cs140203 http://wkar.org en Current State #246 | February 3, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-246-february-3-2014 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on <a href="http://www.wkar.org/programs/current-state"><em>Current State</em></a>: A propane shortage; </span>MSU's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> oldest employee is retiring; the Prison Creative Arts Project and Potter Park Zoo's newest resident.</span></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:59:13 +0000 Current State 48822 at http://wkar.org State, homeowners, retailers respond to propane shortage http://wkar.org/post/state-homeowners-retailers-respond-propane-shortage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thousands of </span><a href="http://michigan.gov/documents/mpsc/propane_fact_sheet_446197_7.pdf?20140131130623" style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigan </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">households and businesses that use </span><a href="http://www.eia.gov/pressroom/presentations/sieminski_01282014.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">propane gas</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> continue to be squeezed by a </span><a href="http://www.eia.gov/pressroom/presentations/sieminski_01282014.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">shortage</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the fuel.</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:57:35 +0000 Current State 48823 at http://wkar.org State, homeowners, retailers respond to propane shortage Arts initiative fosters creativity behind bars http://wkar.org/post/arts-initiative-fosters-creativity-behind-bars <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Starting next week, artwork from all over the state will be featured in the University of Michigan’s "Atonement" exhibition. The artists participating in this exhibit are all connected by a shared aspect of their past - all the artists were at one time incarcerated.</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:55:48 +0000 Current State 48824 at http://wkar.org Arts initiative fosters creativity behind bars Looking back on 50 years at MSU http://wkar.org/post/looking-back-50-years-msu <p><a href="http://spartansagas.msu.edu/spotlight/1038/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Ron Flinn</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the vice president for Strategic Infrastructure Planning and Facilities at </span>MSU<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is retiring in December after more than 50 years on campus.</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:52:45 +0000 Current State 48825 at http://wkar.org Looking back on 50 years at MSU Orphaned Alaskan moose finds new home at Potter Park Zoo http://wkar.org/post/orphaned-alaskan-moose-finds-new-home-potter-park-zoo <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A </span><a href="http://potterparkzoo.org/blog/potter-park-zoo-welcomes-alaskan-moose-newest-resident" style="line-height: 1.5;">baby moose</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has moved into Lansing’s </span><a href="http://www.potterparkzoo.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Potter Park Zoo</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Willow the moose was orphaned in Alaska when her mother died after being hit by a car. When that sort of thing happens, wildlife officials in Alaska arrange to send the orphaned animal to a zoo. Lansing has been hoping to get a baby moose for about a year, and when the call came in, the zoo was ready to act.</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:50:19 +0000 Current State 48826 at http://wkar.org Orphaned Alaskan moose finds new home at Potter Park Zoo