CS130920 http://wkar.org en Current State #163 | September 20, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-163-september-20-2013 <p>Today on <a href="http://www.wkar.org/programs/current-state"><em>Current State:</em></a> Michigan experiments with "social impact bonds;" a controlled deer harvest in Michigan Township; international artists compete in Grand Rapids' ArtPrize event; a very visible prank sparks a cancer research fundraiser and the blues duo Matchette and Frog join us in the studio.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:41:24 +0000 Current State 42636 at http://wkar.org Michigan tackles public ills with private funding http://wkar.org/post/michigan-tackles-public-ills-private-funding <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Michigan has joined a small group of state and local governments in something of an experiment.&nbsp; The state is launching a program that will seek to attract private investors, whose money will address very </span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: norm Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:41:03 +0000 Current State 42635 at http://wkar.org Michigan tackles public ills with private funding Controlled hunting thins deer herd in Meridian http://wkar.org/post/controlled-hunting-thins-deer-herd-meridian <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-5c47ab92-3ccc-44cb-51f6-bb149bceebf8" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Early antlerless deer season begins this weekend in Michigan.&nbsp; Statewide, bow hunting is still almost two weeks away, and firearms hunting is permitted starting in mid-November.</span></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:40:42 +0000 Current State 42632 at http://wkar.org Controlled hunting thins deer herd in Meridian Artists from around the world compete in Grand Rapids' Art Prize http://wkar.org/post/artists-around-world-compete-grand-rapids-art-prize <p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:40:23 +0000 Current State 42631 at http://wkar.org Artists from around the world compete in Grand Rapids' Art Prize 'Go Blue' jab sparks MSU fundraiser http://wkar.org/post/go-blue-jab-sparks-msu-fundraiser <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-3e833f72-3c8c-3189-af1b-e1aa2750ffe0" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Organizers now say more than $33,000 has been raised for cancer research in a spur-of-the-moment campaign triggered by a very visible prank. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:40:03 +0000 Current State 42629 at http://wkar.org 'Go Blue' jab sparks MSU fundraiser Matchette and Frog strip down the blues for Old Town Blues Fest http://wkar.org/post/matchette-and-frog-strip-down-blues-old-town-blues-fest <p></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid--3c00784-3c88-8029-dc45-56cf3cdc8498" style="line-height: 2; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">This weekend, the blues will flow like muddy water through the streets of Lansing's Old Town, as performers from around the U.S. will take the stage at <a href="http://www.oldtownbluesfest.com">Old Town's Bluesfest</a>.&nbsp; One of the acts playing this weekend is Matchette and Frog.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:39:38 +0000 Current State 42623 at http://wkar.org Matchette and Frog strip down the blues for Old Town Blues Fest