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The Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments next month in a case that pits school districts against advocates who say people should be allowed to carry firearms in schools. We have more from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta.

Current Sports | March 16, 2018

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NCAA Tournament; Michigan State Basketball; Bucknell Bison; Michigan Basketball; Justin Caine; Battlefield Brawl

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Michigan officials have shuttered 40 medical marijuana businesses across the state.

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley

Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Calley on Friday launched his gubernatorial campaign's first TV ad, in which he touts Michigan's economic gains this decade while saying the job is not finished.

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U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge explained efforts to catch drug dealers after major increases in drug overdose deaths in West Michigan.

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You might soon be able to register to vote from the comfort of your home. Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports lawmakers in the state Senate passed a bill Thursday for online voter registration.

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Michigan State University's interim president says some legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case is interfering with efforts to settle a lawsuit filed against the school by more than 250 Nassar accusers.

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Ford, with a sagging U.S. market share and one of the oldest vehicle lineups in the industry, is promising to revamp three-quarters of its models in the next two years.

Former Michigan congressman John Conyers

State attorneys say it would be very difficult but not impossible to move up a special election to fill the seat of former U.S. Rep. John Conyers.

Gregory Weatherspoon
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A former emergency manager for two Michigan school districts has been selected as interim superintendent of Flint's public schools after the school board removed the superintendent and two other senior officials.


From NPR News

Russians head to the polls Sunday to vote in their presidential election. Vladimir Putin is expected to win handily. He has been in power now for 18 years — 14 as president and four as prime minister — and even he seems a little bored with his candidacy. A campaign speech he gave this week lasted just two minutes, and he didn't even say the word "election."

State lawmakers who oppose Maryland's official song are getting closer to putting the Confederate-era relic out to pasture, even though they have had to put aside their goal of jettisoning it altogether.

MD SB790, passed the Senate with a 30-13 vote Friday, and would reclassify "Maryland, My Maryland," as the state's "historical" song, rather than its official one.

DeAndre Harris, a black man brutally beaten after a white nationalist rally last August in Charlottesville, Va., has been found not guilty of misdemeanor assault for his role in the incident. The city's General District Court handed down the ruling Friday.

Anthony Cepak

Christine Greenhow is associate professor in Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at MSU’s renowned College of Education.

“We have outstanding students and faculty and faculty who are really pushing the boundaries of knowledge,” says Greenhow. “We’re always trying to get better at teaching and learning and get students more engaged in whatever it is we’re trying to teach them. We’re doing a lot of interesting things with technology.”


Susi Elkins is director of broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University. She was named to her current position in March of 2017.

“I’ve really spent the year trying to listen and learn as much as I can and help that shape our future and where we’re headed,” says Elkins.


WKAR StayTuned Update

Mister Rogers: It's You I Like

Mar 13, 2018
Mister Rogers: It's You I Like

Wed. Mar. 14 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Celebrate "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood," the pioneering children's series that premiered nationally 50 years ago.

Jackie Robinson | Ken Burns'

Mar 13, 2018
Jackie Robinson
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Monday-Tuesday, Mar. 19-20 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Examine the life and times of Jackie Robinson, who crossed baseball’s color line in 1947.

Semiramide | Metropolitan Opera

Mar 4, 2018

Sat., Mar. 10 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | The culmination of the Italian phase of Rossini’s monumental yet unusual career. 

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WKAR NewsTalk now at 105.1FM

Mar 9, 2018
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Attention newshounds! You can now hear 24/7 radio news from WKAR at our new frequency - 105.1FM.

MAB BEA Awards 2018

EAST LANSING, Mich. --- WKAR was honored to receive the 2017 Michigan Public Television Station of the Year award along with multiple other awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters at the Broadcast Excellence Awards ceremony last night.

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WKAR Family Fun Day with walkaround Julia from Sesame Street!

Saturday, March 24, 1-4pm at WKAR Studios | You’re invited to sensory-friendly WKAR Family Fun Day!

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