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A Lansing area organization is holding an event this week to attract more workers to Michigan’s capital city. On Wednesday evening, Capital Comeback will take place in Lansing’s Cooley Law School Stadium. WKAR’s Karel Vega spoke with Chris Sell, founder and Executive Director of Lansing 5:01, the event’s organizers about what attendees can expect.

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The Detroit News reported late Monday night that fired Michigan State University gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar will plead guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges when he appears in Ingham county court tomorrow and Eaton county court on November 29. 


WKAR Staff: "What We're Thankful For"

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This is Thanksgiving week 2017. WKAR hosts, reporters, interns and more are sharing what they're thankful for and a favorite word associated with "Thanksgiving."


PhD student Osama Ennasar and undergrad student Camille Emig work on GRACE.
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MSU researchers are using a grant from the National Science Foundation to continue their study and construction of underwater robots.

 


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One of the Rhodes Scholars named over the weekend is a recent Michigan State University graduate. The selection committee chooses 32 Scholars every year, and Clara Lepard is now just the 18th Rhodes Scholar in MSU history.


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The annual Mackinac Bridge Walk will remain a Labor Day tradition.

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The Flint City Council is expected to support a 30-year agreement to get drinking water from a regional agency after an afternoon of court-ordered negotiations.

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Michigan is one big step closer to voting on marijuana legalization. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth explains an initiative turned in its signatures to get on the 20-18 ballot Monday.


MSU Club Rowing Welcomes Schools to Head of the Grand Regatta

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EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's club rowing team recently welcomed multiple Michigan schools for the Head of the Grand Regatta. Grand Valley, Michigan Tech, Eastern Michigan and other clubs participated in the annual Fall race. The event included races for men's and women's crews.

New Michigan State Lasch Family Golf Center Impresses Comfort and Tech

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Spartan golf teams love their new practice facility home, especially the bells and whistles

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Give Green Day is Michigan State University’s participation in the national day of giving,” says Lisa Parker, the MSU Alumni Association’s senior director of alumni engagement and professional initiatives. “It’s an opportunity for alumni and friends to support student-related funds at the university.”


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Bert Cregg is an associate professor of horticulture and forestry at MSU. He’s an expert on real Michigan Christmas trees. Cregg says the Christmas tree industry is an important part of Michigan’s economy.


From NPR News

The Department of Homeland Security leadership is withholding a report of an internal watchdog that details the government's messy roll out of President Trump's travel ban, including the violation of two federal court orders.

The executive order banning people from seven mostly Muslim nations from entering the U.S., was suddenly implemented Jan. 27th.

Updated at 1:38 p.m. ET

The longest-serving member of the House of Representatives is the latest lawmaker caught in the wave of sexual harassment claims.

Federal regulators are on track to loosen regulations of cable and telecom companies.

The Federal Communications Commission will vote Dec. 14 on a plan to undo the landmark 2015 rules that had placed Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon under the strictest-ever regulatory oversight.

The vote is expected to repeal so-called net neutrality rules, which prevent broadband companies from slowing down or blocking any sites or apps, or otherwise deciding what content gets to users faster.

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David Letterman | Mark Twain Prize

Mon., Nov. 20 at 8pm WKAR-HD 23.1 | Celebrate the work of beloved broadcaster David Letterman, the 20th recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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Thanksgiving Sneak Peek | Curious Crew Season 4

Curious Crew Season 4 returns with two back-to-back episodes this Thursday! Watch it then or now at video.wkar.org .

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A new, fun, engaging way for kindergartens to learn math and for researchers to explore how students learn launched this week in the Lansing School District.

On Monday, Nov. 13, kindergartners at Lansing's Kendon Elementary School each received a PBS KIDS Playtime Pad loaded with educational games.

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FREE – Wednesday, November 29, 7 p.m. at WKAR | View the film and join the conversation on the changing role of women in the osteopathic medical field. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

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