cs130329 http://wkar.org en Current State #55 | March 29, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-55-march-29-2013 <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;">local journalists review the top news stories from March; the effects of common insecticides on songbird populations; March Madness check-in with Joe Rexrode; and Lansing grassroots leaders on issues their neighborhoods face.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:54:21 +0000 Current State 33506 at http://wkar.org Local journalists review the top news stories in March http://wkar.org/post/local-journalists-review-top-news-stories-march-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From the appointment of Detroit’s emergency manager to the ongoing fallout from Right to Work, March was a dramatic month in Michigan. &nbsp;And in Lansing, officials finally unveiled a controversial plan to address the city’s long-term structural budget shortfalls. &nbsp;</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:52:24 +0000 Current State 33501 at http://wkar.org Local journalists review the top news stories in March Common insecticides a growing threat to bird populations http://wkar.org/post/common-insecticides-growing-threat-bird-populations <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.abcbirds.org/" style="line-height: 15.75pt;">The American Bird Conservancy</a><span style="line-height: 15.75pt;"> released a </span><a href="http://www.abcbirds.org/newsandreports/releases/130319.html" style="line-height: 15.75pt;">report</a><span style="line-height: 15.75pt;"> last week calling for a ban on widely-used insecticides suspected of damage to bird and aquatic populations.</span></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:43:50 +0000 Current State 33499 at http://wkar.org Common insecticides a growing threat to bird populations Sports check-in with FREEP's Joe Rexrode http://wkar.org/post/sports-check-freeps-joe-rexrode <p></p><p>The Detroit Free Press’ Joe Rexrode breaks down Friday night’s ‘Sweet 16’ contest between Michigan State and Duke.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:38:08 +0000 Current State 33498 at http://wkar.org Sports check-in with FREEP's Joe Rexrode Lansing's grassroots leaders taking matters into their own hands http://wkar.org/post/lansings-grassroots-leaders-taking-matters-their-own-hands <p><span style="line-height: 17.5pt; font-family: Cambria, serif;">Around the city of Lansing, grassroots volunteers are the lifeblood of neighborhood organizations trying to improve the quality of life. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:35:24 +0000 Current State 33497 at http://wkar.org