Current State #220 | December 13,2013

Dec 13, 2013

Today on Current State: enrolling for health coverage; theatre organ; the Sandy Hook shootings anniversary; survivors of violence; and the Acoustic Guitar Project.

Flickr - Eldercare2008

By virtually all accounts, the roll out of the Affordable Care Act has been shaky at best. The website, healthcare.gov, was virtually unusable for October and into November. But lately, reports are showing that the website’s improved considerably and, correspondingly, the number of people signing up for the health care exchanges is growing.

Lansing Theatre organ pipes up

Dec 13, 2013
Kevin Lavery/WKAR

At the boom of the silent film era a century ago, theater organs were a mainstay in movie houses across the country.  Lansing had its own such place, the Michigan Theater.  It closed more than three decades ago, but the original 1928 concert organ still exists.

Mid-Michigan moms remember Sandy Hook tragedy

Dec 13, 2013
Flickr - Michigan Engineering

Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A year ago, a gunman broke into the school in Newtown, Connecticut and killed 20 children and 6 adults.


The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut happened a year ago tomorrow. Remembrances are flooding the airwaves, but Newtown officials have asked the media to stay away during this painful time for the families.

Traveling guitar project picks up Detroit musicians

Dec 13, 2013
Emanuele Berry/WKAR

People around the world strum away at guitars on a daily basis, maneuvering their language, voices and notes into spellbindings sounds. The Acoustic Guitar Project is all about trying to create and capture those moments.