cs131002 http://wkar.org en Current State #170 | October 2, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-170-october-2-2013 <p></p><p>Today on Current State: the local impact of the government shutdown; a documentary about Michigan craft beers; the All of the Above Hip Hop Academy; and WKAR-TV&#39;s &quot;Quizbusters&quot; celebrates 25 years on the air.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:05:12 +0000 Current State 43202 at http://wkar.org Shutdown shockwave ripples through Lansing area's human services http://wkar.org/post/shutdown-shockwave-ripples-through-lansing-areas-human-services <p></p><p>As we enter the second day of a partial government shutdown, it&rsquo;s still uncertain just how much impact this will have across the state and locally. One thing is certain, however.&nbsp; The longer this continues, the greater the effects will be. More than 40% of the state&rsquo;s budget comes from the federal government. In the Tri-County area, there are many non-profits and government programs that rely on federal funding. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:04:30 +0000 Current State 43198 at http://wkar.org Shutdown shockwave ripples through Lansing area's human services New film chronicles Michigan's craft beer scene http://wkar.org/post/new-film-chronicles-michigans-craft-beer-scene <p></p><p>Michigan has seen tremendous growth in its craft beer industry. That growth is chronicled in the new documentary <a href="http://mibeerfilm.com/">&quot;The Michigan Beer Film.&quot;</a> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:57:38 +0000 Current State 43199 at http://wkar.org New film chronicles Michigan's craft beer scene Neighbors in Action: All of the Above Hip Hop Academy http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-all-above-hip-hop-academy <p></p><p>On this week&#39;s <em>Neighbors in Action </em>segment we feature the <a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/all-of-the-above-building-community-through-hip-hop-culture">All of the Above Hip Hop Academy</a>.&nbsp; The organization provides youth the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of hip hop through mentorship, while building a Hip Hop&nbsp; community in Lansing. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:50:45 +0000 Current State 43200 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: All of the Above Hip Hop Academy QuizBusters celebrates 25th anniversary http://wkar.org/post/quizbusters-celebrates-25th-anniversary <p></p><p>WKAR TV&rsquo;S <a href="http://wkar.org/post/tonight-quizbusters-kicks-25th-season-special-edition">&quot;QuizBusters&quot;</a> celebrates 25 years on the air this year. Since its premiere, the program has been hosted by <a href="http://wkar.org/people/matt-ottinger">Matt Ottinger</a>. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:47:12 +0000 Current State 43201 at http://wkar.org QuizBusters celebrates 25th anniversary