cs130610 http://wkar.org en Current State #104 | June 10, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-104-june-10-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on <em>Current State</em>: municipalities consolidating fire services; violinist Kathryn&nbsp;Votapek; Michigan’s export market and a new Broad Art Museum exhibition of “Blind Field.”</span></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:48:30 +0000 Current State 37316 at http://wkar.org Lansing, East Lansing and four others to consolidate fire services http://wkar.org/post/lansing-east-lansing-and-four-others-consolidate-fire-services <p></p><p>Regionalism is a buzzword that’s uttered throughout metropolitan communities across the country, and mid-Michigan is no exception. &nbsp;Proponents say it’s more than a lofty ideal whereby the assets and resources of large cities benefit the surrounding suburbs. They claim&nbsp;in hard economic times, regionalism is a lifeline for survival.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:47:11 +0000 Current State 37309 at http://wkar.org Lansing, East Lansing and four others to consolidate fire services Musician Kathryn Votapek discusses parents' influence on her life http://wkar.org/post/musician-kathryn-votapek-discusses-parents-influence-her-life <p></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:43:56 +0000 Current State 37313 at http://wkar.org Musician Kathryn Votapek discusses parents' influence on her life Michigan's export market ripe for exploration http://wkar.org/post/michigans-export-market-ripe-exploration <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Exports are big business in Michigan. In 2012, $53 billion, which is about 15 percent of the state’s gross domestic product (GDP), was attributed to the state’s export economy. And that’s up 12 percent from 2011.</span></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:40:04 +0000 Current State 37311 at http://wkar.org Michigan's export market ripe for exploration The work of young Brazilian artists graces The Broad http://wkar.org/post/work-young-brazilian-artists-graces-broad <div><p>A new exhibition has opened at MSU’s Broad Art Museum. “<a href="http://broadmuseum.msu.edu/exhibitions/blind-field">Blind Field</a>” features works from a group of young Brazilian artists.</p></div><div><a href="http://wkar.org/programs/current-state"><em>Current State</em>’s</a> Scott Pohl talked with the museum’s assistant curator, Yesomi Umolu, about “Blind Field”.</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:35:30 +0000 Current State 37310 at http://wkar.org