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On Thursday, the Elections and Ethics committee in the Michigan House of Representatives will hear a bill that would allow the Governor to appoint the Boards of Trustees for Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University instead of being elected by the voters. 


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Cecil Mackey, who served six years as the 16th president of Michigan State University, has died. 


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Interim Michigan State University President John Engler has announced a restructuring of health services on campus in the wake of the crimes committed by former MSU doctor Larry Nassar.


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A federal lawsuit alleges that a Michigan sheriff has made insulting remarks against blacks, women and Hispanics and mocked a lieutenant for his work-related hearing loss.

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Officials say bovine tuberculosis has been detected in a western Michigan cattle herd.

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Former Michigan State University President Maurice Cecil Mackey Jr. has died at age 89.

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On Wednesday, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs' Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation director Andrew Brisbo updated WKAR's Brooke Allen about the business licensing process. He also discussed a deadline on February 15. 


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A prosecutor says two mid-Michigan sheriff's officers were justified in fatally shooting a man who rammed his pickup truck into their vehicles following a chase.

Groups wanting to expand access to voting and boost Michigan's renewable energy requirement will quickly begin gathering signatures for 2018 ballot drives after receiving initial approval from the state elections board Tuesday.

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With smooth moves, a sharp jump shot and an unavoidable 6-foot-11 presence on the floor, Jaren Jackson Jr. has given Michigan State another vast skillset as the lone freshman in an otherwise-all-sophomore starting lineup.

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The Trump administration wants to allow insurance companies to offer more policies that have limited health benefits and that can reject customers if they have pre-existing medical conditions.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says the plans – which don't meet the legal requirements for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act — will allow consumers who can't afford insurance now to find cheaper plans.

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An onslaught by the Syrian government and its allies has killed about 100 civilians since Sunday in the suburbs of the country's capital, Damascus, according to a U.K.-based monitoring group and a consortium of aid groups. The groups say the aerial bombardment has targeted a rebel-held region known as eastern Gouta, smashing parts of at least five hospitals and leaving more than 500 people wounded.

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In keeping with his promise to make health care at Michigan State University a national model for quality and safety, Interim President John Engler has announced a new structure for the university’s health colleges, clinical practice and student wellness programs, including two leadership appointments.


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Lori Strom is Lifespan and Family Services Coordinator at the MSU WorkLife Office. She presented a session titled Surviving and Thriving as an Elder Caregiver at the Broad College of Business Executive Development Program’s Business and Bagels series.

Strom’s talk addressed the wellness concerns of working caregivers and their elder loved ones.  The presentation explored caregivers’ needs for healthy living and resources to balance their work, life and caregiving responsibilities.


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WKAR StayTuned Update

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.

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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
(l-r) Robin Pizzo, WKAR director of education; Susi Elkins, WKAR director of broadcasting and general manager; and Julie Sochay, WKAR content and community engagement manager all honored to accept two awards at the 2017 NETA conference on January 23.
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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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Sun. Mar. 18, 1pm-3:30pm at Hannah Community Center | Join WKAR for children's activities, music, storytelling and meet some your favorite storybook characters!

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