cs130218 http://wkar.org en Current State #26 | February 18, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-26-february-18-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State: </em>Michigan's hazy medical marijuana regulations, sports with Joe Rexrode, Detroit's&nbsp; financial woes, MSU's global reach, and Lansing business news with Angela Wittrock.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:17:58 +0000 Current State 31339 at http://wkar.org Current State #26 | February 18, 2013 Clearing some haze around state's medical marijuana laws http://wkar.org/post/clearing-some-haze-around-states-medical-marijuana-laws <p></p><p>There’s been significant movement at the state capitol regarding medical marijuana recently. &nbsp;The week before last, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled the state’s pot law does not allow dispensaries. &nbsp;But late last week, State Representative <a href="http://www.gophouse.com/bio.asp?District=87">Mike Callton</a> of Nashville announced he’ll introduce a bill that would allow businesses to dispense cannabis.<br><br>Stuart Dunnings Jr. is Ingham County <a href="http://pa.ingham.org/">prosecutor </a>and among the many legal officials and police who’ve been frustrated by the vagaries of Michigan’s medical marijuana law. &nbsp;Robin Schneider is a Lansing resident and a legislative liaison for the <a href="http://www.nprausa.com/">National Patients’ Rights Association</a>. &nbsp;They both help clear some of the haze around Michigan's medical marijuana regulations.</p><p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:39:10 +0000 Current State 31337 at http://wkar.org Clearing some haze around state's medical marijuana laws Sports check-in with Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press http://wkar.org/post/sports-check-joe-rexrode-detroit-free-press-0 <p><em>Detroit Free Press</em>&nbsp;sportswriter&nbsp;<a href="http://www.freep.com/article/99999999/sports07/120821057&amp;template=theme&amp;theme=hey_joe">Joe Rexrode</a>&nbsp;joins us every Monday and Friday to discuss what's happening in the sports world -- from Michigan State to local prep athletics to the pro leagues. This time, he previews tomorrow's huge men's basketball game between Michigan State and Indiana in East Lansing.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:26:25 +0000 Current State 31336 at http://wkar.org Detroit's financial woes may lead to drastic action http://wkar.org/post/detroits-financial-woes-may-lead-drastic-action <p></p><p></p><p><br>State officials and many in southeast Michigan have been keeping a very close eye on financial reports coming out of Detroit. &nbsp;Sunday's <em>Detroit Free Press</em> reported that an emergency financial report completed late Friday suggests an emergency manager is inevitable. &nbsp;The report found the city’s deficit continues to grow even after some degree of state oversight for more than 10 months. &nbsp;</p><p><em>Free Press</em> reporter and columnist Nancy Kaffer joins us to explain one of the biggest, ongoing stories in Michigan<strong>.</strong></p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:14:03 +0000 Current State 31335 at http://wkar.org Detroit's financial woes may lead to drastic action Video project highlights MSU's work around the globe http://wkar.org/post/video-project-highlights-msus-work-around-globe <p>A team of video storytellers from Michigan State University is wrapping up a two-month journey around the world. &nbsp;The crew is documenting the work of MSU researchers in countries such as China, Brazil and Malawi as they tackle challenges ranging from malnutrition and disease to human organ trafficking. &nbsp;The project is called “<a href="http://report.president.msu.edu/360/blog/">Spartans Will<strong>. </strong>360</a>.” &nbsp;</p><p><em>Current State’s</em> Kevin Lavery catches up with team leader Jim Peck by phone in Dhaka, Bangladesh.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:47:45 +0000 Current State 31331 at http://wkar.org Video project highlights MSU's work around the globe Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock http://wkar.org/post/lansing-business-news-mlives-angela-wittrock-0 <p></p><p><em><a href="http://www.mlive.com/">MLive's</a></em>&nbsp;Lansing beat reporter&nbsp;<a href="http://connect.mlive.com/user/AVGW/posts.html">Angela Wittrock</a>&nbsp;joins us every Monday for a rundown of the latest news about the local economy, business and development.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:16:37 +0000 Current State 31328 at http://wkar.org