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Thursday 4pm at WKAR | Watch the LIVE WEBCAST or BE IN THE AUDIENCE as an all-star panel of sports journalists share their experience covering Olympic Games around the world.

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If you strum, pick or fiddle, chances are you've come across Lansing's Elderly Instruments.

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Despite all those studies that show America’s education system lagging further behind in the world, it turns out all is not lost when it comes our collective knowledge about science and technology.

A portion of a big national survey released late last week measured the public perceptions of science and technology and compared the data to similar studies around the world.  The results show that while Americans, like much of the rest of the world, still have some basic things to learn, there is a keen interest in the latest scientific and technological discoveries.

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The healthcare industry in America is a multi-billion dollar behemoth. It’s a high-stakes arena where the quest for newer and better pharmaceuticals collides with government regulation and a relentless profit motive. However, what is sometimes lost in the dialogue is the messaging aimed at helping the patient take charge of their own health.

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One sophomore at Michigan State University spent the last two weeks in Peru on an expedition through rainforests and mountains, with the organization Impossible 2 Possible.

Comic innovator makes superheroes more human

Oct 11, 2013
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Comic book writer Geoff Johns did what many thought impossible. He made Aquaman cool, a feat that only a Spartan could achieve.

MSU Museum photos capture modern workers

Sep 17, 2013
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The MSU Museum has two new photo exhibitions that display the work life of people around the globe. One is called “An Extraordinary Document of Our World” and  the other is called “Detroit Resurgent.” The Detroit project will be turned into a book by the MSU Press next year. 

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Michigan State University professor and graphics expert Karl Gude approaches the visual side of storytelling with a heavy dose of creativity.  He relies on that impulse to teach "Visualizing Information" and other classes in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.  He also taps into this mindset to paint and he is now promoting his most recent exhibit at the Nisbet Building at MSU.

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MSU Journalism students have produced an online-only magazine called Glyph. As publications like Newsweek move to eliminate print editions, these students are learning what it takes to succeed in online journalism.

A senior-level class has published this new magazine for the iPad. Two editions of Glyph are available at no charge in Apple’s app store.

Bullying isn't just happening the the schoolyard anymore. In the age of technology, online aggression is everywhere.

Two recent reports by MSU professors focus on the world of cyberbullying.

Karl Gude is the Graphics Editor in Residence at MSU.  Before MSU, Gude was the director for information graphics at Newsweek magazine and his professional work is currently on display at the Michigan Historical Museum.  WKAR’s Peter Whorf spoke with Gude about information graphics and the creative process.

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Today on Current State: MSU advertising instructors rate the Super Bowl ads, the Free-Press' Joe Rexrode recaps the big game and local sports, No Labels works for bipartisanship in D.C., The Henry Ford celebrates Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday, and local business and politics with MLive.com’s Angela Wittrock.

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As a young boy growing up in the Netherlands, Troy Hale once released a balloon with his name and address attached in hopes that someone, somewhere would find it.  No one ever did.  Now, decades later, he’s trying something like that again.

Hale is now a media specialist at Michigan State University.  On Thursday, he'll launch a homemade helium balloon outfitted with several digital cameras from a weather station in Pontiac.  He hopes to send it to 100,000 feet to document the experience of going into space.

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EAST LANSING, MI –

Some people watch the Super Bowl for the ads as much as for the football.

They include members of the Michigan State University faculty in Advertising, Public Relations and Retailing. Last night, they gathered to watch the game together, and while they were at it, they rated the ads. MSU's advertising faculty have rated the Super Bowl ads for 14 years.

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