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Michigan-native George DeLancey brings “The Piano by the Window” and more. WATCH NOW

Dr. Jeff Andresen, state climatologist for Michigan and a professor in the MSU Department of Geography, joins Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes to catch up on recent climate patterns in Michigan as we enter the first weeks of summer.

Following what Andresen reports as the 5th warmest winter on record, Michiganders can continue to expect mean temperatures warmer than normal as we transition from El Nino to La Nina in the coming months.  He explains the transition is a global phenomenon, which is why it rightfully gets so much attention.

Current Sports | 6/24/16 | #730

Jun 24, 2016
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NBA Draft Outcome, Denzel Valentine, Deyonta Davis, Omari Sankofa, Carlton Valentine, Matt Costello, and One-and-Done's.

Off the Record 6/24/16 | Ep. 4552

Jun 24, 2016

Topic: How serious is the "Dump the Trump" movement. Prison reform  Guest: Sen. John Proos, (R) West MI

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Current Sports | 6/23/16 | #729

Jun 23, 2016
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WKAR's Current Sports Mock Draft, NBA Draft,  Denzel Valentine, Deyonta Davis, Draft Memories, Derrick Rose Trade, and NBA Draft Busts.

Current Sports | 6/22/16 | #728

Jun 22, 2016

Preferential Treatment for Athletes, Alabama Football Players Get Off, Lebron James, Michigan Amateur Golf Tournament, U.S. Men's Soccer, and Detroit Tigers. 

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WKAR's Susi Elkins and Mike Mihalus honored with Michigan Emmy® award for Children's Program.

Current State #787 | June 22, 2016

Jun 22, 2016

Today on Current State: We examine yesterday's decision by Great Lakes governors to allow the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin to get its water supply from Lake Michigan; peregrine falcons on the rebound in Michigan cities; Neighbors in Action: Helping Women Period; and the historic life of Michigan native Merze Tate.


Fri. Jun. 24 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Experience the pioneering guitarist Jimi Hendrix’s life and music through never-before-seen performances and internviews.

Current Sports | 6/21/16 | #727

Jun 21, 2016
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U.S. Open Golf Tournament, Dustin Johnson, Detroit Tigers, Justin Upton, Mike Ball, Personal Fitness, and Keith Appling.

Current State #786 | June 21, 2016

Jun 21, 2016

Today on Current State: the Lansing City Pulse' Mickey Hirten on placemaking; a hot summer for Michigan; summer stock at the Barn Theater; the phenomenon of 'trophic cascades;' and our latest Pop-Up Story.

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Lansing City Pulse Associate Publisher Mickey Hirten has placemaking on his mind. 

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Michigan temperatures have been pushing 90 that a hint of things to come?  MLive’s Mark Torregrossa looks ahead to Summer 2016.

Mid-Michigan has warmed its way into mid-June. Daytime high temperatures have flirted with 90 around Lansing. 

Is it a hint of things to come for the Summer of ‘16?

Current State’s Peter Whorf checks in with MLive chief meteorologist Mark Torregrossa for a quick overview of the weeks and months ahead.

Credit The Barn Theaters

The Barn Theater in Augusta, Michigan is celebrating its 70th season. One actor in the current production made his stage debut at The Barn when he was just one year old.

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A study conducted in a remote area connecting Michigan and Wisconsin is shedding light on connections between the animal and plant worlds.

Researchers from Notre Dame University and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources just released findings from a study involving something they call “trophic cascades.”  

The mysterious phrase refers to the impacts predators --in this case, wolves--have on deer, their natural prey.  That in turn has an impact on plant life.