cs130808 http://wkar.org en Current State #139 | August 8, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-139-august-8-2013 <p></p><p>Today on Current State: low voter turnout in Lansing; Medicaid reimbursement; climate change and violence; and musician Lee Murdock.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:12:15 +0000 Current State 40465 at http://wkar.org Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope seeks higher voter turnout http://wkar.org/post/lansing-city-clerk-chris-swope-seeks-higher-voter-turnout <p>Tuesday was primary election day in Lansing.</p><p></p><p>Voters decided Mayoral and city council candidates for November’s general election.&nbsp; In Haslett, voters approved a $10-million sinking fund for school building maintenance.</p><p>A predictable feature of many primaries is low voter turnout.&nbsp; Tuesday in Lansing was no exception. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:11:04 +0000 Current State 40470 at http://wkar.org Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope seeks higher voter turnout How will the Affordable Care Act affect Michigan's medical providers? http://wkar.org/post/how-will-affordable-care-act-affect-michigans-medical-providers <p>The Affordable Care Act, often known as Obamacare, is well underway across the USA.</p><p></p><p>In Michigan, debate continues over expanding Medicaid coverage to thousands more people. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:08:23 +0000 Current State 40475 at http://wkar.org How will the Affordable Care Act affect Michigan's medical providers? The link between climate change and violence http://wkar.org/post/link-between-climate-change-and-violence <p>On June 25, President Obama released a comprehensive plan to fight climate change.</p><p></p><p>The plan pointed out that last year was the warmest year on record for our country. While the efforts to fight against climate change continues, researchers seem to have found another reason to prevent climate change: violence. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:04:52 +0000 Current State 40476 at http://wkar.org The link between climate change and violence Musician Lee Murdock heading to the Great Lakes Folk Festival http://wkar.org/post/musician-lee-murdock-heading-great-lakes-folk-festival <p>The <a href="http://www.greatlakesfolkfest.net/glff2013/">Great Lakes Folk Festival</a> starts Friday night in East Lansing.</p><p></p><p>This long-time mid-Michigan event features traditional arts, dance, culture and music from around the world. WKAR’s Current State will broadcast live from the festival Friday at 6 p.m.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:59:09 +0000 Current State 40477 at http://wkar.org Musician Lee Murdock heading to the Great Lakes Folk Festival