cs130613 http://wkar.org en Current State #107 | June 13, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-107-june-13-2013 <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;"><a href="http://wkar.org/programs/current-state">:</a> Congressman Tim </span>Walberg<span style="line-height: 1.5;">; Michigan Speaker of the House </span>Jase<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Bolger<span style="line-height: 1.5;">; the classical music festival season and Lansing's Juneteenth celebration.</span></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:10:41 +0000 Current State 37517 at http://wkar.org Congressman Tim Walberg weighs in on NSA leaks, immigration http://wkar.org/post/congressman-tim-walberg-weighs-nsa-leaks-immigration <div><br><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recently, the nation has become focused on a series of scandals emanating from Washington, D.C.&nbsp; Edward </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Snowden</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an analyst with the National Security Agency, publicly disclosed details of a secret telephone data mining program. &nbsp;That disclosure came shortly after news that the Internal Revenue Service had targeted and allegedly harassed Tea Party groups. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:09:33 +0000 Current State 37506 at http://wkar.org Congressman Tim Walberg weighs in on NSA leaks, immigration House Speaker Jase Bolger talks Medicaid expansion, gay rights and political future http://wkar.org/post/house-speaker-jase-bolger-talks-medicaid-expansion-gay-rights-and-political-future <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Michigan House committee has approved a much debated proposal to expand Medicaid coverage in the state. &nbsp; Expansion of the federal program enjoys some bipartisan support, but the measure was delayed by some House Republicans who wanted stricter guidelines. &nbsp;Some were also reluctant to approve the expansion because of its connection to the federal </span><a href="http://www.healthcare.gov/law/full/index.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Affordable Care Act</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, or “Obamacare.”</span></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:07:41 +0000 Current State 37509 at http://wkar.org House Speaker Jase Bolger talks Medicaid expansion, gay rights and political future Lansing's Juneteenth celebration remembers emancipation http://wkar.org/post/lansings-juneteenth-celebration-remembers-emancipation <p></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:06:12 +0000 Current State 37516 at http://wkar.org Lansing's Juneteenth celebration remembers emancipation The classical music festival season in Michigan and beyond http://wkar.org/post/classical-music-festival-season-michigan-and-beyond <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The start of summer signals the time for music festivals to spring up all across the Great Lakes region. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:05:21 +0000 Current State 37513 at http://wkar.org The classical music festival season in Michigan and beyond