cs130308 http://wkar.org en Current State #40 | March 8, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-40-march-8-2013 <p></p><p>Today on&nbsp;<em>Current State:&nbsp;</em>Gay marriage in Michigan; a debate on the merits of "Common Core" education; MSU&nbsp;men's basketball with the <em>Detroit Free Press'</em> Joe Rexrode; the new realities of the publishing world; Ann Arbor teen named to inagural Carnegie Hall youth orchestra; MSU hockey playoffs; Interlochen&nbsp;Radio at Elderly Instruments this weekend.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:43:46 +0000 Current State 32420 at http://wkar.org Federal judge postpones ruling on gay marriage in Michigan http://wkar.org/post/federal-judge-postpones-ruling-gay-marriage-michigan <p></p><p>A federal judge in Detroit postponed his ruling on gay marriage in Michigan to wait for the Supreme Court’s decision, which will likely come out in June. &nbsp;Penny Gardner, president of the <a href="http://www.lahronline.org/">Lansing Association for Human Rights</a>, offers her reaction.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:34:49 +0000 Current State 32417 at http://wkar.org A debate on the merits of 'Common Core' education http://wkar.org/post/debate-merits-common-core-education <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since 2010, Michigan and most other states have been moving toward what are called "<a href="http://www.corestandards.org/">Common Core</a>" state standards. &nbsp;It’s a movement that aims to create consistent learning goals for school kids across the United States. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:26:44 +0000 Current State 32416 at http://wkar.org Sports check in with the Detroit Free Press' Joe Rexrode http://wkar.org/post/sports-check-detroit-free-press-joe-rexrode-1 <p></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:21:05 +0000 Current State 32415 at http://wkar.org With rise in e-books, stigma of self-publishing wanes http://wkar.org/post/rise-e-books-stigma-self-publishing-wanes <p></p><p></p><p>Every budding author dreams of seeing their name in print. &nbsp;The book publishing world can be a tough nut to crack, however, as many a rejected writer has found for countless decades. &nbsp;But the explosion of social media and other forms of electronic communication is opening more avenues for writers to self-publish their work.<br> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:15:05 +0000 Current State 32414 at http://wkar.org Ann Arbor teen set to join inaugural Carnegie Hall youth orchestra http://wkar.org/post/ann-arbor-teen-set-join-inaugural-carnegie-hall-youth-orchestra <p></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:04:36 +0000 Current State 32411 at http://wkar.org MSU hockey team begins CCHA playoffs in Alaska http://wkar.org/post/msu-hockey-team-begins-ccha-playoffs-alaska <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Michigan State hockey team finished in last place this season. Their 12th place finish puts them in the position to play 6th-seeded Alaska in Fairbanks in the first round of the CCHA tournament.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are lots of challenges facing the Spartans, including traveling to Alaska for the second time in two weeks.</span></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:56:47 +0000 Current State 32409 at http://wkar.org