CS131014 http://wkar.org en Current State #178 | October 14, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-178-october-14-2013 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State:</em> East Lansing&#39;s long-range comprehensive plan; author John Rosenberg on how the Tigers inspire Detroit; Susan Demas buys &quot;Inside Michigan Politics&quot;; and the MSU football win over Indiana.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:46:45 +0000 Current State 43739 at http://wkar.org East Lansing asks residents for input on long-term plans http://wkar.org/post/east-lansing-asks-residents-input-long-term-plans <p>City officials in East Lansing are asking citizens to look at &ldquo;The Bigger Picture.&rdquo;&nbsp; That&rsquo;s the name of East Lansing&rsquo;s long-range <a href="http://www.cityofeastlansing.com/ComprehensivePlan/">comprehensive plan</a>. The city will study its land usage to come up with the best strategies for residential and retail development. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:45:34 +0000 Current State 43745 at http://wkar.org East Lansing asks residents for input on long-term plans Tigers' playoff past has offered respite from city woes http://wkar.org/post/tigers-playoff-past-has-offered-respite-city-woes <p>Detroit Tigers fans are again wrapped up in the drama of October madness, as the Tigers pursue another American League pennant against the Red Sox. Author <a href="http://www.johnrosengren.net/">John Rosengren</a> talks with <em>Current State&#39;s </em>Peter Whorf about how past and recent Detroit Tiger baseball teams have provided inspiration and unity for the Motor City during trying times. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:40:27 +0000 Current State 43744 at http://wkar.org Tigers' playoff past has offered respite from city woes Columnist Susan Demas takes over Capitol newsletter http://wkar.org/post/columnist-susan-demas-takes-over-capitol-newsletter <p>There&rsquo;s been a change at the top of an established Michigan political publication. Since he founded it in 1987, Bill Ballenger has been the publisher and editor of &quot;<a href="http://www.insidemichiganpolitics.com/">Inside Michigan Politics</a>.&quot; Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:34:16 +0000 Current State 43743 at http://wkar.org Columnist Susan Demas takes over Capitol newsletter Recapping a big weekend in Michigan sports http://wkar.org/post/recapping-big-weekend-michigan-sports <p>Michigan State&#39;s football team put up big numbers on offense during Saturday&#39;s homecoming victory over Indiana. The Spartans next host Purdue. In baseball, the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox are tied a 1-1 in the American League Championship Series. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:30:14 +0000 Current State 43740 at http://wkar.org Recapping a big weekend in Michigan sports