MSU Today | June 19, 2016

Jun 19, 2016
Mark Fellows

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.

Close Up of Emmy statue
courtesy / MI-NATAS

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
guest and host at table

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
Al Martin / WKAR

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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Current Sports | 6/16/16 | #724

Jun 16, 2016
College Hockey Inc.

NBA Finals, Draymond Green, Basketball Today, Tom Newton, Michigan State Hockey, Remembering Ron Mason, Terry Kildea, Michigan Amateur Golf Championship, and Throwback Thursday.

Lansing Bike Party photo
Katie Cook / WKAR

If you like riding your bike and you like parties, there’s a local group that might be right up your alley. The Lansing Bike Party meets a few times a week to casually ride through town, explore neighborhoods, and meet people along the way. We hear from some regulars in the group, and let you know how you can join the party.

Current Sports | 6/15/16 | #723

Jun 15, 2016
Andrew Currie / Flickr Creative Commons

Ron Mason Funeral, O.J. Simpson 30 For 30, Bicycle Wars, Kalamazoo Slain Cyclists, and John Calipari.

Current State #782 | June 15, 2016

Jun 15, 2016

Today on Current State: a report finds thousands of eligible Michigan children are not accessing summer meal programs; the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City; the Lansing Area AIDS Network and a huge metal bird lands on the MSU campus.

Katie Cook / WKAR

A new report finds that only one in eight Michigan children who are eligible for free and reduced lunches during the school year are participating in summer meal programs.  That means nearly 500,000 children are not accessing summer meals.  

Courtesy National Cherry Festival

Thousands of people from across the country and even around the world flock to Traverse City each July to savor the National Cherry Festival.

Courtesy Lansing Area AIDS Network

Lansing Area AIDS Network (LAAN), is dedicated to the delivery of services and programs designed to meet the needs of those living with HIV/AIDS and to help prevent the further spread of the virus.

Eat Pomegranate Photography

A new sculpture is gracing the Michigan State University campus. It’s called “The Bird.” Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with the artist, Will Ryman, and Broad Art Museum curator Caitlin Doherty.