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11:01 am
Fri November 21, 2014

LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY: Singer-songwriter Melissa Greener at the Pump House

Melissa Greener in WKAR's Studio S. Her Pump House concert tonight starts at 7 p.m.
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

Our Live Music Friday guest today is Melissa Greener. Melissa is in East Lansing to perform at tonight’s Pump House concert. She’s a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who grew up in the Detroit area before moving on to music Meccas like Austin, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee, which has been her base for about five years now.

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Arts & Culture
11:30 am
Fri November 14, 2014

LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY: Folksinger Cris Williamson headlines EL Women in the Arts Festival

Singer-songwriter Cris Williamson performs live from WKAR's Studio S.
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

Cris Williamson has enjoyed a remarkable career in music. Back in 1975, she recorded an album called “The Changer and The Changed”, and released it on her own label, Olivia Records. Olivia was the first woman-owned, woman-focused record company. To this day, “The Changer and The Changed” remains one of the best-selling independent records of all time.

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Music
11:26 am
Fri October 31, 2014

LIVE MUSIC: Adrian and Meredith preview tonight's show in Lansing | WKAR

Adrian and Meredith performing live in WKAR's Studio S.
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

It’s Live Music Friday on Current State, and today we welcome Adrian and Meredith to Studio S. Adrian Krygowski is a Nashville-based artist who has performed solo and with a band; these days, he’s playing with Meredith Brown, late of the Bard Owls, a group that has played for us on a Live Music Friday a couple of times.

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Music
11:47 am
Fri October 24, 2014

(Almost) LIVE MUSIC: The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle | WKAR

Dylan Rogers fronts the Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle.
Credit Ariel Vida

In its earliest days, The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle was just one guy. Dylan Rogers was performing as a one-man band on street corners about four years ago, and since then, his group of musicians has grown to a total of 11, and that isn’t including a few other people who work with the group on costumes and even puppets. They’ve recently put out a new album called “Dream Machine”, and they’re becoming a big part of the revival of REO Town in Lansing.

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Music
11:09 am
Fri October 10, 2014

LIVE MUSIC: Toronto's Jon Brooks previews Pump House concert | WKAR

The Pump House concert series in East Lansing presents Jon Brooks Saturday night. He performs live on today's Current State from WKAR's Studio S.
Credit http://www.jonbrooks.ca/

It’s Live Music Friday today and we have a very special guest, Toronto-based singer-songwriter Jon Brooks. His new album, which is a collection of murder ballads, is called “The Smiling and Beautiful Countryside.”

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Sports
2:35 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Current Sports #8 | May 22, 2013

Our series on boxing continues with local and former Lansing Community College softball coach and boxing guru Bob Every. Bob shares his thoughts on the current state of boxing and boxing in the Lansing area. Sergio Garcia made a comment about "friend chicken", referring to Tiger Woods. Do you feel this was racist? Listeners and Al share their thoughts. 


Sports
3:00 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Current Sports # 7 | May 21, 2013

We continue our boxing segment with none other than the great boxing referee and judge, Frank Garza. Frank talks about his time as a judge and a referee and also give his thoughts on the state of boxing. Matt, Alex and Al also give their top 5 boxing exchanges. 


Sports
4:00 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Current Sports # 6 | May 20, 2013

We continue our boxing and mixed martial arts series with the lead trainer of East Lansing Underground Martial Arts, Matt Torres. Al gets Matt's thoughts about MMA and how it compares to boxing.  Al breaks down the latest in the sports world. We also get some predictions from Matt, Alex and Al on games this week.


Sports
3:28 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Current Sports # 5 | May 17, 2013

"Coach" Ali Easley
Credit Help a Willing Kid Foundation

Ali Easley, head boxing trainer of Crown Boxing Club in Lansing and founder of the Help a Willing Kid Foundation, joins Al to discuss his commitment to the youth through boxing.  

Al also gives the dish on the latest in the sports world.


