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On this edition of Current State: Michigan lawmakers findings on MSU/Nassar; the "seduction of an unmarried woman law" in Michigan; Personal memories of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Preparing for Severe Weather Season and getting rid of stink bugs!

Dr. Robert L. Green and Dr. Martin Luther King photo
Courtesy photo / Dr. Robert L. Green

Editor's Note: this story originally aired on March 4, 2018. From now until April 30, you're  invited to experience the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A new art exhibit in East Lansing will display King’s emergence as a civil rights leader, his assassination and his legacy after death. 


MSU Physician, Activist Remembers MLK

Apr 4, 2018
Courtesy of William G. Anderson

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story originally aired on WKAR on April 4, 2013.

On this date 50 years ago, civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered in Memphis. 

Courtesy of William G. Anderson

In the 60-second spot aired during the Super Bowl, viewers see images of the rugged Ram pickup along with people working, helping others or hugging loved ones. The images are set against audio of "The Drum Major Instinct" sermon delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta exactly 50 years ago, in which he says that in order to be "great" and to serve the greater good, "you only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love."

Facebook page of Darb's Tavern and Eatery

A Michigan bar will undergo mandatory diversity and sensitivity training following an incident involving a watermelon on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) talked with WKAR Digital News Director Reginald Hardwick about what keeps him going and what gives him hope during a recent appearance at Michigan State University.


Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

After addressing a standing-room only crowd at Michigan State University Thursday evening, the daughter of civil rights icon Malcolm X made a personal journey in Lansing Friday morning.

 


father and child
flickr/Tullio Saba / flickr creative commons

This week, the Michigan Humanities Council kicks off the 2017 Great Michigan Read.  It’s a statewide literacy program that encourages people to learn more about our Michigan culture by reading a selected book. 

 

This year’s choice is “X: A Novel,” by Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of civil rights activist Malcolm X.

 


Current Sports | January 16, 2017

Jan 16, 2017
Courtesy of AP Photo/Jack Thornell

MLK Day; NFL Playoffs; Dallas Cowboys-Green Bay Packers; Pittsburgh Steelers-Kansas City Chiefs; Social Media; Kelsi Horn; MSU Sports.


Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Nov 14, 2016
Courtesy of AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Tue. Nov. 22 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1| Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a personal journey through the last 50 years of black history.