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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and state lawmakers are calling for an overhaul of how the property of recently deceased people is dealt with. Rick Pluta has more. 


Off the Record | September 8, 2017

Sep 7, 2017

Topic:  Battle over no-fault rates.  Guest: Brian Whiston, State School Superintendent.

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Current Sports | September 7, 2017

Sep 7, 2017
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Michael Bennett; Police Brutality and Treatment of Minorities; Detroit Lions Preview; NFL Season; Richard Kincaide; Kellie Dean; Lansing Strong For Houston.


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One of the Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma is St. Maarten, where widespread destruction and several deaths have been reported. Rina Risper of Lansing is anxiously awaiting news on relatives on the island.


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2017 marks the 138th year of the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, but it’s also Year One for its new President, Matthew VanBesien. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spoke with him earlier this week as the UMS season is about to kick-off.


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A new online grocery service is making its debut in the Lansing area. 

 


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The state Legislature was back in session for its first day of voting today and lawmakers were met with protestors at the Capitol.


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Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen faced members of the US Senate today as she seeks a promotion to the federal bench.


MSU Athletics

  The Michigan State athletic department will pay tribute to former men's basketball coach Jud Heathcote in multiple ways in the near future and throughout the 2017-18 season. The men's basketball team will wear a patch honoring Heathcote throughout the upcoming year. The final design of the patch will be revealed at a later date.  

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The city of Lansing is joining the American Red Cross and other service agencies to launch a relief effort for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. 


Current Sports | September 6, 2017

Sep 6, 2017
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Colin Kaepernick; Baltimore Ravens; AP College Football Rankings; Otis Wiley; Michigan State Football; Ezekiel Elliott.


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Actor Kim Coates, who many know as "Tig Trager" from the hit FX show "Sons of Anarchy," joins WKAR's "Current Sports" to talk with host Al Martin about his new hockey cinema sequel entitled "Goon: Last of the Enforces" which hit select theaters over the weekend. 


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A federal appeals court is backing a Michigan county in a dispute over Christian prayers at public meetings. 

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Police in southwestern Michigan arrested people who blocked traffic to protest the Trump administration's announcement that it would dismantle a program that protected hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation.

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Earlier this year, Matinga Ragatz was honored at The White House for the second time. This year, she was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame after spending nearly 20 years inspiring students at Grand Ledge High School. 


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