cs130626 http://wkar.org en Fighting to keep college graduates in Michigan http://wkar.org/post/fighting-keep-college-graduates-michigan <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A key focus of strengthening Michigan’s economy &nbsp;has been trying to retain more of the state’s college graduates. </span> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:41:15 +0000 Current State 38210 at http://wkar.org Fighting to keep college graduates in Michigan Michigan author's new book discusses the struggle of single parent farming http://wkar.org/post/michigan-authors-new-book-discusses-struggle-single-parent-farming <div><div class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper card_280 look2" contenteditable="false"><div attribution="Credit Official website of Mardi Jo Link" caption="In &amp;apos;Bootstrapper,&amp;apos; author Mardi Jo Link recounts how she saved her small farm from foreclosure. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:33:59 +0000 Current State 38214 at http://wkar.org Shooting survivor and State Representative push for broader gun background checks http://wkar.org/post/shooting-survivor-and-state-representative-push-broader-gun-background-checks <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On April </span>16th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> , 2007, Colin Goddard was in his French class in Norris Hall on the &nbsp;Virginia Tech University campus. That day, a lone gunman barricaded the hall’s doors and shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17 more, including Colin, who was shot four times. It is still the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:01:46 +0000 Current State 38215 at http://wkar.org Shooting survivor and State Representative push for broader gun background checks Current State #116 | June 26, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-116-june-26-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: expanding the Michigan Flyer; keeping graduates in Michigan; Michigan author Mardi Jo Link; Virginia Tech shooting survivor Colin Goddard; and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Neighbors in Action&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">features Meta Peace Team.</span></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:08:32 +0000 Current State 38206 at http://wkar.org Michigan Flyer seeks $600,000 grant for expansion http://wkar.org/post/michigan-flyer-seeks-600000-grant-expansion <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eight times a day, the Michigan Flyer bus departs downtown East Lansing with passengers en route to Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro Airport. The service, provided by the </span>Owosso-based<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> company Indian Trails, wants to expand to a dozen trips a day and looks to a $600,000 federal grant to make that possible.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:50:04 +0000 Current State 38207 at http://wkar.org Michigan Flyer seeks $600,000 grant for expansion Neighbors in Action: Meta Peace Team http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-meta-peace-team <div><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.metapeaceteam.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Meta Peace Team</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an organization that provides peacekeeping teams to address and diffuse conflict in possibly dangerous situations like political rallies and war zones, both domestically and abroad.</span></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:57:41 +0000 Current State 38216 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Meta Peace Team