Civil War http://wkar.org en Feeding the Yanks: MSU historian explores Civil War era cookbooks http://wkar.org/post/feeding-yanks-msu-historian-explores-civil-war-era-cookbooks <p></p><p></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-2eb3cb38-b2b3-cd6e-d859-0cb277c48c3c" 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;">A new book from the MSU Press looks at the cookbooks and foodways of Americans in the 1860s. <a href="http://msupress.org/books/book/?id=50-1D0-342D#.U2Esx6JnB-4">“Food in the Civil War Era: The North”</a> is officially out this week. It’s &nbsp;part of a planned food history series from the MSU Press. </span> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:03:57 +0000 Melissa Benmark 52978 at http://wkar.org Feeding the Yanks: MSU historian explores Civil War era cookbooks Hurting while helping: Outside aid often undermines post-civil war democracy http://wkar.org/post/hurting-while-helping-outside-aid-often-undermines-post-civil-war-democracy <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-b2e0dcc7-8d79-e8d4-f638-767fbc06999a" 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;">There’s probably never been a time in history when there wasn’t war and conflict going on somewhere in the world, but amid the Arab Spring and the situation between Russia and Ukraine, right now seems like an especially good time to talk to an expert on international conflict. </span> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:59:18 +0000 Current State 50157 at http://wkar.org Hurting while helping: Outside aid often undermines post-civil war democracy Few paths forward in Syria lead to desirable outcomes http://wkar.org/post/few-paths-forward-syria-lead-desirable-outcomes <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>More than 100,000 people have been killed and nearly a quarter of Syria’s population has been displaced since the uprising against President Bashar al Assad began in March 2011.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:24:49 +0000 Current State 41693 at http://wkar.org Few paths forward in Syria lead to desirable outcomes Gettysburg 150th: Michigan's role in the Civil War Part 1 http://wkar.org/post/gettysburg-150th-michigans-role-civil-war-part-1 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p><p>This week marks the 150<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the turning point of the American Civil War: the Battle of Gettysburg.</p><p>During this week in 1863, Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s all-out attempt to invade the North was turned down by the Army of the Potomac led by Union General George Meade.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 17:42:10 +0000 Current State 38448 at http://wkar.org Gettysburg 150th: Michigan's role in the Civil War Part 1 Current State #32 | February 26, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-32-february-26-2013 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: Climate change in Michigan, a tour of the&nbsp;MSU Surplus and Recycling Center; Michigan and the Civil War; Civil Rights era jazz; Spartan basketball in 1979 and now; and the creative process of magazine information graphics.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:37:10 +0000 Current State 31757 at http://wkar.org Current State #32 | February 26, 2013 Current State #3 | January 16, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-3-january-16-2013 <p>On today's <em>Current State</em>: MPRN's Rick Pluta previews Governor Snyder's "State of the State" address, Ingham County's eviction prevention program, <em>Neighbors in Action</em> with the Allen Neighborhood Center, and Michigan's role in the Civil War.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:24:43 +0000 Current State 29692 at http://wkar.org Current State #3 | January 16, 2013 Current State #2 | January 15, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-2-january-15-2013 <p>On today's <em>Current State</em>: Lansing police chief Teresa Szymanski discusses guns, we also highlight economic development in Lansing, pianist Minsoo Sohn and Michigan's role in the Civil War.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:02:55 +0000 Current State 29648 at http://wkar.org Current State #2 | January 15, 2013 Michigan In the Civil War: Fredericksburg http://wkar.org/post/michigan-civil-war-fredericksburg <p>This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s bloody battle at Fredericksburg, Virginia. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 05:00:01 +0000 Scott Pohl 28075 at http://wkar.org Michigan In the Civil War: Fredericksburg MICHIGAN AND THE CIVIL WAR: Antietam http://wkar.org/post/michigan-and-civil-war-antietam <p>Historian Roger Rosentreter marks the 150th anniversary of the bloodiest day in American history.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 04:00:01 +0000 Scott Pohl 23910 at http://wkar.org MICHIGAN AND THE CIVIL WAR: Antietam MICHIGAN AND THE CIVIL WAR: Senator Zachariah Chandler http://wkar.org/post/michigan-and-civil-war-senator-zachariah-chandler <p>WKAR's Scott Pohl has been periodically talking with Michigan State University historian Roger Rosentreter about the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, with an eye on Michigan's role in the war. Today, they discuss the Joint Congressional Committee on the Conduct of the War. Michigan Senator Zachariah Chandler was an outspoken member of the committee.</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 05:00:01 +0000 Scott Pohl 12152 at http://wkar.org MICHIGAN AND THE CIVIL WAR: Senator Zachariah Chandler MICHIGAN AND THE CIVIL WAR: First Battle of Bull Run http://wkar.org/post/michigan-and-civil-war-first-battle-bull-run <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c3797e904e4-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c3797e904e4-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c3797e904e4-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wkar/local-wkar-978344.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>East Lansing, MI – EAST LANSING, MI (WKAR) - The Union lost the First Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861, but a Colonel from Michigan, Orlando Willcox, would go on to great prominence as a Civil War figure.</p> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 13:14:22 +0000 Scott Pohl 10851 at http://wkar.org MICHIGAN AND THE CIVIL WAR: First Battle of Bull Run MICHIGAN AND THE CIVIL WAR: 150th anniversary of the Michigan First http://wkar.org/post/michigan-and-civil-war-150th-anniversary-michigan-first <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c3797e8c7e6-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c3797e8c7e6-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c3797e8c7e6-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wkar/local-wkar-967944.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>EAST LANSING, MI – EAST LANSING, MI (WKAR) - Historian Roger Rosentreter recounts the crucial role played by the first western regiment to protect Washington. The Michigan First mustered on this date in Detroit in 1861.</p> Wed, 11 May 2011 13:44:51 +0000 Scott Pohl 10481 at http://wkar.org MICHIGAN AND THE CIVIL WAR: 150th anniversary of the Michigan First