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Courtesy: Timothy Muffitt / Lansing Symphony Orchestra

Summer will be over before we know it and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra has a season of goodies starting in the fall. Maestro Timothy Muffitt sat down with Jamie Paisley to talk about them.


Shaw Lane Power Point
Infrastructure Planning and Facilities / Michigan State University

Michigan State University plans to turn an old power plant built in the 1940s into a place to learn science, technology, engineering and math.

Detroit photo
Courtesy photo / Michigan Municipal League

It's been five years since Detroit bottomed out after decades of decline, admitting in the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy filing ever that the country's one-time industrial engine could no longer pay its bills.

Police officers
File photo

Training sessions are taking place in Michigan to help prepare victim advocates in cases of mass violence.

Bill Beekman
MSU

Michigan State is set to hire Bill Beekman as athletic director, a person with knowledge of the decision said Saturday. Beekman has been the interim head of the troubled athletic department since early February.

Detroit Zoo Water Tower
Courtesy of Detroit Zoo

Visitors to the Detroit Zoo can learn about snake conservation as part of World Snake Day.

Detroit skyline
haljackey / flickr creative commons

Quicken Loans Community Fund and the United Community Housing Coalition are working with city officials to expand a program that prevents home foreclosures in Detroit.

Michigan Capitol
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

For Democrats hoping to seize back the U.S. House amid a purported "blue wave" of liberal enthusiasm against President Donald Trump, Michigan could deliver a key victory or two — but it won't come easily.

4-H Engrains Life Skills In Kids

Jul 13, 2018
Laura Michels

The motto of the youth development group 4-H is head, heart, heath and hands.

The largest young person leadership group in Michigan is where many future agriculture workers get their starts. Notable, because the farming industry makes up nearly a quarter of the state’s workforce.


Anna Clark photo
Courtesy photo

The crisis of lead getting into Flint’s water supply is the focus of a new book by freelance reporter Anna Clark. It’s called “The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy.”


From left: Sherri Jett, June Youatt, Dianne Byrum, John Engler, Satish Udpa, and Bob Ellerhorst.
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University broke ground on its new water treatment plant and storage tank this morning. WKAR’s Katie Cook reports.

 


Current State for July 14-15, 2018

Jul 13, 2018

On this weekend's show: In-depth interviews with MSU interim president John Engler and Dr. Mona Hanna-Atisha, the pediatrician in the middle of the Flint Water Crisis. Plus, Michigan expands the conditions for medical marijuana use, a program feeding Lansing students during the summer, Purple Heart medals being returned to the families of local veterans and the Eaton County Fair! 


MSU sign
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

A judge will likely review thousands of documents in the investigation into Michigan State University. A special prosecutor appointed by the state Attorney General is looking into the school’s handling of former MSU sports doctor, Larry Nassar. Nassar sexually assaulted his patients for years.    


Current Sports | July 13, 2018

Jul 13, 2018
Terrell Owens
mogotxt_owens / Flickr Creative Commons

Terrell Owens; Pro Football Hall Of Fame Inductions; James Moore; SWAP Meet; Brooks Laimbeer; World Cup Final; Reflection Friday

Democratic U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters of Michigan say they will oppose President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

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