cs130612 http://wkar.org en Current State #106 | June 12, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-106-june-12-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wkar.org/programs/current-state"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: the Ingham Health Plan and healthcare changes; wind energy in Michigan; the </span>MSU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Student Organic Farm;&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Neighbors in Action&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">features Black Men Inc. of Greater Lansing and discovering a Lake Michigan shipwreck from 1679.</span></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:04:49 +0000 Current State 37449 at http://wkar.org Healthcare changes could affect Ingham Health Plan http://wkar.org/post/healthcare-changes-could-affect-ingham-health-plan <div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Medicaid expansion continues to be a very closely watched issue in Michigan. &nbsp;Yesterday, a House committee moved to loosen requirements and the impact of the federal Affordable Care Act is tied closely to Medicaid expansion.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:03:42 +0000 Current State 37439 at http://wkar.org Healthcare changes could affect Ingham Health Plan The state of wind power in Michigan http://wkar.org/post/state-wind-power-michigan <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigan was one of the fastest growing states for wind power in 2012.&nbsp; That's according to the American Wind Energy Association’s annual market report. But the nuts and bolts of harnessing wind energy &nbsp;is a complicated issue, with its fair share of supporters and detractors. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:01:22 +0000 Current State 37440 at http://wkar.org The state of wind power in Michigan MSU Student Organic Farm is a teaching, production facility http://wkar.org/post/msu-student-organic-farm-teaching-production-facility <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>MSU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Student Organic Farm operates year-round as both a teaching and production facility. </span>WKAR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Peter </span>Whorf<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> speaks with</span><a href="http://www.msuorganicfarm.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"> MSU Student Organic Farmstand</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> manager April </span>Plankey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about healthy eating trends, the farm's day-to-day operations and the weekly bounty.</span></p></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:58:30 +0000 Current State 37443 at http://wkar.org MSU Student Organic Farm is a teaching, production facility Neighbors in Action: Black Men Inc. of Greater Lansing http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-black-men-inc-greater-lansing <div><br><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Neighbors In Action</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> features </span><a href="http://www.bmigl.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Black Men Inc. of Greater Lansing</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a group that has mentored local black youth for almost 20 years.</span></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:56:31 +0000 Current State 37444 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Black Men Inc. of Greater Lansing Uncovering a shipwreck three centuries later http://wkar.org/post/uncovering-shipwreck-three-centuries-later <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Built by French explorer Rene-Robert </span>Sieur<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> de La Salle, the vessel "Le </span>Griffon<span style="line-height: 1.5;">," or "Griffin" in English, was the first vessel to sail the Great Lakes. The ship was an important supply line to support La Salle’s expedition in search of the mouth of the Mississippi River. However, the ship was disappeared in 1679 and hasn’t been found since.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:47:12 +0000 Current State 37445 at http://wkar.org Uncovering a shipwreck three centuries later