cs130220 http://wkar.org en Current State #28 | February 20, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-28-february-20-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State: </em>Flint leaders offer wisdom, advice as Detroit faces possible emergency management, "girl groups" featured at the Motown Museum, <em>Neighbors in Action</em> highlights Closing the Digital Gap, naval history from the Detroit Boat Show, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:00:32 +0000 Current State 31468 at http://wkar.org Current State #28 | February 20, 2013 With Detroit facing emergency management, Flint leaders share their experience http://wkar.org/post/detroit-facing-emergency-management-flint-leaders-share-their-experience <p></p><p>A report released Tuesday afternoon by the Detroit emergency review team all but clears the way for Governor Snyder to appoint an emergency manager to take over the city’s finances. This scenario is nothing new to Flint, where, in late 2011, Governor Snyder appointed Michael Brown as emergency manager. &nbsp;</p><p>We speak with Brown, as well as Flint Mayor <a href="http://www.cityofflint.com/mayor/mayorBio.asp">Dayne Walling</a>, about what the experience is like and what Detroit officials can learn from it.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:56:05 +0000 Current State 31477 at http://wkar.org Girl Groups featured at new Motown Museum exhibit http://wkar.org/post/girl-groups-featured-new-motown-museum-exhibit <p></p><p>At the iconic <a href="http://www.motownmuseum.org/">Motown Museum</a> in Detroit, a new exhibit honors the female contribution to the 1960s era. It’s called “Girl Groups: The Grit, The Glamour,The Glory.” Included are records, photos and memorabilia from all of the groups you remember, and one you have probably never heard of.</p><p>WKAR’s Scott Pohl toured the exhibit with the president and CEO of the Motown Museum, Allen Rawls.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:17:47 +0000 Current State 31460 at http://wkar.org Girl Groups featured at new Motown Museum exhibit Neighbors in Action: Closing the Digital Gap http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-closing-digital-gap <p>For this week’s <em>Neighbors in Action</em> segment, we feature <a href="http://ctdg.org/home/index.php">Closing the Digital Gap, </a>a Lansing-based non-profit that provides computers and computer training to low-income adults and families.</p><p>Executive Director Marcus Jefferson explains how his organization helps bridge the technical divide between rich and poor.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:50:48 +0000 Current State 31457 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Closing the Digital Gap Detroit Boat Show also features Great Lakes naval history http://wkar.org/post/detroit-boat-show-also-features-great-lakes-naval-history <p></p><p>The 55th annual <a href="http://detroitboatshow.net/">Detroit Boat Show</a> runs now through Sunday at Cobo Center. The expo showcases everything from power boats to pontoons, and even a little Great Lakes history. This year is the bicentennial of the epic Battle of Lake Erie, which occurred during the War of 1812.<br>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:40:42 +0000 Current State 31456 at http://wkar.org Detroit Boat Show also features Great Lakes naval history Ladysmith Black Mambazo still going strong after 50 years http://wkar.org/post/ladysmith-black-mambazo-still-going-strong-after-50-years <p></p><p><a href="http://www.mambazo.com/index.php">Ladysmith Black Mambazo</a> is coming to Wharton Center to <a href="http://whartoncenter.com/boxoffice/performance.aspx?pid=1272">perform</a> their signature South African Zulu-style choral music. They began singing in competitions in the 1970s, and rose to worldwide fame when they appeared on Paul Simon’s album “Graceland” in 1986. They’ve recorded over 50 albums, and their latest tour has a stop in East Lansing.</p><p>WKAR’s Melissa Benmark speaks with one of the longest-singing members, Albert Mazibuko, about the group's longevity.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:26:55 +0000 Current State 31455 at http://wkar.org Ladysmith Black Mambazo still going strong after 50 years