall fundraising campaign at (517) 353-5000 or at WKAR.org!


Current State #854 | October 17, 2016

Oct 17, 2016

Today on Current State: Craig Mauger of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network at Emily Lawler of MLive discuss an investigation into political 527 accounts; a conversation with NPR's Shankar Vedantam about his Hidden Brain reports; and Current Sports host Al Martin breaks down the fourth straight loss for MSU football. Make your pledge during our fall fundraising campaign at (517) 353-5000 or at WKAR.org!


Current State #853 | October 14, 2016

Oct 14, 2016

Today on Current State: Theresa Abed discusses her bid to reclaim the 71st state House seat she lost to Tom Barrett two years ago; and Live Music Friday with The Springtails. Make your pledge during our fall fundraising campaign at (517) 353-5000 or at WKAR.org!


Current State #852 | October 13, 2016

Oct 13, 2016

Today on Current State: Attorney Mark Brewer and Keri Webber of Flint explain their case against Gov. Rick Snyder over taxpayer funding of water crisis legal fees; Suicide Prevention Month; Dr. Robert L. Green on his civil rights career; and a preview of the Opera Grand Rapids production of "Maria de Buenos Aires."


Current State #851 | October 12, 2016

Oct 12, 2016

Today on Current State: Meet a mid-Michigan Trump supporter and a Clinton voter in Divided State; DIY Halloween at How To Halloween; Neighbors in Action: MSU Safe Place and CARE; and musician Dominic Davis talks about playing on A Prairie Home Companion with Jack White on Saturday.


Current State #850 | October 11, 2016

Oct 11, 2016

Today on Current State: Michigan Department of Natural Resources director Keith Creagh discusses criticism of the DNR on containing the New Zealand mud snail in three state rivers; a talk with Susan Bandes about her book "Mid-Michigan Modern from Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie"; a talk with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker about campaigning in Michigan on behalf of Hillary Clinton; and new Happendance School leader Heather Vaughn-Southard.


Current State #849 | October 10, 2016

Oct 10, 2016

Today on Current State: Susan Demas and Kathy Hoekstra of the Two Chicks Speakers Bureau talk about last night's presidential debate and other election 2016 topics; Saturday's Dark Art Show and Party in Lansing; observing Indigenous People's Day rather than Columbus Day in East Lansing; and a look back at the MSU football loss to Brigham Young University and the Detroit Lions win over Philadelphia with Current Sports host Al  Martin.


Current State #848 | October 7, 2016

Oct 7, 2016

Today on Current State: Debbie Alexander of the Capital Area Transportation Authority responds to critics of CATA's Bus Rapid Transit plans; Michigan's modernist architecture movement; and Live Music Friday with Don Henry and Craig Carothers.


Current State #847 | October 6, 2016

Oct 6, 2016

Today on Current State: Ingham County Circuit Judge Bill Collette explains his opposition to the Bus Rapid Transit proposal of the Capital Area Transportation Authority; a National Manufacturing Day preview; Republican Cong. Mike Bishop talks about his campaign to hold the 8th district seat against Democratic challenger Suzanna Shkreli; and a look at this weekend's Flint Symphony Orchestra concert to open their 100th season.


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