Current State

Current State #803 | July 25, 2016

Jul 25, 2016

Today on Current State: Patricia Baines-Lake and Tony Baltimore of the Lansing Housing Commission discuss the troubled South Washington Park apartments; the Audio Air Force bring "Arsenic and Old Lace" to Lansing's MICA Gallery; taking a financial "selfie"; and "Images from the Arsenal of Democracy" author Dr. Charles Hyde.

Current State #802 | July 22, 2016

Jul 22, 2016

Today on Current State: Ingham County Prosecutor candidate Monica Stephens; this weekend's Old Town Garden Tour; Adam Barnett-Hart of the Escher String Quartet; and Live Music Friday with Michelle Held.

Current State #801 | July 21, 2016

Jul 21, 2016

Today on Current State: Efforts to rejuvenate Southwest Lansing; protecting a rare Michigan butterfly; Jonathan Oosting of the Detroit News from the GOP convention in Cleveland; the history of Michigan prison industries; and a Pop-Up Story from Roxanne Andrews on "Putting Down Roots."

Current State #800 | July 20, 2016

Jul 20, 2016

Today on Current State: We talk with a Michigan delegates to the Republican National Convention, Sen. Joe Hune; a look at the Ann Arbor Art Fair; Neighbors in Action: Women's Center of Greater Lansing; and a look at the career of Claude Shannon, a University of Michigan professor who helped usher in the digital age.

Today on Current State: proposed dental therapist legislation; actor Timothy Busfield at MSU; the Environmental Policy and Law Center; a blacklight exhibit at the MICA Gallery.

Current State #798 | July 11, 2016

Jul 11, 2016

Today on Current State: Dr. Mark Edwards from the Virginia Tech Flint Water Team; Lansing's Old Town Scrap Fest; the "Ban the Box" campaign in Michigan and Detroit's first concrete road.

Current State #797 | July 8, 2016

Jul 8, 2016

Today on Current State: MSU political scientist Matt Grossman looks ahead to the major party political conventions; Save the Flags events at the state capitol on Saturday; and Live Music Friday with Shelby Ann-Marie.

Current State #796 | July 7, 2016

Jul 7, 2016

Today on Current State: the National Writers Series; new drone regulations; Michigan's "red flag" court cases and the Wharton Center's "Take It From the Top" program.

Current State #795 | July 6, 2016

Jul 6, 2016

Today on Current State: Interim Detroit Public Schools Superintendent Alycia Meriweather discusses the future of the district; a tour of the renovations at the Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids; Neighbors in Action: Peckham Self-Advocacy Team; and Author Kate DiCamillo.

Current State #794 | July 5, 2016

Jul 5, 2016

Today on Current State: Marijuana advocate Chris Riesbeck discusses the promotion of national cannabis standards; Michigan Shakespeare Festival producing artistic director Janice Blixt; researcher Rufus Isaacs talks about our bee population and pollination strategies; and a Pop-Up Story from Marissa Thaler.

Current State #793 | June 29, 2016

Jun 30, 2016

Today on Current State: Our Month in Review for June with John Lindstrom of Gongwer News and Kyle Melinn of MIRS; Michigan author William Anderson gathers the letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder; Sen. Rebekah Warren on Elliot-Larsen reforms; and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson discusses protecting kids from adult online content.

Current State #792 | June 29, 2016

Jun 29, 2016

Today on Current State: Lansing City Pulse reporter Todd Heywood recounts the story of being assaulted in his home, possibly targeted because he is gay; author R.J. Fox discusses his book "Love and Vodka"; Neighbors in Action: Thunder on the Grand; and MSU climatologist Jeff Andresen considers the Michigan summer of 2016.

Current State #791 | June 28, 2016

Jun 28, 2016

Today on Current State: The first service held by Lansing's new First Cannabis Church of Logic and Reason; the Grand Rapids Art Museum's "Mirror Memory" photography exhibit; Great Lakes Month in Review with journalist Gary Wilson; a Pop-Up Story from Sarah Kwilinski; and Meridian Concert Band maestro Maestro Carolyn Sherill retires.

Current State #790 | June 27, 2016

Jun 27, 2016

Today on Current State: Dr. Margaret Crocco and Sonya Gunnings-Moton of the MSU College of Education discuss uncertified teachers in Detroit schools; touring the Detroit home of author Amy Haimerl, who writes about her major refurbishing project in "Detroit Hustle"; Lansing City Attorney appointee Jim Smiertka; and golfboarding in Michigan.

Current State #789 | June 24, 2016

Jun 24, 2016

Today on Current State: Sen. John Proos discusses legislation aimed at modernizing Michigan's criminal justice system; WKAR's new Morning Edition host, Brooke Allen, explores Lansing; and Live Music Friday with the Corey Kendrick Trio.