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Current State for Feb. 17-18, 2018

Top left: Ying Beher with Greater Lansing Chinese Assn; Bottom left: State Rep. Erika Geiss; Middle picture from "We Are Rising" documentary; Top right: State Rep. James Lower; Bottom right: Cecil Mackey, Jr.

On this edition of Current State: an update on restructuring at Michigan State University following the Larry Nassar Scandal; two Michiganders share their views of attending a Historically Black College or University; see how the Lansing Lugnuts are preparing for Spring Training; we'll remember late MSU President Cecil Mackey, Jr; a Spartan athlete gives a record gift to MSU; and find out where you can celebrate Chinese New Year this weekend! 

Feb. 17 MSU Board of Trustees meeting - reported by Scott Pohl

MSU health reorganization - reported by Scott Pohl

State Rep. Erika Geiss' university ombudsman proposal

State Rep. James Lower's Board of Trustees appointment bill

Sparrow Hospital shutting down St. Lawrence campus ER - reported by Kevin Lavery

"Tell Them We Are Rising Documentary"- airing Monday 9:00 p.m. on WKAR TV 23 - Explore the pivotal role that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in shaping American history, culture and national identity.

Lansing Lugnuts prepare for Spring Training - reported by Scott Pohl

Remembering MSU President Cecil Mackey, Jr.

Steve Smith Makes Record Donation to MSU - reported by Russ White

Chinese New Year Celebration - Sunday, February 18 - 1:00-4:30 p.m. at Meridian Mall

Kevin Lavery served as a general assignment reporter and occasional local host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered before retiring in 2023.
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."
Russ White is producer and host of "MSU Today," a lively look at MSU people, places, events and attitudes.
Karel Vega served as radio news managing editor at WKAR from 2020 to 2023.
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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