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The Spartan Marching Band has a new director. Meet the new guy behind the baton who will lead 300 Spartan musicians: David Thornton during what has turned out to be a very busy summer for a variety of reasons.


July Episodes | MSU in Concert

Jun 27, 2017
Kevin Noe with Orchestra
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Fridays at 3pm on 90.5 FM WKAR Radio | This July, enjoy a weekly hour of classical concerts from Michigan State University hosted by WKAR's Peter Whorf!

A portrait of Omar and Katy
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As the month of Ramadan comes to a close, we talk with local Muslim couple Katy Hollobaugh and Omar Elsherif to learn what this time of year means to them.

 


Renee Hill Remembers Late Son And MSU Football Alumnus, Mylan Hicks

Jun 23, 2017
Renee Hill

Mylan Hicks grew up in Detroit. He went to Renaissance High School, before earning a full ride for football at Michigan State and playing professionally in Calgary. He was quiet, well liked.

His mother, Renee Hill, never expected her son to be gunned down. Not Mylan, not in Canada. Hill spoke with "Current Sports" host Al Martin about the legacy and story of her son. 


Mother Of Former MSU Football Player Mylan Hicks Opens Up About Death Of Her Son

Jun 23, 2017
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Renee Hill opens up about the death of her son, former MSU football player Mylan Hicks, in a Calgary shooting last year. In painstaking detail, she traces how the night went according to police reports and witness testimonies that she heard.

Here's how she remembers it when speaking with "Current Sports" host Al Martin. 


Hannah Administration Building
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The MSU Board of Trustees will meet this morning to adopt budget guidelines for the 2017-18 year, including tuition rates.

MSU Releases Mid Year Title IX Report

Jun 15, 2017
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Michigan State University’s Office of Institutional Equity has released its mid-year Title IX report, which focuses on data from the 2016 fall semester.

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Multiple updates came from the Michigan State football team this afternoon as players and coaches addressed the media inside the Skandalaris Football Center. It was the first time that MSU players have been made available since the sexual assault charges of former Spartans Josh King, Donnie Corley, and Demetric Vance.

WKAR “Current Sports” host / reporter Al Martin brings you up to date on what the players had to say in regards to the investigation, including a few personnel moves for the team. 

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The $50 million project is significantly changing and upgrading the arena’s space.

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Due to the MSU football sexual assault investigation involving former players Josh King, Demetric Vance, and Donnie Corley, "The S.W.A.P. Meet with James Moore" decides to tackle the subject. Moore has a special message for the parents of the three young men who were charged this week in court. He also opens up about his own parenting battle concerning his son. It's another emotional, powerful message for all to hear. 


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"Current Sports" reporter / intern Carina Garcia chats with former Michigan State University football player Isaiah Lewis about the sexual assault charges for former players Josh King, Donnie Corley, and Demetric Vance. Lewis elaborates on his relationship with the three players and addresses whether or not he feels as though Spartan head coach Mark Dantonio has handled the situation correctly. 


Demetric Vance
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One of three former Michigan State University football players accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a January party was arraigned in East Lansing on Tuesday.  


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Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon joins "Current Sports with Al Martin" to discuss her decision to authorize sexual assault charges against Josh King, Donnie Corley, and Demetric Vance yesterday afternoon. 


A portrait of Amal outside
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

Today is the first day of Ramadan, a holy time of fasting for Muslims. For the next few weeks, we’ll be spending time with local Muslims to learn what Ramadan means to them. We started with MSU student Amal Matovu.

 

Current Sports | May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017
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Calvin Johnson; The Preakness; Jason Fuller; Folds of Honor; Dave Ellis; Lansing United; NBA Playoffs; Lebron James; Michael Jordan.


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