cs130422 http://wkar.org en House Minority leader Tim Greimel http://wkar.org/post/house-minority-leader-tim-greimel <p>Democratic State Representative <a href="http://029.housedems.com/">Tim Greimel</a> is serving his first full term in the <a href="http://house.michigan.gov/">Michigan House</a>. It’s also his first as the leader of his party’s caucus. &nbsp;</p><p>Representative Greimel speaks with <em>Current State</em> host Mark Bashore about the Snyder administration's education project, his party’s struggle for influence in the GOP-majority legislature and likely Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate and Governor.</p><div>&nbsp;</div><p></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:42:24 +0000 Current State 34776 at http://wkar.org Current State #71 | April 22, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-71-april-22-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on <em>Current State</em>: oil spill clean-up on Kalamazoo River continues; “Chasing Ice” documentary; new solar-powered electric charging stations in Lansing; and the Supreme Court hears case on gene patenting.</span></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:29:45 +0000 Current State 34661 at http://wkar.org Two and a half years later, oil spill clean-up continues on Kalamazoo River http://wkar.org/post/two-and-half-years-later-oil-spill-clean-continues-kalamazoo-river <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been two and a half years since an oil pipeline owned by the Canadian company Enbridge ruptured near Marshall, spewing hundreds of thousands of gallons of heavy crude oil into the Kalamazoo River. The incident has been one of the costliest oil spills in U.S. history and the clean-up is still ongoing.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.kbs.msu.edu/people/faculty/hamilton">Steve Hamilton</a>, an MSU scientist who has been monitoring the clean-up, updates&nbsp;<em>Current State</em>&nbsp;on the situation.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:24:06 +0000 Current State 34656 at http://wkar.org Two and a half years later, oil spill clean-up continues on Kalamazoo River Film 'Chasing Ice' documents the melting of polar ice cap http://wkar.org/post/film-chasing-ice-documents-melting-polar-ice-cap <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, MSU <a href="http://www.geo.msu.edu/">Department of Geography</a> will host filmmaker <a href="http://www.chasingice.com/bio/jeff-orlowski/">Jeff Orlowski</a> for a screening of his documentary “Chasing Ice.” The movie documents the work of <a href="http://www.nationalgeographic.com/">National Geographic</a> photographer <a href="http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photographers/photographer-james-balog/">James Balog</a>. Through both film and time-lapse photography, Balog&nbsp; chronicled the melting of glacial ice.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;<em>Current State</em>’s Scott Pohl speaks with&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jeff&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Orlowski, the director of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Chasing Ice."</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:16:00 +0000 Current State 34655 at http://wkar.org Film 'Chasing Ice' documents the melting of polar ice cap SCOTUS takes up of gene patenting http://wkar.org/post/scotus-takes-gene-patenting <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 200%;">The&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/default.aspx" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 200%;">Supreme Court</a><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 200%;"> heard arguments last week about whether human genes can be patented. The court’s ruling could drastically change the biotech industry and also the way universities do research.</span></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 17:06:30 +0000 Current State 34652 at http://wkar.org SCOTUS takes up of gene patenting