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4:44 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Kalamazoo County Re-Count To Begin December 8

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Candidates and campaigns that are unhappy with the results of the November elections have until Wednesday afternoon to ask for recounts.

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Sports
2:12 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Current Sports #367 | November 24, 2014

Director of MSU Track and Field and Cross Country, Walt Drenth, gives Al a taste of the emotions coming off a national championship win over the weekend. He also discusses the overall season for the Spartans. Al also touches on the Detroit Lions' loss against the Patriots at the beggining of the show and breaks down MSU football's enormous win over Rutgers. To close, it's 'Weekend Winners.'


Radio Made in Michigan
11:32 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Current State #428 | November 24, 2014

Today on Current State: MSU's national championship women's cross country team; doctors and drug companies; Great Lakes Month in Review; the Williamston Theatre's 50th show; and WKAR says farewell to music host Mark Schwitzgoebel.

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Sports
11:32 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Spartan women run to national crown

MSU's Leah O'Connor was the Big Ten Conference cross country athlete of the year. MSU won the national championship over the weekend.
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The MSU Women’s Cross Country team stood on college running high ground Saturday, capturing the NCAA National Championship in Terre Haute, Indiana. It was the university’s first national championship since MSU men’s hockey in 2007, and the second women’s national championship in school history.

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Health
11:30 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Obamacare provision sheds light on payments to docs, hospitals

Dr. Kenneth Elmassian
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Important data recently shed light on the financial relationships between key members of Michigan’s medical community. Sunshine provisions contained in the Affordable Care Act require disclosure of the money paid to physicians and teaching  hospitals by drug and medical device manufacturers.

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Environment
11:28 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Great Lakes Month in Review: Midterm elections may have implications

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At the end of each month, we check in with Great Lakes commentator and journalist Gary Wilson for updates on environmental stories from around the basin. For today’s Great Lakes Month in Review, we’ll be talking about what impact the recent midterm elections could have on environmental policies, both in Washington and in Michigan.

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Arts & Culture
11:24 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Williamston Theatre: Four founders, fifty shows

Emily Sutton-Smith, John Leppard, Tony Caselli, and Chris Purchis of Williamston Theatre.
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

On Friday night, the Williamston Theatre will stage the first preview performance of their 50th show. “Miracle on South Division Street” runs through December 28th.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:11 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Sayonara, Schwitzgoebel

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For nearly 3 decades, WKAR’s morning music host Mark Schwitzgoebel has been a fixture for thousands of mid-Michigan classical music listeners. This week, Mark hangs up his microphone and retires from WKAR. Mark’s last day on the air is this Wednesday.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

MSU Today | November 23, 2014

Kurt Kwiatkowski, Russ White

Holiday food enjoyment and safety, Two Men and a Truck CEO, Advanced Lighting 101, Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

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Sports
2:19 am
Sat November 22, 2014

VIDEO: Loyola Chicago / MSU Men's Basketball Postgame | Current Sports | WKAR

Listen to reaction from head coaches Porter Moser and Tom Izzo after MSU's 87 to 52 win over Loyola Chicago. The Spartans rebound nicely coming off the loss to Duke earlier this week.

Branden Dawson and Marvin Clark Jr. each scored 15 for the Spartans (2-1). Travis Trice added 13 and Denzel Valentine 12, and Michigan State never trailed. Matt Costello also had 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Politics & Government
4:42 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

LGBT Activists Ready To “Blow Up” Civil Rights Bill If It Ignores Gender Identity

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Supporters of adding LGBT protections to Michigan’s civil rights law say they have enough votes in the Legislature to pass a bill before the end of the year.

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Sports
2:15 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Current Sports #366 | November 21, 2014

Ithaca football head coach Terry Hessbrook discusses his team's chance to continue the streak by winning a state championship this year. Later, Al brings on Mike Kohon from MLive.com to preview the remaining local teams in the high school football playoffs. Al and Alex also preview the MSU football and basketball games this weekend.


Sports
2:15 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Current Sports #365 | November 20, 2014

Motivational speaker DeAndre Carter discusses his upcoming release of his new book and discusses his prior relationships of motivating athletes. Al and Alex also touch on Mark Dantonio as one of college football's highest paid coaches. To close, it's 'Throwback Thursday' as Al gives some tidbits for what happened on this day in sports history.


Sports
2:02 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Current Sports #364 | November 19, 2014

Al and Alex start by breaking down the loss to Duke last night by MSU men's basketball. Later, Brian Calloway from Lansing State Journal breaks down the MSU girls' season so far and if they have the depth to compete against Notre Dame. To close, former Detroit Piston guard Lindsey Hunter joins Al to recall 'Malice at the Palice' memories on its anniversary.


Sports
1:05 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Current Sports #363 | November 18, 2014

After former Spartan Le'Veon Bell's big game last night against the Tennessee Titans, Tuesday's show kicks off with a discussion about his impressive performance. Al brings on Mason's head football coach and they talk about the up-and-coming rivalry with DeWitt. Finally, 'Top Five Tuesday' consists of four this time, as Al and Alex give their top four teams for the upcoming College Football Playoff.


