cs140221 http://wkar.org en Current State #260 | February 21, 2014 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-260-february-21-2014 <p></p><p>Today on&nbsp;<em>Current State:&nbsp;</em>changes in the Holt School district; cinematographer Dan Kneece; Michigan Board of Education president John Austin on the Education Achievement Authority; live music with classical pianist Ralph Votapek.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:16:01 +0000 Current State 49677 at http://wkar.org Changes at Holt schools stir opposition http://wkar.org/post/changes-holt-schools-stir-opposition <p></p><p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-0c32a14e-54e8-88bb-7485-3d0f6fdd6c38"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">In the Holt School District, students, families and other stakeholders have been embroiled in a debate over changes in the district. &nbsp;Recently, a dispute over a district reinvention plan has intensified. &nbsp;Opponents of the plan now threaten to replace members of the Holt school board, which approved it.</span></span></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:15:33 +0000 Current State 49678 at http://wkar.org Changes at Holt schools stir opposition Steadicam pioneer discusses long Hollywood career http://wkar.org/post/steadicam-pioneer-discusses-long-hollywood-career <p></p><p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-103c602f-54ee-d435-5e5a-a16e092979f4"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Cinematographer <a href="http://www.dankneece.com/">Dan Kneece</a> has had a long career in movie-making, commercials, and music videos. He learned how to handle a Steadicam from inventor Garrett Brown, and has a track record of nearly three decades that earned him the Steadicam Guild’s first ever lifetime achievement award.</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:14:58 +0000 Current State 49681 at http://wkar.org Steadicam pioneer discusses long Hollywood career Michigan School Board President: EAA not ready for expansion http://wkar.org/post/michigan-school-board-president-eaa-not-ready-expansion <p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-3adc1162-54f4-4cdf-324e-7bd4f4f69b34"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Michigan’s failing schools will be expanding future turnaround efforts by collaborating with various partners, not just </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">the state’s <a href="http://michigan.gov/eaa">Education Achievement Authority</a>. </span></span> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:14:18 +0000 Current State 49683 at http://wkar.org Michigan School Board President: EAA not ready for expansion LIVE MUSIC: Votapeks reunite for Lansing Catholic benefit http://wkar.org/post/live-music-votapeks-reunite-lansing-catholic-benefit <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-429c5690-54fe-3542-1763-0ae211fe06d2"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><em>Current State</em> is pleased to welcome Michigan State University music professor emeritus <a href="http://www.ralphvotapek.com/index.html">Ralph Votapek</a> to provide today's live music.</span></span></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:13:39 +0000 Current State 49684 at http://wkar.org LIVE MUSIC: Votapeks reunite for Lansing Catholic benefit