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Mon. through Wed. Aug. 31-Sep. 2 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Join a live TV broadcast to view the confluence of creatures in Monterey Bay’s thriving ecosystem.
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Off the Record | August 28, 2015 | #4509

An all correspondents edition of Off the Record as the panel discusses the latest in the Courser-Gamrat story and Donald Trump's polling numbers in Michigan. Zoe Clark, Kathy Gray, Craig Mauger and Jonathon Oosting join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick. Watch it at video.wkar.org
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Dave "Mad Dog" DeMarco on Current Sports

Al's guest this week is host David "Mad Dog" DeMarco of the Lansing’s sports station "The Game 730 AM."
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August Month in Review: Capitol sex scandal, road funding, and MI energy future

Current State checks in with Detroit Free Press reporter Paul Egan and publisher of Gongwer News in Lansing John Lindstrom about August's biggest news stories.At the end of every month, Current State takes a few minutes to review all that’s worth reviewing in state government and politics. We’ll look back at a turbulent August that included a controversial state capitol sex scandal, dashed hopes that the state could make progress on road funding and the impact on Michigan of the federal ...
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Current Sports #537 | August 31, 2015

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Michigan High School Football, Kirk Cousins Named Starter in Washington, Robert Griffin III's Future, College Football Predictions, and Weekend Winners.


Current State #597 | August 31, 2015

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Today on Current State: a recap of August's biggest political stories; MSU students return to campus; a new study suggest gang violence can be infectious; and the history of "palace steamers" on the Great Lakes. 

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A new study out of MSU adds credence to the idea that some kinds of violence are actually predictable in the way they spread through a community. Associate Professor of criminal justice April Zeoli talks about her research tracking gang violence as an infectious disease. 

To most of us, violence can seem random. But what if we could actually predict the way violence spreads? A new study from Michigan State University's School of Criminal Justice suggests we can. 

MSU Today | August 30, 2015

Aug 30, 2015

One Book One Community; sustainable athletic turf at MSU, the very green MIS president, and the public's increasing apathy toward climate change.

Currents Sports Special: Hurricane Katrina Remembrance

Aug 28, 2015

From Current Sports producer, cohost, and New Orleans native Isaac Constans comes a montage of Hurricane Katrina and the path to recovery for the Gulf Coast, with a little bit of a sports spin. Here's a touching snippet of today's Current Sports.


Current Sports #536 | August 28, 2015

Aug 28, 2015

Darryl Dawkins' Death, Johnny Manziel Injury, Connor Cook Not Named a Captain, Hurricane Katrina Anniversary, and Reflection Friday.


Current State #596 | August 28, 2015

Aug 28, 2015

Today on Current State: Rep. Tim Greimel on the Courser-Gamrat scandal; the best Great Lakes destinations of 2015; record female enrollment at MSU Engineering and Live Music Friday presents Westrin & Mowry.

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Michigan government leaders continue to weigh in on the peculiar twists and turns in the Courser-Gamrat scandal.  

Current State talks with House Minority Leader Rep. Tim Greimel, who has called for Attorney General Bill Schuette to lead an investigation into whether blackmail or other crimes were committed. 

Also joining us is Mlive reporter Jonathan Oosting, whose reporting this week explored who may have been behind a series of threatening text messages sent to people involved in the scandal or its cover up. 

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  Michigan State University is welcoming its incoming class this fall.  Students are beginning to move into dorms in anticipation of the start of the semester on Wednesday.

One college on campus is marking a historic moment.  For the first time, the MSU College of Engineering will have more than 1,000 female students...its highest such number to date.  

For generations, engineering was a primarily male-dominated field, and women were often openly discouraged from pursuing engineering careers.  

But that trend is steadily changing.

Off the Record | August 28, 2015 | #4509

Aug 28, 2015

An all correspondents edition of Off the Record as the panel discusses the latest in the Courser-Gamrat story and Donald Trump's polling numbers in Michigan.  Zoe Clark, Kathy Gray, Craig Mauger and Jonathon Oosting join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Watch it at video.wkar.org

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