Sports
7:50 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Current Sports # 4 | May 16, 2013

Magic Johnson & Greg Kelser on the cover of Greg's book.
Credit Michigan State University

Al begins today's show with none other than Michigan State basketball great Greg Kelser. Greg discusses his time at Michigan State, his time in the NBA, his current role as sports broadcaster and his book about Michigan State basketball. Al also invites Jennifer Swanchara, Lansing Lugnuts PA announcer, to discuss her early success in college and the challenge women face in sports broadcasting.


Sports
2:59 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Current Sports # 3 | May 15, 2013

Steve Smith
Credit Michigan State University

Former Michigan State basketball great and current Turner Sports broadcaster Steve Smith joins Al to discuss his life at MSU, his life in the NBA and as a broadcaster. Other topics include Jay Harris, Titus Young and a debate about boxing.


Sports
3:06 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Current Sports # 2 | May 14, 2013

Jeff Genthner
Credit Michigan State University

Today marks day number two of Current Sports! We kick off today's show with MSU Alumn and Senior Vice President and General Manager of four Atlanta based sports networks, Jeff Genthner. Al also discusses the Tigers, Brady Hoke, and the NBA playoffs. Lastly, Al has a conversation with Matt and Alex about what it takes to succeed as a Sports Journalist. 


Sports
3:18 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Current Sports #1 | May 13, 2013

Al Martin and Earle Robinson
Credit WKAR

Today marks the launch of Current Sports with Al Martin. Al Martin is taking over for longtime host Earle Robinson. To honor Earle, Al invited Earle to be his very first guest and discuss his life as a broadcaster and his life as a retiree. Other conversations include the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Tiger Woods and the NBA Playoffs. We hear from listeners as well and even Al's dad (aww)!


Sports
2:15 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

SportsTalk | Wed 3/27/13

Matt Ludtke made his way past security and found his way to the sports talk chair. Topics include Ndamukong Suh making a terrible splash on ABC's show "Splash", athletes being role models, Adreian Payne being a role model and the hatred towards the Duke Blue Devils. 


Sports
2:36 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

SportsTalk | Mon 3/25/13

Matt Ludtke, a sports fanatic and WKAR employee is this weeks host. It's March Madness and both Michigan State and Michigan are headed to the Sweet 16. Aaron Young and Emanuele Berry join Matt to break it all down.


Sports
3:29 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

SportsTalk | Wed 3/20/13

Russ White, Kirk Heinze & Bill Emkow.

Russ White and Kirk Heinze are back in the studio for another round of sports! They invite MUCC Executive director Erin McDonough and freelance outdoors writer and author Tom Huggler in to promote this weekends Ultimate Sports Show in Grand Rapids. They also invite the voice of Detroit Tigers radio play-by-play Dan Dickerson to discuss spring training so far. Lastly, they invite mlive.com's Director of State News Bill Emkow to discuss Tigers and sports journalism.


Sports
2:56 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

SportsTalk | Mon 3/11/13

Larry Marasco, an MSU and Impact89FM alumn, fills in this week. Today's topics include BIG Ten basketball and NHL hockey.


Sports
2:19 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

SportsTalk | Fri 3/8/13

It's Fred Heumann's last day hosting! He invites Joe Rexrode from the Detroit Free Press to talk about last night's win over Wisconsin. High School basketball playoffs are in full swing and East Lansing men's basketball head coach joins Fred to discuss their playoff run so far. Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain calls in to voice his opinion on the current state of the MLB and to shed some light on his personal life.


Sports
12:47 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

SportsTalk | Thu 3/8/13

Fred Heumann first invites Jake Boss, Michigan State baseball head coach, to discuss their very first few games of the season and how the team looks this year. Mike Garland, assistant coach for Michigan State men's basketball calls in to discuss the game against Wisconsin. Rob Parritt, Haslett basketball coach joins Fred to talk about his retirement as the coach. Lastly, Ron Mason, former Michigan State hockey coach joins Fred to discuss the team this year and the soon to be BIG Ten hockey leauge.


