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On Saturday, the Jackson Symphony has their final concert of the year featuring two premieres of American works & and Czech composer inspired by America. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley sat down with JSO’s Dr. Matthew Aubin to get inside the music.


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All Jackson public schools will be closed on Friday, April 20. 

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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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Police officers in a southern Michigan city are among the latest in line for body cameras.

Jackson mayor Derek Dobies
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For the March 26, 2018 edition of Mondays with the Mayor, Jackson mayor Derek Dobies talked with WKAR's Reginald Hardwick. Mayor Dobies did not hold back his criticism of Jackson county sheriff Steve Rand. He also talked about attracting apartments to the downtown area, a former mayor who is now the city's treasurer and why he started a book club in hopes of raising understanding in the city. 


Jackson mayor Derek Dobies
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New Jackson mayor Derek Dobies joined WKAR's Reginald Hardwick for the January 1, 2018 "Mondays with the Mayor" segment on "Morning Edition."


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WKAR's Reginald Hardwick talked with Jackson councilman Derek Dobies about his priorities once he becomes mayor of Jackson, Michigan in December. 


On the November 11-12 edition of "Current State": you'll hear from Lansing mayor elect Andy Schor and Jackson mayor elect Derek Dobies.  Rick Pluta updates us new efforts to allow the carrying of weapons in more public places in Michigan. We talk about the meaning behind MSU Men's Basketball's new "We Talk. We Listen" t-shirts. We talk with a Michigan man who wrote about the experiences of a Vietnam veteran. And a blind film critic explains how he experiences movies in the theater. 


Derek Dobies Elected Next Mayor of Jackson

Nov 8, 2017
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Voters in Jackson elected Derek J. Dobies as their next mayor.


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More problems plague the food in Michigan’s prisons. This time it’s maggots. Cheyna Roth has more.


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On this week's Current State - Election 2017. Lansing voters will elect a new mayor on Tuesday, November 7. A conversation with Civil Rights Leader Congressman John Lewis. In East Lansing, voters will consider Income Tax, Property Tax Cut and vote on city council members. On Nov.7, the city of Lansing will ask voters to approve the sale of the 1903 Cooley Haze House. And the race for mayor in Jackson heats up.


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In our continued coverage of local elections, WKAR’s Katie Cook takes us to Jackson, where the race for mayor is heating up.

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Dr. Matthew Aubin split last season the Jackson Symphony Orchestra with outgoing director Stephen Osmond. This year, however, it’s all him. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spoke with Aubin about Saturday night’s season-opener at Jackson’s Potter Center, which starts with a toe-tapper by Leonard Bernstein.


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Authorities say two health care workers at a prison in southern Michigan are suspended amid a state police investigation into the death of an inmate.

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The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports that the First Congregational Church in Jackson was awarded a spot on the National Register of Historic Places in July.

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