cs140129 http://wkar.org en Current State #243 | January 29, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-243-january-29-2014 <p>Today on <em>Current State:</em> Cong. Rogers on the State of the Union address; “Strengthening Michigan’s Governing Institutions” project; assisting sexual assault victims; and self-help through the ages.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:56:35 +0000 Current State 48604 at http://wkar.org Congressman Rogers: State of the Union lacked substance http://wkar.org/post/congressman-rogers-state-union-lacked-substance <p></p><p></p><p>President Obama shared his priorities for the new year last night in his sixth <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/">State of the Union</a> address.&nbsp; Among those goals:&nbsp; narrowing the country’s income gap, in part by raising the minimum wage for federal contract employees; immigration reform; and an expansion of employee retirement savings plans. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:55:00 +0000 Current State 48605 at http://wkar.org Congressman Rogers: State of the Union lacked substance Bipartisan effort aims to strengthen Michigan legislative resources http://wkar.org/post/bipartisan-effort-aims-strengthen-michigan-legislative-resources <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A long-time Michigan political insider is launching a bipartisan effort to bolster resources for state legislators. The <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/200996899/PDF-Version-FINAL-1-18-14-Strengthening-Michigan-Government-Institutions-Project-Cornerstone-Foundation-Lessening-the-Burdens-of-Government">“Strengthening Michigan’s Governing Institutions”</a> project is the brainchild of Republican/Libertarian Richard McLellan, who thinks term limits have left legislators with too few resources to do their jobs well.<br /> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:53:34 +0000 Current State 48606 at http://wkar.org Bipartisan effort aims to strengthen Michigan legislative resources Neighbors in Action: MSU Sexual Assault Program & Sparrow Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-msu-sexual-assault-program-sparrow-sexual-assault-nurse-examiner-program <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature two organizations that assist victims of sexual assault in our community. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:51:33 +0000 Current State 48611 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: MSU Sexual Assault Program & Sparrow Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program Author distills self-help through the ages http://wkar.org/post/author-distills-self-help-through-ages <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.romankrznaric.com/">Roman Krzarnic</a> is a British author, teacher and philosopher whose latest book, <a href="http://www.romankrznaric.com/outrospection/2013/12/02/2132">“How Should We Live?”</a> looks at 12 of humanity’s touchstones such as love, money, creativity and time, and then explores what thinkers throughout history have written about them. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:49:42 +0000 Current State 48612 at http://wkar.org Author distills self-help through the ages