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LANSING, MI – LANSING, MI (MPRN) - Republicans from the state House of Representatives want Governor Granholm to cut spending by five percent across the board. The G.O.P. is also asking to freeze pay for all state employees.

Representative Chuck Moss says federal stimulus money should not go toward paying state worker salaries. He says state government is headed in the same direction as car companies.

LANSING, MI – LANSING, MI (WKAR) - The City of Lansing is projected to have $117 million to spend in the upcoming fiscal year.

Mayor Virg Bernero says he had to cut $5.5 million of city spending to balance the 2010 fiscal year budget. He was planning to put the plan before the city Council Monday night. Bernero calls the budget "lean and mean."

Bernero says 40 unfilled city jobs will be left vacant to balance the budget. But he says city residents shouldn't notice a decrease in city services.

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LANSING, MI – LANSING, MI (MPRN) - Jobless benefits in the state go up by $25 a week starting today. It's one of the ways Michigan benefits from the first wave of federal stimulus spending.

In her radio address that aired over the weekend, Governor Granholm said the state will vie for every available dollar of federal stimulus funds. And she urged local governments and non-profit agencies in Michigan to do the same.

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Maya Angelou | American Masters

Feb 14, 2018
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Fri., Feb. 16 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Journey through the prolific life of the ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons, and others.

Parsifal | Metropolitan Opera

Feb 14, 2018
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Sat., Feb. 17 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Wagner’s final opera is a musical journey unlike any other.

Tell Them We Are Rising | Independent Lens

Feb 13, 2018
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Mon. Feb. 19 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Explore the pivotal role that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in shaping American history, culture and national identity.

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WKAR takes home national awards

Feb 8, 2018
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WKAR was honored to receive two awards at the 2018 National Education Telecommunications Association (NETA) Conference on January 23 in Washington, DC.

Curious Crew Returns for Fourth Season

Feb 1, 2018
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Curious Crew returns for its fourth season on Monday, February 5 at 5:30 p.m. on WKAR HD 23.1.

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