While efforts continue to reverse Michigan’s controversial Emergency Manager law, seven of these appointees continue their work across the state. They’re trying to restore financial stability in four cities and three school districts.
Opponents of last year’s law say it subverts the democratic process by granting Emergency Managers unprecedented authority. That includes the power to cancel union contracts, dismiss employees and sell assets. Proponents, including Governor Rick Snyder, say it’s the only way out for cities and school districts mired in debt.
Last Saturday, hundreds of students graduated from Lansing Community College. It was a time for celebration, but many of them are already in debt. Some will go on to four-year universities, where they’ll probably have to borrow a lot more money.
Protesters have disrupted a meeting in which a Michigan House committee approved a series of proposed election law changes, including one that would require a voter to present a photo ID or birth certificate when registering to vote.
The Lansing Symphony Orchestra played its final concert of the season last week at MSU’s Wharton Center. Music director Timothy Muffitt took a few minutes to speak with WKAR’s Melissa Benmark about the lineup for next season. One of the concerts they talked about was built around the story of composer Antonin Dvorak’s visit to America.
A number of professional sports in America trace their roots to the school playground. Basketball, baseball, football and even hockey. But can you make a career out of skipping rope? As it turns out...yes.
Adrienn Banhegyi began her jump rope career growing up in Hungary. She won three world titles before auditioning for the acclaimed touring company, “Cirque du Soleil.” She’ll perform with the company next week in East Lansing, when Cirque du Soleil presents its show “Quidam."
WKAR’s Kevin Lavery asked Banhegyi to explain the show’s storyline.
It isn't only football and hockey players who suffer from concussions. Any athlete is at risk, including females. Studies show girls are reporting nearly twice as many concussions as boys in sports played by both. Now, new research out of Michigan State University shows that females and younger athletes who suffered concussions took longer to recover than males and older athletes.