Sports
2:19 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

SportsTalk | Mon 3/4/13

Fred Heumann of WLNS-TV 6 is this weeks host and he starts todays show off with a bang! Michigan State Athletic Director, Mark Hollis, joins Fred to discuss his career and what he is working on for Michigan State. Detroit Free Press Prep Writer, Mick McCabe, joins the conversation to discuss High School boys and girls basketball playoffs. Lastly, Fred invites Michigan State women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant to discuss the season so far and their upcoming games.


Sports
2:15 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

SportsTalk | Fri 3/1/13

Terry Braverman is today's host. He chats with Dr. Steve Almany of Beaumont Hospital about his dedication to screening high school athletes. He also chats with Jerry Geistler of Michigan State basketball alumni fame.

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Sports
11:33 am
Thu February 28, 2013

SportsTalk | Wed 2/27/13

Alex continues his discussion of possible NHL realignment.  Diamond Leung from mlive.com calls in to discuss Michigan State basketball and BIG Ten basketball. Alex also gets in to Detroit Tigers spring training.


Sports
2:11 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

SportsTalk | Tues 2/26/13

The NFL combine is in full swing and Alex breaks down some of the former Michigan State players. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press calls in to discuss the combine in more detail. Alex also discusses the proposed NHL reallignment.


Sports
2:28 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

SportsTalk | Mon 2/25/13

Alex Scharg in WKAR AM studio

Alex Scharg host this weeks SportsTalk. Alex discusses the recent loss the Michigan State men's basketball team had against Ohio State. Terry Fitzwater of MidWest Racing Scene calls in to discuss the crash at Daytona Saturday night and the big race on Sunday. Alex also discusses the NFL combine and how players from Michigan State  are fairing. 

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Sports
2:28 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

SportsTalk | Wed 2/20/13

Terry Braverman calls Brandon Heins, an Izzone Coordinator and a junior at Michigan State University, to discuss the Izzone and what happened outside the arena before the  game. Terry also calls on Lisa Byington, a freelance broadcaster for the BIG Ten Network and CBS Sports Network, to discuss her career and discuss women in broadcasting.


Sports
2:20 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

SportsTalk | Mon 2/18/13

Legendary announcer Terry Braverman is this weeks host. Terry invites Jamie Gent, the younger brother of Michigan State basketball player and professional football player Pete Gent, to discuss the life of Pete.


Sports
2:19 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

SportsTalk | Thurs 2/14/13

Jeremy Sampson invites Michigan State Golf coach Casey Lubahn to discuss the early season so far. Michigan State athletic department Video Producer Dave Ellis, who recently had a stint on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, joins Jeremy in studio to discuss his time on the show and how the video department is enhancing the fans experience. 


Sports
2:18 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

SportTalk | Mon 2/11/13

Jeremy Sampson from WILX-TV 10 is hosting all this week. Michigan State and U of M tip off on Tuesday night at the Breslin. This is a very important game for both teams and Jeremy breaks it all down. Graham Couch of the Lansing State Journal joins the conversation to give his thoughts about the upcoming battle.


Sports
2:23 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

SportsTalk | Thurs 2/07/13

Yesterday was signing day for college football and Michigan State landed some key positions. Rico Beard of FOX 2 joins Jack in studio to break it all down. Dane Fife, the assistant coach for Michigan State men's basketball, calls in to discuss their win last night over the Gophers and the current state of the team. 


Sports
2:36 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

SportsTalk | Wed 2/06/12

It's signing day in the world of college football. How did Michigan State and the rest of the Big Ten do? Jack Ebling invites 247sports.com Staff Writer Dan Kilbridge and Recruiting Analyst Sean Scherer to break it all down. Damion Terry and Jon Reschke have signed their letter of intent and join the hosts to discuss their decision.


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