cs130304 http://wkar.org en Current State #36 | March 4, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-36-march-4-2013 <p> Today on <em>Current State:&nbsp; </em>A breakdown of the impending changes to Michigan's health care system; phobias and fears with the co-author of "Encyclopedia Paranoiaca;"&nbsp; a profile of new state representative Theresa Abed; sports with the <em>Detroit Free Press' </em>Joe Rexrode; and business news with <em>MLive's </em>Angela Wittrock.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 22:13:52 +0000 Current State 32119 at http://wkar.org Current State #36 | March 4, 2013 Michigan's health care system facing an overhaul http://wkar.org/post/michigans-health-care-system-facing-overhaul <p><br></p><p>From possible Medicaid expansion to insurance exchanges to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s new status, the state’s health care system is about to change.</p><p>We’ll discuss just how drastically with Lonnie Scott, state communications director for the consumer advocacy group, <a href="http://www.knowyourcare.org/">Know Your Care</a>, and Rick Murdock, director of the <a href="http://www.mahp.org/">Michigan Association of Health Plans</a>.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:59:09 +0000 Current State 32118 at http://wkar.org Michigan's health care system facing an overhaul 'Encyclopedia Paranoiaca' mines fears and phobias for laughs http://wkar.org/post/encyclopedia-paranoiaca-mines-fears-and-phobias-laughs <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.2645980430497419" 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;">It may be hard to believe, but evidence suggests many otherwise benign, everyday items like flip- flops, drinking straws and neckties pose serious dangers. &nbsp;Other reputable data point to the health risks involved in common activities like flossing our teeth, washing our hands and eating leafy greens. &nbsp;</span><br>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:40:47 +0000 Current State 32112 at http://wkar.org 'Encyclopedia Paranoiaca' mines fears and phobias for laughs New Legislator Preview: Rep. Theresa Abed, 71st District http://wkar.org/post/new-legislator-preview-rep-theresa-abed-71st-district <p>We continue our series of interviews with new local State Representatives with <a href="http://071.housedems.com/biography">Theresa Abed</a>. Last November, Abed defeated one-term Representative Deb Schaughnessy, moving the 71st District's Eaton County seat from Republican to Democratic. She joins us to discuss her 2013 legislative agenda.</p><p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 20:57:12 +0000 Current State 32110 at http://wkar.org Sports check-in with Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press http://wkar.org/post/sports-check-joe-rexrode-detroit-free-press-4 <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. Today, he breaks down MSU's loss to Michigan on Sunday.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:45:35 +0000 Current State 32095 at http://wkar.org Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock http://wkar.org/post/lansing-business-news-mlives-angela-wittrock-2 <p></p><div class="jp-controls column"><div class="jp-progress"><div class="jp-seek-bar" style="width: 100%;"><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. This week, she discusses news that the <em>Lansing State Journal </em>plans to sell its building.</div></div></div><p></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:40:56 +0000 Current State 32094 at http://wkar.org