cs131031 http://wkar.org en Current State #192 | October 31, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-192-october-31-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State:&nbsp;</em>October's biggest stories in review; Comet ISON; the history of werewolves in Michigan; and a review of "The Halloween Tree".</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:23:52 +0000 Current State 44600 at http://wkar.org Month in Review: October’s biggest stories http://wkar.org/post/month-review-october-s-biggest-stories <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-71c12937-0edc-f11c-4b4d-cb36353c9c44"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Events in Detroit have dominated a lot of Michigan news in October, most noticeably the city’s bankruptcy trial. &nbsp;That has not been enough however to overshadow the race for mayor and city council in Detroit.</span></span> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:22:14 +0000 Current State 44595 at http://wkar.org Month in Review: October’s biggest stories Approaching Comet ISON may be visible to naked eye http://wkar.org/post/approaching-comet-ison-may-be-visible-naked-eye <p><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font style="font-size: 16pt;">Between now and the end of the year, a rare treat will be streaking across the sky. Astronomers and amateur star-gazers alike are awaiting in anticipation for Comet ISON, which many are predicting will be bright enough to be seen with the naked eye.</font></font> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:13:09 +0000 Current State 44599 at http://wkar.org Approaching Comet ISON may be visible to naked eye Ah-oo, werewolves of … Michigan? http://wkar.org/post/ah-oo-werewolves-michigan <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-71c12937-0ee2-2c00-8653-74a5a04c3931"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Each month <a href="http://wkar.org/programs/current-state-weekend"><em>Current State</em> <em>Weekend</em></a> host <a href="http://wkar.org/people/emanuele-berry">Emanuele Berry</a> sits down with historian </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">David Votta to rediscover forgotten bits of Michigan’s history. Votta is the </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Community Engagement Librarian at the <a href="http://www.mcls.org/cms/sitem.cfm">Midwest Collaborative for Library Services.</a> &nbsp;This month they decided to discuss the history of werewolves in Michigan.</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:04:16 +0000 Current State 44596 at http://wkar.org Ah-oo, werewolves of … Michigan? Book review: Ray Bradbury’s ‘The Halloween Tree’ http://wkar.org/post/book-review-ray-bradbury-s-halloween-tree <div>Christmas has "A Christmas Carol", "It’s a Wonderful Life", "Miracle on 34th Street", Halloween has…</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Yes, Halloween has a collection of monsters stolen from black-and-white horror movies and a long history with witches and the like, but when it comes to an actual story, a fable to be brought out each year with the pumpkins, the holiday is sadly lacking.</div><div> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:56:41 +0000 Scott D. Southard 44597 at http://wkar.org Book review: Ray Bradbury’s ‘The Halloween Tree’