cs131029 http://wkar.org en Current State #190 | October 29, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-190-october-29-2013 <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Today on </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Current State</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">: possible decriminalization of marijuana in Lansing; <em>Great Lakes Month in Review</em>; MEA on recent RTW complaints; </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Public Poetry Announcement </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">and local food innovation district.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:18:29 +0000 Current State 44472 at http://wkar.org Lansing voters face marijuana choice http://wkar.org/post/lansing-voters-face-marijuana-choice <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-71c12937-04a6-b045-ef4f-a576deb18857"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Our local Election 2013 coverage continues today with a look at a city charter amendment proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in Lansing. It’s on the ballot next Tuesday.</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:17:52 +0000 Current State 44473 at http://wkar.org Lansing voters face marijuana choice Great Lakes Month in Review: fracking, ballast water and petcoke http://wkar.org/post/great-lakes-month-review-fracking-ballast-water-and-petcoke <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">At the end of each month we check in with Great Lakes Commentator and journalist Gary Wilson for updates on environmental stories from around the basin. </span></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:15:42 +0000 Current State 44474 at http://wkar.org Great Lakes Month in Review: fracking, ballast water and petcoke MEA responds to Right-to-Work complaints http://wkar.org/post/mea-responds-right-work-complaints <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-71c12937-04b5-0dcc-3785-3e7c3626a303"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Michigan’s new right-to-work law triggered a dispute last week. &nbsp;The conservative <a href="http://www.mackinac.org/">Mackinac Center Legal Foundation</a> filed a <a href="http://www.mackinac.org/19287">complaint</a> with the state over what it claims is harassment by the <a href="http://www.mea.org/">Michigan Education Association</a> toward a member. &nbsp;</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:14:19 +0000 Current State 44475 at http://wkar.org MEA responds to Right-to-Work complaints Food innovation district aims to boost Mid-Michigan agriculture http://wkar.org/post/food-innovation-district-aims-boost-mid-michigan-agriculture <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">The local food movement is a growing economic and cultural force in Michigan. &nbsp;We’ve had a number of <a href="http://wkar.org/search/google/local%20food?query=local%20food&amp;cx=010251366440257945544%3Ajocmu5cvo_c&amp;cof=FORID%3A11&amp;sitesearch=">conversations</a> on this program about efforts to build sustainable regional food systems, which go beyond farmers markets and food hubs. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-71c12937-04c1-c2a2-44b3-474054ce2035"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Today, some local private businesses are joining MSU and state officials to announce the next step for mid-Michigan–the creation of a “<a href="http://foodsystems.msu.edu/activities/food-innovation-districts">food innovation district</a>”.&nbsp;Current State’s Kevin Lavery has the story.</span></span></p><div> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:12:34 +0000 Current State 44483 at http://wkar.org Food innovation district aims to boost Mid-Michigan agriculture