cs130510 http://wkar.org en Former oil executive now advocate for alternative energy http://wkar.org/post/former-oil-executive-now-advocate-alternative-energy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What should America’s energy future be, and how do we hammer out an environmentally conscious national energy security plan for the future? &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Current State 35629 at http://wkar.org Former oil executive now advocate for alternative energy Higher education more than just job training http://wkar.org/post/higher-education-more-just-job-training <p></p><p><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; line-height: 1.5;">It’s spring commencement time, when tens of thousands of new graduates head out into the “real world.” &nbsp;Here in Michigan, there have been a lot of public conversations about how we train our students for jobs in this state, how we keep talent from leaving and attract new talent, and what our universities can be doing to facilitate all of this. From the proposed Michigan 2020 plan by state Democrats to re-thinking the university corridor, there are a lot of ideas floating out there.</span></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 15:34:23 +0000 Current State 35628 at http://wkar.org Higher education more than just job training MSU looks to strengthen ties with Cuba http://wkar.org/post/msu-looks-strengthen-ties-cuba <p></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 15:33:48 +0000 Current State 35627 at http://wkar.org MSU looks to strengthen ties with Cuba Current State #85 | May 10, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-85-may-10-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: film documentary on military sexual assault; alternative energy; the future for Michigan talent; and&nbsp;MSU Alumni Association tour of Cuba.</span></p> Fri, 10 May 2013 17:19:46 +0000 Current State 35632 at http://wkar.org Film documents sexual assault in the military http://wkar.org/post/film-documents-sexual-assault-military <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. military is facing a crisis of conscience. This week, the Pentagon released an <a href="http://www.sapr.mil/index.php/annual-reports">annual report</a> indicating the rate of rape and sexual assault by and against service members has risen significantly in the past year. &nbsp;Adding to the scandal is the arrest of the Air Force officer who previously led that branch’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit -- who himself was charged with sexual assault. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 10 May 2013 17:18:15 +0000 Current State 35630 at http://wkar.org Film documents sexual assault in the military