cs140205 http://wkar.org en Current State #248 | February 5, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-248-february-5-2014 <div></div><div>Today on <em>Current State:</em> Michigan's proposal for a part time legislature; Georgia's part time legislature; MSU Symphony concert preview; Michigan's court interpreters; and Zero Day.</div> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:08:59 +0000 Current State 48927 at http://wkar.org Proposal seeks return to part-time legislature http://wkar.org/post/proposal-seeks-return-part-time-legislature <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Norman </span>Kammeraad<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a West Michigan business owner who chairs the </span><a href="http://parttimemi.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Committee to Restore Michigan’s Part-Time Legislature</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The group is calling for a two-month legislative session with salaries of $35,000.</span></p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:07:23 +0000 Current State 48928 at http://wkar.org Proposal seeks return to part-time legislature SIDEBAR: A look at Georgia's part-time legislature http://wkar.org/post/sidebar-look-georgias-part-time-legislature <p>If governing nearly 10-million people with a legislature that meets for just two months sounds impossible, take a trip down Interstate 75 and spend some time in the Peach State.</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:06:04 +0000 Current State 48929 at http://wkar.org SIDEBAR: A look at Georgia's part-time legislature MSU Symphony features Copeland, Brahms. http://wkar.org/post/msu-symphony-features-copeland-brahms <p></p><p><a href="http://orch.music.msu.edu/symphony-orchestra/index.html">The MSU Symphony Orchestra’s</a> next concert is Friday night at Wharton Center. It features the fourth and last symphony of Brahms, and Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.”</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:04:38 +0000 Current State 48930 at http://wkar.org MSU Symphony features Copeland, Brahms. State's high court seeks more language interpreters http://wkar.org/post/states-high-court-seeks-more-language-interpreters <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The American legal system is littered with ancient Latin terms. Phrases like </span>“habeus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> corpus,” “ex post facto” and “pro bono” are common in our courts. Many of us who are not lawyers and judges have some idea what they mean, but imagine trying to grasp what’s happening in a courtroom when English is not your first language. At best, the experience can be stressful and even frightening without an interpreter.</span></p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:03:27 +0000 Current State 48931 at http://wkar.org State's high court seeks more language interpreters Neighbors in Action: Zero Day http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-zero-day <p>It’s Wednesday and time for our <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ZeroDayVeterans">Zero Day</a>, a Lansing-based non-profit that provides employment training and supportive services to local veterans.</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:02:36 +0000 Current State 48932 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Zero Day