cs130627 http://wkar.org en Current State #117 | June 27, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-117-june-27-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State: </em>the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage; a Public Poetry Announcement; a new book explores the "Boy Governor" Stevens T. Mason; HIV/AIDS in Michigan; and vintage radios.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:30:10 +0000 Current State 38267 at http://wkar.org Responses to SCOTUS decisions on DOMA and gay rights http://wkar.org/post/responses-scotus-decisions-doma-and-gay-rights <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gay rights activists cheered two decisions yesterday by the U.S. Supreme Court.&nbsp; One overturns the federal Defense of Marriage Act (</span>DOMA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">), the other essentially allows same-sex marriages in the state of California. Among other things, the </span>DOMA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> ruling means many gay spouses will be able to receive Social Security benefits, jointly file tax returns and share healthcare plans without a tax penalty. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:28:51 +0000 Current State 38268 at http://wkar.org Responses to SCOTUS decisions on DOMA and gay rights Public Poetry Announcement: Eloise Klein Healy http://wkar.org/post/public-poetry-announcement-eloise-klein-healy <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eloise Klein Healy’s "</span><a href="http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/237440" style="line-height: 1.5;">Asking About You</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">" is the featured Public Poetry Announcement.</span> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:28:13 +0000 Current State 38270 at http://wkar.org Public Poetry Announcement: Eloise Klein Healy Early Michigan history and 'The Boy Governor' Stevens T. Mason http://wkar.org/post/early-michigan-history-and-boy-governor-stevens-t-mason <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stevens T. Mason is a familiar name for anyone who knows their Michigan history. &nbsp;Mason, also known as the state’s so-called “boy governor," squeezed a lot of accomplishments in his 32 years. &nbsp;At the age of only 19, Mason became the secretary of the Michigan Territory in 1831. Just three years later, he became its governor, and led the process of Michigan becoming a state.</span></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:36:44 +0000 Current State 38271 at http://wkar.org Early Michigan history and 'The Boy Governor' Stevens T. Mason Social media campaign encourages HIV testing http://wkar.org/post/social-media-campaign-encourages-hiv-testing <p></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:31:24 +0000 Current State 38272 at http://wkar.org Social media campaign encourages HIV testing Vintage radio appreciation club hosts 'Extravaganza' in Lansing http://wkar.org/post/vintage-radio-appreciation-club-hosts-extravaganza-lansing <p></p><div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mark </span>Oppat<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;lives for radio. He is an avid vintage radio collector, restorer and owner of the online company </span><a href="http://www.oldradioparts.net/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Old Radio Parts</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a supplier of replacement components for other antique radio enthusiasts.</span></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:21:21 +0000 Current State 38273 at http://wkar.org Vintage radio appreciation club hosts 'Extravaganza' in Lansing