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Ingham County sentencing proceedings begin tomorrow on sexual abuse charges for former MSU Doctor Larry Nassar. In November, Nassar pleaded guilty to seven counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct in Ingham County.

All 125 victims who reported sexual abuse by Nassar will be given a chance to speak during this week’s proceedings, which are scheduled through Friday.

In December, Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in prison on federal child pornography charges.

Current Sports | January 15, 2018

Jan 15, 2018
Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Lyndon Johnson
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - I Have A Dream Speech; Jarrett Bell; NFL Playoffs Divisional Games; Kenya Abbott, Jr.;

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WKAR's Kevin Lavery talks with Lansing Mayor Andy Schor about his first two weeks in office and some upcoming issues.

Current State for January 13-14, 2018

Jan 13, 2018

On this edition of Current State: A round-up of this week in Michigan politics; A trip to Potter Park Zoo; A new exhibit opening at the Broad Art Museum highlights the works of Andy Warhol; Discussing self-identity and discrimination with Latinx Michigan State University students, and more.

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The Lansing Board of Education has announced a plan for filling two vacancies.

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The art world looks down on paintings on velvet. The images conjured by the phrase “velvet art” might be things like children with big eyes, or Elvis Presley. A Lansing art gallery is challenging the notion that this is low-brow art. Casa de Rosado is hosting an exhibition called “Black Velvet, a Rasquache Aesthetic” through February 3rd.


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The state treasurer says caution should be the watchword as the Legislature develops plans to deal with a glitch in the federal tax overhaul. If they don’t that glitch could cost Michigan taxpayers more in state income taxes.

As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, there are differences among Republicans on what should happen next.


Sarah Pechtel is General Curator at Potter Park Zoo.
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Some people love the cold and some just aren’t built for it… and the same goes for the animal kingdom. WKAR’s Katie Cook stopped by Potter Park Zoo last week to see which animals are thriving in winter, and which ones want nothing to do with it.

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General Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals.

Michigan Capitol Building
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State budget director Al Pscholka is resigning next month and will be replaced by Gov. Rick Snyder's strategy director John Walsh.

Trail
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Michigan officials are recommending funding for 19 community and state parks, trails and sports facilities.

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A former NFL player and current Michigan State University trustee has been charged with misdemeanor assault and battery.

Current Sports | January 12, 2017

Jan 12, 2018
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Thomas Kithier; MHSAA; Michigan State Basketball; Ticket Giveaway; Michigan Basketball; MSU F.A.M.I.L.Y.

Nick Khouri | OTR OVERTIME | January 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018

After the episode taping concludes, the guest and panel continue to chat.

Watch it at video.wkar.org

Off the Record | January 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018

Topic: Lawmakers return, debate tax cuts.  Guest: Nick Khouri, State Treasurer.

Watch it at video.wkar.org

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