James Blanchard

Current State for Nov. 10-11, 2018

Nov 9, 2018

On November 10-11 edition of Current State: recapping the pink & blue wave from Election 2018; passage of legalization of marijuana in Michigan; PBS Playtime expanding their role in Lansing schools & the growing demographic of anglers in the U.P.

James Blanchard, Janet Blanchard, John Lewis
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Former Michigan Governor James Blanchard talked with WKAR's Reginald Hardwick about why he supports Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer. Blanchard also discussed his involvement in helping Michigan State University, his alma mater, pick its next president. 


James Blanchard, Cokie Roberts
DLA Piper Global Law Firm, The Wharton Center

NPR and ABC journalist Cokie Roberts will be the guest of former Michigan governor James Blanchard at The Governor Jim Blanchard Public Service Forum at the Wharton Center.


John Engler photo
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Former Michigan Gov. John Engler says he won't be political as interim president of Michigan State University, as it deals with scathing criticism over disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) talked with WKAR Digital News Director Reginald Hardwick about what keeps him going and what gives him hope during a recent appearance at Michigan State University.


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While visiting East Lansing, Georgia congressman John Lewis said he is not surprised about the money laundering and conspiracy charges against Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates.