cs140127 http://wkar.org en Current State #241 | January 27, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-241-january-27-2014 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State: </em>federal Balanced Budget Amendment; sleep cleaning; making a movie in Michigan; and MSU's "Happy Birthday Mozart" concert.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:51:44 +0000 Current State 48499 at http://wkar.org Senate sponsor says Balanced Budget Amendment needed to reign in spending http://wkar.org/post/senate-sponsor-says-balanced-budget-amendment-needed-reign-spending <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>In his recent State of the State address, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder called on the state legislature to join 20 other states already prodding the federal government to enact a constitutional amendment requiring a <a href="http://www.balanceourbudget.com/">balanced federal budget</a>. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:47:48 +0000 Current State 48500 at http://wkar.org Senate sponsor says Balanced Budget Amendment needed to reign in spending MSU economist highlights drawbacks of Balanced Budget Amendment http://wkar.org/post/msu-economist-highlights-drawbacks-balanced-budget-amendment <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><em>Current State's</em> discussion on a proposed <a href="http://www.balanceourbudget.com/">Balanced Budget Amendment</a> continued with MSU economist <a href="http://msutoday.msu.edu/journalists/expert/charles-ballard/">Charley Ballard</a>. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:46:14 +0000 Current State 48501 at http://wkar.org MSU economist highlights drawbacks of Balanced Budget Amendment New study: Sleep may activate brain's 'cleaning crew' http://wkar.org/post/new-study-sleep-may-activate-brains-cleaning-crew <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Why do we sleep? Some new research indicates that sleep may actually be what enables the brain’s cleaning crew to keep things chemically tidy in there. A Danish study, published this fall in the journal <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6156/373">Science</a>, has implications both for our daily mental well-being and possibly for longer-term concerns like dementia and Alzheimer’s. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:44:32 +0000 Current State 48502 at http://wkar.org New study: Sleep may activate brain's 'cleaning crew' Moviemaking in Michigan: Getting Started http://wkar.org/post/moviemaking-michigan-getting-started <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Making a movie is a complicated business. There has to be a script, a producer, a director, actors, costumes, sets, props, and a seemingly endless list of jobs to be done. If you’ve ever watched a movie through the end of the credits, you know what I mean. Today, <em>Current State</em> launches an ambitious project to follow the process of making a movie in Michigan from start to finish. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:42:14 +0000 Current State 48503 at http://wkar.org Moviemaking in Michigan: Getting Started MSU musicians celebrate Mozart's birthday http://wkar.org/post/msu-musicians-celebrate-mozarts-birthday <p></p><p></p><p>Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be celebrated tonight at 7:30 at MSU's Fairchild Theatre as the College of Music presents its annual <a href="http://music.msu.edu/event-listing/monday-1-27-730-pm-happy-birthday-mozart/">"Happy Birthday Mozart" </a>concert.&nbsp; Woodwind musicians will perform several of Mozart's chamber works, and faculty vocalists will sing arias from three of Mozart's best known operas: "Don Giovanni", "The Marriage of Figaro" and "Cosi Fan Tutte". Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:40:28 +0000 Current State 48504 at http://wkar.org MSU musicians celebrate Mozart's birthday