cs130325 http://wkar.org en Current State #51 | March 25, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-51-march-25-2013 <p></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:02:29 +0000 Current State 33229 at http://wkar.org Lansing teachers' union on new contract http://wkar.org/post/lansing-teachers-union-new-contract <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;">Last Thursday, the </span><a href="http://www.lansingschools.net/pages/Lansing_SD" style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;">Lansing School District</a><span style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;"> and the city teachers’ union reached a new five-year contract agreement. &nbsp;The deal cuts 87 full-time equivalent positions in art, music and physical education classes. &nbsp;On Friday we spoke with school board president </span><a href="http://www.lansingschools.net/pages/Lansing_SD/District/Board_of_Education/Board_Member_Bio_s/Guillermo_Z__Lpez-President" style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;">Guillermo Lopez</a><span style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;He assured us that those particular curricula would continue in Lansing schools, but that the method of providing that instruction is going to be restructured. &nbsp;After Mr. Lopez’s interview aired, </span><em style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;">Current State</em><span style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;">’s Kevin </span>Lavery<span style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;"> caught up with Patti </span>Seidl<span style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;">, the president of the </span><a href="http://www.lsea.org/" style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;">Lansing Schools Education Association</a><span style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;">, to hear the union’s perspective on the deal. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:58:36 +0000 Current State 33228 at http://wkar.org Lansing teachers' union on new contract Old handwritten messages discovered in former state hospital http://wkar.org/post/old-handwritten-messages-discovered-former-state-hospital <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recently, workers at the site of the former <a href="http://www.traversecitystatehospital.com/">Traverse City State Hospital</a> made a series of curious discoveries. &nbsp;After pulling down old plaster from the walls of a former women’s dormitory, they found dozens of handwritten messages beneath. &nbsp;A few were over a century old.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Ian Jones, director of Marketing and Communications for <a href="http://www.munsonhealthcare.org/mmc">Traverse City’s Munson Medical Center</a>,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;talks about these mysterious findings.</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:53:23 +0000 Current State 33227 at http://wkar.org Old handwritten messages discovered in former state hospital Sports check-in with Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press http://wkar.org/post/sports-check-joe-rexrode-detroit-free-press-7 <p></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:50:24 +0000 Current State 33225 at http://wkar.org Documentary highlights the value of aging on WKAR tonight http://wkar.org/post/documentary-highlights-value-aging-wkar-tonight <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many people fear&nbsp;and fight aging. If your turn to almost any channel on TV, you’ll find older women attempting to cloak themselves in youth. &nbsp;Age is a deficit.</span></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:42:31 +0000 Current State 33224 at http://wkar.org A look at the history of Motown http://wkar.org/post/look-history-motown <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;">Soon a little piece of Detroit’s history will join the marquees on Broadway. "</span><i style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;"><a href="http://www.motownthemusical.com/">Motown the Musical</a>"</i><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;"> will debut in New York in April. If you can’t make it to Broadway, you can find the story of Motown on display at the <a href="http://www.motownmuseum.org/">Motown Museum</a>. WKAR’s Scott Pohl toured the museum with president and CEO of the Motown Museum, Allen Rawls.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:18:59 +0000 Current State 33220 at http://wkar.org A look at the history of Motown Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock http://wkar.org/post/lansing-business-news-mlives-angela-wittrock-5 <p></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:36:38 +0000 Current State 33218 at http://wkar.org