cs131112 http://wkar.org en Current State #200 | November 12, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-200-november-12-2013 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State:&nbsp;</em>medical&nbsp;<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">marijuana</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">; American perceptions of climate change; new Lansing Arts Council director, and an MSU documentary on cross-cultural exchanges.</span></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:19:47 +0000 Current State 45174 at http://wkar.org Senator Whitmer address medical marijuana, court of claims http://wkar.org/post/senator-whitmer-address-medical-marijuana-court-claims <p>For about five years, Michigan’s medical marijuana law has authorized doctor-approved patients either to grow pot or to buy it from state-certified "caregivers." Now, the state legislature is looking at a second approach. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:14:57 +0000 Current State 45167 at http://wkar.org Senator Whitmer address medical marijuana, court of claims Despite expert agreement, perceptions of climate change vary http://wkar.org/post/despite-expert-agreement-perceptions-climate-change-vary <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">Reports, predictions and warnings of climate change are hard to avoid these days. But just how are Americans processing all of this news, and what do we really think about climate change and our environment? &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">MSU alum and director of the <a href="http://environment.yale.edu/climate-communication/">Yale Project on Climate Change Communication</a> <a href="http://environment.yale.edu/profile/leiserowitz/">Anthony </a></span><a href="http://environment.yale.edu/profile/leiserowitz/">Leiserowitz</a><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"><a href="http://environment.yale.edu/profile/leiserowitz/"> </a>explores these questions in his research.</span></p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:02:46 +0000 Current State 45172 at http://wkar.org Despite expert agreement, perceptions of climate change vary Business, education are priorities for new Arts Council director http://wkar.org/post/business-education-are-priorities-new-arts-council-director <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">The </span><a href="http://www.lansingarts.org/" style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Arts Council of Greater Lansing</a><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"> has a new executive director. </span><a href="http://www.lansingarts.org/About/DeborahEMikulaExecutiveDirector.aspx" style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Debbie Mikula </a><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">has replaced the departed Leslie Donaldson.</span></p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:52:33 +0000 Current State 45168 at http://wkar.org Business, education are priorities for new Arts Council director MSU documentary explores cross-cultural challenges http://wkar.org/post/msu-documentary-explores-cross-cultural-challenges <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">http://vimeo.com/75602634</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-71c12937-4d38-bdc9-ab13-91e6748c52b1"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Travel adventures, culture shock and honest conversations are all topics brought up in a new documentary that follows four American students, one from MSU, and four Chinese students as they travel through China. </span></span></p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:45:42 +0000 Current State 45173 at http://wkar.org