cs140114 http://wkar.org en Current State #232 | January 14, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-232-january-14-2014 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: the legacy of Connie Binsfeld; recommendations for Lansing School District buildings; leaking water infrastructure; and comedian Mike Birbiglia. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:41:47 +0000 Current State 47952 at http://wkar.org Remembering former LT Governor Connie Binsfeld http://wkar.org/post/remembering-former-lt-governor-connie-binsfeld <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Connie Binsfeld, who served in the Michigan House and Senate, as well as two terms as lieutenant governor, died Sunday at the age of 89. The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta covered&nbsp;Binsfeld in the State Senate and then as Lieutenant Governor, and Susan Demas, an <a href="http://www.mlive.com/"><em>MLive</em></a> columnist and publisher of the “Inside Michigan Politics” newsletter also joins us to remember her legacy.</span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:34:33 +0000 Current State 47951 at http://wkar.org Remembering former LT Governor Connie Binsfeld Lansing schools plan would keep existing HS buildings http://wkar.org/post/lansing-schools-plan-would-keep-existing-hs-buildings <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Stakeholders in the <a href="http://www.lansingschools.net/" target="_blank">Lansing School District</a> are weighing in on a new plan to adapt the district’s buildings and properties to the needs of the new century. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:25:55 +0000 Current State 47950 at http://wkar.org Lansing schools plan would keep existing HS buildings Study: U.S. water infrastructure loses billions of gallons daily http://wkar.org/post/study-us-water-infrastructure-loses-billions-gallons-daily <p></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:13:51 +0000 Current State 47949 at http://wkar.org Comedian Mike Birbiglia 'thanks God for jokes' at Wharton http://wkar.org/post/comedian-mike-birbiglia-thanks-god-jokes-wharton <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">Comedian <a href="http://birbigs.com/" target="_blank">Mike Birbiglia</a> returns to Wharton Center on Jan. 16. He’s known for his work on “<a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/" target="_blank">This American Life</a>,” his movie, called “Sleepwalk With Me,” and many more comedy records and appearances. His latest show is called “Thank God For Jokes.” </span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:00:45 +0000 Current State 47948 at http://wkar.org Comedian Mike Birbiglia 'thanks God for jokes' at Wharton