Current State #205 | November 20, 2013

Nov 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.


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.

Artist Chris Jordan captures immensity of modern woes

Nov 20, 2013

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.

Neighbors in Action: Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition

Nov 20, 2013

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.

MSU senior vies for Rhodes Scholarship

Nov 20, 2013
Scott Pohl/WKAR

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

For some skaters, path to Sochi goes through Lansing

Nov 20, 2013
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.