Current State #237 | January 21, 2014

Jan 21, 2014

Today on Current State: early childhood education; net neutrality; Public Poetry Announcement; green vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show; the new Chevy Colorado truck.

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Last week, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder recommended another increase in government spending on early childhood education in the state.

Net neutrality ruling could alter online landscape

Jan 21, 2014
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A federal appeals court recently ruled that internet service providers can give preference to some content and even block it if they choose. The “net neutrality” case has received a great deal of attention since the ruling.

Public Poetry Announcement: Michelle Boisseau

Jan 21, 2014
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Today's public poetry announcement: Current State contributor Stephanie Glazier reads "The Fury That Breaks" by Michelle Boisseau.

Green cars take backseat at NAIAS

Jan 21, 2014
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The 2014 North American International Auto Show is not the greenest, according to journalist and author Jim Motavallo, who focuses on environmental issues and transportation. He’s a contributor to the New York Times, NPR’s Car Talk, the Mother Nature Network and author of the book "High Voltage: The Fast Track to Plug In the Auto Industry".

Chevy adds smaller pickup option

Jan 21, 2014

The North American Truck of the Year,  the Chevy Silverado, isn’t the only pickup attracting attention at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Chevy’s midsize Colorado is also all-new for 2014.