cs130904 http://wkar.org en Current State #151 | September 4, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-151-september-4-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: Medicaid expansion in Michigan; Niowave redesigns controversial building; the impact of Ariel Castro's death on his victims; Public Poetry Announcement; aging out of foster care; and the Wharton Center's upcoming season.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:48:24 +0000 Current State 41783 at http://wkar.org Medicaid expansion goes to Governor as Feds consider waivers http://wkar.org/post/medicaid-expansion-goes-governor-feds-consider-waivers <p>Governor Rick Snyder says he looks forward to signing a Medicaid expansion bill when he returns in a couple of weeks from a trade mission to Asia. In the meantime, the state will continue to negotiate with the federal government on the program. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:47:03 +0000 Current State 41780 at http://wkar.org Medicaid expansion goes to Governor as Feds consider waivers Walnut Neighborhood residents pleased with Niowave's final agreement on pole barn http://wkar.org/post/walnut-neighborhood-residents-pleased-niowaves-final-agreement-pole-barn <p>The last year has been a trying one for Lansing’s <a href="http://www.niowaveinc.com/">Niowave</a> Corporation and its residential neighbors in the area north of downtown. The <a href="http://www.purelansing.com/">Lansing Economic Area Partnership </a>has spent months forging an agreement between the company and its neighbors over how to improve the appearance of a large metal building that went up&nbsp; last summer. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:45:52 +0000 Current State 41779 at http://wkar.org Walnut Neighborhood residents pleased with Niowave's final agreement on pole barn Public Poetry Announcement: Brenda Shaughnessy http://wkar.org/post/public-poetry-announcement-brenda-shaughnessy <p>Brenda Shaughnessy's "<a href="http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/242494">Visitor</a>" is the featured Public Poetry Announcement read by&nbsp;<em>Current State&nbsp;</em>contributor Stephanie Glazier.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:45:05 +0000 Current State 41778 at http://wkar.org Public Poetry Announcement: Brenda Shaughnessy MSU expert weighs impact of Ariel Castro's death on victims http://wkar.org/post/msu-expert-weighs-impact-ariel-castros-death-victims <p>Ariel Castro, the man who was recently convicted for holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for nearly a decade, was found hanged in his cell earlier today. Prison officials are calling it a suicide. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:44:05 +0000 Current State 41773 at http://wkar.org MSU expert weighs impact of Ariel Castro's death on victims Neighbors in Action: Teens aging out of foster care face many challenges http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-teens-aging-out-foster-care-face-many-challenges <p>Our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> series this week looks at social work professionals who help children who age out of the foster care system. St. Vincent Catholic Charities in Lansing offers a long term residential care program for children aged five to 17. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:37:56 +0000 Current State 41771 at http://wkar.org Highlights of new Wharton Center season include 'Book of Mormon' http://wkar.org/post/highlights-new-wharton-center-season-include-book-mormon <p>September brings the start of the season for many activities on the MSU campus, including events at the <a href="http://www.whartoncenter.com/">Wharton Center for Performing Arts</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Current State's</em> Peter Whorf checks in with Wharton executive director Mike Brand for a preview of the 2013-14 lineup.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:36:40 +0000 Current State 41770 at http://wkar.org Highlights of new Wharton Center season include 'Book of Mormon'