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An exhibit on works by artists during the civil rights movement is opening at the Detroit Institute of Arts. 

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Do you hear that roar? A zoo in southwest Michigan is officially welcoming lions in a new exhibit. 

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Michigan State University sociology professor Carl Taylor, Ph.D was 17-years-old when disturbances broke out in his Detroit neighborhood on June 23, 1967. 


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This is the second year of a week long summer program where Michigan State University students mentor young musicians who are on the autism spectrum. 


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A state Senator is entering the Republican race for governor.
 


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A Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting another priest after a night of drinking in northern Michigan has been found not guilty.

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This week we speak with MSU Professor of Sociology Carl Taylor and Detroit Tiger legend Willie Horton - both at the intersection of Clairmont and 12th St during the city's violent outbreak of July, 1967.

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President Donald Trump ’s 2018 budget plan eliminates $300 million in funding to restore the Great Lakes. The plan has sparked concerns among environmentalists, because a lot of that money is being spent to protect the lakes from a voracious fish known as the Asian carp. 


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On the shores of the lower Niagara River, about 10 miles from Niagara Falls, a group of biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prepare to examine the largest fish species in the Great Lakes region – the lake sturgeon.  


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The Lansing city council president has apologized for silencing a 9-year-old girl who tried to voice opposition to construction at a council meeting.

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Ubiquitous and respected journalist Jack Lessenberry joins me on Greening of the Great Lakes to share his thoughts on a variety of environment-related topics in the news.


"Philanthropy is grown-up sharing"

Jul 13, 2017
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Lisa Dietlin is the founder of the Institute of Transformational Philanthropy – that’s transformational - not transactional - philanthropy. She’s an alumna of Michigan State University and is an internationally recognized expert on philanthropy, charitable giving and transformational change.


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WKAR news director embraces “digital” future, says “you can’t tell a story if you can’t write”

WKAR Public Media’s digital news director Reginald Hardwick was born in Vietnam “and was one of the Amerasian children left in an orphanage” and then adopted by a family in Colorado when he was three months old. He has family ties to Michigan, though, and always remembers his family being voracious news consumers.


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It's expected to be a celebratory ride into Paris for Chris Froome when the Tour de France ends Sunday. The British rider added to his overall lead Saturday; he has also avoided crashes that took out some of cycling's big names — including his teammate Geraint Thomas.

Froome's opponents saw Saturday's time trial in Marseilles as the last chance to take the yellow jersey from him, but they were unable to gain time on the reigning champion, who took third place. He now has a 54-second lead over Colombia's Rigoberto Urán — who banged into a barricade during his time trial.

Out here, in West Pokot County, Kenya, the landscape looks like Mars — red clay, rocks, and in the distance, a mountain so bare, it looks like a giant boulder.

Stephen Long'uriareng, 80, has walked two hours to bring her two cows and goats to this watering hole. It's really just a dam carved out the earth, where the rain water mixes with mud and turns into a dark brown color.

This is not the place Long'uriareng remembers from her youth.

"This whole place used to be green with a lot of pasture. There was nothing being experienced like drought," she said.

Jason Greenblatt was the chief legal officer at the Trump Organization. Now President Trump has tapped him to help end the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

It's a job that has become even harder in the past several days, with a new eruption of violence: Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel fatally shooting Israeli police at an important holy site; three Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli forces; three Israelis stabbed to death in their home by a young Palestinian.

One of the biggest fishing magnates in the country could be sentenced to prison this coming week, and the forfeiture of his boats could be a big hit for the Massachusetts port where he amassed a small empire.

Between his scalloping and groundfishing boats, Carlos Rafael – nicknamed "the Codfather" — came to be the largest single owner of fishing vessels in New England, and possibly in the country.

The next Game of Thrones could be a sci-fi epic set in Africa.

On Monday, Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor posted an announcement on her Facebook page:

"I'm finally free to announce this: My World Fantasy Award winning novel WHO FEARS DEATH has been optioned by HBO and is now in early development as a TV series with George R. R. Martin as executive producer. Note: This did not happen overnight. It's been nearly 4 years coming."

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