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Current State for Dec. 16-17, 2017

On the December 16-17, 2017 edition of Current State we talk with Rachel Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse MSU gymnastics physician Larry Nassar of sexual abuse; hear from a reporting team about why #MeToo may not apply to cases of black women sexually assaulted in Michigan; update you on medical marijuana licensing in Michigan; visit Puerto Rico months after Hurricane Maria; learn about a new way of treating invasive species; and meet a YouTube sensation with ties to MSU. 

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Flooded street in Puerto Rico.

First segment:

December 15 MSU Board of Trustees meeting reported by Scott Pohl.

Interview of Rachel Denhollander by Current Sports host Al Martin.

Michigan pension legislation approval reported by Cheyna Roth.

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Pictures from Tales From The Archives

Second segment:

Puerto Rico months after Hurricane Maria reported by intern Sergio Martinez-Beltran.

Invasive Species treatment reported by Rebecca Thiele of WMUK Radio.

Interview with MSU Archives Director Cynthia Ghering about Tales From The Archives.

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Kidada Williams & Danielle McGuire, writers of The Bridge magazine article.

Third segment:

Kidida Williams and Danielle McGuire discuss The Bridge magazine article about the lack of conviction in cases involving African-American women sexually assaulted in Michigan.

Michigan medical marijuana applications reported by Cheyna Roth.

Interview of Andrew Brisbo about state medical marijuana rules by Morning Edition host Brooke Allen.

MSU alum/YouTube sensation SungWo Cho (character ProZD) reported by Skyler Ashley.

Scott Pohl is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews. He is also an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."
Brooke Allen served as local producer and host for Morning Edition, from June 2016-March 2018.
Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County.
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