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Current State #106 | June 12, 2013

Jun 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.

Healthcare changes could affect Ingham Health Plan

Jun 12, 2013
Flickr

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.  

The state of wind power in Michigan

Jun 12, 2013
Flickr

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. 

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.

 

Neighbors in Action: Black Men Inc. of Greater Lansing

Jun 12, 2013
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.

Uncovering a shipwreck three centuries later

Jun 12, 2013
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.