cs130307 http://wkar.org en Current State #39 | March 7, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-39-march-7-2013 <p></p><p>Today on&nbsp;<em>Current State</em>: The iconic SS Badger's future; gender imbalance in medical research; summer road construction East Lansing; the Safe Patient Care Act; and a preview of the Wharton Center's remaining lineup.</p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 00:14:19 +0000 Current State 32351 at http://wkar.org EPA may end SS Badger's long run on coal http://wkar.org/post/epa-may-end-ss-badgers-long-run-coal <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The iconic Michigan steamship, the SS Badger, may lose its permit to dump &nbsp;spent coal into Lake Michigan. &nbsp;The Ludington company that owns and operates the Badger, Lake Michigan Carferry, expects to hear soon from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about its request to continue the practice. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 00:07:37 +0000 Current State 32350 at http://wkar.org EPA may end SS Badger's long run on coal Lowered life expectancy for American women could have ripple effect in society http://wkar.org/post/lowered-life-expectancy-american-women-could-have-ripple-effect-society <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A recent <a href="http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/31/8/1803">study</a> published in the journal </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Health Affairs</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> this week shows a decline in life expectancy for American women. &nbsp;Scientists still aren’t sure of the causes, and the need for more data is further complicated by the long history of gender imbalance in medical research. </span></p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 23:58:26 +0000 Current State 32349 at http://wkar.org Lowered life expectancy for American women could have ripple effect in society Road construction will snarl East Lansing traffic through summer http://wkar.org/post/road-construction-will-snarl-east-lansing-traffic-through-summer <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A major road construction project is getting underway in East Lansing. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Michigan Department of Transportation says there will be improvements on Grand River Avenue from Coolidge Road to Park Lake Road, and on Michigan Avenue from the west city limits to Grand River.</span></p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 23:49:36 +0000 Current State 32348 at http://wkar.org Road construction will snarl East Lansing traffic through summer Safe Patient Care Act would mandate minimum nurse-to-patient ratios http://wkar.org/post/safe-patient-care-act-would-mandate-minimum-nurse-patient-ratios <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hundreds of nurses from across the state were in Lansing yesterday to lobby their state lawmakers. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 23:38:53 +0000 Current State 32347 at http://wkar.org Safe Patient Care Act would mandate minimum nurse-to-patient ratios Diverse lineup remains for Wharton Center's season http://wkar.org/post/diverse-lineup-remains-wharton-centers-season <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The stretch run begins next week for the remainder of the concert season at the </span><a href="http://whartoncenter.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Wharton Center for Performing Arts</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; </span>WKAR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Peter </span>Whorf<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> chats with Wharton Center executive director Mike Brand about the breadth and depth of performances coming to East Lansing in the next few months. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 23:22:18 +0000 Current State 32341 at http://wkar.org Diverse lineup remains for Wharton Center's season