Lifestyle & Recreation

Camaro photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

This weekend, General Motors is honoring the Camaro on its 50th anniversary. Current State’s Kevin Lavery gets under the hood to learn more about the venerable muscle car.


Historic baseball photo
Peter Whorf / WKAR

Current State’s summer travel series continues today. WKAR’s Peter Whorf takes us to Dearborn for some living history.


Lansing vendors plan a tasty downtown event

Jul 26, 2016
Taste of Lansing photo
Courtesy Eat Pomegranate Photography

The Taste of Downtown returns to Lansing this weekend, and we look ahead to this savory event.


Michael Beebe garden photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

Current State’s Kevin Lavery reports on the inaugural Old Town Garden Tour this Sunday.


State Christmas tree
WKAR photo

Somewhere in our state is a magnificent pine that will stand in full holiday glory later this year in front of the Michigan Capitol building in Lansing. We talk with Steve Doty of the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, the agency leading the search for Michigan’s official Christmas tree.


Party on wheels: bike club hits Lansing streets

Jun 16, 2016
Lansing Bike Party photo
Katie Cook / WKAR

If you like riding your bike and you like parties, there’s a local group that might be right up your alley. The Lansing Bike Party meets a few times a week to casually ride through town, explore neighborhoods, and meet people along the way. We hear from some regulars in the group, and let you know how you can join the party.

America flips over Livonia library video

Jun 13, 2016
Livonia library video
Courtesy photo / Livonia Public Library

A Michigan library got global attention when late night talk show host James Corden discovered the video they made to promote their summer reading program. We talk to Livonia Library Director Toni LaPorte to get the whole story.


Scott Pohl with painting
J.F. Weese / Paint Nite

Paint Nite merges art instruction with the social scene of local bars. Current State’s Scott Pohl went to Paint Nite a while back to see what’s going on.

Keith Wunderlich Vernors photo
Keith Wunderlich

A Detroit institution in the world of carbonated beverages turns 150 years old this year. Scott Pohl talks with Keith Wunderlich of the Vernors Ginger Ale Collectors Club.


Kayaking MI author explores midwest streams and nearby ballparks

Jun 8, 2016

Michigan author Doc Fletcher has kayaked thousands of miles on rivers across the midwest and written eight books about the experiences. A 2015 book included his enthusiasm for another pastime. We talk with the Northville resident about “Paddling and Pastimes: 6 Midwest Cities, the Rivers that Made Them, The Baseball Teams that Entertained Them.”


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