Radio Made in Michigan
11:06 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Current State #427 | November 21, 2014

Today on Current State: State Representative-elect Tom Barrett; tonight's concert with the MSU Symphony Orchestra and the MSU Jazz Orchestra I; church services in a bar; and Live Music Friday with Melissa Greener.

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Politics & Government
11:04 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Iraq war vet Tom Barrett prepares to serve in the House

Tom Barrett (R) will represent Eaton County in the state House next year.
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Eaton County voters have chosen a different state Representative in four straight elections. Rick Jones won his last House term in 2008; fellow Republican Deb Shaughnessy won in 2010; she lost her re-election bid in 2012 to Democrat Theresa Abed; and a few weeks ago, Abed lost her shot at another term to Republican Tom Barrett of Potterville.

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Arts & Culture
11:03 am
Fri November 21, 2014

MSU ensembles swing with Beethoven, Ellington

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The MSU Symphony Orchestra and MSU Jazz Orchestra I are joining forces for a concert tonight at Wharton Center. It’s an Ellington and Beethoven concert, a meeting of the great composers.

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Community
11:02 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Bible with a beer chaser at The Loft

Noah Filipiak
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Beer, rock bands, and spoken word poetry probably aren’t the first things that pop into your mind when you think about church. But that’s exactly what you’ll find at the Upper Room, a new ministry from Crossroads Church. The project hopes to bring people into the church by getting them to the bar.

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Arts & Culture
11:01 am
Fri November 21, 2014

LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY: Singer-songwriter Melissa Greener at the Pump House

Melissa Greener in WKAR's Studio S. Her Pump House concert tonight starts at 7 p.m.
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

Our Live Music Friday guest today is Melissa Greener. Melissa is in East Lansing to perform at tonight’s Pump House concert. She’s a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who grew up in the Detroit area before moving on to music Meccas like Austin, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee, which has been her base for about five years now.

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Sports
5:41 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

VIDEO: Notre Dame / MSU Women's Basketball | Current Sports | WKAR

WKAR's Al Martin reports from the Breslin Center on the Michigan State loss to Notre Dame. The Spartans fell, 71 to 63, to a top five team in the Fighting Irish, going toe to toe and competing throughout the game. The motivation behind the gritty outing? A moment of "disrespect" during pre-game warmups. Find out how the Spartans earned that respect in the report. 

Politics & Government
4:40 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Prison Reform Activists See Opportunity In “Lame Duck” For Legislative Overhaul

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Bills that seek to reduce prison spending in Michigan seem to have momentum going into the last weeks of the Legislature’s 2014 session.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:55 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Current State #426 | November 20, 2014

Today on Current State: Closing Michigan's manufacturing skills gap; Cadillac unveils a new Lansing-built model in LA; Stevie Wonder performs "Songs in the Key of Life"; expanding services to at-risk children; and amateur rocketeers plan to launch a port-a-potty. 

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Economy
11:52 am
Thu November 20, 2014

MI manufacturing industry seeks to close skills gap

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The Lansing area, like much of Michigan, has been shaped by manufacturing. But the industry has taken a beating in the past 13 years. The state has lost hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs since 2001. After years of cuts, though, the industry is starting to make a comeback here in mid-Michigan.

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Economy
11:45 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Cadillac unveils Lansing-built ATS-V at LA Auto Show

Cadillac's new ATS-V will be built at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant.
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Cadillac has unveiled the next model that General Motors will build in Lansing. GM is showing off the new ATS-V at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week.

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Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Stevie Wonder back in MI to perform legendary album

'Songs in the Key of Life' is one of Stevie Wonder's best-loved albums. He performs music from the album tonight at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Tonight, a Michigan-born superstar returns home to perform a legendary album. Tonight at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Stevie Wonder will perform all the tracks on the album “Songs In The Key of Life.”

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Education
11:44 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Report: state should expand services to at-risk children

The Michigan legislature won’t be back to work until December 2, when lawmakers return for a three-week lame duck session. In the meantime, the Citizens Research Council of Michigan has been thinking about what it believes should be the state’s next major investment strategy.

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Science & Technology
11:43 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Amateur rocketeers launching port-a-potty

Michigan is not among the first states that come to mind when you mention the aerospace industry. An amateur rocket launch scheduled for Saturday in southwest Michigan is unlikely to change that. On Saturday afternoon, members of a Michiana Rocketry Club plan to blast a port-a-potty into space near the community of Three Oaks, near the Indiana state line.

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Politics & Government
5:13 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Effort to get LGBT civil rights protections pressing on after setbacks

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A coalition of business and civil rights groups is still optimistic state lawmakers this year will make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT people.

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Economy
5:11 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Michigan jobless rate falls slightly to 7.1%

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More people were looking for work last month, but more businesses were hiring, which helped drive Michigan’s unemployment rate to 7.1%, the lowest it’s been so far this year.

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