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Current State for June 9-10, 2018

On this week's Current State - suicide prevention in Michigan; what former MSU dean William Strampel could face during trial; Michigan to vote on legalizing marijuana; cooking Kugel; constructing vehicles that drive 1600 miles without stopping for gas; remembering Robert F. Kennedy's impact on Michiganders; and find out where a 1-million square foot pot warehouse is being built in the Great Lakes. 

Suicide Prevention in Michigan  - reported by Kevin Lavery

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

William Strampel bound over for trial - reported by Cheyna Roth

Michigan to vote on legalizing marijuana - Bridge Magazine reporter Riley Beggin

Serving Up Science cooks up Kugel - with Karel Vega & Sheril Kirshenbaum

Building cars that could drive from Michigan to Montana - reported by Scott Pohl

Inside MSU Surplus Store - reported by Katie Cook

Lansing Pulse publisher remembers RFK - reported by Scott Pohl

Remembering RFK's visit to Detroit - reported by Quinn Klinefelter


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 has maintained an on-call schedule reporting for WKAR following his retirement after 36 years on the air at the station.
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.
Serving Up Science host Sheril Kirshenbaum is a history buff, science writer, and curious foodie.
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