cs130829 http://wkar.org en Current State #148 | August 29, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-148-august-29-2013 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 21.988636016845703px;">Today on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.wkar.org/programs/current-state"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 21.988636016845703px;">Current State</em></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 21.988636016845703px;"><a href="ht Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:38:45 +0000 Current State 41503 at http://wkar.org Month in Review: August 2013 http://wkar.org/post/month-review-august-2013 <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">With the end of the month, we take some time to review the month’s most impactful Michigan news stories. <a href="http://wkar.org/people/tim-skubick">Tim Skubick</a>, the host of <a href="http://wkar.org/programs/record">WKAR-TV’s ‘Off the Record”</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/ZachGorchow">Zach Gorchow, </a> editor for <a href="http://www.gongwer.com/programming/index.cfm#sthash.MhGRtdjO.dpbs">Gongwer</a> News Michigan and <a href="https://twitter.com/michpoligal">Kathleen Gray</a>, who covers the state capitol for the <a href="http://www.freep.com/">Detroit Free Press</a>, came into our studios to discuss the issues that made news in August.</span></p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:37:45 +0000 Current State 41500 at http://wkar.org Chicago-based group uses humor to train Lansing teachers http://wkar.org/post/chicago-based-group-uses-humor-train-lansing-teachers <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/71105908" style="line-height: 1.5;">http://vimeo.com/71105908</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For over 30 years, a unique troupe of American performers has taken to stages across America—and around the world—targeting a particular audience.</span></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:37:05 +0000 Current State 41499 at http://wkar.org Book Review: 200th Anniversary of Pride and Prejudice http://wkar.org/post/book-review-200th-anniversary-pride-and-prejudice <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, once wrote, “Every time I read </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Pride and Prejudice</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.” The </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">her</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in that sentence is, of course, author Jane Austen. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:36:22 +0000 Scott D. Southard 41494 at http://wkar.org Michigan railroads crucial to state; conference meets to discuss challenges http://wkar.org/post/michigan-railroads-crucial-state-conference-meets-discuss-challenges <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Michigan railroads employ thousands of workers, maintain thousands of miles of track, move millions of tons freight, and generate billions of dollars. The system’s health is crucial to commerce in the state.</span></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:35:39 +0000 Current State 41493 at http://wkar.org Michigan railroads crucial to state; conference meets to discuss challenges Film Commentary with Jeffrey Wray: End of the World films http://wkar.org/post/film-commentary-jeffrey-wray-end-world-films <div></div><div>As the summer comes to a close, so do this season’s apocalyptic films. <em>Current State</em> contributor, MSU professor and filmmaker Jeffrey Wray offers this commentary on the end of the world through cinema.</div><div> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:33:40 +0000 Current State 41513 at http://wkar.org Film Commentary with Jeffrey Wray: End of the World films