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Later this week, the Grand River in Lansing is expected to be at its highest level since 1985. The National Weather Service predicts the river to be cresting at 14 feet on Friday.


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In the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal, many Michigan lawmakers are proposing changes to strengthen reporting of sexual abuse or assaults.. so the victims will be believed.. the first time they speak out. State representative Erika Geiss of Taylor wants to place an independent person on campuses to hear from students who do not believe their university is taking their sexual misconduct claims seriously. 


Current Sports | February 19, 2018

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Coach Tom Izzo and MSU men's basketball team at the celebration of the new Gilbert Pavilion.
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Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25 while Duke jumped back into the top five after a pair of impressive wins. 

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Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, the Michigan utility's president and CEO told The Associated Press.

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Chelsea Mayor Melissa Johnson was the guest of WKAR Morning Edition host Brooke Allen on the February 19 "Mondays with the Mayor" segment. 


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The mayor of Jackson and three members of the city council are calling for the resignation of Jackson County Sheriff Steve Rand.  Their demand follows reports of racist and discriminatory remarks by the sheriff.

 


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A southeastern Michigan group supporting a high school football team has canceled a raffle that included the same type of semi-automatic rifle allegedly used in a mass shooting at a Florida school.

Police Looking For Restaurant Robbers in Lansing

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Accoring to WILX-TV, there was an armed robbery at Marco’s Pizza located on East Lake Lansing Rd. at 10:15pm last night.

Recent graduates of Morgan State University, Maryland.
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Monday at 9:00 p.m., a documentary about Historically Black Colleges & Universities debuts on WKAR TV 23. Two Michigan natives who attended HBCU's said their experiences at the schools was extraordinary. 


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As the Senate tries to hash out a deal on immigration, it's not just immigrants that have a lot at stake. So do the businesses that hire them.

"We are suffering very much from shortage of labor — skilled labor — here in Dalton," said Ahmed Salama, the CEO of Oriental Weavers USA, the American branch of a giant Egyptian company. Salama recently showed me around his factory in Dalton, Ga., where hulking machines weave bright-colored yarn together.

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Lori Strom is Lifespan and Family Services Coordinator at the MSU WorkLife Office. She presented a session titled Surviving and Thriving as an Elder Caregiver at the Broad College of Business Executive Development Program’s Business and Bagels series.

Strom’s talk addressed the wellness concerns of working caregivers and their elder loved ones.  The presentation explored caregivers’ needs for healthy living and resources to balance their work, life and caregiving responsibilities.


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MSU alumnus Glenn Stevens is executive director of Mich Auto and vice president of automotive and mobility initiatives for the Detroit Regional Chamber.

Stevens spoke to the Lansing Regional Chamber Economic Club on February 15.


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WKAR StayTuned Update

Maya Angelou | American Masters

Feb 14, 2018
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Fri., Feb. 16 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Journey through the prolific life of the ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons, and others.

Parsifal | Metropolitan Opera

Feb 14, 2018
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Sat., Feb. 17 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Wagner’s final opera is a musical journey unlike any other.

Tell Them We Are Rising | Independent Lens

Feb 13, 2018
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Mon. Feb. 19 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Explore the pivotal role that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in shaping American history, culture and national identity.

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WKAR takes home national awards

Feb 8, 2018
(l-r) Robin Pizzo, WKAR director of education; Susi Elkins, WKAR director of broadcasting and general manager; and Julie Sochay, WKAR content and community engagement manager all honored to accept two awards at the 2017 NETA conference on January 23.
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WKAR was honored to receive two awards at the 2018 National Education Telecommunications Association (NETA) Conference on January 23 in Washington, DC.

Curious Crew Returns for Fourth Season

Feb 1, 2018
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Curious Crew returns for its fourth season on Monday, February 5 at 5:30 p.m. on WKAR HD 23.1.

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