Current State #43 | March 13, 2013

Mar 13, 2013

Today on Current State:  A debate on biodiversity and commerce in Michigan; the Lansing Jaycees features in Neighbors in ActionLansing City Pulse reporters on the LPD's missing cold case list; a Jackson ice cream institution reopens; and an Ann Arbor high school orchestra wins national acclaim. 

Biodiversity and commerce in Michigan

Mar 13, 2013

A proposed bill making its way through the Michigan legislature aims to put tighter limits on the Department of Natural Resources and the Natural Resources Commission.

Neighbors in Action: Lansing Jaycees

Mar 13, 2013
Courtesy of Angela Clock

From the annual Capitol Easter Egg Hunt to collecting toys and school supplies for needy families, the Lansing Jaycees hold more than 20 community service events a year.

For our Neighbors in Action segment, Lansing Jaycees Angela Clock and Charlie Root discuss the community service work of one of Michigan’s oldest chapters.

Creative Commons

The latest edition of the Lansing City Pulse is out today and one of the main stories is quite an interesting one.

In the process of reporting what they thought would be a rather straightforward piece that intended to highlight some of the Lansing Police Department’s cold homicide cases, City Pulse reporters Rich Tupica and Steve Miller discovered that the LPD, unlike many other police departments across the country, does not have such a cold case list readily available. This surprised them, so they changed their story to find out why.

Scott Pohl

It’s been a gloomy winter for ice cream lovers in Jackson. An iconic ice cream emporium called The Parlour closed down in December, after roughly a century of satisfying the city’s sweet tooth.

With spring approaching, though, The Parlour is back under new ownership.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl visited iconic ice cream shop on its first day back in operation last week.

Courtesy of Daniel Rothchild

The Ann Arbor Pioneer High School Chamber Orchestra was selected as one of 15 orchestras to play at the 2013 National Orchestra Festival Competition held at the American String Teacher’s Association conference in Providence, Rhode Island. Last week, the Pioneer Chamber Orchestra won first place in the string division and was named Grand Champion of the entire event.