East Lansing High School Symphonic Orchestra on Forte | Ep. 202

Sat. Oct. 10 at 5:30pm on WKAR-HD | The top East Lansing band students join orchestra students to perform at festival.
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Teams face off in the green room

QuizBusters Special Classical Edition Season 27

Sat. Oct. 10 at 6pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | QuizBusters Special Classical Edition game offers a special twist for classical music lovers. WATCH NOW
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Grand Ledge Wind Ensemble on Forte | Ep. #201

Sat. Oct. 3 at 5:30pm on WKAR-HD | A new teacher in a school with a rich band history feels pressure to succeed at festival. WATCH NOW
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Current State Features

Opponents square off as MI Planned Parenthood investigation approaches

While Congress continues to argue over funding for Planned Parenthood, the debate about abortion rights is also playing out here in Michigan. We speak with President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan Lori Carpentier, and Genevieve Marnon, public affairs associate with Right to Life Michigan, to hear both sides of the issue.
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Current Sports #557 | October 5, 2015

9 hours ago

Current Sports Returns, Michigan State Standing, Purdue Game, Michigan Football, Detroit Lions, Miles Bridges, Omari Sankofa, and Weekend Winners.

Current State #619 | October 5, 2015

12 hours ago

Today on Current State: Lori Carpenter of Planned Parenthood and Genevieve Marnon of Right to Life Michigan discuss federal funding of Planned Parenthood; CraneFest coming to the Baker Sanctuary; Hear, Here with the sounds of sandhill cranes; journalist Mickey Hirten on Lansing's real estate market and Maker Week" in Lansing. Kristine Thatcher talks about this week's staged reading of her play "Waiting for Tina Meyer"; and Al Martin of Current Sports talks MSU football.

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We have another installment of Current State’s "Hear, Here" project today. This one happens to tie in nicely to our discussion of the sandhill cranes’ fall migration.

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Lansing journalist Mickey Hirten joins us to share some of his recent reporting which includes stories on the upcoming "Maker Week" and on the capital city's healthy real estate market.

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MSU football survived a scare but paid the price in the polls this week. Meanwhile, men’s basketball landed a major recruit. Current State talks with WKAR's Al Martin about Spartan sports.


Sat. Oct. 10 at 5:30pm on WKAR-HD | The top East Lansing band students join orchestra students to perform at festival.

Second Shift

Oct 2, 2015

Oct. 7 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The story of Lansing is one of unlikely collaboration, a community who came together to save their auto-based economy where so many others failed.

Current State #618 | October 2, 2015

Oct 2, 2015

Today on Current State: Research at MSU has helped discover a protein that may prevent HIV; bird banding at the Burke Lake Banding Station; MSU Homecoming Grand Marshal Bill Brohn; do-it-yourself tips at How to Halloween; and Live Music Friday with Drew Howard.

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Courtesy photo / MSU Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

A Michigan State University research team has helped identify a protein that may show some promise in the fight to eliminate HIV infection. We talk with Dr. Yong-Hui Zheng from the MSU Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and local journalist and HIV activist Todd Heywood.

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Courtesy photo / MSU Alumni Association

Flint native and MSU alumnus Bill Brohn has played a major role in London’s West End and on Broadway with his work on "Miss Saigon," "Ragtime" and "Wicked." Current State talks with Bill Brohn about his role in this weekend’s MSU homecoming.


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