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It’s all in the name: The Social Justice Arts Festival.
This weekend, members of the University of Michigan’s School Of Social Work are putting that event on this Saturday, March 18th, which among nearly 40 other presentations, discusses the legalities of protesting.


When you think of the great women of history, your mind probably goes to people like Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks.  These are women who’ve done brave, trailblazing things as adults. Michigan author Patricia Majher’s book Great Girls of Michigan History explores the stories of young women who accomplished remarkable things before age twenty...

Current Sports | March 17, 2017

Mar 17, 2017
Emily Spitzley

St. Patrick's Day; Tom Crean; MSU / Miami Men's College Basketball; Michigan / Oklahoma State; MSU / ASU Women's College Basketball; Pewamo-Westphalia Girl's Basketball


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $100 million to help fund infrastructure upgrades in Flint amid the city's crisis with lead-tainted water.

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The automotive industry has been and remains one of the main anchors of business in Michigan.  WKAR's Jim Peck takes a look at what the future may hold.


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WKAR-TV is working on an upcoming season of “Backstage Pass” programs. Top musicians perform live before an audience in the WKAR studios for the show.

A few days ago, Joshua Davis was here with his band.


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St. Patrick's Day usually means corned beef and cabbage- unless you're fasting because it's Lent. This is the first time since 2006 the Irish holiday has fallen on a Friday during the Easter season, but some parishes are getting a dispensation.


Off the Record 3/17/117 | Ep. 4620

Mar 17, 2017

Correspondents Edition. Topics: Trump visits Michigan, pipeline protests continue.

Watch it at video.wkar.org

MSU, WSU studies PTSD and stress regulation

Mar 17, 2017
MSU.EDU

Researchers from Wayne State and Michigan State University have new details about how refugees, diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, regulate stress.

Refugees diagnosed with PTSD are shown to handle stress differently than refugees who are not—even if they’ve experienced similar suffering.

It’s estimated that perhaps a quarter of all refugees entering the United States have PTSD.

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WKAR File Photo

Civic leaders and health officials in Flint are building a database to track and treat victims of lead-contaminated water.  The whistleblower physician who first spotted the problem in Flint children hopes it will be a vital public health tool.


Current Sports | March 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017
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Bracketology; March Madness; NCAA Tournament Day 1; New Content; Detroit Lions; Throwback Thursday.


Michael Ruddock photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

We continue our conversations with candidates for Lansing city council today with the youngest announced candidate to this point, Michael Ruddock. He’s a 23-three year old senior in MSU’s James Madison College who expects to graduate in May.


“I have the honor of seeing our Flint kids almost every day in clinic, and they’re amazing,” Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha tells Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes. “They are smart, they are strong, they are bright, they’re resilient and they’re brave. They appear to be doing well, but time will tell. Our work in Flint is really just beginning.”


MSU's Anthony receives NSF award

Mar 16, 2017
msu.edu

Rebecca Anthony, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Michigan State University, received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award worth $500,000.

Star discovered in close black hole orbit

Mar 16, 2017
msu.edu

A research team, which included Michigan State University scientists, have discovered evidence of a star that can orbit around a black hole roughly twice an hour. Possibly the quickest orbital dance ever witnessed between a black hole and its companion star.

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