cs130503 http://wkar.org en Study indicates Asian carp may already be in Great Lakes http://wkar.org/post/study-indicates-asian-carp-may-already-be-great-lakes <p></p><p>A new study released in April finds Asian carp may in fact be reaching the Great Lakes.&nbsp; The Asian carp is an invasive species with an appetite large enough to potentially decimate the food chain ecosystem of the Great Lakes.&nbsp; There have been many efforts to contain the spread of the fish in the Chicago Area Waterway System to connects to Lake Michigan.&nbsp; The study now raises new questions about the effectiveness of that system.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 15:54:14 +0000 Current State 35275 at http://wkar.org Study indicates Asian carp may already be in Great Lakes Former LSJ columnist John Schneider reflects on his novel in progress http://wkar.org/post/former-lsj-columnist-john-schneider-reflects-his-novel-progress <p></p><p>For 24 years, John Schneider's column was a "destination read" in the Lansing State Journal.&nbsp; Schneider retired from the paper just over a year ago to free up more time for fishing and meandering in the woods...but it's been a thoroughly modern retirement.&nbsp; It's continued to include a blog, a regular column with Bridge magazine and -- <em>Current State</em> has learned -- a periodic return to the Lansing State Journal.</p><p></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 15:47:55 +0000 Current State 35274 at http://wkar.org Summer sizzles with cinematic superheroes http://wkar.org/post/summer-sizzles-cinematic-superheroes <p></p><p>The summer movie season is upon us.&nbsp; In a few weeks, we will be inspired by the feats of cinematic superheroes, clutching our popcorn in fear as we watch the world's demise.&nbsp; <em>Current State's</em> Emanuele Berry joined MLive.com and Grand Rapids Press entertainment reporter and film critic John Serba to sort out the many films of summer.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 15:39:38 +0000 Current State 35273 at http://wkar.org MSU researcher scours continents in search of bird songs http://wkar.org/post/msu-researcher-scours-continents-search-bird-songs <p></p><p>With springtime finally arriving in mid-Michigan, the sounds of the season have also emerged again.&nbsp; The song of the northern cardinal is one of hundreds recorded by Dr. Pamela Rasmussen.&nbsp; She's an assistant professor of zoology at Michigan State University and assistant curator at the MSU Museum.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 15:31:30 +0000 Current State 35272 at http://wkar.org MSU researcher scours continents in search of bird songs