cs130628 http://wkar.org en Current State #118 | June 28, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-118-june-28-2013 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: a review of June's biggest news stories; MSU&nbsp;filmmakers launch a weather balloon to the edge of space; and the history of rural African Americans in Michigan.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:31:54 +0000 Current State 38334 at http://wkar.org Month in Review: June's biggest news stories http://wkar.org/post/month-review-junes-biggest-news-stories <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On the last weekday of the month, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> looks back on Michigan news stories that continue to resonate. &nbsp;For this month, we weigh in on Medicaid expansion, the road ahead for marriage equality in Michigan, Common Core and all the stories with legs. </span></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:29:01 +0000 Current State 38328 at http://wkar.org Book examines history of rural African Americans in Michigan http://wkar.org/post/book-examines-history-rural-african-americans-michigan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Throughout Michigan's history, the state's African American population is often portrayed as an urban population. But that depiction overlooks a part of Michigan’s history. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many African Americans settled in rural areas, before and after the Civil War. In 1860, Cass County was home to more than 1,500 blacks, surprisingly that was just under the number of African Americans found in Wayne County at the time.</span></p><div> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:17:59 +0000 Current State 38332 at http://wkar.org Book examines history of rural African Americans in Michigan