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Williamston Theatre looks ahead to 2016-17 season

Sep 19, 2016
Emily Sutton-Smith and Tony Caselli photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

The Joseph Zettelmaier play "Pulp" opens the Williamston Theatre season this week. We talk with artistic director Tony Caselli and development director Emily Sutton-Smith.


Olayami Dabls' MBAD African Bead Museum photo
Marissa Gawel

The Dabl’s MBAD African Bead Museum is a Detroit institution. After 16 years in operation, it’s about to go through some expansion and renovation. Current State's Katie Cook visits founder Olayami Dabls.


LJ Scott vs Notre Dame photo
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The MSU football team proved the doubters wrong Saturday night, winning at Notre Dame. We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about the Spartans and the Detroit Lions.


Masterpiece | Poldark Season 2 | Premiere!

Sep 19, 2016
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Sun. Sept. 25 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 |  ​Neither pestilence, starvation, nor betrayal can stop Ross Poldark from fighting for justice in his native Cornwall.

MSU Today | September 18, 2016

Sep 18, 2016

Kirk Heinze talks with the leaders of Detroit’s restaurant of the year and Ford Motor Company’s autonomous vehicles unit.  And Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk about keeping student-athletes healthy, both physically and mentally, with MSU’s lead athletic trainer Sally Nogle and Spartan Football team physician and MSU neurologist David Kaufman.  Scott Westerman encourages you to “Live in the Now.”


Current Sports | 9/16/16 | #782

Sep 16, 2016
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Michigan State Football, Notre Dame Preview, Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, Joanne Gerstner, Concussions in Sports, and Reflection Friday.


Current State #833 | September 16, 2016

Sep 16, 2016

Today on Current State: Alliance for Safety and Justice President Lenore Anderson and the director of the Michigan Crime Victim Services Commission, James McCurtis discuss a new survey of crime victims; dragon boat racing returns to Lansing; and Live Music Friday with Mary Flower ahead of tonight's performance at the Michigan BluesFest in Old Town Lansing.


James McCurtis photo
Courtesy photo / Michigan Crime Victim Services Commission

Lock them up and throw away the key? A new study shows that may not be the answer victims of crime want.


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Hundreds of people are expected at Hawk Island County Park in Lansing Sunday for this year’s Capital City Dragon Boat race. Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with two of this year’s team captains.


Mary Flower photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

The Michigan BluesFest returns to Lansing this weekend, and our Live Music Friday guest is Mary Flower, in town from Portland, Oregon to perform tonight. We also talk with organizer Terry Terry about this year’s BluesFest.


Current Sports | 9/15/16 | #781

Sep 15, 2016
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Jaren Jackson Jr., Michigan State Men's Basketball, Tom Izzo, Detroit Tigers, Hazing in High School Sports, and Throwback Thursday.


Off the Record 9/16/16 | Ep. 4612

Sep 15, 2016

Topic: Trump visits Flint.  Guest: Robin Schneider, involved in the medical pot debtate on behalf of caregivers.

Watch it at video.wkar.org

Current State #832 | September 15, 2016

Sep 15, 2016

Today on Current State: Developers Pat and Scott Gillespie talk about their respective firms and the Lansing area's development climate; comedian Greg Proops previews tonight's "Whose Live Anyway" improv show at the Wharton Center; Alice Dreger of Eastlansinginfo.org discusses the DEQ's review of the city's wastewater treatment plant permit; and Jeffrey Walker of the Flint Institute of Music explains the harpsichord.


Pat and Scott Gillespie
Scott Pohl / WKAR

For years, siblings who grew up on Lansing’s east side have played a leading role in development in the area. We talk with Pat and Scott Gillespie about the current development climate.


Greg Proops photo
Courtesy photo / Whose Live Anyway

It’s run on three TV networks in two different countries. Now, a quartet of improv comedians is bringing the spontaneous madness of “Whose Line Is It Anyway” to mid-Michigan. This evening, the traveling stage show, “Whose Live Anyway” visits the Wharton Center in East Lansing. We talk with comic Greg Proops about the show and the art of improv.


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