cs140210 http://wkar.org en Current State #251 | February 10, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-251-february-10-2014 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: improving voters' experience; Israeli jazz musician Omer Avital; reassessing the value of a college education; and a new theater company in Lansing.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:52:18 +0000 Current State 49156 at http://wkar.org State Elections Director: Online registration, absentee balloting could be improved http://wkar.org/post/state-elections-director-online-registration-absentee-balloting-could-be-improved <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his 2012 reelection speech, President Barack Obama vowed to make voting easier for millions of Americans. This came after reports that many had to wait in line for hours at polling places to cast their votes.</span></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:50:08 +0000 Current State 49157 at http://wkar.org State Elections Director: Online registration, absentee balloting could be improved Israeli musician fuses jazz, Middle Eastern traditions http://wkar.org/post/israeli-musician-fuses-jazz-middle-eastern-traditions <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jazz bassist and composer </span><a href="http://omeravital.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Omer Avital</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be at Wharton Center’s </span>Pasant<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Theater with his band on Feb. 12. </span>Avital’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> music includes literally a world of influences, from Israel to Spain to Africa to America.</span></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:45:29 +0000 Current State 49158 at http://wkar.org Israeli musician fuses jazz, Middle Eastern traditions Reassessing the value of a college education http://wkar.org/post/reassessing-value-college-education <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ve all heard stories of Ph.D.'s who work as janitors or sales clerks. Increasingly, we’ve also heard of professionals who owe tens of thousands of dollars on their college loans and of recent college graduates unable to find work at all.</span></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:42:23 +0000 Current State 49159 at http://wkar.org Reassessing the value of a college education New Lansing theater company explores ancient myths http://wkar.org/post/new-lansing-theater-company-explores-ancient-myths <p>A Lansing theater veteran is starting up a new theater company. Jeff Croff was the founder of the former Icarus Falling Theatre Company. Tonight, he launches <a href="http://www.icarusfalling.com/">Ixion Theatre</a> with the first of three staged readings of “The Four Disgracers."</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:38:32 +0000 Current State 49160 at http://wkar.org New Lansing theater company explores ancient myths