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From the Disney film G-Force to the movie trailer from Paul Blart: Mall Cop...from Carlton Beer to Domino's Pizza.

Decades of media appropriation have placed Carl Orff's O Fortuna opening to the scenic cantata Carmina Burana among classical music's greatest cliches. However, hearing the more than 60 minutes of music you may not know from this sprawling work will bring a startling freshness to the experience.

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On May 1-5, Morning Edition with Brooke Allen will take a closer look at coffee, from brewing to business.

Our WKAR staffers and others are posing with their coffee mugs and why they love them so much.

Please click here to upload your mug to the WKAR Newsroom Facebook page! Tell us your city or town and why your mug is special to you. Brooke may read your name on air!

National Guard soldiers photo
Maj. Savannah Halleaux

The Michigan Air National Guard Base in Battle Creek is the site of an emergency management training exercise this weekend.

Detroit skyline
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Agreement with state saves Detroit schools from closure. 

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GM is motoring as profit jumps 34 pct on US truck, SUV sales

Current Sports | April 28, 2017

13 hours ago
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NFL Draft; Michigan Prospects Drafted; Detroit Lions; Jarrad Davis; Gabe Onor; Academics and Athletics; Future of Sports Broadcasting; Reflection Friday.

Russ White

“The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (MiEIBC) is nearly 100 businesses, large and small, engaged in advanced energy here in Michigan, and we cut across the advanced energy spectrum,” Liesl Clark tells Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes. “We seek to bring together different perspectives and give all of them more weight.

After the episode taping concludes, the guest and panel continue to chat.

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4th annual Casual Commute Day challenges commuters to come clean for a day

Governor Snyder has proclaimed Friday, May 5, 2017, as Casual Commute Day. The day raises awareness about how our transportation choices impact the air we breathe, specifically that ozone pollution is caused by vehicle emissions. The rideshare offices in Lansing, Grand Rapids and Southeast Michigan are celebrating with a friendly competition, hoping to claim the title of “cleanest-commuting community.”

Sally St. Johns is on a mission--to save the planet from global warming and to clear her name.  Implicated in a terrorist plot to control all sources of energy, Sally draws on her colorful past, an idealistic attorney, and an aging mother to bring the real terrorist to justice.  

Jarrad Davis photo
Courtesy photo / Detroit Lions

The first round of the NFL draft was last night. WKAR’s Scott Pohl and Al Martin talked about the choice made by the Detroit Lions. Al in is New York City for a conference of the National Association of Black Journalists.

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Doctors and police urge to dispose of old medicine on Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. 

medical stethescope
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Not-guilty plea for doc in Detroit genital mutilation case. 

Off the Record | April 28, 2017

Apr 27, 2017

Guest: Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Democratic Candidate for Governor.

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City of Flint water tower
Ben Gordon / flickr creative commons

Michigan Legislature sends federal funding to Flint.