In Michigan
6:13 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

Should a financial manager have control of curriculum?

LANSING, MI –

Detroit Public Schools emergency financial manager Robert Bobb told lawmakers in Lansing Thursday that he wants control over the district's academics. There is no bill drafted that would give him that level of control. But House Democrats are discussing the measure, even though they already rejected a similar plan from the Senate.

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In Michigan
6:11 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

Supreme Court overturns Michigan campaign spending law

LANSING, MI –

The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed a Michigan statute that outlaws corporate and union spending on political campaigns. Direct business and labor donations to candidates remain illegal. But unions and businesses may freely spend on their own political advertising.

Democratic Representative Kathy Angerer chairs the state House Elections and Ethics Committee.

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Sports
5:47 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

Tigers Miguel Cabrera treated for alcoholism

Detroit, MI – Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has spent three months in a treatment program for alcoholism following a much-publicized drinking binge during the final weekend of the regular season.

Cabrera said Thursday that he's turned his life around and hasn't had a drink since he was taken into custody by police after a domestic-abuse complaint was filed by his wife in the early morning of Oct. 3 -- hours before a crucial game against the Chicago White Sox.

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In Michigan
5:46 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

Texting bills stall in MI Senate

LANSING, MI –

A bill that would make it a crime to send text messages while driving seems to have been shelved in the state Senate.

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In Michigan
5:15 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

Regional planners approve long-range draft transportation plan

East Lansing, MI – The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission has approved a draft plan that addresses transportation infrastructure needs in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties through 2035.

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Watch Video
4:00 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

String Doctors | BackStage Pass

Good humor, hot-picking and great tunes with Michigan mainstays Joel Mabus, Ray Kamalay.

Originally aired 1/21/10

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WKAR Features
2:29 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

LSO's Muffitt previews MasterWorks 3

Lansing Symphony Orchestra conductor and music director, Timothy Muffitt.
Photo by David Trumpie, Trumpie Photography

EAST LANSING, MI – Lansing Symphony Orchestra conductor Timothy Muffitt has a preview of Saturday's MasterWorks 3 concert. It features a suite from Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Don Juan" by Richard Strauss, and the Double Concerto in A Minor by Brahms, with soloists Ilya Kaler and Amit Peled.

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In Michigan
11:55 am
Thu January 21, 2010

COMING UP: Lev Raphael reviews "The Imperial Cruise" on Friday

EAST LANSING, MI – Our book reviewer Lev Raphael has been reading a book critical of one of America's iconic presidents. It's called "The Imperial Cruise" by James Bradley, and Lev says it basically blames Teddy Roosevelt for the Pacific part of World War Two. Melissa ingells talks to Lev Raphael about the book, tomorrow on Morning Edition from 5 to 9 on 90.5 WKAR.

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Sports
10:15 pm
Wed January 20, 2010

Spartans hang on to beat Iowa 70-63 stay unbeaten in confrence

East Lansing, MI – Raymar Morgan scored 16 points and Michigan State (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 6 AP) remained unbeaten in Big Ten play by holding off Iowa's furious comeback bid in a 70-63 victory Wednesday night.

The Spartans led by 19 midway through the second half before Iowa got back into it. Matt Gatens hit a 3-pointer with 2:05 left to cut the deficit to 64-61, but the Hawkeyes couldn't get any closer.

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In Michigan
6:31 pm
Wed January 20, 2010

Asian carp summit could be held in early February

LANSING, MI –

The White House wants to hold a meeting next month with Great Lakes governors concerned about Asian carp invading the lakes.

The White House Council on Environmental Quality suggested Wednesday that the meeting be held the first week of February in the Midwest or Washington.

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm's spokeswoman says the governor looks forward to the meeting.

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