Lansing

refugees
Katie Cook / WKAR

Michigan has long been a home to refugees from around the world.

In this week’s “Neighbors in Action,” we talk to an organization that helps refugees that land in the Lansing area adjust to life in America.

Executive director Erika Brown Binion explains the work of the Refugee Development Center.

Silver Bells in the City tree photo
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The 32nd annual Silver Bells In The City kicks off today in downtown Lansing and we could see a lot of people there if the nice weather holds out. We talk about it with Downtown Lansing Inc. executive director Mindy Biladeau.


WKAR-PBS Kids Day
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Sun., Oct. 2 1-3pm at Capital Area District Library Downtown Lansing | Meet Curious George and Sid the Science Kid!

Hall of Fame Night for MSU and Okemos

Sep 23, 2016
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On Thursday night both the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame and Okemos High School Hall of Fame ceremonies took place. In total, 19 individuals got the chance to see their names enshrined into sports lore. Names like Don Behm, Trevor Harris, Travis Bader, and even the late Mike Sadler are mentioned throughout this report. 

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Week 3 of Mid-Michigan High School football action saw Lansing Catholic and Williamston open up the conference season with a bang! The CAAC White division rivals engaged in a back-and-forth battle that was knotted up 14-all as the fourth quarter began. In the end Lansing Catholic emerged victorious, 28-14 the final as they pulled away late. 

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.


Carol Wood and Kathie Dunbar photo
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Elected officials in the city of Lansing are grappling with security at the HUD subsidized South Washington Park Apartments and with creation of a city marijuana ordinance. The city council’s Public Safety committee is involved in both issues. We talk with two of the committee’s members, Carol Wood and Kathie Dunbar.


Melissa Quon Huber and Elaine Womboldt photo
Katie Cook / WKAR

Southwest Lansing was recently awarded a grant to put toward projects that would better the neighborhoods in the area. We speak with the people behind Rejuvenating South Lansing.


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Usually by the time things make it to the scrap yard, people don’t want them anymore.  But that’s not the case for the 16 teams of artists participating in Old Town’s Scrapfest this weekend in Lansing.

For the eighth year in a row, artists, welders and craftspeople from around Michigan have taken scrap materials and turned them into art- and they will unveil their recycled and upcycled creations this weekend in Old Town Lansing.

The event will also feature live music, family activities, a beer tent, an auction and more.

Brooke Allen in Old Town Lansing
Katie Cook / WKAR

Our new Morning Edition host, Brooke Allen, spends some time getting to know Lansing.


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Lansing City Pulse Associate Publisher Mickey Hirten has placemaking on his mind. 

Chris Sell and Eric Dimoff photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Lansing has been experiencing population growth in recent years, but what are the reasons, and how can we do better and attract more talent? We explore these questions with Eric Dimoff, Director of Marketing and Communications at Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Chris Sell, founder of Lansing 5:01.


Current Sports | 4/25/16 | #688

Apr 25, 2016
Matthew Mitchell / MSU Athletic Communications

Detroit Pistons, MSU Spring Game Takeaways, Tyler O'Connor, Deflategate, Tom Brady Suspension, Rob Blackburn, Battlefield Brawl, and Weekend Winners.


Lansing City Hall
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

The Lansing City Council recently declined to offer a tax break to a developer wanting to create low income housing in Old Town. We ask a city council member why she voted against the tax break and about the possibility of legal action. 

Two men fighting over trophy
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