cs130517 http://wkar.org en Current State #90 | May 17, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-90-may-17-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: Rep. Andy Schor; the renowned Stradivarius violins; Michigan mental health courts; and a preview of summer constellations.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 18:12:50 +0000 Current State 36033 at http://wkar.org Rep. Andy Schor discusses budget and reforms http://wkar.org/post/rep-andy-schor-discusses-budget-and-reforms <p></p><p>Michigan’s fiscal year 2014 budget is due in six weeks. In the midst of the always intriguing process, Rep. <a href="http://068.housedems.com/">Andy Schor</a>, D-Lansing, joins <em>Current State</em>. Schor has also been active in May launching and announcing support for measures involving voting reform, gun control and women’s health.</p><p>Today, he talks with <em>Current State </em>host Mark Bashore about the ongoing budget proposals, Medicaid expansion, the possible use of an unanticipated revenue increase, his voting reform bills, and more.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 18:12:14 +0000 Current State 36032 at http://wkar.org Rep. Andy Schor discusses budget and reforms Michigan looks to expand mental health courts http://wkar.org/post/michigan-looks-expand-mental-health-courts <p>Earlier this month, a group of House Republican lawmakers introduced a four-bill package that would create a permanent system of mental health treatment courts in Michigan.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 18:11:37 +0000 Current State 36021 at http://wkar.org Uncovering the secrets of the Stradivarius with technology http://wkar.org/post/uncovering-secrets-stradivarius-technology <p></p><p>For centuries,&nbsp; the <a href="http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/nmah/stradv.htm">Stradivarius Violins</a> have been acknowledged as fine instruments, whose work is set as a standard by all violin makers.&nbsp; The instrument was made by Antonio Stradivarius at Cremona, Italy, in 1690s.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 18:10:58 +0000 Current State 36031 at http://wkar.org Uncovering the secrets of the Stradivarius with technology Look up to the night sky! Michigan's summer constellations http://wkar.org/post/look-night-sky-michigans-summer-constellations <p></p><p>Summer nights mean summer constellations, but if you slept through your astronomy class, it might be hard to figure out what exactly you are looking for. &nbsp;<em>Current State</em>’s Emanuele Berry joined <a href="http://www.pa.msu.edu/people/frenchj/">John French</a>, &nbsp;interim Director of the<a href="http://www.pa.msu.edu/abrams/"> Abrams Planetarium</a> for a tour of the summer sky.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 18:09:30 +0000 Current State 36020 at http://wkar.org Look up to the night sky! Michigan's summer constellations