Current Sports | 7/28/16 | #751

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Detroit Lions' Season Outlook, Calvin Johnson, Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame, Bob Every, Throwback Thursday, and Lance Armstrong.

Current State #806 | July 28, 2016

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Today on Current State: Lansing city council members Carol Wood and Kathie Dunbar discuss the troubled South Washington Park Apartments and a marijuana ordinance; Michigan's rare Kirtland's Warbler; Detroit Free Press reporter Kathleen Gray from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia; a Harry Potter book release party benefits a school in Kenya; and a Pop-Up Story from Esperanza Rubio Torres.

Carol Wood and Kathie Dunbar photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Elected officials in the city of Lansing are grappling with security at the HUD subsidized South Washington Park Apartments and with creation of a city marijuana ordinance. The city council’s Public Safety committee is involved in both issues. We talk with two of the committee’s members, Carol Wood and Kathie Dunbar.

Kirtland's Warbler photo
Dan Kennedy / Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources

The Kirtland’s Warbler is an icon of northern Michigan.  With a brilliant yellow breast and distinctive song, the bird makes its home in young jack pine trees.  Once on the verge of extinction, a long-running conservation program is helping to restore the Kirtland’s Warbler population. Current State’s Kevin Lavery takes us up north in search of this endangered yet beloved bird.

Bernie Sanders photo
Courtesy ABC/Ida Mae Astute / flickr creative commons

We talk with Kathy Gray of the Detroit Free Press. She’s in Philadelphia covering the Michigan delegation at the Democratic National Convention.

J.K. Rowling photo

Another Harry Potter book is coming out this weekend with midnight parties all across the world. However, rather than benefit Hogwarts, we learn how Schuler Books is using this newest expansion to the world of J.K. Rowling to help a girl’s school in Kenya.

Off the Record 7/29/16 | Ep. 4605

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Topic: House races in MIchigan. Guest: Pete Hoekstra, former Congressman, Trump Supporter.

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Denzel Valentine Q & A at Basketball Camp

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WKAR's Al Martin chats with former MSU hoop star Denzel Valentine at his first annual basketball camp at "Aim High" in Dimondale, MI.

Our annual Fall Membership Campaign dates have been set! WKAR will be going on air and asking  our listeners for support starting Friday, October 14th through Thursday, October 20th.

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Current Sports | 7/27/16 | #750

Jul 27, 2016

Best Dunk Ever, Big Ten Media Day Takeaways, Michigan State Football, Detroit Tigers, College Football Scheduling, and Concussions.

Current Sports | 7/22/16 | #747

Jul 27, 2016

Vacation Talk, Draymond Green Plea Bargain, Le'veon Bell Suspension, NBA All-Star Game Relocation, Emily Regan, The Olympics, Ezekiel Elliott, and Reflection Friday.

Current Sports | 7/25/16 | #748

Jul 27, 2016

RIP Mike Sadler, Big Ten Media Day, Darien Harris Tribute, Memories of Mike Sadler, Le'Veon Bell, and Weekend Winners.

Current Sports | 7/26/16 | #749

Jul 26, 2016

Big Ten Media Day, Athletes and Activism, Michael Jordan, Jeff Grayer, Seth Kinker, Michigan Football, and Denzel Valentine.

WKAR at Michigan State University is excited to partner with the East Lansing Public Library to present Tim Busfields's 2nd Annual Performing Arts Warm Up. This event will be on September 10 & 11 in the WKAR Studios in the Communication Arts & Sciences Building on MSU Campus. This workshop is for youth interested in acting, singing, dancing, playwriting, screen writing, directing, stage managing, set making and general making of films.

MSU Today | July 24, 2016

Jul 24, 2016

Russ White talks with Hall of Fame bound MSU alumnus and Michigan Radio leader Steve Schram; Jennifer Orlando fills us in on the details of the 2016 MSU East Lansing One Book One Community program; and Russ Freed tells Kirk Heinze about the return of Spartan barley.