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Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has decided to slow down the process of redeveloping City Hall, saying "this is a fifty year decision."

In January 2018, Detroit singer Anita Baker announced she'll launch a "farewell" tour in March. Detroit Free Press columnist and author Rochelle Riley talked about Baker's legacy and her connection to Michigan.  UPDATED March 20 with Tour Dates inside.

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A city government in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula is joining a lawsuit against drug companies and distributors over the consequences of excessive opioid use.

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Michigan apple farmers are voting on whether to continue an advertising and promotion program for their industry.

Coach Tom Izzo and MSU men's basketball team at the celebration of the new Gilbert Pavilion.
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Tom Izzo walked into his final news conference before a game this season and saw Michigan State's interim president conducting interviews. The Hall of Fame coach sat down and gazed toward the back of the room, essentially expressionless, as John Engler was with a handful of reporters.

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Lawmakers in Lansing have been working on legislation in response to the Larry Nassar case. And while they’re at it, some say they might want to clarify who counts as a victim when it comes to giving impact statements at a defendant’s sentencing.

Current Sports | March 19, 2018

Mar 19, 2018
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NCAA Tournament; Michigan State Spartans; Syracuse Orange; Tom Izzo; Jaren Jackson, Jr.; Nick Ward; Ben Carter; Miles Bridges; Xavier Tillman

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Democrat Gretchen Whitmer won another key endorsement from organized labor Monday in the race for Michigan governor, this time from the state's largest union.

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The state schools chief wants to let local districts experiment with student testing.  

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AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have fallen by about 2 cents per gallon in the past week.


From NPR News

Updated at 1:30 a.m. ET

Police in Texas are investigating two more package bombs found on Tuesday at separate FedEx facilities in Austin and near San Antonio – the latest of six such devices this month that are thought to be the work of the same individual. Authorities say another incident at a Goodwill store in south Austin is unrelated.

Police said the latest incident involved an artillery simulator dropped off at the Goodwill that initiated at about 7 p.m. after being handled by an employee.

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MSU alumnus Scott Moore is the voice of Michigan State University hockey and baseball for the Spartan Sports Network. This past hockey season, Moore called his 1,000th game for SSN.

“It’s been a dream come true, and it’s been a joy for me to be able to do this,” says Moore. “I tell people that if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. And I have yet to work in the last 26 years.”

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.”


WKAR StayTuned Update

Call The Midwife | Season 7

Mar 19, 2018
Leonie Elliott as Nurse Lucille Anderson
Courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2017 / PBS

Sun. Mar. 25 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | In the Season 7 premiere, Poplar welcomes midwife Lucille Anderson, the first West Indian midwife to be featured as a series regular.

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
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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.

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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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