book http://wkar.org en Exploring the magic of the Great Lakes through personal stories http://wkar.org/post/exploring-magic-great-lakes-through-personal-stories <p><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Georgia;color:#373737;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Most people who live in the Mitten State have fond memories of time spent at one of the Great Lakes. Those memories are what fuel <a href="http://www.thegreatlakesbookproject.com/">The Great Lakes Book Project</a>. The book captures over 20 personal stories about life along the shoreline, exploring&nbsp;the</span><span style="color: rgb(55, 55, 55); font-family: Georgia; font-size: 16.363636016845703px; line-height: 29.09090805053711px;">&nbsp;powerful bond people across the region and the world have with the Great Lakes.&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State's</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Emanuele<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Berry speaks with </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia; color: rgb(55, 55, 55); vertical-align: baseline;">the books publisher and editor <a href="http://www.walterblakeknoblock.com/">Walter Blake Knoblock</a>.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:39:17 +0000 Current State 50158 at http://wkar.org Exploring the magic of the Great Lakes through personal stories Book recounts Detroit family's struggles with union busting http://wkar.org/post/book-recounts-detroit-familys-struggles-union-busting <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Michigan has a rich organized labor history, and much has been written about the early days of the United Auto Workers Union.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">In “<a href="http://www.builtindetroit.net/">Built In Detroit: A Story of the UAW, a Company, and a Gangster</a>”, author <a href="http://www.builtindetroit.net/about-the-author/">Robert Morris</a> looks at the union’s infancy through the eyes of his father. Ken Morris was a regional director of the union, and in a time when union officials faced not just resistance but also acts of violence, he suffered a brutal beating.</span> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:23:57 +0000 Current State 49210 at http://wkar.org Book recounts Detroit family's struggles with union busting Local politico writes of stormy 1960s in EL http://wkar.org/post/local-politico-writes-stormy-1960s-el <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-18817f93-c362-e209-9d6d-84235218f18c"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14.399999618530273px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Many in the Lansing area know Lingg Brewer as a longtime Ingham County Clerk from 1977 to 1994, and then as a three-term Democratic State Representative. &nbsp;Brewer also served as county commissioner and is an original founder of the <a href="http://www.impression5.org/">Impression 5 Museum</a>.</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">In his new book, “<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Dreams-Gone-Wrong-Michigan-University/dp/0991042409">Dreams Gone Wrong</a>,” the Lansing native recounts how the complexities of the 1960’s </span><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">—&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">the Vietnam War, local and national politics, drugs and </span>protest&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">—&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">played</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;"> out dramatically right here in East Lansing and at Michigan State University. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">&nbsp;</span></p><div> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:22:28 +0000 Current State 46234 at http://wkar.org Local politico writes of stormy 1960s in EL New guide helps international students understand Americans http://wkar.org/post/new-guide-helps-international-students-understand-americans <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Georgia; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">“What does holding hands mean in America?” It may seem like a silly question, but for many international students across the country it’s a serious one. Trying to understand &nbsp;another country's customs is difficult, but a new guide is hoping to provide some basics in cultural understanding for international students. </span></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:13:17 +0000 Current State 46236 at http://wkar.org New guide helps international students understand Americans YA author Holly Black dishes on new vampire novel, answers fans' questions http://wkar.org/post/ya-author-holly-black-dishes-new-vampire-novel-answers-fans-questions <p></p><p>The trend of teen novels transporting their readers to fantasy worlds filled with vampires, fairies and monsters is relevant once again this month with the release of a new book called <a href="http://www.blackholly.com/thecoldestgirlincoldtown.html"><em>The Coldest Girl in Coldtown</em>, </a>written by Holly Black, who will be visiting Lansing this week.</p><p>Black, who’s most famous for co-writing <em>The Spiderwick Chronicles</em> series, reveals her fear of zombies and answers questions from local fans from Okemos&nbsp;High School.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:40:51 +0000 Current State 42125 at http://wkar.org YA author Holly Black dishes on new vampire novel, answers fans' questions Book review: Holly Black's 'The Coldest Girl in Coldtown' http://wkar.org/post/book-review-holly-blacks-coldest-girl-coldtown <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>I have never understood the whole vampire thing (and that’s apart from my personal distaste of them). If an alien was to rocket past our planet and spy just a fraction of our entertainment, they would think we were taken over by the undead. &nbsp;They are everywhere—books, TV, movies—you can’t escape them and it seems a lot of us wouldn’t want to anyway.</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:36:42 +0000 Scott D. Southard 42124 at http://wkar.org Book review: Holly Black's 'The Coldest Girl in Coldtown' Current State #146 | August 27, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-146-august-27-2013 <p></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:57:40 +0000 Current State 41368 at http://wkar.org Book details good and bad of Detroit Lions' history http://wkar.org/post/book-details-good-and-bad-detroit-lions-history <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oakland Press sports writer<a href="http://oplions.blogspot.com/"> Paula Pasche</a>&nbsp;speaks about her book <a href="http://www.triumphbooks.com/products/100_things_lions_fans_should_know___do_before_they_die/1572436526.php">100 Things Lions Fans Should Know &amp; Do Before They Die</a>&nbsp;with WKAR's Peter Whorf. The book celebrates the Detroit Lions' history while explaining players, coaches, and major events throughout the team's evolution.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:41:45 +0000 Current State 34831 at http://wkar.org Book recalls famous and forgotten Michigan authors http://wkar.org/post/book-recalls-famous-and-forgotten-michigan-authors <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;">Dave Dempsey is a widely respected environmentalist and writer; his attorney brother, Jack, is also a writer. Together, their love for Michigan and the written word are united in “Ink Trails: Michigan’s Famous and Forgotten Authors." The book has been chosen as a Michigan Notable Book for 2013. They join us to talk about Michigan’s rich literary history.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:29:50 +0000 Current State 31219 at http://wkar.org Book recalls famous and forgotten Michigan authors Under The Radar: Raphael Reviews "The Murder of the Century" http://wkar.org/post/under-radar-raphael-reviews-murder-century <p>Our book reviewer Lev Raphael is especially fond of the Gilded Age, and he has a review of Paul Collins&#39; book, &quot;The Murder of the Century.&quot; It&#39;s about a sensational murder in New York City in 1897. Fri, 25 May 2012 04:00:01 +0000 Melissa Benmark 17852 at http://wkar.org Under The Radar: Raphael Reviews "The Murder of the Century"