cs130606 http://wkar.org en Current State #102 | June 6, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-102-june-6-2013 <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;">: Republican Terri Lynn Land on her senate run; the market for farmers markets; </span>MEDC CEO&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michael Finney</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">; the decline of bees in Michigan; and </span>Potterville's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Gizzard Fest.</span></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:47:14 +0000 Current State 37113 at http://wkar.org Terri Lynn Land discusses run for Senate http://wkar.org/post/terri-lynn-land-discusses-run-senate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday, </span><a href="http://www.terrilynnland.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Terri Lynn Land</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> became the first Republican to announce her candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Democrat Carl Levin next year.</span> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:43:14 +0000 Current State 37104 at http://wkar.org Terri Lynn Land discusses run for Senate Economic potential for farmers markets expands http://wkar.org/post/economic-potential-farmers-markets-expands <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the summer weather gets nicer, farmers markets seem to be multiplying around the area. But it's not as simple as just popping up tents and selling veggies.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:37:46 +0000 Current State 37109 at http://wkar.org Economic potential for farmers markets expands MEDC leader reflects on Mackinac Policy Conference http://wkar.org/post/medc-leader-reflects-mackinac-policy-conference <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Along with hundreds of other state officials, Michael Finney - CEO of the </span><a href="http://www.michiganadvantage.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigan Economic Development Corporation </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">- spent a few days last week at the </span>Mackinac<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Policy Conference on </span>Mackinac<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Island. The annual gathering offers decision-makers from the public and private sectors a chance to connect with each other and learn more about the issues facing the state, along with possible remedies.</span> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:33:13 +0000 Current State 37110 at http://wkar.org MEDC leader reflects on Mackinac Policy Conference Researchers tackle the decline of bees in Michigan http://wkar.org/post/researchers-tackle-decline-bees-michigan <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Each year, billions of dollars of our nation's agriculture sector are the direct result of the work done by bees. In Michigan, blueberry, apple and cherry growers - among others - count on them to pollinate their crops.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">However, bee populations have been in slow decline across most of the United States.</span> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:29:29 +0000 Current State 37111 at http://wkar.org Researchers tackle the decline of bees in Michigan Potterville gears up for Gizzard Fest http://wkar.org/post/potterville-gears-gizzard-fest <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From the Cherry Festival in Traverse City to the Great Lakes Folk Festival in East Lansing, towns and cities of all sizes across Michigan host a variety of unique festivals and celebrations.</span></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:25:59 +0000 Current State 37112 at http://wkar.org Potterville gears up for Gizzard Fest