cs140207 http://wkar.org en At MSU, President Obama signs long-awaited Farm Bill http://wkar.org/post/msu-president-obama-signs-long-awaited-farm-bill <p></p><p></p><p>President Barack Obama was in East Lansing on Friday to sign the Farm Bill--a major piece of federal legislation that will affect just about every American citizen in some way.</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:56:29 +0000 Brad Walker 49084 at http://wkar.org At MSU, President Obama signs long-awaited Farm Bill Current State #250 | February 7, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-250-february-7-2014 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State:</em> President Obama signs the Farm Bill at Michigan State University; TEDx Lansing; the sport of ringette; artificial intelligence; and live music with Root Doctor.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:20:32 +0000 Current State 49063 at http://wkar.org President Obama to sign Farm Bill on MSU campus today http://wkar.org/post/president-obama-sign-farm-bill-msu-campus-today <p></p><p>The 44th President will be in East Lansing today. <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/president-obama">Barack Obama</a> will be at Michigan State University this afternoon to sign the federal <a href="http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=farmbill">Farm Bill</a>. It's a long-awaited and sweeping law that will fundamentally change U.S. farm policy. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:13:41 +0000 Current State 49042 at http://wkar.org President Obama to sign Farm Bill on MSU campus today TEDx Lansing to focus on education http://wkar.org/post/tedx-lansing-focus-education <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The idea for <a href="https://new.ted.com/talks">TED</a> (Technology, Education, and Design) began in 1984 with a conference devoted to “ideas worth spreading”, and since then, hundreds of the talks have inspired observers around the world. Some of those talks can be heard on the <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/?showDate=2014-02-07">“TED Radio Hour”</a> on&nbsp;WKAR-AM&nbsp;870, Sundays at 2 p.m.</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:12:44 +0000 Current State 49059 at http://wkar.org TEDx Lansing to focus on education Ann Arbor is home to nation's only ringette team http://wkar.org/post/ann-arbor-home-nations-only-ringette-team <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-1f9edc3b-0d95-4ae2-503f-f2a85ce63581"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">With the <a href="http://www.sochi2014.com/en">Winter Olympics</a> kicking off, many are looking forward to watching speed skating, skiing, and even the oddball darling: curling. But there’s one winter sport that won't be played in Sochi. In fact, it's difficult to find a game to watch anywhere in the U.S.</span></span></p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:07:01 +0000 Current State 49058 at http://wkar.org Ann Arbor is home to nation's only ringette team When artificial intelligence suggests a dystopian future http://wkar.org/post/when-artificial-intelligence-suggests-dystopian-future <p></p><p><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">In the 2014 Oscar nominated film “Her,” a writer falls for his highly advanced operating system. The film is rosy compared to typical Hollywood movies about Artificial Intelligence like </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> "Terminator" </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">or</span><em><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> </span></em><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">"I-Robot"</span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">. These films depict violent clashes between technology and humanity.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:00:09 +0000 Current State 49057 at http://wkar.org When artificial intelligence suggests a dystopian future With new album, Lansing's Root Doctor gains accolades, international air-play http://wkar.org/post/new-album-lansings-root-doctor-gains-accolades-international-air-play <p></p><p>Today's live music guest is <a href="http://www.rootdoctorband.com/">Root Doctor</a>, a Lansing-based band that plays a mix of classic soul, R&amp;B, traditional blues, and some inspired original material.&nbsp;Hear Freddie Cunningham on vocals, Mike Skory on the keyboard, James Williams playing bass, and Bill Malone on guitar.</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 18:50:51 +0000 Current State 49056 at http://wkar.org With new album, Lansing's Root Doctor gains accolades, international air-play