State of the State podcast

Cindy Kyle | MSU IPPSR

In much of the United States, the earnings of African American workers have fallen relative to the earnings of white workers since the late 1970s and early 1980s, according to a new study from two Michigan State University economists.

High Speed Internet: Boost to Distance Learning

May 27, 2020
Cindy Kyle | MSU IPPSR

Will pandemic inspire more support for access, asks State of the State Podcast

High speed internet should be available to all learners, especially students in K-12 schools, another lesson from the coronavirus pandemic, researchers broadcasting on the State of the State Podcast are agreed.

Cindy Kyle | IPPSR MSU

State of the State is the monthly roundup of policy and research for the State of Michigan from the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan State University and our friends at WKAR. Arnold Weinfeld, associate director for the institute, is joined as always by MSU economist Dr. Charley Ballard and Institute Director Dr. Matt Grossmann.

Cindy Kyle | IPPSR at MSU

The novel Coronavirus pandemic that’s scarred the country with death and disease has sparked economic recession, says Michigan State University's Charles Ballard in the latest edition of the State of the State Podcast.

The Michigan State University State of the State podcasters crisscross the state's issues in this edition. Their travel through the issues leads from the state's upcoming March 10 primary -- and the presidential candidates -- to clean water issues and efforts to repair the state's roads. 

Cindy Kyle MSU IPPSR

New Michigan State University research finds an urgent need to take a series of steps to recruit and retain the state’s pre-K teachers passionate about a profession that’s crucial to the success of 4-year-old learners.

At the same time that increasing numbers of 4-year-olds are entering Michigan’s pre-Kindergarten classrooms, their teachers are thinking about departing for lack of pay and appreciation, MSU researchers said.

Cindy Kyle MSU IPPSR

Set dial for potentially long legislative summer, IPPSR podcasters predict

Michigan must harness new technologies to do battle with drug traffickers and the opioid crisis, a Michigan State University criminal justice researcher says in a new report sponsored by the university’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.