cs130729 http://wkar.org en Current State #131 | July 29, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-131-july-29-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: food security in Detroit and mid-Michigan; a Public Poetry Announcement with&nbsp;Gwendolyn Brooks; Ingham County animal&nbsp;control; Michigan veterans' struggle to access services; Michigan’s craft distillery movement; and MSU football.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:23:55 +0000 Current State 39858 at http://wkar.org Examining food security in Detroit, Lansing http://wkar.org/post/examining-food-security-detroit-lansing <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Grocery stores have been making the news in Detroit recently. Last week, the Michigan-based retailer, Meijer, opened its first Detroit location. This follows the news last month of the grand opening of the city’s first Whole Foods Market. Based on these stories, one might think </span>Detroiters<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> were only recently introduced to the concept of the grocery store. That’s not true.</span></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:21:56 +0000 Current State 39851 at http://wkar.org Examining food security in Detroit, Lansing Public Poetry Announcement: Gwendolyn Brooks http://wkar.org/post/public-poetry-announcement-gwendolyn-brooks <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gwendolyn Brooks’ “<a href="http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15913">The Bean Eaters</a>” is today's&nbsp;<em>Public Poetry Announcement</em>.</span> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:11:27 +0000 Current State 39859 at http://wkar.org Public Poetry Announcement: Gwendolyn Brooks Dog fighting, hoarding and strays: Animal control issues in Ingham County http://wkar.org/post/dog-fighting-hoarding-and-strays-animal-control-issues-ingham-county <p></p><div>From pet hoarding to dog fighting to stray cats and dogs, if it has four-legs and a problem, chances are that Ingham County’s animal control division will be called in to help.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jamie </span>McAloon-Lampman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the director of &nbsp;<a href="http://ac.ingham.org/Home.aspx">Ingham County Animal Control</a>, discusses the Lansing-area's animal control issues.&nbsp;</span></div> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:05:11 +0000 Current State 39852 at http://wkar.org Dog fighting, hoarding and strays: Animal control issues in Ingham County Veterans struggle to access services in Michigan http://wkar.org/post/veterans-struggle-access-services-michigan <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the United States has deployed nearly two million military personnel to Iraq and Afghanistan. &nbsp;As operations wind down, thousands of troops are returning home, and many with profound physical and psychological wounds. </span></p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:56:36 +0000 Current State 39853 at http://wkar.org Veterans struggle to access services in Michigan Michigan's craft spirits industry is on the rise http://wkar.org/post/michigans-craft-spirits-industry-rise <p></p><div>Michigan’s economy and culture has been positively impacted by the craft beer and wine industry. But if beer or wine isn’t your style, don’t fret. Michigan is also one of the friendliest states to small distillers, and as a result the state’s spirits industry is growing.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><a href="http://www.chems.msu.edu/people/profile/berglund">Kris Berglund</a>, an&nbsp;MSU&nbsp;distinguished professor of food science and chemical engineering and a statewide industry leader,&nbsp;discusses the spirits industry in Michigan.&nbsp;</div> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:51:03 +0000 Current State 39854 at http://wkar.org Michigan's craft spirits industry is on the rise Spartan football team seeks offensive improvements http://wkar.org/post/spartan-football-team-seeks-offensive-improvements <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Another football season is around the corner. <a href="http://www.msuspartans.com/sports/m-footbl/msu-m-footbl-body.html">Spartans</a> will kick off its 2013 campaign against the Broncos of Western Michigan University on August 30. </span></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:37:17 +0000 Current State 39855 at http://wkar.org Spartan football team seeks offensive improvements