CS130906 http://wkar.org en Current State #153 | September 6, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-153-september-6-2013 <p>Today on <a href="http://www.wkar.org/programs/current-state">Current State</a>: China expert Tom Watkins on Gov. Rick Snyder's investment trip to Asia; Edgewood Village opens a new "network center;" author Gordon Young on his book "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City;" a Dearborn Heights fast food restaurant bucks the minimum wage trend and a preview of the fall film season.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:44:22 +0000 Current State 41903 at http://wkar.org Historic housing complex adds new 'network center' http://wkar.org/post/historic-housing-complex-adds-new-network-center <p></p><p>One of the Lansing area’s most historic and vital housing communities continues to evolve and grow, more than 40 years after it was conceived.</p><p>East Lansing’s <a href="http://www.edgewoodvillage.net/">Edgewood Village</a> is the site of 135 apartments and townhouses for low and moderate-income residents, the physically impaired and the elderly. &nbsp;It includes common areas, a computer lab---amenities and other services not often associated with low-income, publicly funded housing.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:42:51 +0000 Current State 41895 at http://wkar.org Historic housing complex adds new 'network center' 'Teardown' author reflects on his work after Detroit bankruptcy http://wkar.org/post/teardown-author-reflects-his-work-after-detroit-bankruptcy <p></p><p>Back in June, we heard from author Gordon Young. His book about Flint, called<a href="http://www.teardownbook.com"> “Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City,” </a>had just been published. Gordon Young is back in East Lansing today to do a Brown Bag presentation for <a href="http://www.hrlr.msu.edu/laborEd/daily.php">Our Daily Work, Our Daily Lives,</a>&nbsp; a multi-faceted project run by the <a href="http://museum.msu.edu/s-program/">Michigan Traditional Arts </a>program at the MSU Museum, and by <a href="http://www.hrlr.msu.edu/">MSU’s School of Labor and Industrial Relations.</a></p><p></p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:42:18 +0000 Current State 41894 at http://wkar.org 'Teardown' author reflects on his work after Detroit bankruptcy 'Moo Cluck Moo' bucks wage trend at $12 per hour http://wkar.org/post/moo-cluck-moo-bucks-wage-trend-12-hour <p></p><p>Last week, thousands of fast food restaurant employees across the country walked out of their kitchens and into the streets to demand a living wage. They were demanding their companies pay them $15 per hour...well above the national average. &nbsp;There were protests in several Michigan cities, including Detroit, Flint and Lansing.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:41:48 +0000 Current State 41893 at http://wkar.org 'Moo Cluck Moo' bucks wage trend at $12 per hour Fall films are a mix of flair and fizzle http://wkar.org/post/fall-films-are-mix-flair-and-fizzle <p></p><p>From tales of slavery to adventures in outer space, this year’s crop of fall films runs the gamut.&nbsp; Current State’s Emanuele Berry chats with MLive.com entertainment reporter and film critic John Serba about the upcoming film season.&nbsp; They started with a film neither is excited to see: a dance flick entitled “Battle of the Year.”</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:41:12 +0000 Current State 41892 at http://wkar.org Fall films are a mix of flair and fizzle