cs131003 http://wkar.org en Current State #171 | October 3, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-171-october-3-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: count day for public schools; Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps;&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; font-size: 16px; font-style: italic; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">Voices of Experience </span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">with Frank Kelley, Part II; and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra&#39;s second MasterWorks concert.</span></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:12:10 +0000 Current State 43261 at http://wkar.org Count Day crucial for public school funding http://wkar.org/post/count-day-crucial-public-school-funding <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">School districts across the state of Michigan are doing their arithmetic this week. &nbsp;Yesterday was the bi-annual &ldquo;Count Day&rdquo;. &nbsp;Districts count the number of students attending school each February and October in order to determine their share of per-pupil state funding.</span> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:10:29 +0000 Current State 43255 at http://wkar.org Count Day crucial for public school funding Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps explores new funding http://wkar.org/post/michigan-civilian-conservation-corps-explores-new-funding <div></div><div>In 1933, America was in the grip of the Great Depression. &nbsp;Facing the specter of economic ruin, &nbsp;President Franklin D. Roosevelt instituted a number of federal recovery programs, which came to be known as &ldquo;Alphabet Soup.&rdquo; &nbsp;One of those was the CCC or the <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-54463_18595_18602-53515--,00.html">Civilian Conservation Corps</a>.&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:06:43 +0000 Current State 43256 at http://wkar.org Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps explores new funding Voices of Experience: 'Eternal General', Frank Kelley Part II http://wkar.org/post/voices-experience-eternal-general-frank-kelley-part-ii <div></div><div>Getting better acquainted with extraordinary people is the focus of <em>Current State</em>&rsquo;s new series, <em>Voices of Experience</em>. &nbsp; Last week, we launched the feature with the first of a two-part interview with former Michigan Attorney General,&rdquo; <a href="http://www.law.msu.edu/kelleyethics/kelleybio.html">Frank J. Kelley</a>. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:00:17 +0000 Current State 43259 at http://wkar.org Voices of Experience: 'Eternal General', Frank Kelley Part II Latest LSO performance features all Russian program http://wkar.org/post/latest-lso-performance-features-all-russian-program <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The <a href="http://www.lansingsymphony.org/SeasonProfile/tabid/54/Default.asp">Lansing Symphony Orchestra</a>&rsquo;s second MasterWorks concert of the season is on Saturday at <a href="http://www.whartoncenter.com/">Wharton Center</a>. It features music of Borodin and Rimsky-Korsakov, and the two violin concertos by Prokofiev.</span></span> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 16:54:54 +0000 Current State 43260 at http://wkar.org Latest LSO performance features all Russian program