cs130322 http://wkar.org en Current State #50 | March 22, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-50-march-22-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State:&nbsp;</em>contracts for Lansing teachers; a look at the new Financial Empowerment Center; East Lansing high school's theater fundraiser; Michigan's 20-20 plan and reform options; sports check-in; Lansing's historic Albert Kahn building.</p><p></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:16:28 +0000 Current State 33125 at http://wkar.org Lansing teachers nearing contract with city http://wkar.org/post/lansing-teachers-nearing-contract-city <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><a href="http://www.lansingschools.net/pages/Lansing_SD">The Lansing School District</a> has a new contract agreement with its 915-member teachers’ union. <a href="http://www.lansingschools.net/pages/Lansing_SD/District/Board_of_Education">&nbsp;The Lansing Board of Education</a> approved the new pact by an 8-1 vote last night. Guillermo Lopez, president of the Lansing Board of Education, discusses the new five-year deal.</span></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:13:07 +0000 Current State 33124 at http://wkar.org Lansing teachers nearing contract with city Lansing's Financial Empowerment Center one of five in nation http://wkar.org/post/lansings-financial-empowerment-center-one-five-nation <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In January, the city of Lansing announced that the city had been awarded a $1.5 million Bloomberg Philanthropies grant to establish a Financial Empowerment Center. </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/LansingFinancialEmpowermentCenter" style="line-height: 1.5;">Lansing’s center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> opened yesterday.</span></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:04:05 +0000 Current State 33123 at http://wkar.org Lansing's Financial Empowerment Center one of five in nation East Lansing H.S. set to raise $1 million for theater endowment http://wkar.org/post/east-lansing-hs-set-raise-1-million-theater-endowment <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">East Lansing high school presents </span><a href="http://elps.k12.mi.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectionid=371" style="line-height: 1.5;">"And The World Goes Round"</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tomorrow night, with a fundraising event after at the East Lansing Marriott. The </span><a href="http://elps.k12.mi.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=13033&amp;" style="line-height: 1.5;">"Gala of Gratitude"</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is part of the </span><a href="http://www.eastlansingedfoundation.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">East Lansing Foundation's</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> effort to raise $1 million for students &nbsp;to support their theater tradition in East Lansing schools.</span></p><p>Many East Lansing high theater, music and arts grads will be attending the event on Saturday.</p><p>One of those people is <a href="http://theatre.msu.edu/index.php/people/graduate-students/dana-brazil/">Dana Brazil</a>. &nbsp;Brazil is the Associate Director of the<a href="http://whartoncenter.com/education/institute.aspx"> MSU Federal Credit Union's Institute for Arts and Creativity</a> at the Wharton Center. &nbsp;She's a professional actress, teacher and M.F.A. acting student at Michigan State University.</p><p><br>WKAR's Peter Whorf spoke with Dana Brazil about her days at East Lansing High School.</p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:58:59 +0000 Current State 33118 at http://wkar.org East Lansing H.S. set to raise $1 million for theater endowment Sports with Joe Rexrode of Detroit Free Press http://wkar.org/post/sports-joe-rexrode-detroit-free-press <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Detroit Free Press</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;sportswriter&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.freep.com/article/99999999/sports07/120821057&amp;template=theme&amp;theme=hey_joe" style="margin: 0p Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:59:43 +0000 Current State 33119 at http://wkar.org A tour of Lansing's Albert Kahn building http://wkar.org/post/tour-lansings-albert-kahn-building <p></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 17:47:24 +0000 Current State 33115 at http://wkar.org