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Badgers Rout Spartans in Big Ten Opener

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Freshman Quarterback Alex Hornibrook lead Wisconsin to a 30 to 6 thumping of Michigan State at Spartan Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Hornibrook threw for 195 yards and a touchdown, outplaying MSU senior Tyler O'Connor, who had three interceptions on the day. 

Hall of Fame Night for MSU and Okemos

Sep 23, 2016
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On Thursday night both the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame and Okemos High School Hall of Fame ceremonies took place. In total, 19 individuals got the chance to see their names enshrined into sports lore. Names like Don Behm, Trevor Harris, Travis Bader, and even the late Mike Sadler are mentioned throughout this report. 

Mon. Sep. 26 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Watch live coverage and analysis of the presidential and vice presidential candidates’ debates.

Current Sports | 9/23/16 | #787

Sep 23, 2016
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Michigan State Football Preview, Wisconsin Football, MSU Hall of Fame, Okemos Hall of Fame, Michigan Preview and Reflection Friday.


Current State #838 | September 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016

Today on Current State: Lansing Lugnuts general manager Nick Grueser; a preview of this weekend's Concert Across America to End Gun Violence show in Lansing; and our Live Music Friday guests are the instrumental duo Class & Jazz. Our guest host is Mickey Hirten of the Lansing City Pulse newspaper.


The business side of Lansing Lugnuts baseball

Sep 23, 2016
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With the end of the minor league baseball season, things are slowing down at Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing. We talk with Lugnuts general manager Nick Grueser about the 2016 season and what's already being planned for next year.


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This weekend, a Lansing church is joining some 350 other U.S. communities hosting concerts to promote awareness of gun violence. Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with a local anti-gun activist and an MSU theater director about the “Concert Across America.”


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Is it classical? Is it jazz? It’s both! Our Live Music Friday guests this week are Oleg Bezuglov and Natalia Bezuglova. Together, they’re known as Class & Jazz.


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This weekend, six principal musicians of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra perform a concert featuring music from the early 20th century collection of French composers nicknamed Les Six. LSO Principal flutist and MSU College of Music Professor Richard Sherman spoke with WKAR's Jamie Paisley about this concert which culminates in all six players combining for the Sextet by Francis Poulenc.

The concert will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25th at 3pm in the Molly Grove Chapel at the First Presbyterian Church in Downtown Lansing.

Off the Record 9/23/16 | Ep. 4613

Sep 23, 2016

Correspondents Edition.  Topics: Third grade reading bill and self driving cars.

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Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Lansing Lugnuts baseball team, has transformed its field into an 18-hole miniature golf course for the week. The turf was installed in 2005 and will be replaced come next baseball season. What better way to say goodbye to the old real-estate than to play a little golf?

Current Sports | 9/22/16 | #786

Sep 22, 2016
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MSU Hall of Fame Ceremony, Washington Redskins, Lansing Mini Golf, Sam Silverstein, Throwback Thursday and Colin Kaepernick.

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Current State #837 | September 22, 2016

Sep 22, 2016

Today on Current State: We speak with Athena International Leadership Conference chair Sarah Jennings; a preview of the Ixion Theatre production of "The Amazing Jesus"; David Bard, the new Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Michigan; and a Pop-Up Story from Dave Dunckel.


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The star-studded Athena Conference is designed to promote leadership and empowerment for women of all ages. We discuss the program with chairperson Sarah Jennings.


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