cs131120 http://wkar.org en Current State #205 | November 20, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-205-november-20-2013 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State:</em> raising the minimum wage; artist-activist Chris Jordan; the Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition; MSU Rhodes Scholarship candidate Craig Pearson; and figure skating in East Lansing.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:41:53 +0000 Current State 45573 at http://wkar.org Gov candidate Schauer explains push for minimum wage hike http://wkar.org/post/gov-candidate-schauer-explains-push-minimum-wage-hike <p></p><p></p><p>On Monday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate <a href="http://markschauer.com/">Mark Schauer</a> called for Michigan to adopt the highest minimum wage in the country.&nbsp; Currently standing at $7.40 an hour, Schauer's recommended $9.25 an hour would surpass the top existing state rate in Washington by 6 cents. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:41:22 +0000 Current State 45574 at http://wkar.org Gov candidate Schauer explains push for minimum wage hike Artist Chris Jordan captures immensity of modern woes http://wkar.org/post/artist-chris-jordan-captures-immensity-modern-woes <p></p><p></p><p>Tonight,&nbsp; the <a href="http://geo.msu.edu/">MSU Department of Geography</a> welcomes acclaimed artist and cultural activist <a href="http://www.chrisjordan.com/gallery/rtn/#unsinkable">Chris Jordan</a> to the Pasant Theatre at Wharton Center. Jordan turns numbers into powerful art. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:39:59 +0000 Current State 45575 at http://wkar.org Artist Chris Jordan captures immensity of modern woes Neighbors in Action: Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-michigan-horse-welfare-coalition <p></p><p></p><p>Our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment features people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature the <a href="http://www.michiganhorsewelfare.org/">Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition</a>. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:35:10 +0000 Current State 45576 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition MSU senior vies for Rhodes Scholarship http://wkar.org/post/msu-senior-vies-rhodes-scholarship <p></p><p></p><p>This weekend, Michigan State University senior Craig Pearson will interview for a <a href="http://www.rhodesscholar.org/">Rhodes Scholarship</a>. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:30:32 +0000 Current State 45577 at http://wkar.org MSU senior vies for Rhodes Scholarship For some skaters, path to Sochi goes through Lansing http://wkar.org/post/some-skaters-path-sochi-goes-through-lansing <p></p><p></p><p>The road to the 22nd <a href="http://www.sochi2014.com/en/">Winter Olympic Games</a> in Sochi, Russia runs through East Lansing this week. Beginning today, the city plays host to nearly 250 athletes competing in the 2014 <a href="http://www.usfsa.org/event_details.asp?id=48189">Midwestern Sectional Figure Skating Championships</a>. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:28:21 +0000 Current State 45579 at http://wkar.org For some skaters, path to Sochi goes through Lansing