cs130718 http://wkar.org en Current State #129 | July 18, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-129-july-18-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State: </em>"Okemos 7's" Dennis Forsberg discusses impending prison sentence; a message in a bottle; a Wisconsin town deals with water quality issues and the Michigan Shakespeare Festival.</p><p></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:57:56 +0000 Current State 39341 at http://wkar.org Dennis Forsberg of 'Okemos 7' discusses impending prison sentence http://wkar.org/post/dennis-forsberg-okemos-7-discusses-impending-prison-sentence <p></p><p><br><br>In 2010, Dennis Forsberg, an Okemos business owner, launched an undisguised effort to start a legal marijuana-growing business.&nbsp; He and six others intended to operate within the parameters of Michigan’s medical marijuana law, even consulting with Meridian Township police.<br> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:57:23 +0000 Current State 39330 at http://wkar.org Dennis Forsberg of 'Okemos 7' discusses impending prison sentence Message in a bottle draws attention to Harsens Island_New http://wkar.org/post/message-bottle-draws-attention-harsens-islandnew <p>Almost 100 years ago, two young girls enjoying their summer on Harsens Island scrawled a note, stuck it in a glass bottle and threw it in the St. Clair River. Early last month, Bernard Licata , President of the <a href="http://www.stewartfarm.org/hiscfhs">Harsens Island/St. Clair Flats Historical Society</a>, was contacted about the bottle after a diver stumbled across it. Licata share this remarkable piece of history with Current State.</p><p></p><p></p><p><br>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:56:58 +0000 Current State 39349 at http://wkar.org Just miles away from Lake Michigan, Wisconsin town is parched http://wkar.org/post/just-miles-away-lake-michigan-wisconsin-town-parched <p></p><p><br><br>Waukesha, Wisconsin is on a quest for water; its groundwater supply is dwindling and contaminated.&nbsp; Although the town is less than 20 miles away from Lake Michigan, it falls west of the Great Lakes basin line, which means no water without permission from the Great Lakes Compact.<br><br>Gary Wilson, journalist for<a href="http://www.greatlakesecho.org"> Great Lakes Echo </a>and former co-editor of the Great Lakes Town Hall, discuss what Waukesha’s quest for water means for the Great Lakes.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:56:31 +0000 Current State 39334 at http://wkar.org Just miles away from Lake Michigan, Wisconsin town is parched Michigan Shakespeare Festival comes to Jackson http://wkar.org/post/michigan-shakespeare-festival-comes-jackson <p><br>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The 19th season of the<a href="http://www.michiganshakespearefestival.com/"> Michigan Shakespeare Festival</a> begins in Jackson today. The schedule for the festival includes “Twelfth Night,” along with the lesser-known “King John," and rounds out with Oliver Goldsmith’s “She Stoops To Conquer.”</p><p><em>Current State’s</em> Scott Pohl went to Jackson to talk with artistic director Janice Blixt about the season.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:56:11 +0000 Current State 39338 at http://wkar.org Michigan Shakespeare Festival comes to Jackson