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

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Still reeling from the fallout of the Larry Nassar Sexual Abuse Scandal, Michigan State University is in hot water again this week after The Chronicle of Higher Education revealed previously unpublished emails in which Interim President John Engler criticizes lawyers of the assault survivors. The email exchange between Engler and a university official also implied a belief that survivor Rachael Denhollander would receive a kickback from her lawyer. WKAR's Karel Vega spoke with Chronicle of Higher Education reporter Jack Stripling, who wrote the article revealing the contents of the emails. 


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A new state rule requires local water systems to get rid of all their lead service lines over the next 20 years.  

As we hear from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, these are the types of pipes that contributed to the Flint water crisis.   


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The ACLU of Michigan wants a Detroit judge to order immigration authorities to stop coercive tactics against Iraqi immigrants in its custody. The immigrants face deportation orders for crimes – usually committed years ago.     


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Miss Michigan is ready to pass on the crown after spending a year promoting arts education at schools throughout the state.

Off the Record | June 15, 2018

Jun 14, 2018

Topic: Lawmakers finish budget. Guest: Scott Greenlee, Anti-Pot Coalition. 

Watch it at video.wkar.org

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The federal government is considering another attempt to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species.

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Michigan on Thursday began enforcing the nation's strictest rules for lead in drinking water, a plan that eventually will result in replacing all 500,000 lead service pipes statewide in the wake of the contamination of Flint's supply.

Current Sports | June 14, 2018

Jun 14, 2018
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NCAA Transfer Rule Changes; Nick Saban; DeAndre Carter;


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A federal agency has approved $1.25 million in funding to help Michigan improve its shooting ranges.

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Police in Ann Arbor say they're treating the death of a retired chemistry professor as a homicide.

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The number of men in the United States who are full-time, stay-at-home parents has risen steadily in recent decades, from maybe a million or so in 1984, according to a Pew Research Center estimate, to roughly double that in 2014.

That's still much smaller than the number of stay-at-home moms, of course, and many of the challenges these dads face are universal to parenting.

Updated at 4:28 p.m. ET

The Trump administration's decision to separate children from their families as a way to curb illegal immigration is adding fuel to an already fiery debate over immigration.

A group of House Democrats converged on an immigration detention facility in New Jersey on Sunday, days before a planned vote by House Republicans next week. Meanwhile, Trump administration officials alternately took credit and sought to distance the administration from the family separation policy.

Updated at 5:15 p.m. ET

With chants of "families united" and "free our children now," hundreds of people marched to the tent city in Tornillo, Texas, where children have been detained for immigration violations.

The Father's Day march near El Paso was primarily organized by Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas, who is also running for Senate against Ted Cruz. He says the march was the brainchild of Veronica Escobar, who is running to fill his seat in the House, as well as other community leaders.

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Ron Hendrick is dean of Michigan State University’s renowned College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He’s a two-time graduate of the college, and he grew up in Jackson, Mich.

“But I didn’t come back out of a sense of sentiment,” he says on MSU Today. “I came back because of the opportunities I saw in the college and the university. We are a world leader in what we do related to food, agriculture and natural resources.”


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Michigan State University is opening an award-winning global art and science initiative in Detroit on June 16 with a theme that pays homage to the city’s reputation and residents: HUSTLE.


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WKAR StayTuned Update

The Great British Baking Show | New Season!

Jun 16, 2018
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Fri. Jun. 22, 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The delectable baking competition that has grown into a beloved international phenomenon, returns for a fifth season this summer, premiering Fridays at 9pm beginning June 22.

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EAST LANSING, MI; June 5, 2018​ -- WKAR Public Media announced today that WKAR-TV is now broadcasting on a new frequency, as required by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Viewers who receive television free, over the air using an antenna, need to rescan their TV tuners to continue watching the PBS-affiliated station from Michigan State University. 

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Sat. Jun. 23, 12pm-1pm at Howell High School | Meet the cast of the WKAR original show Curious Crew with Dr. Rob Stephenson!

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