cs130424 http://wkar.org en Current State #73 | April 24, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-73-april-24-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: House Minority leader Tim Greimel; the MSU Wind Symphony performs at the Latin IS America Festival; Niowave pole barn dispute comes to an end; the Greater Lansing African American Health Institute; and&nbsp; the impact of flooding on agriculture.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:55:08 +0000 Current State 34777 at http://wkar.org MSU Wind Symphony performs as part of Latin IS America festival http://wkar.org/post/msu-wind-symphony-performs-part-latin-america-festival <p><a href="http://www.music.msu.edu/latin-is-america">Latin IS America</a> is a a celebration of the intersections between Latin American and U.S. culture. The festival started on April 15 and will close on April 27.</p><p>This Thursday, the event will feature the MSU Wind Symphony at <a href="http://whartoncenter.com/default.aspx">Wharton Center</a>. <em>WKAR</em>’s Peter Whorf previews the concert with MSU Director of Bands <a href="http://music.msu.edu/faculty/profile/kevin1">Kevin Sedatole</a>. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:21:03 +0000 Current State 34775 at http://wkar.org MSU Wind Symphony performs as part of Latin IS America festival Niowave dispute comes to an end http://wkar.org/post/niowave-dispute-comes-end <p>For months, residents of Lansing's Walnut neighborhood and Niowave have a argued over how to improve the appearance of the particle accelerator company's pole barn. <a href="http://www.purelansing.com/our_team.php">Bob Trezise</a>, the executive director of &nbsp;the <a href="http://www.purelansing.com/">Lansing Economic Area Partnership</a>, updates the situation.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:09:09 +0000 Current State 34774 at http://wkar.org Niowave dispute comes to an end Neighbors in Action: Greater Lansing African American Health Institute http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-greater-lansing-african-american-health-institute <div>For this week’s Neighbors in Action segment we feature the <a href="http://glaahi.net/index.htm">Greater Lansing African American Health Institute</a>, or GLAAHI. Based out of Lansing’s Letts Community Center, the GLAAHI offers a variety of programs, including smoking cessation groups, food donations and assistance with health care needs.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Current State</em>'s host Mark Bashore talks with Eldon Liggons, the executive director of the institute, and Dr. Don Williams, the board chairman and an MSU emeritus professor of psychiatry. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:50:49 +0000 Current State 34773 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Greater Lansing African American Health Institute Flooding delays Michigan's planting season http://wkar.org/post/flooding-delays-michigans-planting-season <p>Floods have ravaged Michigan this spring. The Red Cedar River has overflowed its banks on MSU campus, flooding the baseball, softball and soccer complex. In Lansing, flooding forced organizers of the marathon to change their planned route.</p><p>The Grand Rapids area has been especially hard hit. A photo has been making the rounds, taken from inside an office building in Grand Rapids, of flood waters rising up the surface of a window, with a fish in the picture.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:44:58 +0000 Current State 34772 at http://wkar.org