East Lansing

MSU tennis' Aslina Chua finds new dreams and path far from home

Oct 5, 2016
Zachary Barnes / WKAR

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State player Aslina Chua never imagined growing up that she would be playing college tennis in the United States or studying pre-med on the path to becoming a doctor.

East Lansing Wastewater Treatment Facility photo
Courtesy photo / City of East Lansing

The Department of Environmental Quality is reviewing the East Lansing Wastewater Treatment Plant's permit four years after it expired. We discuss the delay with Alice Dreger of Eastlansinginfo.org.


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The 10th annual Crosstown Showdown took place on Tuesday evening at Cooley Law School Stadium between the Lansing Lugnuts and the MSU baseball team. The meeting was a make-up due to poor weather back in the Spring. 

East Lansing city hall photo
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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
Courtesy / Great Lakes Folk Festival

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
Al Martin / WKAR

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
Scott Pohl / WKAR

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
Scott Pohl / WKAR

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. 

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