cs131105 Current State #195 | November 5, 2013 By Current State • Nov 5, 2013 Today on Current State: the history behind Michigan women’s suffrage; election fatigue; Michigan’s blue economy; local hard cider; and the MSU 360-24 project. Michigan played early part in women’s suffrage By Current State • Nov 5, 2013 Wikimedia Commons Listen Listening... / 7:46 Michigan women received the right to vote on this day—Nov. 5, 1918— 95-years ago. Michigan was one of the earlier states to approve women’s suffrage. Staffing Ingham election polls a constant challenge By Current State • Nov 5, 2013 Wikimedia Commons Listen Listening... / 6:48 Voters are going to the polls in 77 of Michigan’s 83 counties today. Most are casting ballots for local mayoral and city council candidates as well as school-related issues. Michigan economic developers eye ‘Blue Economy’ By Current State • Nov 5, 2013 Wikimedia Commons Listen Listening... / 14:24 A new report commissioned by the governor’s office focuses on accelerating Michigan’s water based or ‘Blue economy.’ The paper’s author, John Austin, is the Director of the Michigan Economic Center at Prima Civitas Foundation. Austin says that a “Blue Economy” is similar to a “Green Economy”. Michigan apple industry buoyed by hard cider demand By Current State • Nov 5, 2013 Emanuele Berry Listen Listening... / 13:56 According to market researcher IBISWorld, hard cider sales have increased an average 27.5% annually during the last five years. Project captures day in life of Spartans worldwide By Current State • Nov 5, 2013 Listen Listening... / 5:07 Last year, an ambitious MSU project sent a video crew around the world to document the “world grant” impact of Michigan State. It was called “MSU 360”.