cs140121 http://wkar.org en Current State #237 | January 21, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-237-january-21-2014 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: early childhood education; net neutrality; Public Poetry Announcement; green vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show; the new Chevy Colorado truck.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:08:20 +0000 Current State 48224 at http://wkar.org MSU educator explains growing importance of early childhood education http://wkar.org/post/msu-educator-explains-growing-importance-early-childhood-education <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Last week, Michigan Governor <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder">Rick Snyder</a> recommended another increase in government spending on early childhood education in the state. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:07:16 +0000 Current State 48225 at http://wkar.org MSU educator explains growing importance of early childhood education Net neutrality ruling could alter online landscape http://wkar.org/post/net-neutrality-ruling-could-alter-online-landscape <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A federal appeals court recently ruled that internet service providers can give preference to some content and even block it if they choose. The “net neutrality” case has received a great deal of attention since the ruling. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:06:03 +0000 Current State 48226 at http://wkar.org Net neutrality ruling could alter online landscape Public Poetry Announcement: Michelle Boisseau http://wkar.org/post/public-poetry-announcement-michelle-boisseau <p></p><p>Today's public poetry announcement: <em>Current State</em> contributor Stephanie Glazier reads "<a href="http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/245788">The Fury That Breaks</a>" by Michelle Boisseau. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:05:05 +0000 Current State 48229 at http://wkar.org Public Poetry Announcement: Michelle Boisseau Green cars take backseat at NAIAS http://wkar.org/post/green-cars-take-backseat-naias <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The 2014 North American International Auto Show is not the <a href="http://www.cartalk.com/content/chevys-detroit-balance-green-cars-and-620-horsepower-vettes">greenest</a>, according to journalist and author <a href="http://www.cartalk.com/content/jim-motavalli">Jim Motavallo</a>, who focuses on environmental issues and transportation. He’s a contributor to the New York Times, NPR’s Car Talk, the Mother Nature Network and author of the book "High Voltage: The Fast Track to Plug In the Auto Industry".</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:04:10 +0000 Current State 48227 at http://wkar.org Green cars take backseat at NAIAS Chevy adds smaller pickup option http://wkar.org/post/chevy-adds-smaller-pickup-option <p></p><p></p><p>The North American Truck of the Year,&nbsp; the Chevy Silverado, isn’t the only pickup attracting attention at this year’s <a href="http://naias.com/">North American International Auto Show</a> in Detroit. Chevy’s midsize <a href="https://www.chevrolet.com/2015-colorado-small-truck.html">Colorado</a> is also all-new for 2014. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:01:42 +0000 Current State 48228 at http://wkar.org Chevy adds smaller pickup option