CS040413 http://wkar.org en Current State #59 | April 4th, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-59-april-4th-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on Current State: </span>MSU's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Fossil Free campaign; remembering Dr. Martin Luther King 45 years after his assassination; </span>Izzo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> discusses the future of&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Adreian<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Payne and the&nbsp;</span>MSU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Opera </span>Theater<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> presents the Stephen </span>Sondheim<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> classic "A Little Night Music."</span></p><p></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:08:12 +0000 Current State 33777 at http://wkar.org MSU students launch fossil free campaign http://wkar.org/post/msu-students-launch-fossil-free-campaign <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Environmentalists trying to get Michigan State University to curtail coal-generated power are announcing a new tactic today. The </span>MSU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sierra Student Coalition is launching the </span>MSU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Fossil Free campaign. The effort is an attempt to get the university to divest millions of endowment dollars the coalition says are invested in the fossil fuel industry. Callie </span>Bruley<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an </span>MSU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> student and a coordinator of </span>MSU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Beyond Coal, and Brad Van Guilder, who represents the Michigan Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal effort, discuss the </span>MSU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Fossil Free campaign.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:59:29 +0000 Current State 33770 at http://wkar.org Friend and colleague of MLK recalls his life http://wkar.org/post/friend-and-colleague-mlk-recalls-his-life <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this date 45 years ago, civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King, Junior was murdered in Memphis, Tennessee. &nbsp;To the world, King was an icon of equality and justice. &nbsp;His family and friends, of course, saw something more. &nbsp;One of Dr. King’s closest friends was William G. Anderson. &nbsp;Anderson is an osteopathic surgeon with Michigan State University who practices in Detroit. &nbsp;In 1961, Anderson lived in Albany, Georgia, where he started what came to be known as the “Albany Movement,” one of the first successful organized protests of the era. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:55:50 +0000 Current State 33771 at http://wkar.org Friend and colleague of MLK recalls his life Oldsmobile through the decades http://wkar.org/post/oldsmobile-through-decades <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The R.E. Olds transportation museum houses a diverse collection of Oldsmobiles dating from 1897 to 2004.</span></p><p>It also includes a wide array of auto and industrial history covering about&nbsp; a century, including a nearly complete collection of Michigan license plates, early traffic signs and a working 1950s-era traffic signal.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bill </span>Adcock<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the Executive Director of the RE Olds Transportation Museum.&nbsp; He recently joined </span>WKAR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Peter </span>Whorf<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for a tour of the museum.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:50:43 +0000 Current State 33774 at http://wkar.org Oldsmobile through the decades Izzo on NBA draft and rival Michigan in the Final Four http://wkar.org/post/izzo-nba-draft-and-rival-michigan-final-four <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Tom </span>Izzo<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;"> held his season wrap-up press conference this week, and the question on many Spartan fans minds as they look forward to next season is who on the </span>MSU<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;"> roster will stay and who will enter the NBA draft, particularly&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Adreian</span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Payne. </span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:44:56 +0000 Current State 33772 at http://wkar.org Izzo on NBA draft and rival Michigan in the Final Four MSU opera theater presents 'A Little Night Music' http://wkar.org/post/msu-opera-theater-presents-little-night-music <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">MSU Opera </span>Theater<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> presents the Stephen </span>Sondheim<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> classic "A Little Night Music," Friday-Sunday April 5-7. &nbsp;</span>MSU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Opera </span>Theater<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> director and Associate Professor of voice Melanie </span>Helston<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> speaks with </span>WKAR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Peter </span>Whorf<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><div><p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:23:32 +0000 Current State 33775 at http://wkar.org MSU opera theater presents 'A Little Night Music'