cs130807 http://wkar.org en Current State # 138 | August 7, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-138-august-7-2013 <p></p><p>Today on Current State: Lansing city council candidates O'Dell and Canfora; baby-boomer suicide rate; Coolio; the Firecracker Project; and the World Dwarf Games at MSU.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:38:40 +0000 Current State 40417 at http://wkar.org Lansing city council primary sends candidates to November ballot http://wkar.org/post/lansing-city-council-primary-sends-candidates-november-ballot <p>Voters have now determined who will be in November’s general election for the Lansing City Council.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:38:00 +0000 Current State 40416 at http://wkar.org Lansing city council primary sends candidates to November ballot Baby boomer suicide rate on the upswing http://wkar.org/post/baby-boomer-suicide-rate-upswing <p>Experts in suicide prevention tend to focus their outreach efforts on two segments of the population:&nbsp; young adults and the elderly.&nbsp; But shifting data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have some professionals reconsidering that approach.</p><p>Last month, <a href="http://www.theledger.com/article/20130709/NEWS/130709445">statistics</a> showed a 60% increase in suicide among women in their early 60’s and a 50% spike among men in their 50’s. The data covers the calendar year 2010. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:36:02 +0000 Current State 40413 at http://wkar.org Rapper Coolio coming to Lansing http://wkar.org/post/rapper-coolio-coming-lansing <p>Coolio got his start in the Los Angeles rap music scene in the late 80s and early 90s, and he hit it big when the producers of the movie “Dangerous Minds” chose his song “Gangsta’s Paradise” for the soundtrack.</p><p></p><p>It went to the top of the charts and win the Grammy Award for Best Solo Rap Performance in 1996. In all, he’s sold 30-million records worldwide. He’ll be in Lansing for a concert at The Loft Thursday night. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:33:39 +0000 Current State 40412 at http://wkar.org Rapper Coolio coming to Lansing Neighbors in Action: The Firecracker Foundation http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-firecracker-foundation <p>Our weekly <em>Neighbors in Action</em> interview features people and organizations working to make our community a better place. This week, we feature the newly-launched non-profit called <a href="http://thefirecrackerfoundation.org/">The Firecracker Foundation</a>. It seeks to provide therapy and support for victims of child sexual abuse. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:32:02 +0000 Current State 40411 at http://wkar.org Voices of the World Dwarf Games at MSU http://wkar.org/post/voices-world-dwarf-games-msu <p></p><p>All this week, 395 athletes from 17 nations have been competing in 14 events all over the MSU campus and the Lansing area as part of the 2013 World Dwarf Games.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:29:38 +0000 Current State 40405 at http://wkar.org Voices of the World Dwarf Games at MSU