Radio Made in Michigan
2:38 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Current State #341 | June 27, 2014

Today on Current State: Democratic legislator says more oversight needed for MI charter schools; a summer film preview; National HIV Testing Day; and marking the 100 year anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the start of World War I.

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Education
2:36 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Dem legislator says more oversight needed for MI charter schools

Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton (D-Huntington Woods)
Credit housedems.com

For over a week, The Detroit Free Press has been exploring the impact of Michigan’s two decades with charter schools. 

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Entertainment
2:33 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Summer film preview: the good, the bad and Michael Bay

Earlier this year Current State’s Emanuele Berry previewed the first half of the summer film season with John Serba, M-live entertainment reporter and film critic. Emanuele found out what the rest of the summer films have to offer.

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Health
2:27 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Awareness, prevention highlight National HIV Testing Day

Scanning electron micrograph of HIV particles infecting a human H9 T cell, colorized in blue, turqoise, and yellow.
Credit Flickr- NIAID

Today is National HIV Testing Day. Across Michigan this weekend there will be events and opportunities for free HIV tests, including Ingham County, which has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the state.

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History
2:25 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

A century ago, two bullets sparked the 'Great War'

The arrest of Gavrilo Princip, who murdered Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914.
Credit Flickr- Ruslan

It’s been a full century since the event that triggered what the world once believed to be “the war to end all wars.” 

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Sports
2:11 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Current Sports #265 | June 27, 2014

On today's show, Al invites Brooks Laimbeer from MSU Impact Sports to discuss the latest updates of the World Cup. Laimbeer also gives his analysis of USA head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann. Later, Matt and Alex join and grade the NBA draft picks, and discuss the surprise of Gary Harris. Finally. reflection Friday moments are revealed.


TV Made in Michigan
7:26 am
Fri June 27, 2014

WATCH NOW: Former MSU Men's Basketball Star Charlie Bell

Former MSU and NBA guard Chalie Bell, appearing on Current Sports with Al Martin.

Former MSU men's basketball star Charlie Bell is the guest this week. 

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WKAR Blog
3:30 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

WKAR and Silver Bells Win Emmy Award

WKAR staff accept the Emmy award for 'The 29th Annual Silver Bells in the City,' awarded to Station Manager Susi Elkins and Executive Producer Tim Zeko. Pictured (l-r) nominee Al Martin, WKAR General Manager Gary Reid, nominee Brett King and nominee Luke Schwarzweller.
Credit Courtesy / MI-NATAS

WKAR recently took home a regional EMMY Award for outstanding achievement in television, presented by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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Hot Views
3:17 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

A Capitol Fourth (2014)

The nation's premiere Independence Day holiday concert is viewed by millions at home and attended by hundreds of thousands of people on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, DC.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 8-9:30 pm; repeat 9:30-11:00 pm - WKAR-HD | Join host Tom Bergeron for our country's national Independence Day celebration, live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

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Hot Views
2:57 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

'Vicious' - New on WKAR-HD

Ian McKellen as Freddie and Derek Jacobi as Stuart.

Sundays, June 29-August 3, 2014, 10:30-11 pm - WKAR-HD | Vicious tells the story of partners Freddie and Stuart, who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly 50 years.

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