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Radio Made in Michigan
5:02 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Current State #48 | March 20, 2013

Today on Current State: Republican State Rep. Al Pscholka on the proposed  state revenue cuts to universities; the future of the U.S. nuclear arsenal; Lansing's Habitat for Humanity; ​a new exhibition at MSU's Broad Museum; spring weather forecast; and a public poetry announcement.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:56 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Legislature set to cut state revenue to universities over new worker contracts

In reaction to the provision, Wayne State University issued a press release which calls the legislation “punishment” for a proposed contract within the legal requirements of Michigan’s Right to Work law.
Credit File photo / WKAR

 Yesterday the House Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee proposed a plan that would cut state revenue to universities that approve new long-term contracts with faculty unions. Several schools including the University of Michigan and Wayne State University have been pursuing the new contracts to delay the impact of Michigan’s new Right to Work law, which is set to take effect next week.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:35 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

The future of the U.S. nuclear arsenal

The U.S. Department of Defense Secretary announced 14 new ground-based interceptors will be added to its Alaska missile defense system, in light of increased threats from North Korea and Iran.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

The United States is the premier nuclear power in the world. But the geopolitical landscape has radically transformed since the height of the Cold War. Meanwhile, our stockpile of ballistic missiles, nuclear submarines and large bombers is aging and in need of expensive upgrades and replacements.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:28 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Lansing Habitat for Humanity

The Lansing chapter of Habitat for Humanity plans to build four new houses this year and rehab two. For this week’s Neighbors in Action segment, Denise Paquette, executive director of Lansing Habitat, and future Habitat resident, Monica List, discuss the organization’s work.   

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:24 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Broad opening new exhibit called "Pattern: Follow the Rules"

The museum designed by Pritzker Prize-winner architect Zaha Hadid features more than 70 percent of its 46,000-square-foot facility focused to exhibition space.
Credit Gabriela Saldivia

Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum is opening a new exhibit on Friday.  It’s called "Pattern: Follow the Rules." For Curator of Contemporary Art Alison Gass, it’s her first big exhibition since arriving at the Broad.

She told WKAR’s Scott Pohl that Pattern: Follow the Rules was inspired by the Zaha Hadid design of the Broad Museum building

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:57 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Spring weather forecast with WILX's Andy Provenzano

Andy Provenzano delivers the weather forecast for News 10 weeknights at 5, 6 and 11pm.
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Meteorologist Andy Provenzano spoke with WKAR's Peter Whorf about the first days of spring 2013 and a look at the weeks to come.  Their conversation began by looking back to last year's unusual and problematic March.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:53 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Public Poetry Announcement: Mary Oliver

Today's public poetry announcement features David Clauson reading the  "Morning at the Great Pond." The poem is by Mary Oliver.  

Current State's Public Poetry Announcements are brought to you by the Center for Poetry at MSU's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.

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