TECHNOTE: TV and FM broadcast reception

Apr 20, 2018
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Over-the-air TV viewers and FM listeners may experience poor reception through early May while required work is performed on the TV antenna and transmitter. There will also be some brief periods when the stations are off the air.

New! Serving Up Science

All about food: where it comes from and how it impacts our health and our planet

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Michigan's elections bureau says enough signatures have been gathered for ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana for recreational use and repeal a law requiring higher wages on state construction projects.

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and a British government official have signed a memorandum of understanding designed to strengthen the production of advancements in automotive technology and mobility.

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Michigan State University, already reeling from the scandal involving a gymnastics doctor who molested young athletes, has maintained ties to a prominent volleyball coach for decades after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexually abusing and raping six underage girls he trained in the 1980s.

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To deter opioid abuse, Michigan lawmakers say it's time to rethink the child-resistant prescription vial.

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State officials are expanding air testing to more than 100 eastern Michigan homes after finding a toxic chemical that has leached into five houses.

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A nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan remains shut down after a valve issue was discovered following the malfunction of a transformer.

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Kids hoping to get high off laughing gas would have a harder time under a bill that is headed toward Gov. Rick Snyder's desk.

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Thursday April 26th is our next Pop-Up Stories, and this time we’ll be at Impression5 where the theme will be education. Here’s a story from our last event at the Capital Region International Airport. The theme was travel, and storyteller Carol Edmunds told a story of a memorable journey at sea.
 

 

 


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The 2018 Kids Count Data Book published by the Michigan League for Public Policy ranks Livingston County as the top county in Michigan for child well-being.  Education is a key factor in a child's quality of life.

 


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Millionaire businessman Shri Thanedar has filed petition signatures to appear on the August primary ballot as a Democratic candidate for governor.

Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta reports.


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South Koreans have painstakingly planned out the details ahead of North Korea's Kim Jong Un and South Korea's Moon Jae-in's summit at their shared border Friday, the culmination of a flurry of diplomacy over the past few months.

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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It was 48 years ago we celebrated the inaugural Earth Day, April 22, 1970. Created by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, an estimated 20 million folks participated nationwide.  The observance has since become a global phenomenon.  MSU Today is marking Earth Day 2018 with a roundtable conversation among environmental experts working in Michigan— three individuals who have devoted much of their lives to the environmental, social and economic sustainability of our planet.


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WKAR StayTuned Update

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Sat. Apr. 28 at 8pm on 90.5 FM | LIVE from Wharton Center Cobb Great Hall, conductor David Rayl presents.

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WKAR Station News

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WKAR, the NPR station for Michigan's Capital region, won seven awards from the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Lansing.

Changes Ahead for Antenna TV Viewers

Apr 20, 2018
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Plan to rescan to continue receiving free TV. PBS affiliate WKAR will the first area station to move to new frequency under FCC plan.

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WKAR In Your Community

Education | Pop-Up Stories Lansing

Apr 12, 2018
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Thu. Apr. 26, 6:30 pm at Impression 5 | Join us at Impression 5 to share stories related to education!

2018 BackStage Pass Concert Series!

Apr 6, 2018
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FREE | April 30 - May 4 | 7:00- 9:00pm at WKAR Studios | We're very excited to host nine bands in this year’s 2018 Backstage Pass Concert Series! RESERVE SEATS NOW 

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April 26 at 6:30PM

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