cs130620 http://wkar.org en Current State #112 | June 20, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-112-june-20-2013 <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;">: China's investments in Michigan; concussions in young athletes; successful approaches to sustainability; the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival; and growing chickens in your backyard.</span></p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:17:15 +0000 Current State 37912 at http://wkar.org Understanding China's investments in Michigan http://wkar.org/post/understanding-chinas-investments-michigan <div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">his <a href="http://domemagazine.com/tomwatkins/tw061413">column</a> appearing in <em>Dome Magazine</em></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Michigan-based China expert Tom Watkins argues that China has noticeably stepped up investment in Michigan. Watkins joins </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to discuss how&nbsp;Chinese business and governmental leaders see opportunities to grow by linking with Michigan enterprises. &nbsp;</span></p></div><p></p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:15:17 +0000 Current State 37915 at http://wkar.org Understanding China's investments in Michigan The road to recovery for young athletes with concussions http://wkar.org/post/road-recovery-young-athletes-concussions <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A recent study published in the journal </span><a href="http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">“Pediatrics”</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> suggests that children and young adults need more time to recover from a concussion than had been thought before, especially if they’ve had a previous blow to the head. In order to avoid a second concussion, there have been calls to hold young athletes out of competition for a year after suffering a concussion.</span></p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:00:59 +0000 Current State 37917 at http://wkar.org The road to recovery for young athletes with concussions MSU scientists study sustainability in numbers http://wkar.org/post/msu-scientists-study-sustainability-numbers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">By looking at the actions of environmental organizations,</span><a href="http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2013/study-finds-sweet-spot-that-makes-or-breaks-environmental-actions/" style="line-height: 1.5;"> researchers at MSU have found</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that when working in a group, success is highly influenced by the number of people in the group. Too many and you have "free riders," not enough, and people are stretched too thin and don't have enough manpower.</span><br> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:52:40 +0000 Current State 37918 at http://wkar.org MSU scientists study sustainability in numbers Backyard chicken movement grows http://wkar.org/post/backyard-chicken-movement-grows <p></p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:39:07 +0000 Current State 37919 at http://wkar.org Backyard chicken movement grows Summer Solstice Jazz Festival comes to East Lansing http://wkar.org/post/summer-solstice-jazz-festival-comes-east-lansing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">East Lansing is gearing up to host the </span><a href="http://eljazzfest.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Summer Solstice Jazz Festival</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which runs from June 21-22. Arlene McDaniel, longtime jazz pianist and music educator and bassist Ed </span>Fedewa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> join </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to talk about the festival, their music careers – and perform live in studio.</span></p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:25:48 +0000 Current State 37920 at http://wkar.org Summer Solstice Jazz Festival comes to East Lansing