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Radio Made in Michigan
10:41 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Current State #205 | November 20, 2013

Today on Current State: raising the minimum wage; artist-activist Chris Jordan; the Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition; MSU Rhodes Scholarship candidate Craig Pearson; and figure skating in East Lansing.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:41 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Gov candidate Schauer explains push for minimum wage hike

Democratic candidate for governor Mark Schauer says minimum wage earners deserve a raise.
Credit markschauer.com

On Monday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer called for Michigan to adopt the highest minimum wage in the country.  Currently standing at $7.40 an hour, Schauer's recommended $9.25 an hour would surpass the top existing state rate in Washington by 6 cents.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:39 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Artist Chris Jordan captures immensity of modern woes

Chris Jordan's project "In Katrina's Wake: Portraits of Loss from an Unnatural Disaster" includes this image of the remains of a business in St. Bernard Parish.
Credit www.chrisjordan.com

Tonight,  the MSU Department of Geography welcomes acclaimed artist and cultural activist Chris Jordan to the Pasant Theatre at Wharton Center. Jordan turns numbers into powerful art.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:35 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition

The Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition helps feed horse with their hay bank, and also works to save horses from abuse and neglect.
Credit http://www.michiganhorsewelfare.org/

Our Neighbors in Action segment features people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature the Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:30 am
Wed November 20, 2013

MSU senior vies for Rhodes Scholarship

MSU senior Craig Pearson will find out this weekend if he'll attend Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship next year.
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

This weekend, Michigan State University senior Craig Pearson will interview for a Rhodes Scholarship.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:28 am
Wed November 20, 2013

For some skaters, path to Sochi goes through Lansing

A skater practices at Suburban Ice in East Lansing.
Credit Kevin Lavery/WKAR

The road to the 22nd Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia runs through East Lansing this week. Beginning today, the city plays host to nearly 250 athletes competing in the 2014 Midwestern Sectional Figure Skating Championships.

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