cs130315 http://wkar.org en Current State #45 | March 15, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-45-march-15-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State:&nbsp;</em>GM's possible Lansing expansion; &nbsp;Lansing Financial Health Team members discuss details of report; Lansing's school superintendent on why she opposes Educational Assessment Authority; the screenwriter of the new Israeli film "Rock the Casbah"; &nbsp;MSU&nbsp;Wharton Center presents "Garden of Joy"; and Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival with a live music performance.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 22:19:37 +0000 Current State 32762 at http://wkar.org General Motors exploring plans for expansion in Lansing http://wkar.org/post/general-motors-exploring-plans-expansion-lansing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 22:16:01 +0000 Current State 32761 at http://wkar.org General Motors exploring plans for expansion in Lansing Members of Lansing Financial Health Team discuss report http://wkar.org/post/members-lansing-financial-health-team-discuss-report <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Lansing, city leaders and many others have begun digging into pages of new recommendations for addressing long-term city revenue shortfalls. &nbsp;Former mayor Dave Hollister led the 14-person effort that began last November. The blue-ribbon Financial Health Team divided its work into two areas: long-term costs and debt and a regional approach to cutting and streamlining. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 22:14:34 +0000 Current State 32788 at http://wkar.org Lansing school superintendent opposes Educational Achievement Authority http://wkar.org/post/lansing-school-superintendent-opposes-educational-achievement-authority <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bill is moving through the Michigan legislature that would expand the state's oversight of struggling schools. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lansing schools&nbsp;</span>Superintendent<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Yvonne&nbsp;</span>Camaal-Canul<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says the move to expand the preview of Michigan's <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/eaa">Educational Achievement Authority</a> is "not about education.It's about politics." She joins us.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:56:13 +0000 Current State 32754 at http://wkar.org Lansing school superintendent opposes Educational Achievement Authority New Israeli film 'Rock the Casbah' looks at the first intifada http://wkar.org/post/new-israeli-film-rock-casbah-shows-weekend-msu <p></p><p>The new Israeli film "<a href="http://www.yhorowitz.com/yhorowitz-work_in_progress-rock_the_casbah">Rock the Casbah</a>" takes place during the first&nbsp;intifada&nbsp;in the late&nbsp;1980s. It's the first feature film produced in Israel to address the tumultuous period and is showing this weekend as part of the Israeli Film Festival put on by MSU's&nbsp;<a href="http://jsp.msu.edu/">Jewish Studies Program</a>. The film's screenwriter, Guy&nbsp;Meirson, served in the Israeli army at the time. He's a guest lecturer in screenwriting this semester and joins us to discuss his new film and Israel's complex relationship with the Palestinians.</p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:50:55 +0000 Current State 32753 at http://wkar.org Lansing Financial Health Team unveils report http://wkar.org/post/lansing-financial-health-team-unveils-report <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">In Lansing, city leaders and many others have begun digging into pages of new recommendations for addressing long-term revenue shortfalls. Former Mayor David Hollister led the 14-person effort beginning last November. The blue ribbon Financial Health Team divided its work into two areas: long term costs and debt and a regionals approach to cutting, stream lining and the like. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:46:34 +0000 Current State 32760 at http://wkar.org Wharton Center's 'Garden of Joy' explores Harlem Renaissance http://wkar.org/post/wharton-centers-garden-joy-explores-harlem-renaissance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new production opening tonight at </span>MSU’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Wharton Center pays homage to the Harlem Renaissance. &nbsp;In the 1920’s, the arts in America, like just about every other industry, were dominated by whites. Most representations of African-American life were done in parody. &nbsp;One of most popular programs of the day was “Amos and Andy.” &nbsp;It debuted in 1928 with two white actors who would later appear on screen in </span>blackface<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:40:46 +0000 Current State 32751 at http://wkar.org Wharton Center's 'Garden of Joy' explores Harlem Renaissance MSU cello professor Suren Bagratuni plays live http://wkar.org/post/msu-cello-professor-suren-bagratuni-plays-live <p></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:24:59 +0000 Current State 32750 at http://wkar.org MSU cello professor Suren Bagratuni plays live