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Big Blue Live

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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Neighbors in Action: Pink Arrow Pride

Our Neighbors in Action this week features Pink Arrow Pride, an event in Lowell that raises money to support cancer patients. Every Wednesday here on Current State, Neighbors in Action talks with people working together to improve the lives of others in their communities. Today...we hear how a football team and a town turn pink each fall to support people with cancer. The Pink Arrow Pride project started eight years ago in the West Michigan town of Lowell. The idea came from the coach of the...
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Current Sports #539 | September 2, 2015

8 minutes ago

Michigan Starting QB, Jim Harbaugh, College Football Week One, Clinton Jones, Duffy Daugherty, Integration of Michigan State, and the Future of Football.

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Sat. Sept. 5 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | See this lauded series about the final days of the British Raj in India, based on Paul Scott’s novels. 

Current State #599 | September 2, 2015

2 hours ago

Today on Current State: Lansing State Journal columnist Judy Putnam on an Eaton County shooting and the Lansing City Market; Lansing author Bryce David Salazar on his debut novel She Sees Metaphors; how colleges and students can reduce mental health stigma on campus; and the city of Lowell turns pink to raise money for breast cancer research. 

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Lansing writer Bryce David Salazar has published his first novel. She Sees Metaphors will be released Friday at an event at The Robin Theatre in Lansing. Current State's Scott Pohl talks to Salazar about the book.

She Sees Metaphors is the debut novel from Lansing writer Bryce David Salazar. It’s the story of a young woman whose life is complicated by bizarre metaphoric visions.

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It's time again for another installment in our new series, "Hear, Here" where we bring you the distinctive sounds of places around Michigan.  This morning, dozens of bicyclists gathered under a moody sky at the MSU Pavilion for the 45th annual DALMAC run. That's the Lansing to Mackinac bike tour named for former state senator Dick Allen. Many riders taking off on their northbound journey met with a little weather this morning. Listen closely, and you may hear the rain drops hitting our microphone.  

Current Sports #538 | September 1, 2015

Sep 1, 2015

Mark Dantonio Press Conference Takeaways, Michigan State Football Preview, Eaton Rapids Football Coach Mike Smith, Cathy George Interview, and Top Five Tuesday.

Current State #598 | September 1, 2015

Sep 1, 2015

Today on Current State: retired Israeli Uzi Eilam in Michigan to urge support of the Iran nuclear deal; Lansing agencies band together to help low-income kids go back to school; the threat of invasive viruses in the Great Lakes; and a conversation with saxophonist and MSU Professor Joseph Lulloff. 

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The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta updates us on the latest in the scandal involving Michigan Representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat. 


The latest significant development in the scandal involving Michigan Representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat occurred yesterday.  

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MSU College of Music

Current State talks to Professor Joseph Lulloff, the saxophonist who kicks off MSU’s Faculty-Artist Recital series this week.

Thursday night, the MSU Artist-Faculty Recital series kicks off with saxophonist Professor Joseph Lulloff, who also serves as head of the woodwinds dept at the MSU School of Music.

Current Sports #537 | August 31, 2015

Aug 31, 2015

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


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