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STREAMING: NOVA's Poisoned Water - Panel and Q&A

Tue May 23, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET (start time is approximate) Join the conversation live on Facebook with WKAR Public Media

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Weather

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Keep your sunglasses and rain gear handy for the work week.

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Lansing City Council
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The latest medical marijuana ordinance was introduced at Monday night’s Lansing City Council meeting, but a public hearing date was not set.

 

 


Current Sports | May 22, 2017

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Calvin Johnson; The Preakness; Jason Fuller; Folds of Honor; Dave Ellis; Lansing United; NBA Playoffs; Lebron James; Michael Jordan.


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Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness behind cataracts, but it’s treatable with early detection. Researchers at Michigan State University are developing a device that could help doctors caring for glaucoma patients know when it’s time to act.


Hamilton Dam in Flint
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On Tuesday, WKAR and the Flint Institute of Arts will host a screening of a new PBS documentary on the Flint Water Crisis.  "Poisoned Water" is a new production from the acclaimed "NOVA" series. WKAR's Kevin Lavery spoke with NOVA senior executive producer Paula Apsell, who will be moderating the panel discussion at the screening.

MSU sign
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New research from Michigan State University suggests that people are skeptical of findings about health risks or new forms of medication—if the research was sponsored by a corporation.

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A new proposed ordinance on regulating and licensing medical marijuana businesses goes before the Lansing city council tonight.


Nathan's hot dog
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The company that makes Nathan's and Curtis hot dogs is recalling more than 200,000 pounds (90,700 kilograms) of the products after getting complaints of metal found in the packages.

Lena Epstein
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Republican businesswoman Lena Epstein announced Monday she will run for U.S. Senate in 2018, saying Michigan is ready for another outsider with business experience after its voters favored Donald Trump in the presidential election.

Consumers energy
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Consumers Energy plans to spend nearly $440 million this year to help modernize its natural gas system.

Ford company
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Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly while remaking itself as a nimble, high-tech provider of new mobility services.

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MSU Today

Inland Seas Education Association

May brings warmer weather, and that means another season on the water for the Suttons Bay-based Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA).

With a mission of “helping people of all ages experience the science and spirit of the Great Lakes through shipboard and on-shore educational programs,” the ISEA annually hosts teachers and students representing over 120 classrooms from across Michigan.


Russ White

“Every NCAA institution is required to have a faculty athletic representative, someone who serves as the linkage between athletics and academics,” Sue Carter tells Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on MSU Today. “My role involves guarding the institutions academic integrity. I’m the eyes and ears, and students really matter to me.”


MSU Today | May 21, 2017

May 21, 2017
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Kirk Heinze talks with the "biggest losers" in the U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter's annual Battle of the Buildings competition at the 2017 Energy Summit in Grand Rapids, building owners and operators who achieved significant energy reduction in 2016.


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Updated at 9:15 a.m. ET

A bombing at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, has killed 22 people and injured 59 more, police say. Monday night's concert had drawn thousands of children and young people — many of whom were trying to leave when the blast hit. Authorities say it was a terrorist attack, carried out by a man who died at Manchester Arena.

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The 1890s | Victorian Slum House

Tue. May 23 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | In episode 4 of Victorian Slum House, London recovers from an economic depression and residents experience a wave of social reforms.

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Station News

Parents and kids in lobby
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More than 240 aspiring scientists visited the MSU campus on Saturday to audition for season four of Curious Crew, the WKAR original series exploring science, technology, engineering and math.

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

WKAR originals - full episodes, online extras and more

'NOVA: Poisoned Water' at Flint Art Institute

Join NOVA's Paula S. Apsell for this free film screening and Q&A about the water crisis facing our cities

Screening and Q&A

Preview the film and join the conversation about a son’s transition and a mom’s transformation.

May 20-21

Celebrate the arts with WKAR and Curious Crew!

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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 April 2017

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