cs130306 http://wkar.org en Current State #38 | March 6, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-38-march-6-2013 <p></p><p>Today on&nbsp;<em>Current State:</em> The latest setback to the Lansing casino deal; Michigan ACLU on "Right to Work" lawsuit; the "Michigan 2020" &nbsp;plan;&nbsp;<em>Neighbors in Action&nbsp;</em>featuring All Saints Episcopal Church; folk legend Janis Ian; and MSU students and staff in Beijing.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:58:26 +0000 Current State 32272 at http://wkar.org Legal setback for Lansing casino plans http://wkar.org/post/legal-setback-lansing-casino-plans <p><br>A federal judge has dealt a blow to a Michigan Indian tribe seeking to build a casino in downtown Lansing. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:52:35 +0000 Current State 32271 at http://wkar.org Michigan ACLU on 'Right to Work' lawsuit http://wkar.org/post/michigan-aclu-right-work-lawsuit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigan Attorney General Bill </span>Schuette<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has taken action to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state’s controversial right-to-work law.</span> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:46:53 +0000 Current State 32270 at http://wkar.org Michigan ACLU on 'Right to Work' lawsuit Neighbors in Action: All Saints Episcopal Church's Teen After School Center http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-all-saints-episcopal-churchs-teen-after-school-center <p><br> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:36:39 +0000 Current State 32267 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: All Saints Episcopal Church's Teen After School Center Democratic leaders double down on 'Michigan 2020' plan http://wkar.org/post/democratic-leaders-double-down-michigan-2020-plan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Tuesday, Democratic senate leaders reintroduced their “<a href="http://www.michigan2020.com/">Michigan 2020</a>” plan which proposes to guarantee college tuition for all Michigan high school graduates. &nbsp;Senator <a href="http://www.rebekahwarren.com/">Rebekah Warren</a> from Ann Arbor, one of the proposal’s lead backers, outlines the details.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:30:41 +0000 Current State 32266 at http://wkar.org Singer Janis Ian on her career, upcoming performance http://wkar.org/post/singer-janis-ian-her-career-upcoming-performance <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 15.75pt;">This Friday, musician <a href="http://www.janisian.com/">Janis Ian</a> will perform at the Ten Pound Fiddle in East Lansing. In 1967, Ian wrote her first hit song, "Society’s Child," which was about an interracial relationship. She was 13 years-old. The song was banned by some radio stations, and Ian received hate mail, but it became a national hit after conductor Leonard Bernstein featured it in a TV special.</span></p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 21:54:25 +0000 Current State 32258 at http://wkar.org Singer Janis Ian on her career, upcoming performance In Beijing, MSU students and staff get taste of Chinese college life http://wkar.org/post/beijing-msu-students-and-staff-get-taste-chinese-college-life <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s no secret that the Chinese student population has exploded at Michigan State over the last few years. And with that, there has been some friction, including last fall when some Chinese students’ cars were vandalized with graffiti telling them to “go back home.”&nbsp;</span></p><p>In an effort to improve cultural understanding in the MSU community, this week a delegation of students, faculty and staff is visiting China's capital city of Beijing to meet with their counterparts at Beijing Normal University.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 21:43:53 +0000 Current State 32257 at http://wkar.org In Beijing, MSU students and staff get taste of Chinese college life