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Lansing City Pulse Associate Publisher Mickey Hirten has placemaking on his mind. 

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Michigan temperatures have been pushing 90 that a hint of things to come?  MLive’s Mark Torregrossa looks ahead to Summer 2016.

Mid-Michigan has warmed its way into mid-June. Daytime high temperatures have flirted with 90 around Lansing. 

Is it a hint of things to come for the Summer of ‘16?

Current State’s Peter Whorf checks in with MLive chief meteorologist Mark Torregrossa for a quick overview of the weeks and months ahead.

Credit The Barn Theaters

The Barn Theater in Augusta, Michigan is celebrating its 70th season. One actor in the current production made his stage debut at The Barn when he was just one year old.

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A study conducted in a remote area connecting Michigan and Wisconsin is shedding light on connections between the animal and plant worlds.

Researchers from Notre Dame University and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources just released findings from a study involving something they call “trophic cascades.”  

The mysterious phrase refers to the impacts predators --in this case, wolves--have on deer, their natural prey.  That in turn has an impact on plant life.

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Our most recent live storytelling event, “Pop-Up Stories,” took place at the Robin Theatre in REO Town in May. The theme was “The Birds and the Bees.”

Volunteer storytellers shared their true, first-person stories on that theme.

Today we hear Jay Wagar’s story about a high school sweetheart.

The theme of our most recent Pop-Up Stories event at the Robin Theater was "The Birds and the Bees."

Current Sports | 6/20/16 | #726

Jun 20, 2016
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NBA Finals Recap, Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James, Kyrie Irving, NBA Finals MVP, Cleveland Championship Drought, Chris Fedor, and Weekend Winners.

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This encore set includes the hit “I’m Going to New York” and more. WATCH NOW

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Long-time blues artist Donald Kinsey jams with the grooving Dewaynes. WATCH NOW

MSU Today | June 19, 2016

Jun 19, 2016
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Russ White gets a summer update on all things MSU from Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon.  We revisit White’s 2008 conversation with the late and legendary Spartans hockey coach and athletic director Ron MasonKirk Heinze talks with the new leader of the Michigan Humanities Council.

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7p Sat. Jun. 18 Live from MotorCity Casino Sound Board Theater | WKAR and MSU are nominated for a total of 18 awards. WATCH LIVE HERE

Tom Newton on Current Sports TV

Jun 17, 2016
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Al's guest is MSU hockey assistant coach Tom Newton.  WATCH NOW

Current Sports | 6/17/16 | #725

Jun 17, 2016

Remembering Ron Mason, Ron Mason Memorial, Jason Ruff, American Ninja Warrior, Alex McChriston, NBA Finals, Ayesha Curry, and Reflection Friday.

Ron Mason Memorial Service

Jun 16, 2016
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Ron Mason, former MSU hockey coach and athletic director, was honored in a memorial service at Munn Ice Arena on the campus of Michigan State University. 

Off the Record 6/17/16 | Ep. 4551

Jun 16, 2016

Topic: Court ruling on Courser-Gamrat case.  Guest: Attorney Matthew DePerno.

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

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