EAST LANSING, MI – The Michigan State women's basketball team cruised to a 64-43 win over Illinois last night at the Breslin Center, but the story of the night was senior Allyssa DeHaan breaking the NCAA Division I blocked shots record. DeHaan deflected a running shot by Lydia McCully along the baseline for 487th career block, surpassing St. Mary's junior Louella Tomlinson, who set the mark last Thursday.
Officials told state lawmakers Thursday that Detroit Police forensics personnel has neglected 12,000 rape examination kits dating back to the mid-1990s.
AUDIO: Democratic state Representative Richard Leblanc says he found out about the misplaced rape kits a couple of weeks ago. He says the kits were discovered in an unprocessed and unrecorded box, and he says that's unacceptable. But Leblanc also knows there isn't enough time or resources to process the kits.
Governor Granholm says she expects state lawmakers and the public will eventually accept that new revenue must be raised to balance next year's budget. She says efforts by House Democrats to draw up budget plans that rely only on spending cuts without new revenue will still be useful.
EAST LANSING, MI – The Lansing Symphony's Masterworks 4 concert is this Saturday night. It's an all-Mozart program with two symphonies and an overture. Conductor Timothy Muffitt came to our studios to preview the program earlier this week. WKAR's Melissa Ingells asked him what made Mozart's Symphony #41 such a great work.
LANSING, MI – National Public Radio's Don Gonyea has been covering the President of the United States for nearly a decade. This year he's transitioning out of the White House to take on the role of a national correspondent. Gonyea is a Michigan native and a graduate of Michigan State University. He'll be speaking at MSU later today. Gonyea started his career with NPR covering Detroit. He spoke with WKAR's Rob South about his career and how it's changed since his days on the Detroit beat.
EAST LANSING, MI – The Lansing Symphony's Masterworks 4 concert is this Saturday night. It's an all-Mozart program with two symphonies and an overture. Conductor Timothy Muffitt came to our studios to preview the program earlier this week, and I asked him what made Mozart's Symphony #41 such a great work.