cs131206 http://wkar.org en Current State #215 | December 6, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-215-december-6-2013 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State:</em> Michigan remembers Nelson Mandela; new poll results for Obama and Snyder; amending the Constitution; St. Mary's centennial; and the Michigan Jazz Trail.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:03:54 +0000 Current State 46301 at http://wkar.org Remembering Mandela's connection to state, MSU http://wkar.org/post/remembering-mandelas-connection-state-msu <p><a href="http://www.nelsonmandelamuseum.org.za/">Nelson Mandela</a> died yesterday at the age of 95.&nbsp; For the anti-apartheid leader, Michigan was a special place. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:02:54 +0000 Current State 46307 at http://wkar.org Remembering Mandela's connection to state, MSU State survey shows Obama down, Snyder up slightly http://wkar.org/post/state-survey-shows-obama-down-snyder-slightly <p>President Obama's approval rating in Michigan has dropped to its lowest point in three years, according to a new Michigan State University <a href="http://ippsr.msu.edu/soss/presentations/SOSS66.pdf">survey</a>. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:59:04 +0000 Current State 46306 at http://wkar.org State survey shows Obama down, Snyder up slightly Michigan legislators join national push for Constitutional Convention http://wkar.org/post/michigan-legislators-join-national-push-constitutional-convention <p>On Saturday, state lawmakers from around the country will meet at Mount Vernon to discuss how they can push for a new constitutional convention. Their primary goal is to pass and ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:55:57 +0000 Current State 46305 at http://wkar.org Michigan legislators join national push for Constitutional Convention The bells of St. Mary's ring out at centennial http://wkar.org/post/bells-st-marys-ring-out-centennial <p>This Sunday marks the second week of Advent, the start of the Christian church year and the prelude to Christmas.&nbsp; It’s also the 100th anniversary of Lansing’s Roman Catholic cathedral, <a href="http://www.stmarycathedrallansing.catholicweb.com/">St. Mary’s</a>. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:54:10 +0000 Current State 46304 at http://wkar.org The bells of St. Mary's ring out at centennial Musicians aim to blaze a Michigan Jazz Trail http://wkar.org/post/musicians-aim-blaze-michigan-jazz-trail <p>On a recent trip to New York City, jazz vocalist Molly McFadden took some fellow Michigan musicians along to perform. The enthusiastic response has led to an effort to promote what McFadden feels is a rich Michigan jazz scene. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:50:21 +0000 Current State 46303 at http://wkar.org Musicians aim to blaze a Michigan Jazz Trail