cs130719 http://wkar.org en Current State #130 | July 19, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-130-july-19-2013 <p></p><p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: Detroit files for bankruptcy protection; <em>Michigan Public Radio</em>'s Rick Pluta on Medicaid expansion and Common Core standards;&nbsp;MSU's study abroad program in Mali and the new book to honor Detroit Tigers pitcher Mark Fidrych.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:58:13 +0000 Current State 39413 at http://wkar.org Detroit files bankruptcy protection, then what? http://wkar.org/post/detroit-files-bankruptcy-protection-then-what <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A much-feared -- but widely anticipated -- day arrived yesterday in Michigan’s largest city. &nbsp;Officials filed a </span><a href="http://www.michigan.gov/documents/snyder/Detroit_EM_Kevyn_Orr_Chapter_9_Recommendation_427831_7.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">16-page bankruptcy petition</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on behalf of the city of Detroit in U.S. Court, making the city the largest municipal bankruptcy in the U.S. history.</span></p><div>Gov. Rick Snyder <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/documents/snyder/Governor_Snyder_Chapter_9_Authorization_427830_7.pdf">authorized</a> the filing yesterday after efforts by state-appointed Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr failed to satisfy numerous creditors. According to reports, the city owes as many as 100,000 creditors and &nbsp;accrued obligation is as much as $20 billion.</div><div> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:51:11 +0000 Current State 39406 at http://wkar.org Detroit files bankruptcy protection, then what? Rick Pluta discusses Medicaid expansion, Common Core standards http://wkar.org/post/rick-pluta-discusses-medicaid-expansion-common-core-standards <p></p><p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:43:32 +0000 Current State 39407 at http://wkar.org Study abroad programs bring MSU students to Mali http://wkar.org/post/study-abroad-programs-bring-msu-students-mali <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The West African nation of Mali is well known for its spectacular art and musical traditions, as well as its famed historical city of Timbuktu. &nbsp;Until March 2012, it was also known as the most stable democracy in&nbsp; Africa. That image was shattered, however, when a military coup threw the country into chaos, leading to the displacement of nearly half a million people, a surge in Islamist rebel fighters in the north, and an influx of French troops and UN peacekeepers.</span></p><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:23:46 +0000 Current State 39414 at http://wkar.org Study abroad programs bring MSU students to Mali Fan remembers Tigers pitcher Mark "The Bird" Fidrych in new book http://wkar.org/post/fan-remembers-tigers-pitcher-mark-bird-fidrych-new-book <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mark&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fidrych&nbsp;is one of the biggest stars in baseball history. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1976, the legendary Detroit Tigers pitcher took baseball and the sports world by storm. His 19 wins brought him Rookie of the Year honors and an All-Star game appearance.</span></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:19:55 +0000 Current State 39415 at http://wkar.org Fan remembers Tigers pitcher Mark "The Bird" Fidrych in new book