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Fake News Not Persuasive, According To MSU Study

May 17, 2017
William Dutton
Courtesy / MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Dreaded “fake news” and biased search algorithms are not instrumental in swaying public opinion, according to a Michigan State University researcher.

Latin Music USA

May 1, 2017
Latin Music USA: Chicano Wave wall image
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Fri. May 5 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1  | This four-part series tells the story of the rise of new American music forged from powerful Latin roots and reveals the often overlooked influence of Latin music on jazz, hip hop, rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll - and on all of American culture. Includes The Chicano Wave, from WKAR and MSU's John J. Valadez.

PBS

WKAR TV producer John J. Valadez is a Peabody award-winning filmmaker who has written, directed and produced many nationally broadcast documentary films. He speaks with WKAR's Brooke Allen about the film "The Chicano Wave" and its inspiration.


Honda Super Bowl Ad / Honda

Combine big names and the yearning for yesterday and what do you get? The number one Super Bowl ad, according to Michigan State University Department of Advertising professor of practice, Bob Kolt. A voice and face very familiar in the Honda spot was Lansing native and MSU's own, Magic Johnson. 


Bob Kolt photo in jersey
Jef Richards

This year the going rate for an ad during the NFL championship game Feb. 5 is $5 million for a 30 second spot.  What sells? 


Indie Lens Pop-Up: Meet the Patels
Courtesy / Indie Lens Pop-Up

FREE – Thursday, December 1, at 7 p.m. | Watch the film and join the conversation on the true-life romantic comedy about an Indian American’s search for love with the help of his enormous extended family.

Invisible Wounds |MSU New Documentary

Nov 2, 2016
Invisible Wounds
Courtesy / ComArtSci-MSU

Sun. Nov. 20 at 1pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Community can play a vital role in helping veterans deal with the invisible wounds of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

MI First Election 2016
Stacy Hoxsey / ComArtSci - MSU

The School of Journalism (J-School) in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences will provide live news coverage of the 2016 presidential election through a combined effort called “MI First Election.”

Elections 2016
Ally Hamzey / MI First Election/MSU

Dewitt's Nicole Carter and MSU student Olivia Demarest are on opposite sides of the presidential ticket, but come together on the importance of one issue - education.


MI First Election
Peter Whorf / WKAR-MSU

With the 2016 vote a week away, Hillary Clinton is trying to rally the millennial vote. While she’s largely been successful, MI First Election reporter Max Johnston went out to find out why Clinton is having some difficulty.


portraits
Camille Douglas/MI First Election, courtesy/Beverly Telaga

MI First Election reporter Camille Douglas speaks with likely voters Christopher Michael and Beverly Telaga.


Jessica Lipowski photo
Katalin Szőke

We speak with MSU School of Journalism graduate and author Jessica Lipowski about her book “Flavors of Life” and her time living and working abroad in Amsterdam.


Haimerl house exterior photo before
Amy Haimerl

Amy Haimerl and her husband wanted to move from Brooklyn to Detroit, so they bought an old house at a rock-bottom price. The fixer-upper has become the subject of her book “Detroit Hustle”. Current State's Scott Pohl went to see the house for himself and talk with the author.

Marc Sophos photo
Sara Caldwell

A nonprofit producing radio programs and podcasts for LGBTQ youth is coming to East Lansing. We talk with founder Marc Sophos about OutCasting, along with a student working on the project at MSU.


portrait: Tim Busfield
Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

Emmy-winning actor and East Lansing native Timothy Busfield is now an artist-in-residence at the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University.

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