Domestic Violence

Current Sports | July 5, 2018

Jul 5, 2018
Mark Dantonio
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NHL; Slava Voynov; Michigan State Football; B1G Standings; Mark Dantonio; Urban Meyer; Throwback Thursday


Tess Nurenberg (L) and Jamie Tomlinson inthe MSU Student Union
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Take Back the Night is a national movement with the mission of ending sexual, relationship, and domestic violence in all forms. WKAR’s Katie Cook went to the MSU Student Union to talk with organizers of this year’s Take Back the Night on campus.

 


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Authorities say a man has died and a police officer was wounded in a leg following an exchange of gunfire in southern Michigan.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, as many as 1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys will experience some form of sexual abuse before the age of 18.

 

With a combination of effective counseling and support from parents or caregivers, children can and do recover from these experiences.

For today’s edition of WKAR Connects, we look at Small Talk, a local organization that’s been working to provide child victims of sexual and domestic abuse the resources they need to heal since 2011.


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In February, Lansing police responded to 95 calls for domestic violence and nearly 20 calls for sexual assault. According to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, two-thirds of sexual assaults are NOT reported to authorities.
 

Those are the facts. Now let’s talk about how to get help. This week we’re bringing you a series called “WKAR Connects,” where we let you know about local organizations working to end sexual and domestic violence.


The first one we look at is End Violent Encounters, also known as EVE. WKAR’s Katie Cook spoke with Executive Director Erin Roberts.


Michigan legislators to propose new laws designed to better protect domestic violence survivors. Bills introduced this past week would create an address confidentiality program, which supporters say exists in 37 states. Editor's note: the AP article was filed in November 2017. The audio interview happened December 19, 2017.

Lobbyist Naeyaert resigns in wake of remarks

Mar 7, 2017
Gary Naeyaert, during a radio interview
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A well-known Michigan lobbyist has resigned in the wake of recent remarks he made that triggered controversy.

The board of the Great Lakes Education Project--a school choice advocacy group--accepted Gary Naeyaert’s resignation Tuesday.

Last week, Naeyaert told a gathering of the Senate Education committee that he wanted to “shake” Michigan School Reform Officer Natasha Baker “like I like to shake my wife” for admitting her office was unable to hold persistently failing schools accountable.

Current Sports | 3/16/16 | #660

Mar 16, 2016
Mateen Cleaves
Associated Press

Barack-etology, NCAA Tournament, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Mateen Cleaves, Branden Dawson, Rob Blackburn, and University of Michigan Basketball Preview.


Current Sports | 11/12/15 | #585

Nov 12, 2015

MSU Basketball Recruiting Class of 2016, Michigan Basketball Recruiting Class of 2016, Greg Hardy, Michigan High School Football, Brian Calloway, and Throwback Thursday.


Current Sports | 10/27/15 | #573

Oct 27, 2015

Lions Coaching Switches, Greg Hardy, Al Manfroni, MSU Club Football, Opening Day NBA, and Detroit Pistons Season Preview.


Current Sports #491 | June 17, 2015

Jun 17, 2015

  WKAR's Current Sports opens up with a discussion about all things Finals, and where the Warriors will go in the future. Draymond Green tacked up a triple-double in the closing game and Al and Isaac talk about what he means to the Warriors and his future. Then, the newest details of the MSU softball scandal are revealed and Al talks hockey with Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press. The show closes with 'Barbershop Wednesday', and leaves Al and Isaac exploring the uncovered side of domestic violence.


Current Sports #490 | June 16, 2015

Jun 16, 2015

The Stanley Cup playoffs have concluded, and former Spartan Duncan Keith scored in the Chicago Blackhawks' Game 6 triumph over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Keith took home the Conn Smythe trophy as well, for his performance through the playoffs. Al and Isaac analyze the game and talk about whether the Blackhawks qualify as a dynasty after winning three cups in six years. Then, the conversation shifts to another championship, with Warriors beat reporter Diamond Leung joining the show to give you the inside information regarding Game 6 of the Finals. After the chat, the show closes with a discussion about Hope Solo and the St. Louis Cardinals cheating scandal, which broke minutes before the show.