cs130905 http://wkar.org en Current State #152 | September 5, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-152-september-5-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: campaign helps Michigan residents understand Affordable Care Act; Detroit princess of 1800's; Michigan LGBT laws; and new exhibits at the Broad Art Museum.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 17:33:27 +0000 Current State 41844 at http://wkar.org Campaign helps Michigan residents navigate Affordable Care Act http://wkar.org/post/campaign-helps-michigan-residents-navigate-affordable-care-act <p>Though the <a href="http://www.senate.michigan.gov/default.html">Michigan Senate</a> may have delayed the expansion of <a href="http://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/by-state/michigan.html">Medicaid</a> until likely the spring, the fast approaching date of October 1st still looms large. That’s when the new health insurance marketplaces, one of the key components of the <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/opa/affordable-care-act/index.html">Affordable Care Act</a>, will open for enrollment. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 17:32:16 +0000 Current State 41838 at http://wkar.org Campaign helps Michigan residents navigate Affordable Care Act Detroit born princess considered Kim Kardashian of the 1800’s http://wkar.org/post/detroit-born-princess-considered-kim-kardashian-1800-s <p>Actress Grace Kelly was not the first American princess. In the late 19th century, young American heiresses exchanged their wealth for titles, marrying into the European elite. One such heiress was Clara Ward, who was born in Detroit in 1873. She married a Belgian Prince, becoming Princesse de Caraman-Chimay, but Clara’s story is no traditional fairy tale. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 17:30:49 +0000 Current State 41837 at http://wkar.org Detroit born princess considered Kim Kardashian of the 1800’s Michigan advocates assess LGBT landscape http://wkar.org/post/michigan-advocates-assess-lgbt-landscape <p><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Last week, the<a href="http://www.irs.gov/"> Internal Revenue Service</a> announced that for taxation purposes, it would recognize all legally married</span><span class="st"> </span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">couples, </span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">gay and straight.</span> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 17:29:00 +0000 Current State 41833 at http://wkar.org Michigan advocates assess LGBT landscape Hope Gangloff's portraits featured in Broad Art Museum http://wkar.org/post/hope-gangloffs-portraits-featured-broad-art-museum <p><a href="http://broadmuseum.msu.edu/">The Broad Art Museum</a> at Michigan State University will open four new <a href="http://broadmuseum.msu.edu/exhibitions">exhibitions</a> this month, with artist <a href="http://www.hopegangloff.com/drawings.html">Hope Gangloff</a> launching the first on Friday. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 17:26:54 +0000 Current State 41832 at http://wkar.org Hope Gangloff's portraits featured in Broad Art Museum