cs131108 http://wkar.org en Current State #198 | November 8, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-198-november-8-2013 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: third grade reading standards; a Lansing Symphony Orchestra preview; MSU basketball; and the culture of hair.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:23:23 +0000 Current State 45002 at http://wkar.org State Rep. Abed on education: 'One size does not fit all' http://wkar.org/post/state-rep-abed-education-one-size-does-not-fit-all <p></p><p></p><p>The Michigan House Education Committee is looking over a controversial proposal that could hold back thousands of the state’s young learners. A measure introduced last week would require third-graders to repeat that year if they did not score “proficient” on the MEAP standardized test. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:22:14 +0000 Current State 45003 at http://wkar.org State Rep. Abed on education: 'One size does not fit all' LSO concert features Mozart's 'Requiem' http://wkar.org/post/lso-concert-features-mozarts-requiem <p></p><p></p><p>The<a href="http://lansingsymphony.org/"> Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s</a> next concert is Saturday night at Wharton Center. Conductor <a href="http://lansingsymphony.org/Default.aspx?tabid=105">Timothy Muffitt </a>says he’s quite pleased with the lineup. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:19:09 +0000 Current State 45004 at http://wkar.org LSO concert features Mozart's 'Requiem' Spartans open season with eye toward Final Four http://wkar.org/post/spartans-open-season-eye-toward-final-four <p></p><p></p><p>Another highly anticipated Michigan State basketball season tips off tonight.&nbsp; The <a href="http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/m-baskbl/msu-m-baskbl-body.html">Spartans</a> are ranked #2 in the country in the two major pre-season polls.&nbsp; MSU opens against McNeese State tonight at the Breslin Center. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:17:14 +0000 Current State 45008 at http://wkar.org Spartans open season with eye toward Final Four Exploring U.S. culture and identity through hair http://wkar.org/post/exploring-us-culture-and-identity-through-hair <p></p><p></p><p>Each year Americans spend billions on hair: curling it, dying it, and adding extensions. To achieve our ideal look, we turn to the sacred space that is the salon. <a href="http://taylormadeculture.com/resume/">Candacy Taylor</a>, Archie Green award recipient at the American Folklife center, has traveled to salons around the U.S. since 2006. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:14:03 +0000 Current State 45009 at http://wkar.org Exploring U.S. culture and identity through hair