CS130828 http://wkar.org en Current State #147 | August 28, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-147-august-28-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: Michigan Senate votes on Medicaid; Lansing delegation attends </span>50th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of March on Washington; Dr. Lee June remembers Civil Rights Era; the legacy of Malcolm X in Lansing and our Neighbors in Action segment features Gateway Community Services.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:55:58 +0000 Current State 41435 at http://wkar.org Michigan was first state to mandate civil rights commission in its constitution http://wkar.org/post/michigan-was-first-state-mandate-civil-rights-commission-its-constitution <p></p><p></p><p>The year 1963 was a pivotal one for civil rights in America.&nbsp; There was the March on Washington, the murder of activist Medgar Evers and the forced integration of the University of Alabama.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:54:54 +0000 Current State 41427 at http://wkar.org Michigan was first state to mandate civil rights commission in its constitution MPRN’s Rick Pluta Updates Senate Medicaid Decision http://wkar.org/post/mprn-s-rick-pluta-updates-senate-medicaid-decision <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">A controversial measure that would expand Medicaid health coverage to more than 400-thousand Michigan citizens passed the state Senate last night. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:53:40 +0000 Current State 41426 at http://wkar.org MPRN’s Rick Pluta Updates Senate Medicaid Decision Impact of Malcolm X in Lansing, his hometown http://wkar.org/post/impact-malcolm-x-lansing-his-hometown <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:52:38 +0000 Current State 41430 at http://wkar.org Impact of Malcolm X in Lansing, his hometown Dr. Lee June recalls Civil Rights Era http://wkar.org/post/dr-lee-june-recalls-civil-rights-era <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><div><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt">In August of 1963, Lee June was a young college student. &nbsp;He was working in New Jersey that summer, though he attended one of the nation’s most prestigious historically black colleges in the South. &nbsp;Rather than attend the march, June instead came back to school. &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:49:59 +0000 Current State 41429 at http://wkar.org Dr. Lee June recalls Civil Rights Era Neighbors in Action: Gateway Community Services http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-gateway-community-services <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Each Wednesday we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Neighbors in Action segment&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;features Gateway Community Services, which has offered a wide array of services for the tri-county area’s at-risk youth for more than 40 years.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:40:42 +0000 Current State 41431 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Gateway Community Services