Today on Current State: Gen. Mike McDaniel updates Flint's FAST Start program to replace lead-tainted pipes; Grand Rapids Art Prize finalists Casey Dixon and Gene Foulk discuss their entry "Invasive Species"; Neighbors in Action: Young Entrepreneurs Academy; and MSU researcher Bill Chopik explains how having a happy spouse can make you healthier.
Today on Current State: Democrat Suzanna Shkreli joins us to talk about her bid to win the 8th congressional district seat held by Republican Mike Bishop; historian T.J. Stiles discusses Monroe native Gen. George Armstrong Custer; the invasive New Zealand Mud Snail is found in the Au Sable River; and harpist Rachel Brandwein returns to perform in Ann Arbor.
Today on Current State: We talk with Detroit News columnist Daniel Howes about how ride sharing and self-driving cars might affect Michigan's auto industry; MSU researcher Dr. David Wartinger explains how roller coasters might help kidney stone patients; Cookie Johnson tells us about her new book on life with her husband, basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson; and Current Sports host Al Martin covers weekend losses for the Spartans, Lions and Tigers.
Today on Current State: Our Great Lakes Month in Review for September with journalist and commentator Gary Wilson; state archaeologist Dean Anderson tells us about Michigan Archaeology Day; and Live Music Friday with Zach Pohl.
Today on Current State: WKAR's interim director of broadcasting and general manager Susi Elkins; NPR political reporter Don Gonyea; "Ash vs. Evil Dead" cast members Ted Raimi, Dana DeLorenzo, and Ray Santiago discuss the show's Michigan heritage; and a Pop-Up Story from Nancy DeJoy. Our guest host today is Scott Westerman of the MSU Alumni Association.
Today on Current State: Jane White of the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force and Michelle Rick of the Michigan Human Trafficking Commission preview an Ann Arbor conference; the Capitol Steps bring their political parody to Flint and Lansing; Saturday's re-opening of the East Lansing Public Library; and how MSU turns downed campus trees into furniture and artworks. Our guest host today is Kyle Melinn of the MIRS News Service.
Today on Current State: Emily Lawler of MLive joins Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network for analysis of last night's first presidential debate; two women portray Teddy Roosevelt and Elvis Presley in a play coming to Ann Arbor; tracking Michigan's wild bee population; and a look ahead at the upcoming MSU Symphony concert with conductor Kevin Noe. Our guest host today is WKAR's Brooke Allen.
Today on Current State: an update on development in Lansing Township with Steve Reed of the Lansing State Journal; the Michigan Retailers Association's "Buy Nearby" campaign; a Pop-Up Story from Megan McMahon; and Current Sports host Al Martin on a trio of weekend deaths in sports and the losses handed to Michigan State and the Lions. Our guest host is Mickey Hirten of the Lansing City Pulse newspaper.
Today on Current State: Lansing Lugnuts general manager Nick Grueser; a preview of this weekend's Concert Across America to End Gun Violence show in Lansing; and our Live Music Friday guests are the instrumental duo Class & Jazz. Our guest host is Mickey Hirten of the Lansing City Pulse newspaper.
Today on Current State: We speak with Athena International Leadership Conference chair Sarah Jennings; a preview of the Ixion Theatre production of "The Amazing Jesus"; David Bard, the new Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Michigan; and a Pop-Up Story from Dave Dunckel.
Today on Current State: Rep. Gretchen Driskell talks about her campaign against Cong. Tim Walberg in Michigan's 7th district; an exhibition of artwork from album covers at the Lansing Mall; and Neighbors in Action: Youth for Understanding. Our guest host in Kyle Melinn of the MIRS news service.
Today on Current State: MSU senior Elise Conklin discusses winning a Student Academy Award for a documentary about the Flint water crisis; Lansing Board of Education president Peter Spadafore; MSU vice president for university advancement Bob Groves; and MSU corporate chef Kurt Kwiatkowski talks about modern-day tailgating. Our guest host is Scott Westerman of the MSU Alumni Association.
Today on Current State: Emily Sutton-Smith and Tony Caselli of the Williamston Theatre discuss their new season; a visit to the Dabl's MBAD African Bead Museum in Detroit; and a look at MSU's football victory at Notre Dame with Current Sports host Al Martin. Our guest host today is Mickey Hirten of the Lansing City Pulse newspaper.
Today on Current State: Alliance for Safety and Justice President Lenore Anderson and the director of the Michigan Crime Victim Services Commission, James McCurtis discuss a new survey of crime victims; dragon boat racing returns to Lansing; and Live Music Friday with Mary Flower ahead of tonight's performance at the Michigan BluesFest in Old Town Lansing.