cs130524 http://wkar.org en Current State #94 | May 24, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-94-may-24-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: marijuana convictions in Okemos; slavery films; Michigan’s bad year for mosquitoes and MSU “Food for Thought” food truck.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 18:22:05 +0000 Current State 36416 at http://wkar.org Attorney alleges 'miscarriage of justice' over local marijuana convictions http://wkar.org/post/attorney-alleges-miscarriage-justice-over-local-marijuana-convictions <p> Marijuana possession is still a federal crime, but law enforcement and prosecution has been extremely confusing in many states -- including Michigan -- which have legalized the use of marijuana to varying degrees.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 18:20:34 +0000 Current State 36403 at http://wkar.org Attorney alleges 'miscarriage of justice' over local marijuana convictions Examining slavery in American film http://wkar.org/post/examining-slavery-american-film <p></p><p>Slavery is a part of American history, but a part people are uncomfortable speaking about.&nbsp; So, contemporary conversations about slavery often play out on the big screen.&nbsp;</p><p>And, apparently, we still have a lot to say about it. Seven<strong> </strong>new films about slavery are slated to come out in 2013.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 18:12:36 +0000 Current State 36418 at http://wkar.org Examining slavery in American film Swarms of mosquitoes have followed heavy spring flooding http://wkar.org/post/swarms-mosquitoes-have-followed-heavy-spring-flooding <p>If you’ve been outside in the last few weeks, it's not hard to notice the swarms of attacking mosquitoes. The creepy buzzing in the ears, the itchy welts and the inordinate blood loss -- they all seem particularly bad this spring.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mmg.msu.edu/walker.html">Ned Walker</a>, MSU entomology professor and an expert on the dastardly mosquito, talked with <a href="http://wkar.org/programs/current-state"><em>Current State</em></a> host Mark Bashore about how bad it is and why.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 17:49:26 +0000 Current State 36408 at http://wkar.org Swarms of mosquitoes have followed heavy spring flooding 'Food for Thought' is newest addition to local food truck scene http://wkar.org/post/food-thought-newest-addition-local-food-truck-scene <p>In March, <a href="http://rhs.msu.edu/shg/spartan-hospitality-group">Spartan Hospitality Group</a> at Michigan State University launched a new venture that it hoped would change the nature of fast food on the MSU campus and beyond. The venture is called the "<a href="http://rhs.msu.edu/news/food-thought-food-truck-debuts-campus">Food for Thought</a>" food truck.&nbsp;Since then, business has steadily grown.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 17:46:10 +0000 Current State 36397 at http://wkar.org 'Food for Thought' is newest addition to local food truck scene