cs130425 http://wkar.org en Current State #74 | April 25, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-74-april-25-2013 <p></p><p>Today on&nbsp;<em>Current State</em>: Macomb county first in country with fraud database; new book on Detroit Lions; &nbsp;Kathryn Gray on Michigan's transportation overhaul; and Earl Nelson Singers come to Lansing.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:44:46 +0000 Current State 34834 at http://wkar.org Macomb County first in nation with software to track mortgage fraud http://wkar.org/post/macomb-county-first-nation-software-track-mortgage-fraud-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A memorable edition of <em>60 minutes</em> from 2011 reported that banks across the nation had used forged signatures to process foreclosure documents. &nbsp;After that, Michigan Attorney General <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/ag">Bill Schuette </a>launched an investigation and found that more than 1,000 unauthorized and improperly executed documents were filed with county registers of deeds throughout the state. Those documents were prepared by a company named DocX, which was identified in the<em>&nbsp;60 Minutes</em>&nbsp;program.</span></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:43:31 +0000 Current State 34833 at http://wkar.org Book details good and bad of Detroit Lions' history http://wkar.org/post/book-details-good-and-bad-detroit-lions-history <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oakland Press sports writer<a href="http://oplions.blogspot.com/"> Paula Pasche</a>&nbsp;speaks about her book <a href="http://www.triumphbooks.com/products/100_things_lions_fans_should_know___do_before_they_die/1572436526.php">100 Things Lions Fans Should Know &amp; Do Before They Die</a>&nbsp;with WKAR's Peter Whorf. The book celebrates the Detroit Lions' history while explaining players, coaches, and major events throughout the team's evolution.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:41:45 +0000 Current State 34831 at http://wkar.org Michigan's transportation overhaul includes more than roads http://wkar.org/post/michigans-transportation-overhaul-includes-more-roads <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Voices across Michigan---from Governor Rick Snyder to thousands of ordinary citizens---are calling for improvements to the state’s transportation infrastructure. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p>One Lansing-based policy organization---Transportation for Michigan---is promoting that discussion.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:40:26 +0000 Current State 34829 at http://wkar.org Michigan's transportation overhaul includes more than roads Lansing's Earl Nelson Singers Celebrate 50 Years http://wkar.org/post/lansings-earl-nelson-singers-celebrate-50-years <p></p><p></p><p>A notable Lansing-area choir is observing its 50th anniversary this year. The <a href="http://www.earlnelsonsingers.com/">Earl Nelson Singers </a>are celebrating half a century of spirituals with a concert in downtown Lansing on Monday. WKAR’s Melissa Benmark checked in with the director of the group and her husband, who’s a member, for some of their musical memories.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:38:37 +0000 Current State 34828 at http://wkar.org Lansing's Earl Nelson Singers Celebrate 50 Years