East Lansing

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The internet has triggered profound changes in print journalism. Sometimes, local grassroots journalists step in to help communities stay informed. We talk to two “citizen journalists” from the Lansing area about why they do what they do and the influence they think they have.


Spartans Vow to Sustain Success

Aug 8, 2016
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The MSU football team is coming off a season that brought about a Big Ten Championship, as well as an appearance in the College Football Playoff. With a ton of turnover as the Spartans approach a new year, can they sustain that success in Mark Dantonio's 10th season as head coach? It won't be easy as MSU will face eight teams on its 2016 schedule that appeared in postseason bowl games last season.  WKAR's Al Martin reports from Spartan Stadium during Media Day. 

2016 Great Lakes Folk Festival

Jul 29, 2016
Great Lakes Folk Festival
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August 12 - 14 in Downtown East Lansing| Music, dance and culture from across the country merge in Downtown East Lansing and WKAR will be there!

Ron Mason Memorial Service

Jun 16, 2016
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Ron Mason, former MSU hockey coach and athletic director, was honored in a memorial service at Munn Ice Arena on the campus of Michigan State University. 

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Since February, the East Lansing Financial Health Review Team has been scouring the city’s ledgers to find ways to pay its obligations. We talk with team member Eric Scorsone and East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas about how the city is managing its finances.


Mark Meadows photo
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We talk with East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows about the budget for the coming fiscal year, plans to demolish the long-vacant property at Grand River and Abbot, and more.


MSU club basketball team is aiming higher

May 10, 2016
Connor Ryan

EAST LANSING, Mich. – With the game tied and 1.5 seconds remaining in regulation, Michigan State point guard Robert Ray Jr. stepped to the free-throw line with two chances – barring a last-second heave – to send the his club team to the national championship.

Upcoming Rio Games shines spotlight on table tennis

May 10, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- With the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games coming up this summer, there has been very little interest put toward Table Tennis from the United States.

MSU club lacrosse looks to move back to varsity level

May 10, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. - At one point, Michigan State varsity lacrosse was a reality.

White Defeats Green 14-11 at MSU Spring Game

Apr 23, 2016
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The annual Michigan State Spring Game took place on Saturday afternoon in front of a record crowd of 51,000 at Spartan Stadium. The White team defeated the Green team 14-11. 

Shanna Draheim and Peter Kageyama photo
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How do we improve the cities and towns we live in, and how do we make those spaces richer and more rewarding? We consider those questions with placemaking expert Peter Kageyama and East Lansing city council member Shanna Draheim before a workshop called "Love EL."


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. 

Current Sports | 3/9/16 | #655

Mar 9, 2016
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A recap of last night's girls basketball high school regional semi final action, including a chat with the head coach of the East Lansing Trojans, Rob Smith. We also dive into the Maria Sharapova banned substance news, and highlight Mark Dantonio's birthday! 


Current Sports | 3/7/16 | #653

Mar 9, 2016
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Recap of the Michigan State men's basketball Senior Day game versus Ohio State, a chat with Brian Calloway from the Lansing State Journal, and "Weekend Winners."


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Michigan State seniors Denzel Valentine, Bryn Forbes, Matt Costello and Colby Wollenman said goodbye to the Breslin Center on Saturday afternoon, topping Ohio State 91-76 on Senior Day. The Spartans (26-5, 13-5 Big Ten) have won 10 of their last 11 games, earning No. 2 seeding in the conference tournament.

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