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Off the Record 11/25/16 | Ep. 4622

Nov 22, 2016

Topic: Governor Snyder hopes to build relationship with Trump. Guest: Jim Blanchard, Former Michigan Governor.

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New! Anne of Green Gables

Nov 22, 2016
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Thu. Nov. 28 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | A new adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel tells the story of Anne Shirley. 

Current State #879 | November 22, 2016

Nov 22, 2016

Today on Current State: Michigan Democratic Party chairman Brandon Dillon discusses the future of the party; Thanksgiving feast tips with MSU corporate chef Kurt Kwiatkowski; the city of East Lansing's deer count; and the Riverwalk Theatre production of "The Princess Who Saved Herself."


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Current State talks with Michigan Democratic Party chairman Brandon Dillon about the election of Donald Trump and what's ahead for his party in the state.


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We talk with MSU culinary services corporate chef Kurt Kwiatkowski about your Thanksgiving feast while you still have a couple of days to get ready for Thursday.


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City of East Lansing workers have been busy counting deer this month. We ask the city’s environmental services administrator what they learn from the head and antler count.


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Riverwalk Theatre will stage a new musical, “The Princess Who Saved Herself,” starting this weekend. Meet the author of this premiere production as well as the Chippewa Junior High Schooler who had to learn to play guitar so she could also play the princess.


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Fraser fir, Scotch Pine, Blue Spruce and White Spruce are just a few of the tree varieties grown in Michigan and shipped across the Midwest, Texas and Florida each holiday season says MSU Christmas tree expert, Dr. Bert Cregg.  “And harvests start as early as late October.”

Cregg, a professor in the Departments of Horticulture and Forestry at Michigan State University, talks with Greening of the Great Lakes host, Kirk Heinze.


WKAR is excited to announce that on January 16, 2017, we will be a launching a brand new TV station that is set to exclusively air PBS KIDS programming, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. This station, 23.4, will be available over air by doing a simple re-scan of your digital channels on or after January 16th.

WKAR is looking for a few community partners to work with us to help make this station possible. If your business is interested in helping to keep our youth educated with our great education programming, please consider helping to sponsor this station.

Current Sports | 11/21/16 | #829

Nov 21, 2016
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Michigan State Football, Ohio State Football, Deshaun Tate, Michigan State Basketball, Clock Controversy and Weekend Winners.


Current State #878 | November 21, 2016

Nov 21, 2016

Today on Current State: Jeff Litten of the MSU College Republicans and assistant professor Joseph Guzman, who worked on the Trump campaign, discuss campus reaction to Donald Trump's election victory; "Capital Comeback" hopes to convince people coming to town for the holidays to apply for jobs here and stay in Lansing; the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine plans to open a clinic in Detroit; and Current Sports host Al Martin discusses the MSU football loss to Ohio State.


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Many college students, including a number at Michigan State, have voiced alarm over the election of Donald Trump. It can be easy to overlook that Trump supporters are part of the campus community as well. We talk with two of them.


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The Capital Area IT Council and Capital Area Michigan Works are hosting a networking event for Michiganders returning for the Thanksgiving holiday. The event is called “Capital Comeback." We talk with an organizer and with a Michigander who moved away from the region and then moved back.


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A long-standing clinic on the east side of Detroit is reopening after being closed since its founder died in 2015. We learn more about MSU’s role in reviving the Popoff Clinic.

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