cs130801 http://wkar.org en Current State #134 | August 1, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-134-august-1-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State: &nbsp;</em>primary election races in Lansings 2nd and 4th&nbsp;Wards; a review of J.K. Rowling's new book; the NEO center; and Mark Meadows' trip on the Appalachian Trail.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:22:04 +0000 Current State 40033 at http://wkar.org Lansing's Second Ward incumbent Houghton to face challenger in general election http://wkar.org/post/lansings-second-ward-incumbent-houghton-face-challenger-general-election <p></p><p></p><p>Lansing residents go to the polls next Tuesday to vote in their next primary election. &nbsp;Four incumbents on the city council are facing challengers, as well as Mayor Virg Bernero.&nbsp; In these final days leading up to the Lansing primary, <em>Current State</em> takes a look at the key races from the voters’ perspective.<br> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:18:27 +0000 Current State 40034 at http://wkar.org Lansing's Second Ward incumbent Houghton to face challenger in general election Lansing's Fourth Ward incumbent Yorko faces three primary opponents http://wkar.org/post/lansings-fourth-ward-incumbent-yorko-faces-three-primary-opponents <p></p><p><br>Fourth ward incumbent<a href="http://www.lansingmi.gov/council/members/jessica_yorko.jsp"> Jessica Yorko</a> faces off next Tuesday against three challengers: Chong-Anna Canfora, of the liberal political advocacy group Progress Michigan, attorney Bert Carrier Jr. and Larry Hutchinson, a stay-at-home father. &nbsp;The top two vote-getters will face off in November’s general election. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:14:58 +0000 Current State 40035 at http://wkar.org Lansing's Fourth Ward incumbent Yorko faces three primary opponents Book Review: J.K. Rowling's 'The Cuckoo's Calling' http://wkar.org/post/book-review-jk-rowlings-cuckoos-calling <p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: 1.5;">Publishers, libraries and book stores like to pigeonhole writers into neat little boxes. Write one fantasy novel and you wear that mantle for the rest of your career. Same goes for romance and science fiction and on and on. Some writers happily wear their personal albatross, others fight it.</span></p><p class="Body"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: 1.5;">J.K. Rowling is an author who fights it.</span></p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:11:52 +0000 Scott D. Southard 40036 at http://wkar.org Book Review: J.K. Rowling's 'The Cuckoo's Calling' NEO Center offers collaborative space for aspiring entrepreneurs http://wkar.org/post/neo-center-offers-collaborative-space-aspiring-entrepreneurs <p></p><p><a href="http://www.neocenter.org/">The NEO Center</a>, Lansing’s first business incubator, is marking a year and a half of helping aspiring entrepreneurs launch small businesses. &nbsp;The NEO Center, short for New Enterprise Opportunity, offers office space and a variety of other resources to help new business endeavors get a foothold and hopefully take off. &nbsp;<br> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:48:14 +0000 Current State 40037 at http://wkar.org NEO Center offers collaborative space for aspiring entrepreneurs Former state representative Meadows hikes the Appalachian Trail http://wkar.org/post/former-state-representative-meadows-hikes-appalachian-trail <p></p><p></p><p>Former state representative Mark Meadows has been thinking about hiking the Appalachian Trail for decades. This summer, he did it … well, about half of its 2,200 miles.<br><br>Meadows started his south to north hike in Georgia in March, expecting warmer weather than the sub-freezing overnight lows he encountered during the first week. He stopped for the season after about 100 days, in Maryland, with his son by his side for part of the time. He hopes to complete the rest of the hike next year.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:44:41 +0000 Current State 40038 at http://wkar.org Former state representative Meadows hikes the Appalachian Trail