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Wally Pleasant photo
Vincent Brady / Windwalker Underground Gallery

Wally Pleasant is a comedic singer-songwriter who’ll perform twice this weekend in Charlotte. Scott Pohl brought the long-time local favorite into WKAR’s Studio S for a little conversation and music.

Rosemarie Aquilina and Scott Pohl photo
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Rosemarie Aquilina has been a judge on the Ingham County Circuit Court since her election in 2008, and she was a district court judge before that. She rose to national and international prominence when she presided over the Larry Nassar sex abuse case. In seven days of sentencing, she forced Nassar to face 156 women he had abused, and she allowed each of those women to speak as long as they wanted to. At the end, she sentenced Nassar to 40 to 175 years in prison.

What you may not know about Aquilina is that she writes novels.

Richard Spencer photo
Courtesy photo

Leading alt-right figure and white nationalist Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute is scheduled to speak later today at Michigan State University. Spencer talked with WKAR’s Scott Pohl about his desire to speak at MSU.

East Lansing voters photo
WKAR File Photo

The East Lansing City Council will hear from the public about the ideas being considered to deal with a large budget shortfall tonight.

The 1000 block of Beech Street, Friday, Feb. 23.
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

The 1000 block of Beech Street is a small stretch of road between Hazel and Elm; a diverse, working-class neighborhood just a little northeast of REO Town. And right now, it’s basically a lake.