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Take a much-loved romance film from the nineties, add-in several great hits by Whitney and you’ve got the makings of “The Bodyguard,” at the Wharton Center this week.


Current Sports | October 18, 2017

Oct 18, 2017
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NBA Season Opening; LeBron James; Draymond Green; Detroit Pistons; NFL Ratings; Michigan-Penn State Football; James Edwards III.

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Ford is recalling about 1.3 million 2015-17 F-150 and 2017 Super Duty vehicles in North America because of potential door problems.

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The Michigan appeals court has found nothing to overturn the murder conviction of a Detroit-area woman who gave birth in a cold garage and left the baby to die.

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Michigan Department of Civil Rights

The director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights is turning down a $24,740 bonus that was approved by a state commission in a closed-door vote.

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recently released a plan to boost breastfeeding rates in the state. Breastfeeding decreases infant mortality rates and reduces ailments like diabetes, leukemia, allergies, asthma, ear infections and obesity. Mothers who nurse tend to experience less post-partum depression, breast and ovarian cancer, type II diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease.


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Medical marijuana dispensaries could be required to have 300-thousand dollars in capitol to open up shop. The state licensing board made its recommendations for financial requirements for medical marijuana licenses Tuesday. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth has more.


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The 2010 Democratic candidate for Michigan Secretary of State says she will try again in 2018. We have more from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta.

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Michigan State University received some upgrades to its wireless network over the summer.

AT&T added four new antenna locations to the campus’s Distributed Antenna System, or DAS, which were Brody Hall, the Breslin Center, the Music Practice Building and the Veterinary Medicine Building.

These are in addition to the antenna locations already around campus, and at Spartan Stadium.

Fred Ogline is the director of planning and engineering for AT&T’s wireless network in Michigan.

Legislation going to Gov. Rick Snyder would give an income tax break to an estimated 1,000 police and firefighters who are currently at least 65 and who retired before 2013.

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“I used to think that we were having an argument about climate change and if we just wrote more books, eventually our leaders would be persuaded. But that’s not true; the argument ended a long time ago,” renowned environmentalist Bill McKibben told me on Greening of the Great Lakes. “Science is very clear about what’s going on.”


“Sparty is the mascot for the entire university,” says Clint Stevens, director of the Michigan State University Alumni Association’s Sparty Mascot Program. “A lot of mascots are born out of athletic departments. Sparty was born in the alumni association.

“We’re not an athletics-only mascot. We represent MSU across the state and nation.”


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“I was a poor boy from Alabama coming to a great institution – Michigan State University – and we fell in love. It was magnetic, and I just couldn’t leave here,” Clarence Underwood tells Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on MSU Today. Underwood is a member of the 2017 class entering MSU’s Athletics Hall of Fame.


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Just seven months ago, Puerto Rican chef Jose Sanchez opened the restaurant of his dreams: a place where you could feel like you were in Italy one day, and like you were in France the next.

He served up fusion cuisine and called it Pera Maraya. There was deconstructed ratatouille, caprese salad with octopus. The restaurant in Carolina, east of San Juan, was getting rave reviews: five stars on Yelp, Trip Advisor and Facebook. He spent nearly a decade saving up to open this restaurant, and was overjoyed at how quickly it found success.

The Orionid Meteor Shower will reach its peak on Friday night and Saturday morning, with the best viewing shortly before dawn (wherever you are).

Last year, the annual show was less than spectacular — a bright gibbous moon hung in the sky for most of the night, stealing the glory from the meteors.

But this year, there's barely a sliver of moon in sight — the new moon was just on Thursday. And much of America can expect a nearly cloudless sky, to boot.

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Hurricane Harvey's floodwaters damaged many homes in the Texas city of Dickinson, and residents are applying for assistance and working to repair their properties.

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Bobby Murray on BackStage Pass! | Ep. 806

Sat., Oct. 21 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Legendary guitarist Bobby Murray performs the music of Etta James!

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Station News

The NPR show and podcast "It's Been A Minute with Sam Sanders" will debut the weekend of October 7 on WKAR. Digital News Director talked with host Sam Sanders about the program. 


New shows include Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, This American Life, Hidden Brain, It's Been a Minute

Watroba to Host New Folk Music Radio Show

Sep 21, 2017
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Courtesy / Matt Watroba

Matt Watroba and WKAR bring locally hosted folk, blues and bluegrass to Capital Region listeners. Sundays at 6pm beginning Oct. 1 on 90.5 FM

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In Your Community

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Courtesy / Michigan Department of Military & Veterans Affairs

Thu., Nov. 2 from 12pm to 1pm at the Michigan Vietnam Monument | You're invited to join your community in paying respects to those who served and perished in the Vietnam War. 

2017 MSU Homecoming Parade

Oct 4, 2017
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Friday, October 20 at 6pm in East Lansing | Look for your favorite WKAR personalities in the parade, and be sure to grab some great giveaways! 

Transformations | Pop-Up Stories Lansing

Oct 4, 2017
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Thur., Oct. 26 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at CADL | Tell your story or just come to listen to an evening of storytelling!

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October 16-22

National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Pop-Up Stories: Transformations

Tell your story or just come to listen to an evening of storytelling on October 26!

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The Flint Water Crisis

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