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Timothy Busfield joins WKAR and Communication Arts and Sciences

Emmy award-winning actor Timothy Busfield will join the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University (MSU) as an artist in residence, effective June 15.
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National Memorial Day Concert 2016

Sun. May 29 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Join co-hosts Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna for the 27th broadcast of this night of remembrance honoring the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform.
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Off The Record

Off the Record 5/27/16 | Ep. 4548

Topics: Budget Cuts and Congressional candidate drops out. Guest: Rep. Rob VerHeulen (R). Watch it at
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Current State Features

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EL Mayor Meadows updates budget, development plans

We talk with East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows about the budget for the coming fiscal year, plans to demolish the long-vacant property at Grand River and Abbot, and more.
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#LoveLansing efforts aim at retaining young talent

Lansing has been experiencing population growth in recent years, but what are the reasons, and how can we do better and attract more talent? We explore these questions with Eric Dimoff, Director of Marketing and Communications at Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Chris Sell, founder of Lansing 5:01.
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BackStage Pass returns June 17

BackStage Pass is on break for a few weeks, while we bring you special programming on Friday evenings May 20-June 10. BackStage Pass returns on June 17, with jazz from Tony Monaco and Fareed Haque, featuring Randy Gelispie.
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Current Sports | 5/27/16 | #711

May 27, 2016
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Sexual Assault, Baylor University, Ole Miss, NCAA College Football Reprimands, College Basketball, NBA Draft, Deshaun Tate, Memorial Day Weekend, and Reflection Friday.

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May 26, 2016
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NHL Playoffs, NBA Playoffs, Melo Trimble, Media Attention, Kelvin Torbert, Current Sports TV Preview, and Throwback Thursday. 

Current Sports | 5/25/16 | #709

May 25, 2016
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NBA Playoffs, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, Best Team Ever, Diamond Classic, Le'veon Bell, and Super Bowl Locations.

Curious Crew

Casting Call for Kids Science Show Draws Hundreds

More than 500 community members turned out for a casting call at TV studios on the campus of Michigan State University on Saturday, May 7, for the WKAR original series, Curious Crew.
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MSU Today

MSU Today | May 15, 2016

May 15, 2016
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Kirk Heinze broadcasts Greening of the Great Lakes from the 2016 Governor's Recycling Summit and Michigan Recycling Coalition Annual Conference.

MSU Today | May 8, 2016

May 8, 2016

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with Spartans head football coach Mark Dantonio, water scientist Joan Rose, and plant scientist Brad DayRuss White introduces you to Bob Skandalaris, and Scott Westerman offers his thoughts on doing your homework.

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