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Takata's defective air bags have made headlines in recent years.  Now, a plea deal has led to fines and more.

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Veterans in Michigan will see new services in the state's two largest cities. Federal funding is still awaited.

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Mozart and Tchaikovsky are great composers who go great together. WKAR's presentation of the A2SO's  Michigan Theatre performance is the place to be for classical music lovers next week.

Current Sports | January 13, 2016

Jan 13, 2017

Jerry VanHavel; Bo Jackson; Concussions; Detroit Pistons; NFL Playoff Predictions.


Arlene McDaniel Quartet
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Current State’s monthly live music segment features the music of Weather Report.

Current State | January 14, 2017

Jan 13, 2017

This week on Current State: WKAR-TV's new 24/7 children's programming channel; Sarah Chang and the Prague Philharmonic come to East Lansing; GM's car sharing project, Maven; WLNS-TV news anchor Jane Aldrich leaves the anchor desk; and live music with the Arlene McDaniel Quartet.


Coral bleaching is killing reefs. Is the answer a great migration?

Jan 13, 2017
PBS NewsHour

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In 2013, Lansing School District elementary teachers with specialized arts certifications were laid off due to budget cuts; cuts that were made because the district faced a multi-million dollar deficit.    

Now, four new specialized music teachers have been hired by the district.

 

 


Peter Johnston at the microphone telling a story
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The last Pop-Up Stories event of 2016 took place at REACH Studio Art Gallery in REO Town. 

The theme was “turning over a new leaf.” Storyteller Peter Johnston shared a story about moving to Chicago right after college.

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China's island building raises concerns with U.S. relationship

“Governor Snyder is taking the long view and starting to put the building blocks in place for the conversation that we need to have around infrastructure, whether that be roads and bridges or water and sewer systems or our energy infrastructure,” says Dan Scripps.  “It’s really all one piece, and I commend the governor for taking a comprehensive view on all of this.”


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

Watch it at video.wkar.org

Supreme Court building
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The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday in a dispute that advocates describe as the most important case involving public school special education in three decades.

At issue is whether federal law requires public schools to provide more than the bare minimum in special services for children with disabilities. With millions of children qualifying for these services, the court's ruling could have a profound effect.

Asian Carp Reg'l Coordinating Committee

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials say they'll continue efforts to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, despite uncertainty about what Donald Trump might propose.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State regulators are giving utilities about three months to report how they'll meet electricity demand through 2021.

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