cs130311 http://wkar.org en Current State #41 | March 11, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-41-march-11-2013 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State: </em>Governor Rick Snyder weighs in on the latest hot-button issues; Michigan's role in the War of 1812; comedian W. Kamau Bell; a Lansing choir returns from the Vatican's papal conclave; sports with <em>Detroit Free Press' </em>Joe Rexrode; Lansing business news with <em>MLive's </em>Angela Wittrock.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:47:01 +0000 Current State 32506 at http://wkar.org Governor Rick Snyder addresses latest issues facing Michigan http://wkar.org/post/governor-rick-snyder-addresses-latest-issues-facing-michigan <p></p><p>From the controversial decision over a Detroit emergency manager, to the politics of road funding, to a call by Democrats to make college tuition available to all state high school graduates, Governor Rick Snyder had a lot going late last week. &nbsp;<em>Current State </em>host Mark Bashore managed, however, to get the Governor for a few minutes by phone for a quick update on all these issues.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:30:18 +0000 Current State 32501 at http://wkar.org Michigan commemorates the War of 1812 http://wkar.org/post/michigan-commemorates-war-1812 <p>Then still just a frontier territory, Michigan was the site of many important battles during the War of 1812.&nbsp;</p><p>The Michigan War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission meets today to discuss commemorations of historic events from the war. &nbsp;</p><p>Susan Clark, director of the <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-54463_18595_18596---,00.html">Michigan History Museum</a>, recounts local turning points in the war and tells us what events are planned.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:22:54 +0000 Current State 32500 at http://wkar.org Michigan commemorates the War of 1812 Comedian W. Kamau Bell mines racism, politics for laughs http://wkar.org/post/comedian-w-kamau-bell-mines-racism-politics-laughs <p>The country’s top comedians are appearing in Grand Rapids through Sunday at <a href="http://www.laughfestgr.org/">Gilda’s Laugh Fest</a>. The event supports the work of Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, inspired by the late Gilda Radner to help people who are dealing with cancer.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Tonight, the festival features <a href="http://www.wkamaubell.com/">W. Kamau Bell</a>, the host of “Totally Biased,” which appears Thursday nights on FX. &nbsp;Bell discusses racism in America and what it’s like to have a television show.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:07:54 +0000 Current State 32499 at http://wkar.org Comedian W. Kamau Bell mines racism, politics for laughs Lansing choir sings for papal conclave at the Vatican http://wkar.org/post/lansing-choir-sings-papal-conclave-vatican <p></p><p></p><p>Twenty-five members of the <a href="http://stmarycathedrallansing.catholicweb.com/">St. Mary’s Cathedral</a> Choir of Lansing and several members of St. Mary’s and St. Stan’s in Jackson performed recently in Italy, including at a Vatican mass as the papal conclave was assembling. &nbsp;</p><p>Monsignour Steven Raica, Chancellor of the Diocese of Lansing, and choir member Gratz discuss the once-in-a-lifetime experience.</p><p></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:34:32 +0000 Current State 32491 at http://wkar.org Lansing choir sings for papal conclave at the Vatican Sports check-in with Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press http://wkar.org/post/sports-check-joe-rexrode-detroit-free-press-5 <p></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:40:03 +0000 Current State 32490 at http://wkar.org Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock http://wkar.org/post/lansing-business-news-mlives-angela-wittrock-3 <p></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:35:27 +0000 Current State 32489 at http://wkar.org