cs130712 http://wkar.org en Current State #126 | July 12, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-126-july-12-2013 <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; font-style: italic; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Current State&nbsp;</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font Sat, 13 Jul 2013 00:17:27 +0000 Current State 39052 at http://wkar.org 'I am Lansing' campaign promotes exercise, nutrition http://wkar.org/post/i-am-lansing-campaign-promotes-exercise-nutrition <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;<span id="docs-internal-guid-63e016b3-d3fe-3a20-45c3-594a11f8f5b1"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">All this week, <em>Current State</em> has been broadcasting here at Adado-Riverfront Park, site of the Common Ground festival. &nbsp;This public green space alongside the Grand River is one of dozens of properties managed by the city of Lansing <a href="http://www.lansingmi.gov/parks/index.jsp">Parks and Recreation Department</a>.</span></span> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 00:16:14 +0000 Current State 39049 at http://wkar.org 'I am Lansing' campaign promotes exercise, nutrition Common Ground afterparty: disco with no speakers http://wkar.org/post/common-ground-afterparty-disco-no-speakers <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>There’s a big afterparty at the Common Ground Music Festival Friday and Saturday nights, and there’s a fun, unusual twist to the proceedings.</p><p>It’s a <a href="http://www.commongroundfest.com/FestivalInfo/SilentDisco">disco</a>, but it’s unlike any you may have ever experienced before. The disco is silent.</p><p> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 00:15:17 +0000 Current State 39032 at http://wkar.org Common Ground afterparty: disco with no speakers Volunteers keep things running at Common Ground http://wkar.org/post/volunteers-keep-things-running-common-ground <p>Musicians, sponsors and fans are among crucial elements that go into making the Common Ground Music Festival a success. Not to be overlooked, though, are the contributions of festival volunteers. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 00:14:05 +0000 Current State 39061 at http://wkar.org The BLAT! Pack brings local hip hop to Common Gound on Sunday http://wkar.org/post/blat-pack-brings-local-hip-hop-common-gound-sunday <div>The BLAT! Pack was founded in the late Summer of 2008 and has seven artists and vocalists. The group will perform on Sunday at the GM Pavillion Stage. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 00:13:17 +0000 Current State 39051 at http://wkar.org The BLAT! Pack brings local hip hop to Common Gound on Sunday Harris Nature Center offers summer outdoor activities http://wkar.org/post/harris-nature-center-offers-summer-outdoor-activities <p>The height of the summer season means camping for many Michiganders. And even if you can’t get away every weekend, Meridian Township’s Harris Nature Center can help.</p><p></p><p>. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 00:12:06 +0000 Current State 39055 at http://wkar.org Harris Nature Center offers summer outdoor activities The Soil And The Sun brings 'New Mexican Space Music' to Common Ground Friday http://wkar.org/post/soil-and-sun-brings-new-mexican-space-music-common-ground-friday <p></p><p></p><p>The band <a href="http://thesoilandthesun.com/">The Soil And The Sun</a> identifies itself as “corn-fed, Michigan-made.”&nbsp; They describe their music as "Experiential Spiritual Orchestral Rock."</p><p> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 00:10:45 +0000 Current State 39068 at http://wkar.org The Soil And The Sun brings 'New Mexican Space Music' to Common Ground Friday Fans share memories of past Common Ground music festivals http://wkar.org/post/fans-share-memories-past-common-ground-music-festivals <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-6dc0066d-d471-acd9-8ad8-33a7777b3e09"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">More than just the music, Common Ground is about the memories and the people who flock here every summer.</span></span> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 00:08:33 +0000 Current State 39054 at http://wkar.org