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Jazz on the Grand

New free concert series comes to Lansing

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Curious Crew: Chemical Reactions

Color-changing breath, chemical goo and elephant toothpaste? Explore chemical reactions and discover how hydrogen molecules break and fuse to create new compounds as evidenced by color changes, released gases, the emission of heat or light, or an altered state of matter.
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Dylan Rogers Robin Theatre
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The Robin Theatre opens in Lansing’s REO Town this weekend

A new theatre in Lansing will celebrate a grand opening this weekend. The Robin Theatre is located in REO Town. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with co-founder Dylan Rogers.
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Current Sports #520 | July 29, 2015

12 hours ago

Tom Brady's Suspension, Deflategate, Bob Every, Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame, Le'Veon Bell and Michigan Legends Jerseys.

Current State #581 | July 29, 2015

15 hours ago

Today on Current State: MLive reporter Jonathan Oosting updates the various marijuana campaigns in Michigan; Lansing's newest venue, The Robin Theatre in REO Town; the Michigan National Guard trains for active shooter incidents; Current State's new "Hear, Here" project; and Neighbors in Action: The Firecracker Foundation.

The murders of five military personnel in Chattanooga earlier this month is prompting the Michigan National Guard to update its “active shooter” training. Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with the guard’s lead trainer, Sergeant First Class Shawn Menard.

On this week’s Neighbors in Action segment, Current State catches up with Tashmica Torok, founder of The Firecracker Foundation. The non-profit helps children who have been the victims of sexual abuse find treatment and support and is celebrating its second anniversary this week.

Jazz on the Grand | WKAR In Your Community

Jul 28, 2015

WKAR is pleased to be a part of Jazz on the Grand, a new series of concerts in your community and free to the public this summer.

Current Sports #519 | July 28, 2015

Jul 28, 2015

MSU Football Recruiting, Cam Holding, Women Coaching in Men's Sports, Alex Rodriguez and Baseball's Comeback Player of the Year.

Current State #580 | July 28, 2015

Jul 28, 2015

Today on Current State: A new report says the while Michigan has experienced recent economic gains, there are more children in the state living in poverty; a pickup hockey game with NHL star Jack Johnson remembers slain MSU student Andrew Singler; our Great Lakes Month in Review looks at toxic algae blooms, nuclear waste and oil pipelines; and a talk with "The Last Laker" author Frederick Stonehouse about the 1913 sinking of the SS Henry B. Smith.

Current State talks with Frederick Stonehouse. His book "The Last Laker: Finding a Wreck Lost in the Great Lakes’ Deadliest Storm" tells the story of the search for the SS Henry B. Smith, which sank in 1913.

Current Sports #518 | July 27, 2015

Jul 27, 2015

Tigers as Sellers, David Price, MSU Revoking a Scholarship, Baseball HOF, Fred Heumann and Weekend Winners.

Current State #579 | July 27, 2015

Jul 27, 2015

Today on Current State: A preview of next week's Lansing city council primary election; the benefits of napping at work; Lansing celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act; and keyboard player C.J. Vanston's career playing with stars ranging from Al Pacino to Spinal Tap.


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