Lifestyle & Recreation

Clare Welcome Center photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

In Michigan, “up north” is more of a state of mind than a physical orientation. It’s a cultural phenomenon we cherish in the Great Lakes State. Current State’s Kevin Lavery takes us to what might actually be the “Gateway to the North.”


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Kevin Lavery / WKAR

Could insects be the next food craze in America? Advocates say insects are high in protein and nutritious. Current State talks with Dr. Jeff Swada, an assistant professor of food science at Michigan State University.


Circle Tour to showcase majesty of Lake Superior

May 25, 2016

The natural and man-made beauty of Lake Superior is the subject of an upcoming tour and new article by Lake Superior Magazine editor Konnie LeMay.


Pop-Up Story: ‘Mesmerized by Ms. Right’

May 24, 2016
Ben Pineda photo
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

At a recent Pop-Up Stories event, Ben Pineda told the tale of how he met his wife.


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Photo / Andrew Cohen

We meet Michelle Krell Kydd, the “Nose of Ann Arbor.” She’s given a TED talk on the olfactory senses, and runs a Smell-and-Tell with the Ann Arbor District Library.


The beauty of northern Michigan's M-22 is showcased in the book "Vintage Views Along Scenic M-22." We talk with authors Tom Wilson and Christine Byron.


Cadillac-based photographer Phil Stagg is known to chase waterfalls, and he’s turned his favorite pastime into a new book. Peter Whorf talks with Stagg about "Waterfalls of Michigan."


Mark Nixon photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

How do you feel about Lansing's restaurant options? Is Lansing keeping up with current food trends? Current State speaks with City Pulse contributor Mark Nixon about the changing dining scene in Lansing.


MSU tiny house photo
April Van Buren / WKAR

Some MSU students are thinking big and building small with the campus's first tiny house. We talk to Tiffany Pupa about the "Sparty's Cabin" being built inside the MSU Surplus Center.

Eat Mark, Eat: A first-timer’s visit to Whole Foods

Apr 20, 2016
Whole Foods photo
Mark Bashore / WKAR

The long-anticipated Whole Foods in East Lansing opened last week. Current State's Mark Bashore goes to Whole Foods for the very first time to see what all the buzz is about.


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