cs140116 http://wkar.org en Current State #234 | January 16, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-234-january-16-2014 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State:</em> recent Flint emergency manager Michael Brown returns to Prima Civitas; a post-antibiotic era; roasting coffee beans in Lansing; and a review of “Our Picnics in the Sun” by Morag Joss.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:29:02 +0000 Current State 48044 at http://wkar.org Former EM: Flint will take time http://wkar.org/post/former-em-flint-will-take-time <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>For two years, Flint native <a href="http://primacivitas.org/About-Us/Bios/ID/169/Brown-Mike">Michael Brown</a> served as the city of Flint’s Emergency Manager. He has recently returned to <a href="http://primacivitas.org/">Prima Civitas</a> in East Lansing as president. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:28:03 +0000 Current State 48045 at http://wkar.org Former EM: Flint will take time MSU scientist considers perils of a post-antibiotic world http://wkar.org/post/msu-scientist-considers-perils-post-antibiotic-world <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/">U. S. Centers for Disease Control</a> has published an assessment of the threat Americans face from antibiotic-resistant germs, and it’s a bit sobering. The <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/threat-report-2013/">report</a> is the first time hard numbers have been reported for deaths and costs related to fighting diseases that no longer respond to antibiotics. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:27:29 +0000 Current State 48046 at http://wkar.org MSU scientist considers perils of a post-antibiotic world Lansing's Craft & Mason pursues a different type of microbrew http://wkar.org/post/lansings-craft-mason-pursues-different-type-microbrew <p></p><p>Microbreweries have been popping up all over the state, but what about micro roasters?&nbsp; <em>Current State’s </em>Emanuele Berry recently took a trip to visit the founders of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CraftandMason">Craft &amp; Mason</a>&nbsp;Coffee, a new micro roaster in the Lansing area. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:26:43 +0000 Current State 48047 at http://wkar.org Lansing's Craft & Mason pursues a different type of microbrew Book Review: Morag Joss' 'Our Picnics in the Sun' http://wkar.org/post/book-review-morag-joss-our-picnics-sun <p></p><p>We live in a loud world. Our movies are loud. Our TV shows are loud, and the commercials are even louder. And sadly now, even our books are loud, filled with as many explosions and gunshots as any blockbuster film could ever hope to have. So in a bombastic world like ours, how does a quiet book like “Our Picnics in the Sun” by Morag Joss find publication? Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:25:55 +0000 Scott D. Southard 48048 at http://wkar.org Book Review: Morag Joss' 'Our Picnics in the Sun'