East Lansing

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The city of East Lansing is considering the creation of a financial health team similar to what’s already in place in Lansing. We talk with East Lansing city manager George Lahanas about the proposal and the city’s priorities in 2016.

Current Sports | 1/7/16 | #611

Jan 11, 2016

Jay Sarkar from WLNS TV6 joins Al Martin on today's "Current Sports." Sarkar talks about his Ann Arbor roots and provides his thoughts on the MSU football team's run to the Cotton Bowl. Al also discusses the news of Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza becoming the newest inductees of the Baseball Hall of Fame. The show closes on news concerning Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, as he contemplates retirement. 

The Basics of the Kendo World

Dec 19, 2015
Darren Weiss / WKAR

WKAR "Current Sports" beat reporter Darren Weiss, who has followed the Michigan State Kendo club, goes in depth with this video showing how the under-the-radar Martial Art sport works. Through the help of Ron Fox, the MSU Kendo Sensei, correct technique and rules of how to obtain points in a match are demonstrated.

Cook Goes Down as Spartans Survive at Home

Nov 14, 2015
Connor Cook photo

MSU Senior Quarterback Connor Cook was sidelined during the second half of the Maryland game at Spartan Stadium on Saturday. Tyler O'Connor lead the offense, as the Spartans were able to escape with a 24 to 7 victory over the Terrapins, moving to 9-1 on the year. 

Spartans Nip Owls in Season Opener

Nov 14, 2015

The MSU men's basketball team topped Florida Atlantic University at the Breslin Center in Friday night's season opener. This marked the 31st consecutive season opening win for the Spartans, 18-3 under head coach Tom Izzo. 

Back in the days of hippie clashes with police over the war in Vietnam, the two sides met on the gridiron in games that were dubbed the Bull Bowl. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with two men who played in the Pigs vs. the Freaks football games.

Nathan Triplett photo
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Nathan Triplett leaves office next Tuesday after eight years on the East Lansing City Council and two years as mayor. We talk with Triplett about the recent election, the incoming council, and what’s next in his future.

East Lansing city hall photo
WKAR Photo

On this day after city council elections in Lansing and East Lansing we have the results and talk with newly-elected members of the East Lansing city council: Mark Meadows, Shanna Draheim and Erik Altmann.

Underwater hockey team’s bonds and traditions run deep

Nov 2, 2015
Hanna Sprague

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The final whistle blows and the team promptly exits the pool, runs to the locker room to change, before piling into cars parked in the front of IM Circle. It’s Thursday night, and tradition lives on with underwater hockey.

The destination is 535 Forest Street. The underwater hockey house, commonly referred to as the HoHo, is home to club president Dominique Felice, vice president Grand Nagrant and members Kate Dunkle and Dustin Banooni.

MSU Women's Basketball Puts Last Year in Rearview

Oct 29, 2015

Suzy Merchant and the 2015-16 MSU Women's Basketball Team has depth, talent, and a ton of youth. They are coming off a year in which they were hampered with injuries. They've learned from that experience and look forward to putting the past in the past. 

Final Four Not Good Enough for Izzo's Troops

Oct 29, 2015

The MSU men's basketball team had a magical season last year, making it all the way to the Final Four before bidding adieu at the hands of the Duke Blue Devils. MSU returns nine of its top 11 scorers from last season and are poised to have a great year. 

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The names of six candidates will be on the East Lansing city council ballot November 3rd. Current State talks about the issues and the people in the race with Elaine Kulhanek of the Lansing State Journal.

(SCENE) Metrospace in East Lansing is reopening, with a boost from MSU.
Courtesy Photo / (SCENE) Metrospace

An East Lansing community space that closed last April has reopened under the operation of MSU’s Department of Art, Art History, and Design. We speak with Jacquelynn Sullivan, director of galleries at MSU about the current exhibit at (SCENE) Metrospace, and about the changes it has undergone for the reopening.

No. 4 Spartans Ground Air Force in 35-21 Win

Sep 19, 2015

The Spartans moved to 3-0 on the year, topping the Air Force Falcons 35-21 at Spartan Stadium on Saturday. It was the first time that MSU welcomed a service academy to East Lansing. 

No "Quacking-Out" for MSU in Oregon Win, 31-28

Sep 14, 2015

The MSU football team was able to hold on late to top the Oregon Ducks, 31-28, at Spartan Stadium on Saturday night in front of a primetime, nationally televised audience. With the win, the Spartans moved to number four in the Associated Press Poll.