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Current State for April 21-22, 2018


On the April 21-22, 2018 edition of Current State: a new bill to make thousands of Medicaid recipients in Michigan work for their benefits, an MSU professor gives his thoughts on the controversy at Starbucks, Kendrick Lamar wins a Pulitzer, a new place to watch glass-blowing in Michigan and meet the "last keeper of the light" in Ireland. Saturday at 11:00 a.m. & Sunday at 4:00 p.m. on 90.5 FM. 

Michigan Medicaid recipients must work 29 hours a week under new bill - reported by Cheyna Roth

The State News editorial asks all MSU Trustees to resign

#MeToo Founder speaks at MSU - reported by Katie Cook

Discussion with MSU professor Brian Gilmore about Starbucks closing stores for racial bias training

Discussion with MSU professor Brian Gilmore & Current Sports host Al Martin about hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar winning a Pulitzer for the album DAMN

Maceo Parker brings Ray Charles tribute to East Lansing - reported by Scott Pohl

Flint Institute of the Arts expansion - reported by Jamie Paisley

The Last Keeper of the Light - reported by BBC World Service

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."
Al Martin is the host of Current Sports, the daily radio call-in program from WKAR NewsTalk. Al is also on the WKAR News team as a regular sports contributor and plays a key sports reporting and content role on all other WKAR media platforms.
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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