CS130410 http://wkar.org en Current State #63 | April 10, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-63-april-10-2013-1 <p></p><p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.9334663748355774" style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: Michigan's first-ever Veterans Affairs Agency;&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Neighbors in Action</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;features the Open Door Ministry in Lansing; and the first annual Spartan Sports Journalism Classic event.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:58:55 +0000 Current State 34080 at http://wkar.org Current State #63 | April 10, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-63-april-10-2013-0 <p></p><p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.9334663748355774" style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: Michigan's first-ever Veterans Affairs Agency;&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Neighbors in Action</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;features the Open Door Ministry in Lansing; and the first annual Spartan Sports Journalism Classic event.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:58:54 +0000 Current State 34079 at http://wkar.org Director of new state Veteran's Affairs Agency shares plan http://wkar.org/post/director-new-state-veterans-affairs-agency-shares-plan <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Data show that Michigan’s nearly 700,000 veterans are not connecting with important services that state and federal agencies offer involving employment, health and education.</span></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:00:54 +0000 Current State 34058 at http://wkar.org Director of new state Veteran's Affairs Agency shares plan Neighbors in Action: Open Door Ministry http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-open-door-ministry <p>For this week’s Neighbors in Action segment we feature the <a href="http://www.gbgm-umc.org/opendoorlansing/">Open Door Ministry</a>, a non-profit day drop-in center where homeless individuals can rest, eat and do laundry.</p><p>Dennis Ranville, co-director of Open Door Ministry, talks about the people his organization serves and poverty in downtown Lansing. And Ira Savage, a current volunteer and formerly homeless client at Open Door, joins the conversation.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:00:18 +0000 Current State 34057 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Open Door Ministry First annual Spartan Sports Journalism Classic http://wkar.org/post/first-annual-spartan-sports-journalism-classic <p>MSU’s College of Communication Arts &amp; Sciences hosts its inaugural Spartan Sports Journalism Classic on Thursday.</p><p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 17:00:13 +0000 Current State 34056 at http://wkar.org First annual Spartan Sports Journalism Classic