cs130711 http://wkar.org en Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority helps bring Common Ground to life http://wkar.org/post/lansing-entertainment-and-public-facilities-authority-helps-bring-common-ground-life <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Who exactly makes Common Ground happen?&nbsp; We learned roughly half the answer to that question yesterday when we spoke with Kevin and Jenna Meyer of Meridian Entertainment.&nbsp; Their responsibilities include booking the likes of Slash, Ludacris and Bare Naked Ladies to perform at the event. Today, we get to know the other key player.&nbsp; The Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority, or </span>LEPFA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Current State 39023 at http://wkar.org Colorful, inflatable structure graces Common Ground landscape http://wkar.org/post/colorful-inflatable-structure-graces-common-ground-landscape <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s a strange and colorful new shape along the riverfront in Lansing. It's a large </span>luminarium<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Current State 39022 at http://wkar.org Colorful, inflatable structure graces Common Ground landscape Jackson National Life expansion plans include 1,000 new jobs http://wkar.org/post/jackson-national-life-expansion-plans-include-1000-new-jobs <p></p><p>In April, one of Lansing’s largest employers announced plans to bring 1,000 new jobs to the region.&nbsp; <a href="https://www.jackson.com/Index.jsp">Jackson National Life Insurance Company</a> will spend more than $100-million to double the size of its headquarters in Alaeidon Township.&nbsp; Construction could begin later this year, pending a number of regulatory steps. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Current State 39020 at http://wkar.org Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers bring folk/funk mix to Common Ground http://wkar.org/post/joe-hertler-rainbow-seekers-bring-folkfunk-mix-common-ground <p></p><p><a href="http://joehertler.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Joe Hertler &amp; the Rainbow Seekers</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are known for their folk sound, which is fused with a hint of funk, Motown and pop.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Current State 39018 at http://wkar.org Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers bring folk/funk mix to Common Ground Current State # 125 | July 11, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-125-july-11-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><em>Current State</em>&nbsp;broadcasts live from the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing all this week! Tonight, the Lansing Entertainment&nbsp;and Public Facilities Authority; Architects of Air;&nbsp;GM Lansing Regional Plant Manager Tony Francavilla; Jackson National Life expansion; and Joe&nbsp;Hertler&nbsp;and the Rainbow Seekers.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:36:56 +0000 Current State 39024 at http://wkar.org