cs130321 http://wkar.org en Current State #52 | March 26, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-52-march-26-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: Curtis </span>Hertel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on plans to run for Senate; former congressman advocates for mental health;&nbsp;Lansing City Council president's response to budget proposal; and measuring water quality over the years in the Great Lakes.</span></p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:52:10 +0000 Current State 33291 at http://wkar.org Current State #49 | March 21, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-49-march-21-2013 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: budget cuts for Lansing police; dancer Nic Gareiss; Dr. Shannon Manning on drug-resistant bacteria; the Ann Arbor Film Festival; and CAFOs&nbsp;for livestock.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:14:59 +0000 Current State 33049 at http://wkar.org Lansing police respond to budget cut pressure http://wkar.org/post/lansing-police-respond-budget-cut-pressure <p></p><p>Police and firefighters in the city of Lansing are under pressure to make concessions to improve the city’s short and&nbsp;long-term budget woes. &nbsp;Last week, a long-awaited report from the city’s blue ribbon “Financial Health Team” called for a million dollars to be cut from the police&nbsp;department’s budget. &nbsp;</p><p>Discussing the issue is the President of the Lansing Fraternal Order of Police---the police officers and supervisors’ union---Tom Krug and from the city of Lansing, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Public Service, Chad Gamble.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:13:52 +0000 Current State 33048 at http://wkar.org Lansing police respond to budget cut pressure Stepdancer Nic Gareiss on percussive dance, sexual identity and culture http://wkar.org/post/stepdancer-nic-gareiss-percussive-dance-sexual-identity-and-culture <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.nicgareiss.com/Welcome.html">Nic&nbsp;Gareiss</a> has performed traditional Irish dance and the dances of its Diaspora around the world. But for Nic, his performances are not just visual expressions, but audible ones. He understands the body in motion as a form of music.</p><p>Nic holds degrees in both anthropology and music from Central Michigan University and recently completed his Masters' in ethnochoreology at the University of Limerick in Ireland. &nbsp;</p><p>Nic discusses his research interests including percussive dances, cultural identity in relation to traditional dance and music, and sexual identity within traditional dance.</p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:33:50 +0000 Current State 33047 at http://wkar.org Stepdancer Nic Gareiss on percussive dance, sexual identity and culture Superbugs: MSU molecular biologist on drug-resistant bacteria http://wkar.org/post/superbugs-msu-molecular-biologist-drug-resistant-bacteria <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">MSU molecular biologist </span><a href="http://www.mmg.msu.edu/manning.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Shannon Manning</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> played a crucial role in helping to solve the</span></p><p>mystery behind one of the most deadly E. coli outbreaks ever, which killed more than 50 people and sickened nearly 4,000 in Germany in 2011.</p><p>Dr. Manning is also a featured lecturer in MSU’s<em> Classes Without Quizzes</em> hosted by the College of Natural Science. She joins us to discuss the rise in drug-resistant bacteria.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:07:35 +0000 Current State 33046 at http://wkar.org Superbugs: MSU molecular biologist on drug-resistant bacteria Ann Arbor Film Festival features documentary 'Central Park Five' http://wkar.org/post/ann-arbor-film-festival-features-documentary-central-park-five <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he </span><a href="http://aafilmfest.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Ann Arbor Film Festival</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is underway. Most of the events are at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now into its fifty-first year, the festival has long been a showcase for makers of independent and experimental films.</span></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:00:20 +0000 Current State 33045 at http://wkar.org Ann Arbor Film Festival features documentary 'Central Park Five' Sustainability and CAFOs in livestock feed process http://wkar.org/post/sustainability-and-cafos-livestock-feed-process <p></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:32:30 +0000 Current State 33044 at http://wkar.org Sustainability and CAFOs in livestock feed process