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Opera Explores Lake Erie's Problems

Nov 15, 2017
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It may be hard to imagine a composer being inspired by public hearings and court cases. But Lake Erie and its problems take center stage in a new oratorio from Cleveland composer Margaret Brouwer.


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For the next few days, WKAR reporters are sharing how technology built or tested here in Michigan may change our lives. But some of the most useful technology for modern day communication is over a century old. WKAR's Karel Vega visited a dedicated group on Michigan State University’s campus devoted to ham radio.

Larry Nassar
Associated Press

A former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor accused of molesting girls under the guise of medical treatment at his home, a campus clinic and a youth gymnastics club is expected to change his not-guilty pleas in a bid to close the state's criminal cases against him.

Current Sports | November 15, 2017

Nov 15, 2017
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MSU Men's Basketball; Tom Izzo vs. Duke; Champions Classic; Miles Bridges; Breaking Down Basketball; UCLA Basketball Players.


Virg Bernero photo distributing free meals.
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The city of Lansing released a report on homelessness today. The Greater Lansing Area Annual Homeless Report for 2016 indicates that more than 5,100 people experienced homelessness in Ingham County that year. That’s up 3.4-percent from the previous year.


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Michigan State University is putting a $1 million gift toward expanding and renovating its music facilities.

Daimler Electric Semi Truck
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Electric trucks are having a moment in the spotlight, but they won't replace diesel-powered trucks in big numbers until they overcome costs and other limitations.

Newly released figures show fewer Michigan state government workers are paying dues to the unions that negotiate salaries and benefits on their behalf.

Shri Thanedar
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Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar has been sued and accused of fraud related to the sale of his majority stake in a chemical-testing company he founded in Ann Arbor.

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Is it church music? Or is it an opera in disguise? This weekend, the Grand Rapids Symphony performs Verdi’s Requiem. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley sat down with the Symphony’s new music director, Marcelo Lehninger to talk about one of the maestro’s favorite pieces.


Spoof fingerprints photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Fingerprint identification technology has advanced to the point where you probably have it on the phone you carry. A team in the Michigan State University College of Engineering is working to improve the security of fingerprint recognition systems, and a big part of their effort aims to learn more about fake prints that could be used against you.


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On this first day of firearms hunting season, Michigan hunters and wildlife officials are closely watching for cases of Chronic Wasting Disease, a fatal neurological disorder that’s affecting deer herds in some parts of the Lansing area.

 


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The State’s Board of Education can’t decide what to do about recent gun legislation. There are four Democrats and four Republicans on the board. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports that means the board can’t come to an agreement on a public position on bills that loosen restrictions on guns in schools.


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Northern Michigan University has invited Governor Rick Snyder to give May’s commencement address, and some aren’t happy about it. 


Todd Moyer MSU
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A Michigan State basketball strength and conditioning coach has been charged with reckless driving causing death following a July crash that killed two people.

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