cs140113 http://wkar.org en Current State #231 | January 13, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-231-january-13-2014 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State:</em> Toronto's ice storm response; Failure:Lab; Spartan Marching Band director John Madden; and winter nature in Michigan.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:17:44 +0000 Current State 47896 at http://wkar.org Toronto's ice storm woes sound familiar http://wkar.org/post/torontos-ice-storm-woes-sound-familiar <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>On December 22nd, a powerful ice storm knocked out power to tens of thousands of customers, some for more than a week. Many people without electricity struggled get basic information and to get through to the municipally-owned power company to report outages. Some even took to social media to pick up the slack on their own. We’re not talking about the Lansing-area and <a href="http://lbwl.com/">Board of Water and Light</a>. We’re talking about Toronto, which was hit by the same ice storm that wreaked havoc on us three weeks ago. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:12:52 +0000 Current State 47897 at http://wkar.org Toronto's ice storm woes sound familiar Failure:lab invites public to explore mistakes http://wkar.org/post/failurelab-invites-public-explore-mistakes <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Imagine going up on stage and sharing&nbsp; your greatest failure with the world. Many people would hesitate to tell such personal stories, but that’s what the creators of the event <a href="http://failure-lab.com/">Failure:Lab</a> are asking people to do. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:07:25 +0000 Current State 47898 at http://wkar.org Failure:lab invites public to explore mistakes MSU marching band director celebrates 25 years with roses http://wkar.org/post/msu-marching-band-director-celebrates-25-years-roses <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Before this month’s Rose Bowl victory, Michigan State University last appeared in Pasadena in 1988, one year before<a href="http://music.msu.edu/faculty/profile/john1"> John Madden’s</a> arrival at MSU. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:03:18 +0000 Current State 47899 at http://wkar.org MSU marching band director celebrates 25 years with roses Outdoor winter fun not far away http://wkar.org/post/outdoor-winter-fun-not-far-away <p></p><p></p><p>The Great Lakes State celebrates our beautiful outdoors, and outdoor activities year-round.&nbsp; <em>Current State's</em> Peter Whorf checked in late last week at Meridian Township’s <a href="http://www.meridian.mi.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&amp;SEC={C5697FB4-5ED2-4042-B837-973AB9F00E7B}">Harris Nature Center</a> to find out about upcoming events. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:58:16 +0000 Current State 47900 at http://wkar.org Outdoor winter fun not far away