Cs131212 http://wkar.org en Current State #219 | December 12, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-219-december-12-2013 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: Right to Work one year later; a review of Wally Lamb's latest novel "We Are Water"; &nbsp;a local start-up competition for $10,000 in seed money; and Lansing Marathon organizer goes global.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:13:30 +0000 Current State 46612 at http://wkar.org Right to Work, one year later http://wkar.org/post/right-work-one-year-later <p></p><p> &nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">It’s now been a year since Michigan’s controversial right-to-work measure was signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder. &nbsp;The law, which formally took effect last March, made it illegal to require that employees join a union as a condition of employment.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:58:35 +0000 Current State 46603 at http://wkar.org Right to Work, one year later Book Review: Wally Lamb's 'We Are Water' http://wkar.org/post/book-review-wally-lambs-we-are-water <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Do you remember 2009?</span></p><p>Barack Obama was just elected, those on the left were ecstatic, the right was growing in anger, everyone was concerned about the financial crisis, avatars and transformers were in the movie theaters, and everyone was listening to Beyonce.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Author Wally Lamb hasn’t forgotten that lost year and tries to capture the essence and feeling of the country during 2009 in his new book, “We Are Water.”</span></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:39:18 +0000 Scott D. Southard 46602 at http://wkar.org Book Review: Wally Lamb's 'We Are Water' LAUNCHED celebrates local entrepreneurs http://wkar.org/post/launched-celebrates-local-entrepreneurs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;There’s been a lot of attention devoted to the start-up scene in the Lansing area over the last few years. New ideas and talent have been welcomed and nurtured at incubators like Lansing’s NEO Center and East Lansing’s Technology Innovation Center, or TIC. Early next year, The Runway, an incubator for fashion designers, opens in the old </span>Knapps<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Department store building downtown.</span></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:35:39 +0000 Current State 46601 at http://wkar.org LAUNCHED celebrates local entrepreneurs From Lansing to Kenya, marathon organizer extends reach http://wkar.org/post/lansing-kenya-marathon-organizer-extends-reach <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Organizers of the <a href="http://www.lansingmarathon.com/">Lansing Marathon</a> are already preparing for the third installment of the race next May. Along with the marathon, there will be a </span>5K<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> race, a 1.5K race for kids, and a half-marathon.</span></p><p>Additionally, marathon officials have announced the Lansing Marathon Race Series leading up to the marathon. Each race will incorporate a unique part of the Lansing area, starting with the Old Town New Year 5K on New Year’s Eve.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:16:54 +0000 Current State 46600 at http://wkar.org From Lansing to Kenya, marathon organizer extends reach