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The U.S. Small Business Administration is working with the state police and local emergency managers to conduct damage assessments following flooding last month in Michigan.

Spartan Basketball

 Tyus Battle had 17 points, Oshae Brissett scored 15, and 11th-seeded Syracuse zoned Michigan State out of the tournament, 55-53 on Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16.

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Authorities are investigating the death of a bald eagle in western Michigan's Mecosta County.

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A Michigan man who tried to attack disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar in a courtroom is sending thousands of dollars donated to him to charities that help survivors of sexual assault.

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Michigan shipwreck hunters have found the remains of a schooner that sank in Lake Michigan in 1873 during a storm.

Spartan Basketball

No. 3 Michigan State (30-4) vs. No. 11 Syracuse (22-13) - First round, Midwest Region; Detroit, Sunday, approximately 2:40 p.m. ET.

Aretha Franklin
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Aretha Franklin is canceling two upcoming concerts on doctor's orders.

On this weekend's broadcast, we'll talk with Judge Rose Marie Aquilina, the judge who sentenced Larry Nassar, about writing novels. Plus, we'll revisit two stories recently recognized by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

Miles Bridges
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Miles Bridges outlasted Zach Thomas, scoring 29 points and grabbing nine rebounds to help second-seeded Michigan State hold on for an 82-78 win over Bucknell on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

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The Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments next month in a case that pits school districts against advocates who say people should be allowed to carry firearms in schools. We have more from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta.


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Anthony Cepak

Christine Greenhow is associate professor in Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at MSU’s renowned College of Education.

“We have outstanding students and faculty and faculty who are really pushing the boundaries of knowledge,” says Greenhow. “We’re always trying to get better at teaching and learning and get students more engaged in whatever it is we’re trying to teach them. We’re doing a lot of interesting things with technology.”


Susi Elkins is director of broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University. She was named to her current position in March of 2017.

“I’ve really spent the year trying to listen and learn as much as I can and help that shape our future and where we’re headed,” says Elkins.


WKAR StayTuned Update

Mister Rogers: It's You I Like

Mar 13, 2018
Mister Rogers: It's You I Like

Wed. Mar. 14 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Celebrate "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood," the pioneering children's series that premiered nationally 50 years ago.

Jackie Robinson | Ken Burns'

Mar 13, 2018
Jackie Robinson
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Monday-Tuesday, Mar. 19-20 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Examine the life and times of Jackie Robinson, who crossed baseball’s color line in 1947.

Semiramide | Metropolitan Opera

Mar 4, 2018

Sat., Mar. 10 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | The culmination of the Italian phase of Rossini’s monumental yet unusual career. 

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WKAR NewsTalk now at 105.1FM

Mar 9, 2018
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Attention newshounds! You can now hear 24/7 radio news from WKAR at our new frequency - 105.1FM.

MAB BEA Awards 2018

EAST LANSING, Mich. --- WKAR was honored to receive the 2017 Michigan Public Television Station of the Year award along with multiple other awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters at the Broadcast Excellence Awards ceremony last night.

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WKAR Family Fun Day with walkaround Julia from Sesame Street!

Saturday, March 24, 1-4pm at WKAR Studios | You’re invited to sensory-friendly WKAR Family Fun Day!

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