Best of Blues on BackStage Pass | Ep. 720

Jul 20, 2016
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Fri. July 22 at 11:30 pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Swinging, rocking, soulful blues from some of Michigan's most talented players. 

Current Sports | 7/20/16 | #745

Jul 20, 2016
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Keith Appling, Michigan State Basketball, Oakland Men's Basketball, Kahlil Felder, Greg Kampe, Nick Saban, and Alabama Football.

With the recent, explosive growth in craft breweries, Michigan has become a hub for brewers and beer enthusiasts around the country.  The Great Lakes State ranks among the top U.S. destinations for exploring craft beer, even adopting the nickname, “The Great Beer State.”

“I have a fondness and appreciation for the state of Michigan and for the broadcasters I have worked with and for the idea and the prospect of what broadcasting means,” MSU alumnus Steve Schram tells Russ White on MSU Today in reflecting on his August 2016 induction into the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Current Sports | 7/19/16 | #744

Jul 19, 2016
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Denzel Valentine, Chicago Bulls, NBA Summer League, Detroit Tigers Pitching, Draymond Green Arrest, and Tickled Tuesday.

Current Sports | 7/18 /16 | #743

Jul 18, 2016
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British Open, Henrik Stenson, Phil Mickelson,  Detroit Tigers, Michael Fulmer, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Denzel Valentine, NBA Summer League, and  Weekend Winners.

MSU alumnus Peter Carey plays legendary Detroit Tigers broadcaster and iconic Michigander Ernie Harwell in Mitch Albom’s acclaimed “Ernie,” the longest running play in Detroit theatre history. Peter will be playing Ernie at his alma mater when the play comes to MSU’s Wharton Center August 24 – 27.

MSU Today | July 17, 2016

Jul 17, 2016

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with MSU School of Packaging Director Susan Selke and MSU turfgrass guru Trey Rogers.

Current Sports | 7/15 /16 | #742

Jul 15, 2016
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Nice, France, Phil Mickleson Round of 63, Isiah Thomas, Ben Simmons, Tum Tum Nairn, Draymond Green, Current Sports TV Rewind, Tom Brady, Deflategate, and Reflection Friday.

PBS NewsHour: Dem

July 25 - 28 from 8pm to 11pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Convention coverage continues as NPR and PBS NewsHour bring audiences the latest from the Democratic National Convention.

PBS NewsHour

July 18 -  21 from 8pm to 11pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | LIVE from Cleveland, the PBS NewsHour team partners with NPR reporters to present in-depth coverage of the Republican National Convention. Plus, live streaming of the full proceedings.

CSTV - Tum Tum

Al's guest is MSU men’s basketball player Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn Jr. WATCH NOW

Wendy Day | Off the Record OVERTIME | 7/15/16

Jul 15, 2016

After the broadcast episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat for this online exclusive.

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Off the Record 7/15/16 | Ep. 4603

Jul 15, 2016

Topic: Governor Snyder names new head of the Department of Environmental Quality.  Guest: Wendy Day, GOP Delegate looking to deny Trump's presidential bid.

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Migration and refugee issues aren’t just fodder for presidential candidates, they’re also at the forefront of Michigan State University and East Lansing’s 2016 One Book, One Book Community Program. The theme, “Faces of Migration: The Human Experiences,” features “Enrique’s Journey” by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario and “City of Thorns” by Ben Rawlence.