cs140115 http://wkar.org en Current State #233 | January 15, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-233-january-15-2014 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State:</em> U.S. Senator Carl Levin; an FRIB update; Ingham County housing; the Capitol Area Literacy Coalition; and WKAR-TV's 60th birthday.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:47:00 +0000 Current State 47992 at http://wkar.org Senator Levin talks spending: unemployment insurance, FRIB http://wkar.org/post/senator-levin-talks-spending-unemployment-insurance-frib <p></p><p></p><p>Host Mark Bashore spoke with U.S. Senator<a href="http://www.levin.senate.gov/"> Carl Levin</a> about a variety of topics today on <em>Current State</em>. They began with a look at yesterday’s failure to hammer out an extension of benefits for over a million long-term unemployed Americans. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:46:17 +0000 Current State 48005 at http://wkar.org Senator Levin talks spending: unemployment insurance, FRIB FRIB director responds to clearing latest budget hurdle http://wkar.org/post/frib-director-responds-clearing-latest-budget-hurdle <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>This week we learned that the new appropriations bill drafted in the U-S Senate includes $55-million to continue the <a href="http://www.frib.msu.edu/">Facility for Rare Isotope Beams</a> (FRIB) project at Michigan State University. The project will feature a large particle collider that smashes subatomic matter together to create elements that scientists say are the building blocks of the universe as we know it. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:44:40 +0000 Current State 48004 at http://wkar.org FRIB director responds to clearing latest budget hurdle Hertel Jr. talks housing and Senate http://wkar.org/post/hertel-jr-talks-housing-and-senate <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Ingham County officials have announced good news about the area’s housing market. <a href="http://rd.ingham.org/">Register of Deeds</a> Curtis Hertel Jr. reported that home sales last year were up and that foreclosures were down. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:43:36 +0000 Current State 47993 at http://wkar.org Hertel Jr. talks housing and Senate Neighbors in Action: Capitol Area Literacy Coalition http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-capitol-area-literacy-coalition <p></p><p></p><p>It’s Wednesday and time for our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature the <a href="http://www.thereadingpeople.org/">Capitol Area Literacy Coalition</a>. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:40:40 +0000 Current State 47994 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Capitol Area Literacy Coalition WKAR-TV celebrates 60 years http://wkar.org/post/wkar-tv-celebrates-60-years <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Our television colleagues here at <a href="http://wkar.org/">WKAR</a> are celebrating a milestone today. Six decades ago today, WKAR-TV went on the air. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:39:46 +0000 Current State 47995 at http://wkar.org WKAR-TV celebrates 60 years