cs131210 http://wkar.org en Current State #217 | December 10, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-217-december-10-2013 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State:</em> Michigan's transportation priorities; back yard beekeeping; drinking water quality; and American impressionist art.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:41:23 +0000 Current State 46453 at http://wkar.org MI policy group reviews year in transportation http://wkar.org/post/mi-policy-group-reviews-year-transportation <p></p><p></p><p>Listening to Michigan’s elected officials, it might be easy to assume that the only transportation issue facing the state is road funding.&nbsp;&nbsp; Indeed, there is agreement that road funding is particularly important, but it’s just one of several&nbsp; priorities for <a href="http://trans4m.org/">Trans4M</a>, or "Transportation for Michigan". Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:37:43 +0000 Current State 46454 at http://wkar.org MI policy group reviews year in transportation Bee trends: Populations down, interest up? http://wkar.org/post/bee-trends-populations-down-interest <p></p><p></p><p>With the start of Michigan’s sometimes eternal-seeming winter, many of us may be taking refuge in seed catalogs or planning for next summer’s gardens. There's something else you might see in an increasing number of yards: hives of bees. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:33:56 +0000 Current State 46456 at http://wkar.org Bee trends: Populations down, interest up? Campaign targets pollution in local watershed http://wkar.org/post/campaign-targets-pollution-local-watershed <p></p><p></p><p>It’s safe to say most of us take for granted that when we turn on our faucets, clean water comes out.&nbsp; But where does our drinking water come from? How clean is it? And how much responsibility do we, as individuals, have to ensure that our water stays clean? Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:31:26 +0000 Current State 46455 at http://wkar.org Campaign targets pollution in local watershed Jackson museum explores American impressionism http://wkar.org/post/jackson-museum-explores-american-impressionism <p></p><p></p><p>Say “impressionist art” and you’re likely to think of the Europeans like Monet, Manet, Renoir, Degas, and Cezanne. But a number of American artists fit in that category, too. In Jackson, the <a href="http://www.ellasharp.org/exhibits-hurst.html">Ella Sharp Museum</a> has opened an exhibition called “American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony”. It’s on loan from the Reading Public Museum in Pennsylvania. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:28:34 +0000 Current State 46457 at http://wkar.org Jackson museum explores American impressionism