CS130702 http://wkar.org en Current State #120 | July 2, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-120-july-2-2013 <p>Today on <a href="http://wkar.org/programs/current-state"><em>Current State</em></a>: the “State of the State Survey” quarterly report findings; part two of our look at Michigan in the Civil War; a garden filled with native Michigan plants; MSU carillon concert season and a review of author Steve Hamilton’s latest book.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:13:05 +0000 Current State 38514 at http://wkar.org 'State of the State Survey' sheds light on Michigan residents' trust in government http://wkar.org/post/state-state-survey-sheds-light-michigan-residents-trust-government <p>According to the latest Michigan State University <a href="http://www.ippsr.msu.edu/SOSS/">'State of the State Survey'</a> findings, Michigan residents are wary of government at all levels. Survey director&nbsp; Dr. Charles Ballard and University of Michigan Public Policy Survey director Dr. Tom Ivacko say state residents have more trust in local government 'most of the time' than they do in the state and federal governments.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:10:58 +0000 Current State 38513 at http://wkar.org 'State of the State Survey' sheds light on Michigan residents' trust in government Gettysburg 150th: Michigan's role in the Civil War Part 2 http://wkar.org/post/gettysburg-150th-michigans-role-civil-war-part-2 <p>This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the turning point of the U.S. Civil War.&nbsp; The <a href="http://museum.msu.edu">MSU Museum</a> is observing Michigan's involvement in the conflict between North and South.&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://history.msu.edu/people/faculty/roger-rosentreter/">Roger Rosentreter</a>, professor of history at Michigan State University, discusses the exhibit, "Michigan and the Civil War."</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:06:17 +0000 Current State 38512 at http://wkar.org Gettysburg 150th: Michigan's role in the Civil War Part 2 Michigan's native plants are essential in preserving the state's ecosystem http://wkar.org/post/michigans-native-plants-are-essential-preserving-states-ecosystem <p></p><p>Cheryl English's yard in Detroit's East English Village stands out from the city's urban landscape like a green thumb. A gardening masterpiece, English uses many native plants, not only because of their beauty but because of their environmental benefits and crucial connection to Michigan's ecosystem.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:02:24 +0000 Current State 38507 at http://wkar.org Michigan's native plants are essential in preserving the state's ecosystem Beaumont Tower carillon concert season begins http://wkar.org/post/beaumont-tower-carillon-concert-season-begins <p>As summer gets into full swing,&nbsp; the sound of Michigan State University’s iconic Beaumont Tower sound can be hear all over campus.&nbsp; This week, the <a href="http://music.msu.edu/carillon">MSU Summer Carillon Series</a> begins and continues each Wednesday in July. &nbsp; Carilloneur Ray McLellan describes the unique instrument responsible for the tower’s signature sound.</p><p></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:00:17 +0000 Current State 38506 at http://wkar.org Beaumont Tower carillon concert season begins Book Review: Steve Hamilton's 'Let It Burn' http://wkar.org/post/book-review-steve-hamiltons-let-it-burn <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lansing-based writer&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scott </span>Southard<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;chose as his first book review,&nbsp;</span></em><a href="http://www.authorstevehamilton.com/let_it_burn/index.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">Let It Burn</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;by Steve Hamilton.&nbsp;</span></em></p><p>I am a book nerd and what that means is I love to get in debates with fellow readers and writers.</p><p>These are not the merely “did you or did you not like a book” discussions. No, these can be deeper, getting into the heart and state of our beloved artform today. And one of the points I like to bring up from time to time is the influence of TV on books.</p><p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 17:55:42 +0000 Scott D. Southard 38505 at http://wkar.org Book Review: Steve Hamilton's 'Let It Burn'