Current Sports | February 20, 2017

14 minutes ago
Courtesy MSU Athletics

Eron Harris; Michigan State Men's Basketball; MSU Women's Basketball; Tori Jankoska; Jason Ruff; Spartan Hockey; All-Star Weekend.


U.S. Supreme Court
Jeff / flickr creative commons

You might think that the gap between the far left and the far right in American politics is getting larger, but MSU College of Law professor Frank Ravitch thinks there are ways these opposing forces could work together.


crowd at high school
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

In the 2016 election, Michigan House Republicans edged out Democrats by just 3,000 votes.  Yet, the GOP won more than 57 percent of all state House seats.  Their victory was the result of creative map making.

 

State legislative districts are drawn by whichever political party is in power.  Both Democrats and Republicans tend to draw those boundaries to consolidate their voting base.  The practice is called “gerrymandering,” and opponents say it diminishes the voice of the people.


James McClurken photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

We continue our conversations with Lansing city council candidates today with James McClurken. He’s running against incumbent Jessica Yorko, who is expected to run for re-election in the fourth ward.


Calley seeks trade in Mexico on three day trip

Feb 18, 2017
MICHIGAN.GOV

New business opportunities for Michigan are on the mind of Michigan's Calley as he heads for Mexico.

SENATE.GOV

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein plans to introduce legislation requiring Olympic national governing bodies to immediately report sexual abuse allegations.  

Door leading to courtroom
Mark Bashore / WKAR-MSU

An Ingham County judge ruled Friday that Dr. Larry Nassar will be tried on three counts of first degree sexual assault.

The decision by Ingham district judge Donald Allen came after more than two hours of often graphic testimony from an alleged victim.

The 25-year old woman described being digitally penetrated by the former MSU sports doctor multiple times when she was a child.

Nasser, who has been accused of assaulting dozens of women and girls, also faces three federal charges for child pornography and civil suits.

Current Sports | February 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017

NBA All-Star Weekend; Michael Jordan; Jay Vincent; MSU Women's Basketball; UM Men's Basketball; Reflection Friday.


MSU Trustees photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Today’s MSU Trustees meeting was tumultuous, with calls to do more to prevent sexual assaults on campus and for President Lou Anna Simon to resign over allowing controversial Breitbart News writer Milo Yiannopoulos to speak on campus last year.


Governor Snyder’s recently released 21st Century Infrastructure Commission’s report confirmed, in spades, what many of us already knew; Michigan’s transportation, water, energy and communications infrastructure is in very bad shape.  The report validated and underscored Michigan’s “D” infrastructure grade on the 2009 American Society of Civil Engineers’ report card—one of the lowest grades among states evaluated.  


Pages

From NPR News

President Robert Mugabe turns 93 on Tuesday, making him the oldest president in Africa — and the world. He's the only leader most Zimbabweans have ever known, spending nearly 37 years at the helm since independence from Britain and the end of white minority rule in Rhodesia in April 1980.

Copyright 2017 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.

Copyright 2017 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.

On Sunday, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti published a post on her blog entitled "Reflecting On One Very, Very Strange Year At Uber." On her first day working on her new team at Uber, Rigetti says, her manager sent her a string of messages propositioning her on the company chat. She says she took screenshots of the conversations, and brought them to Uber's HR department, saying she expected the matter would be handled quickly and appropriately. And from her account, it was not.

Reinventing Your Life, Your Career

1 hour ago

This program was originally broadcast on March 17, 2016.

Second acts in life. We’ll look at what it takes to reinvent yourself, your career – early, mid-life, and late.

MORE FROM NPR

President Trump's Tweets, Annotated

Key tweets from President Trump, annotated for context by NPR reporters

WKAR Highlights and Updates

Janet Collins - ballerina
PBS / PBS

Black Ballerina

Sun. Feb. 19 at 6pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Black Ballerina tells the story of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet.

Read More
Il Volo and Plácido Domingo at a podium
Courtesy of Angelo Trani / PBS

Il Volo Notte Magica

Courtesy of ITV Plc / PBS

Victoria on Masterpiece

WKAR Launches Free 24/7 Multiplatform PBS KIDS Services

WKAR Public Media has launched a new, free, localized 24/7 children’s service – WKAR’s latest initiative to support early learning in the community. | Watch the celebration event here.

Read More

On the Air Now!

New, free 24/7 children's channel and multiplatform services

BackStage Pass | Curious Crew | Forte | Off the Record | WKAR Specials

WKAR originals - full episodes, online extras and more

Celebrate and Explore

Moments, memories and people that inspire

The Bad Kids: Indie Lens Pop-Up

FREE film screening March 2

Live Metropolitan Opera Saturday radio broadcasts on 90.5 and streaming here

The Flint Water Crisis

WKAR coverage from Current State, Off the Record and our media partners

Faces of Flint

Examine Day-to-Day Life During the Flint Water Crisis

StayTuned February 2017

Download the latest and archive issues

Go

WKAR Radio Reading Service

Your support for this special radio broadcast brings news and information to those who have trouble reading