cs140130 http://wkar.org en Current State #244 | January 30, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-244-january-30-2014 <p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: January: month in review; sustainable instruments: marimba; basketball hoops around America; and the MSU 360 project.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:31:12 +0000 Current State 48654 at http://wkar.org Month in Review: State budget, minimum wage highlight news from January http://wkar.org/post/month-review-state-budget-minimum-wage-highlight-news-january <p></p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:27:09 +0000 Current State 48657 at http://wkar.org Month in Review: State budget, minimum wage highlight news from January MSU musician builds greener instrument http://wkar.org/post/msu-musician-builds-greener-instrument <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">When we think about our carbon footprint, we often look at things like our car’s gas mileage, our home’s energy usage, and how far our food had to travel to get to the plate.</span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> Rarely mentioned in a discussion about carbon footprints, however, are musical instruments. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:23:56 +0000 Current State 48658 at http://wkar.org MSU musician builds greener instrument The world through Spartans' eyes http://wkar.org/post/world-through-spartans-eyes <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">On November 6</span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">, 2013, Michigan State University put out the call to people with MSU ties all over the world to shoot and submit video of whatever they were doing that day. The idea was to produce a video seeing the world through the eyes of Spartans for a day. Today, the finished product, called “<a href="http://www.msu.edu/360.24/?utm_source=msu.edu/24&amp;utm_medium=print&amp;utm_campaign=printed+pieces">MSU</a><a href="http://www.msu.edu/360.24/?utm_source=msu.edu/24&amp;utm_medium=print&amp;utm_campaign=printed+pieces"> 360-24</a>”, goes online, and there will also be airings on the Big Ten Network.</span> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:19:13 +0000 Current State 48659 at http://wkar.org The world through Spartans' eyes Shooter captures hoops across America http://wkar.org/post/shooter-captures-hoops-across-america <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7045454545454546;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:19pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid--990c31f-8cda-baf4-b344-ee8c07af3740"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 13.63636302947998px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:50:07 +0000 Current State 47914 at http://wkar.org Shooter captures hoops across America