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Radio Made in Michigan
1:17 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Current State #112 | June 20, 2013

Today on Current State: China's investments in Michigan; concussions in young athletes; successful approaches to sustainability; the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival; and growing chickens in your backyard.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:15 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Understanding China's investments in Michigan

Tom Watkins says that in order to succeed alongside China's economic rise, we must work with China in terms of investments and attracting jobs.

In his column appearing in Dome Magazine, Michigan-based China expert Tom Watkins argues that China has noticeably stepped up investment in Michigan. Watkins joins Current State to discuss how Chinese business and governmental leaders see opportunities to grow by linking with Michigan enterprises.  

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:00 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

The road to recovery for young athletes with concussions

Dr. Randy Pearson said sports camps for young people are focusing more heavily on teaching proper technique in order to avoid concussions,
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A recent study published in the journal “Pediatrics” suggests that children and young adults need more time to recover from a concussion than had been thought before, especially if they’ve had a previous blow to the head. In order to avoid a second concussion, there have been calls to hold young athletes out of competition for a year after suffering a concussion.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:52 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

MSU scientists study sustainability in numbers

According to the study, the so-called 'sweet spot' number found in group work can be translated to other environments like classrooms and workplaces.
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By looking at the actions of environmental organizations, researchers at MSU have found that when working in a group, success is highly influenced by the number of people in the group. Too many and you have "free riders," not enough, and people are stretched too thin and don't have enough manpower.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:39 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Backyard chicken movement grows

Dru Montri, Director of the Michigan Farmers Market Association, says one of the rewards of starting your own coop is the distinct freshness of the eggs.
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Across Michigan, chicken coops are popping up in the backyards of city dwellers. Raising chickens is becoming more common, even if your "farm" is a tiny backyard. WKAR’S Peter Whorf speaks with Dru Montri, Director of the Michigan Farmers Market Association and owner of Ten Hens Farms, about the benefits of starting a personal chicken coop.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:25 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival comes to East Lansing

A crowd gathers to dance at the 2011 Summer Solstice Jazz Festival. The festival has been around since 1996.
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East Lansing is gearing up to host the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, which runs from June 21-22. Arlene McDaniel, longtime jazz pianist and music educator and bassist Ed Fedewa join Current State to talk about the festival, their music careers – and perform live in studio.

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