cs140213 http://wkar.org en Current State #254 | February 13, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-254-february-13-2014 <p>Today on <em>Current State:</em> Ingham County parks; big data in ecology; fair housing in Michigan; and student hearing loss.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:23:35 +0000 Current State 49314 at http://wkar.org Ingham commissioners consider parks millage http://wkar.org/post/ingham-commissioners-consider-parks-millage <p></p><p><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;">The <a href="http://bc.ingham.org/">Ingham County Board of Commissioners</a> is looking at a possible county parks millage. Earlier this week, the body asked its County Services committee to begin work on a draft proposal. The focus of a millage would primarily be an expansion of Lansing’s Rivertrail network. </span> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:15:00 +0000 Current State 49315 at http://wkar.org Ingham commissioners consider parks millage MSU ecologists steer adaptation to big data http://wkar.org/post/msu-ecologists-steer-adaptation-big-data <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-6c63bd5c-2ba0-5c33-f238-cc9a41e49460" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Big data is being applied across a broad spectrum of disciplines. Businesses are using it to forecast consumers trends, political junkies to predict elections before they happen and scientist are decoding DNA in minutes, working to find cures and prevent disease. </span> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:10:18 +0000 Current State 49317 at http://wkar.org MSU ecologists steer adaptation to big data Housing discrimination pervasive but subtle http://wkar.org/post/housing-discrimination-pervasive-subtle <p>Housing discrimination is often difficult to even notice, much less prove. Landlords who don’t want to rent to someone based on their race, age, religion, disability or sexual orientation many times have what seem like legitimate excuses that are often delivered with a “smile and a handshake.” Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:00:31 +0000 Current State 49318 at http://wkar.org Housing discrimination pervasive but subtle MSU adopts innovative hearing loss program http://wkar.org/post/msu-adopts-innovative-hearing-loss-program <p></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-03e83e1a-2b9b-24f5-3f49-868f57070d3f" style="font-size:19px;font-family:Calibri;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">High schools and colleges around the country are facing an alarming trend. A number of studies, from places such as the <a href="http://www.ufl.edu/">University of Florida</a> and the <a href="https://hearinghealthfoundation.org/">Hearing Health Foundation</a>, report as many as one teenager in four has some degree of hearing loss. </span> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:41:15 +0000 Current State 49316 at http://wkar.org MSU adopts innovative hearing loss program