Current Sports | 10/21/16 | #807

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RIP Drew Sharp.


Sat. Oct. 22 at 6pm at WKAR-HD 23.1 | The Haslett Vikings take on the Hastings Saxons in a Green Division Qualifying Round. WATCH NOW

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Current State #858 | October 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016

Today on Current State: Cheyna Roth of the Michigan Public Radio Network fills us in on legislation to pay for infrastructure work in Flint and the race for Michigan Supreme Court; high school teacher Darren Silvester explains his classroom explorations of an abandoned cemetery; and Live Music Friday with Taylor Taylor.

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The Michigan Senate has passed a bill that would create a funding board to help pay for infrastructure improvements in Flint. We talk with the Michigan Public Radio Network’s Cheyna Roth about that and the race for two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court.

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Darrin Silvester

We talk with a high school teacher whose classes have been exploring an abandoned cemetery for more than a decade.

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We welcome Taylor Taylor back for Live Music Friday. Now studying at Lansing Community College, Taylor has become a fixture on the local music scene. We catch up with her and hear songs from “Right Here,” her latest EP.

MSU Freshies Turning Heads

Oct 20, 2016

The MSU men's basketball team held Media Day on Thursday afternoon at the Breslin Center. As head coach Tom Izzo enters his 22nd season, he finds himself ushering-in his top recruiting class ever! With so much talent coupled with a ton of youth, what are the realistic expectations for the team?

Current Sports | 10/20/16 | #806

Oct 20, 2016

Tiger Woods, Louisville Basketball, NCAA Sanctions, Rick Pitino, Omari Sankofa, MSU Men's Basketball and MSU Women's Basketball.

Radio Fall GiveAway 2016
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Our WKAR Radio Fall Fundraiser has wrapped up for 2016, but there is still one more chance to win a Fall GiveAway for anyone making a gift online at

Current State #857 | October 20, 2016

Oct 20, 2016

Today on Current State: University of Detroit professor Mike Bernacchi explores the marketing of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton; a preview of the musical "Temple" coming to MSU this week; and Motown Museum CEO Robin Terry tells us about their $50-million expansion plans. Make your pledge during our fall fundraising campaign at (517) 353-5000 or at!

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Branding can make all the difference, especially when it comes to the candidates running for President. We speak to a University of Detroit marketing professor about the unique ways Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have decided to market themselves during this historic run for President.

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She’s been the subject of an Emmy-award winning HBO film, and now the life of Dr. Temple Grandin is taking to the stage at the Wharton Center’s Pasant Theater. We learn more about the production about this autistic cattle scientist and author, including a sensory-friendly version for those audience members on the autistic spectrum.

This week, the Motown Museum in Detroit announced a $50-million dollar expansion project. We talk with the museum’s Chairwoman and CEO, Robin Terry, about their exciting plans.

Off the Record 10/21/16 | Ep. 4617

Oct 20, 2016

Topic: Flint Water Crisis. Guest: Dr. Matt Grossman, political science professor from MSU.

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“What the learning environment of the future is going to look like is going to be enhanced by technologies, but they’re not magic.  They’re not going to make things radically different,” MSU’s associate provost for teaching, learning and technology Jeff Grabill tells Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on MSU Today.