cs131204 http://wkar.org en Current State #213 | December 4, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-213-december-4-2013 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State:</em> the Detroit bankruptcy ruling; the Old Newsboys; new Jackson mayor Jason Smith; and MSU's femtosecond microscope.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:24:46 +0000 Current State 46181 at http://wkar.org Detroit's officially bankrupt, what's next? http://wkar.org/post/detroits-officially-bankrupt-whats-next <p></p><p></p><p>Yesterday, after months of speculation, the most pressing question hanging over the city of Detroit was answered.&nbsp; Following nine days of hearings, <a href="http://www.mieb.uscourts.gov/judges-info/judge-rhodes">Federal Judge Stephen Rhodes</a> declared that the beleaguered city is indeed eligible for Chapter Nine bankruptcy protection. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:23:26 +0000 Current State 46186 at http://wkar.org Detroit's officially bankrupt, what's next? Neighbors in Action: Old Newsboys http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-old-newsboys <p></p><p></p><p>It’s Wednesday and time for our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today, we feature the <a href="http://www.lansingoldnewsboys.org/">Old Newsboys</a>. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:20:58 +0000 Current State 46184 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Old Newsboys New Jackson mayor, age 31, outlines agenda http://wkar.org/post/new-jackson-mayor-age-31-outlines-agenda <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.cityofjackson.org/">Jackson</a> has a new mayor. <a href="http://www.cityofjackson.org/mayors-office">Jason Smith</a> has been sworn into office. He replaced Martin Griffin, whom he defeated in the November election. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:03:46 +0000 Current State 46183 at http://wkar.org New Jackson mayor, age 31, outlines agenda At MSU, it's goodbye NY minute, hello femtosecond http://wkar.org/post/msu-its-goodbye-ny-minute-hello-femtosecond <p></p><p>The self-destruction of the comet ISON captured the public imagination last week, as it passed between our planet and the sun.&nbsp; The mystery of outer space has enthralled humanity for centuries.&nbsp; Now, Michigan State University is taking a giant leap into inner space. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:56:17 +0000 Current State 46182 at http://wkar.org At MSU, it's goodbye NY minute, hello femtosecond