cs130917 http://wkar.org en Current State #160 | September 17, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-160-september-17-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on </span><a href="http://wkar.org/programs/current-state" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Current State</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: Architect-futurist anticipates global demoralization;&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Detroit's Water Renaissance series on the Rouge River; </span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;"> filmmaking staying relevant in Michigan despite changes; and&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">MSU Museum photos capture modern workers in new exhibits.</span></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:05:28 +0000 Current State 42432 at http://wkar.org Architect-futurist: Think locally, act locally http://wkar.org/post/architect-futurist-think-locally-act-locally <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For more than 30-years,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dpz.com/Organization/AndresDuany">Andrés Duany</a> has sought to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment, both in American cities and around the world.</span></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:01:26 +0000 Current State 42427 at http://wkar.org Architect-futurist: Think locally, act locally Detroit's Water Renaissance: The Rouge, a river in trouble http://wkar.org/post/detroits-water-renaissance-rouge-river-trouble <p></p><p><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Water attracted early settlers to Detroit and water fueled its growth. Now it’s an important asset to the city’s recovery. Today we continue to explore Detroit’s waterfront: Challenges and opportunities &nbsp;in our series Detroit’s Water Renaissance.</span></p><div>So far, we’ve looked at lucrative walleye fishing on the Detroit River, &nbsp;daylighting streams and rebuilding shorelines. Today we explore the Rouge River.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Rouge River in Detroit is one of Michigan's—and the Great Lakes—most polluted waterways. &nbsp;Generations of air and water pollution from heavy industry near the mouth of the river contaminated its sediments and made it unsafe for fishing. &nbsp;Upstream, dense urban populations have overwhelmed sewer and storm water systems, sometimes dumping raw sewage into the Rouge. &nbsp;The result is a river in trouble.&nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:48:53 +0000 Current State 42428 at http://wkar.org Detroit's Water Renaissance: The Rouge, a river in trouble Despite shifting incentives, filmmakers still look to Michigan http://wkar.org/post/despite-shifting-incentives-filmmakers-still-look-michigan <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16pt; line-height: 200%;">Michigan’s film industry has seen a few changes over the past 5 years. Under Gov. Jennifer Granholm, refundable tax credits for films were unlimited. For the 2012 fiscal year, under Gov. Snyder, a cap of 25 million cap was placed on film incentives. The following year the cap was increased to 50 million.</span></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:39:45 +0000 Current State 42429 at http://wkar.org MSU Museum photos capture modern workers http://wkar.org/post/msu-museum-photos-capture-modern-workers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>MSU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Museum has</span><a href="http://museum.msu.edu/index.php?q=node/1039" style="line-height: 1.5;"> two new photo exhibitions</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that display the work life of people around the globe. One is called “An Extraordinary Document of Our World” and &nbsp;the other is called “Detroit Resurgent.” The Detroit project will be turned into a book by the </span><a href="http://msupress.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">MSU Press</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> next year.&nbsp;</span></p><div> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:23:38 +0000 Current State 42377 at http://wkar.org MSU Museum photos capture modern workers