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Radio Made in Michigan
3:04 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Current State #106 | June 12, 2013

Today on Current State: the Ingham Health Plan and healthcare changes; wind energy in Michigan; the MSU Student Organic Farm; Neighbors in Action features Black Men Inc. of Greater Lansing and discovering a Lake Michigan shipwreck from 1679.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:03 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Healthcare changes could affect Ingham Health Plan

The Ingham Health Plan currently provides 12,000 Lansing-area residents with health services at reduced/no cost.
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Medicaid expansion continues to be a very closely watched issue in Michigan.  Yesterday, a House committee moved to loosen requirements and the impact of the federal Affordable Care Act is tied closely to Medicaid expansion.  

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:01 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

The state of wind power in Michigan

There are wind farms scattered throughout Michigan - including Delta County, Huron County and Gratiot County.
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Michigan was one of the fastest growing states for wind power in 2012.  That's according to the American Wind Energy Association’s annual market report. But the nuts and bolts of harnessing wind energy  is a complicated issue, with its fair share of supporters and detractors.  

Jim Dulzo of the Michigan Land Use Institute in Traverse City joined Current State to explain where the state stands in moving forward on wind power. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:58 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

MSU Student Organic Farm is a teaching, production facility

The MSU Student Organic Farm sells produce to campus dining halls and the MSU Food Stores.
Credit Peter Whorf

The MSU Student Organic Farm operates year-round as both a teaching and production facility. WKAR’s Peter Whorf speaks with MSU Student Organic Farmstand manager April Plankey about healthy eating trends, the farm's day-to-day operations and the weekly bounty.

 

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:56 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Black Men Inc. of Greater Lansing

One of the offerings of Black Men Inc. of Greater Lansing is an annual college tour - where some students have been accepted on the spot.
Credit Black Men Inc. of Greater Lansing


This week, Neighbors In Action features Black Men Inc. of Greater Lansing, a group that has mentored local black youth for almost 20 years.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:47 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Uncovering a shipwreck three centuries later

A sketch of what Le Griffon, which disappeared in 1679, looked like.
Credit Great Lakes Exploration Group

Built by French explorer Rene-Robert Sieur de La Salle, the vessel "Le Griffon," or "Griffin" in English, was the first vessel to sail the Great Lakes. The ship was an important supply line to support La Salle’s expedition in search of the mouth of the Mississippi River. However, the ship was disappeared in 1679 and hasn’t been found since. 

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