Current State #48 | March 20, 2013

Mar 20, 2013

Today on Current State: Republican State Rep. Al Pscholka on the proposed  state revenue cuts to universities; the future of the U.S. nuclear arsenal; Lansing's Habitat for Humanity; ​a new exhibition at MSU's Broad Museum; spring weather forecast; and a public poetry announcement.

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 Yesterday the House Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee proposed a plan that would cut state revenue to universities that approve new long-term contracts with faculty unions. Several schools including the University of Michigan and Wayne State University have been pursuing the new contracts to delay the impact of Michigan’s new Right to Work law, which is set to take effect next week.

The future of the U.S. nuclear arsenal

Mar 20, 2013
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The United States is the premier nuclear power in the world. But the geopolitical landscape has radically transformed since the height of the Cold War. Meanwhile, our stockpile of ballistic missiles, nuclear submarines and large bombers is aging and in need of expensive upgrades and replacements.

Neighbors in Action: Lansing Habitat for Humanity

Mar 20, 2013

The Lansing chapter of Habitat for Humanity plans to build four new houses this year and rehab two. For this week’s Neighbors in Action segment, Denise Paquette, executive director of Lansing Habitat, and future Habitat resident, Monica List, discuss the organization’s work.   

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Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum is opening a new exhibit on Friday.  It’s called "Pattern: Follow the Rules." For Curator of Contemporary Art Alison Gass, it’s her first big exhibition since arriving at the Broad.

She told WKAR’s Scott Pohl that Pattern: Follow the Rules was inspired by the Zaha Hadid design of the Broad Museum building

Spring weather forecast with WILX's Andy Provenzano

Mar 20, 2013

Meteorologist Andy Provenzano spoke with WKAR's Peter Whorf about the first days of spring 2013 and a look at the weeks to come.  Their conversation began by looking back to last year's unusual and problematic March.

Public Poetry Announcement: Mary Oliver

Mar 20, 2013

Today's public poetry announcement features David Clauson reading the  "Morning at the Great Pond." The poem is by Mary Oliver.  

Current State's Public Poetry Announcements are brought to you by the Center for Poetry at MSU's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.