cs130930 http://wkar.org en Current State #168 | September 30, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-168-september-30-2013 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State:</em> September&#39;s biggest&#39;s stories in review; Michigan&#39;s Bureau of Services for Blind Persons; and a biography of the young Gerald Ford.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:19:42 +0000 Current State 43070 at http://wkar.org Month in Review: September 2013 | WKAR http://wkar.org/post/month-review-september-2013-wkar <p></p><p>On the last weekday of each month, Current State looks back on the biggest news stories around Michigan with a panel of journalists. <a href="http://wkar.org/people/tim-skubick">Tim Skubick</a> of WKAR-TV and <a href="http://www.mprn.org/staff_bios.html">Rick Pluta</a> of the Michigan Public Radio Network join <em>Current State</em> to discuss the Michigan GOP establishment pushback against the Tea Party, common core education standards, the possible federal government shutdown, and more.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:18:55 +0000 Current State 43071 at http://wkar.org Revamped state agency seeks to improve services for the blind http://wkar.org/post/revamped-state-agency-seeks-improve-services-blind <p>Very few of the books published every year come out in a version that is accessible to the millions of people who are visually impaired. Earlier this year,&nbsp; a treaty to address the problem was finalized. It&#39;s called &quot;The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled.&rdquo;</p><p>What sorts of books and services are available to Michigan&rsquo;s blind and visually impaired residents? Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:17:59 +0000 Current State 43072 at http://wkar.org Revamped state agency seeks to improve services for the blind Biography explores Gerald Ford's early years http://wkar.org/post/biography-explores-gerald-fords-early-years <p>Gerald Ford was the only President who came from Michigan. Biographer <a href="http://www.hendrikbooraemv.com/works.htm">Rick Boorem</a> focuses on a time of President Ford&rsquo;s life far removed from the pressures of the Presidency.&nbsp; His book is called <a href="http://www.eerdmans.com/Products/6942/young-jerry-ford.aspx">&lsquo;Young Jerry Ford, Athlete and Citizen.&rsquo;</a> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:15:59 +0000 Current State 43073 at http://wkar.org Biography explores Gerald Ford's early years