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MSU men’s soccer carving winning path

Oct 5, 2016
MSU Soccer
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EAST LANSING, Mich. – The resume is growing: one Big Ten Tournament title. Two Elite Eights. And five NCAA tournament appearances.

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Courtesy photo / Washtenaw Community Concert Band

Later this week, the Washtenaw Community Concert Band goes to tinsel town for their next performance. We speak with Dr. Chris Heidenreich about the program, and learn about some of the costume changes he’s had to make in Ann Arbor.

MSU women's club hockey turns to new coach

Apr 11, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Rob Blackburn is in his first year has the new head coach for the Michigan State Division I women’s club hockey team. He came to MSU from the University of Michigan, where he coached their women's team for seven years. Blackburn discusses his shift from Ann Arbor to East Lansing, and his hopes and expectations for Michigan State women's hockey. 

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For an hour this weekend, the streets of Ann Arbor will be flooded with giant papier mache puppets for the 10th annual FestiFools. We talk to the organizers of the event and get a sneak peek at preparations for the foolishness.

Bryn Forbes in a Groove at Crisler

Feb 8, 2016

Bryn Forbes scored 23 of his 29 points in the first half, part of an early onslaught of 3-pointers by No. 10 Michigan State in an 89-73 win over Michigan on Saturday. 

Romantic Tchaikovsky | A2SO Live on 90.5 FM

Oct 23, 2015
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Sat. Oct. 24 - 8pm on WKAR 90.5 FM | Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra presents Romantic Tchaikovsky.

Current Sports | 10/19/15 | #567

Oct 19, 2015

Michigan State-Michigan, Jim Harbaugh Play Call, Punt Decision, Blake O'Neill, Jalen Watts-Jackson, and Callers' Takes on the Game.

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The Michigan State football team pulled off one of the most improbable comebacks in Spartan/Wolverine rivalry history, topping Michigan 27-23 in the final seconds of action. 

Ann Arbor group goes banzai for Bonsai this weekend

Aug 27, 2015
bonsai tree

Current State zens out while the Ann Arbor Bonsai Society gets ready for their 43rd Annual Bonsai Show at the Matthei Botanical Gardens this weekend.

This weekend in Ann Arbor, a group of Michiganders with a horticultural interest in miniature trees is setting up a rather big display. The Ann Arbor Bonsai Society will be meeting for their 43rd annual Bonsai Show at the Matthei Botanical Gardens.

Current Sports #468 | May 7, 2015

May 8, 2015

Current Sports with Al Martin starts off with a bang today as the show begins with discussions on "Deflategate." What exactly should happen to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady? Al, CS engineer Isaac Constans, and callers debate the issue.

"Current State" reporter Scott Pohl heads to Ann Arbor to visit the only golf course in Michigan that provides "golfboarding" as a way of getting around the green! Hear Pohl's experience, as well as from those that have tried it. Could this spark golf interest for the young generation?

Lastly, we close out the show with "Throwback Thursday." 

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Gradually, Ann Arbor is becoming known for a remarkably futuristic technology: the self-driving car.

This spring, work is expected to wrap up on a 32-acre “driverless town” on the outskirts of the city. There, Google and others will be testing vehicles featuring an array of cutting edge technology.  

One goal is a driverless vehicle not only programmed to follow a particular route, but also to avoid all kinds of less predictable developments: mistakes by other drivers, changes in the road surface, weather and so on.

Denzel Valentine had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and Michigan State held rival Michigan scoreless in overtime, outlasting the Wolverines 76-66 on Sunday.

The Arcadia Publishing series of books about cities and towns around Michigan now has a book devoted to the city many in East Lansing think of as its top rival.

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The Ann Arbor Summer Festival bills itself as "an international arts gathering." Events are indoors and outdoors over the next three weeks. It will be a good time for everybody -- kids, music lovers, film buffs and even public radio fans. Current State’s Scott Pohl spoke with Robb Woulfe about the 30th Ann Arbor Summer Festival. Woulfe has been the festival’s executive and artistic director for nine years. 

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Trumpeter Alison Balsom is one of the world’s premiere performers on the classical stage and on major recording labels.  She comes to Ann Arbor’s Hill Auditorium Saturday, April 20th. WKAR's Peter Whorf previews her concert.