cs130814 http://wkar.org en Debating the pros and cons of childhood vaccinations http://wkar.org/post/debating-pros-and-cons-childhood-vaccinations <p></p><p>Michigan health officials and physicians have launched an awareness-raising effort to get more young people vaccinated. &nbsp;The move comes after data showing an increase in the number of Michigan parents choosing not to get their kids vaccinated. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Last year, more than 7,000 kindergartners alone in the state had some kind of vaccination waiver.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:23:06 +0000 Current State 40784 at http://wkar.org Debating the pros and cons of childhood vaccinations Remembering the Northeast Blackout of 2003 http://wkar.org/post/remembering-northeast-blackout-2003 <p>About 250 miles southeast of WKAR's studio in East Lansing is the town of Eastlake, Ohio.&nbsp; Ten years ago, an electric generation plant in that small Cleveland suburb went offline, triggering the largest power outage in U.S. history. &nbsp;The Northeast Blackout of 2003 affected 10 million people in Canada and 45 million Americans. &nbsp;Here in Michigan, more than two million homes and businesses went dark, mostly in metro Detroit.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:22:39 +0000 Current State 40783 at http://wkar.org Remembering the Northeast Blackout of 2003 Dearborn hosts World Tournament of Historic Baseball http://wkar.org/post/dearborn-hosts-world-tournament-historic-baseball <p></p><p>Dearborn’s Greenfield Village recently played host to the World Tournament of Historic Baseball. &nbsp;WKAR’s Peter Whorf spoke with championship team member Michael Ossy about baseball in the 1860's.</p><p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:22:16 +0000 Current State 40782 at http://wkar.org Dearborn hosts World Tournament of Historic Baseball NIA: Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. http://wkar.org/post/nia-elder-law-michigan-inc <p></p><p>Our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment features Elder Law of Michigan, Inc.&nbsp; It's a nonprofit charitable organization that promotes, protects and advocates for the rights, health, housing and economic well-being of vulnerable adults.</p><p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:21:42 +0000 Current State 40779 at http://wkar.org NIA: Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. Renegade Theater Festival begins Thursday in Lansing's Old Town http://wkar.org/post/renegade-theater-festival-begins-thursday-lansings-old-town <p></p><p>The eighth edition of the Renegade Theatre Festival in Old Town Lansing starts Thursday. Events are planned at several locations over three days, with a number of local theater companies taking part.</p><p>Joining us today for a preview are organizers Chad Badgero and Melissa Kaplan. Chad is the founder and artistic director of Lansing’s Peppermint Creek Theatre Company; Melissa is the performing arts coordinator at Lansing Community College.</p><p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:21:18 +0000 Current State 40778 at http://wkar.org Renegade Theater Festival begins Thursday in Lansing's Old Town