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Flint’s lead tainted water is a source of ongoing concern.  But recent work by a Michigan State University researcher shows we can’t overlook the city’s soil as a source of lead, either.

Current State’s Mark Bashore talks with professor Rick Sadler of MSU’s College of Human Medicine about his findings.

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It’s early April...and that means baseball.  Current Sports host Al Martin joins us to look ahead at the coming seasons...and a season that’s already going strong for the MSU Spartans.

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As families deal with Flint’s ongoing water crisis, the work being done in the schools where they send their children might be more important than ever.

The Michigan State University College of Education has had a long relationship with Flint Community Schools, and that effort was boosted last week by a $2 million grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

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March Sadness.

It’s running rampant through this year’s NCAA tournament brackets.

Falling in their first round games this weekend were Baylor, Cal, West Virginia...and a certain number two team that’s been the talk of the men’s tourney for unexpected reasons.

The MSU women also came up just short in a back-and-forth thriller against Mississippi State yesterday.  Mark talks with Current Sports host Al Martin about the weekend’s double stunner.

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Mar 14, 2016
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Full coverage from Indy recapping the Big Ten tourney championship won by Michigan State, a discussion as to whether or not the Spartans should be a #1 seed, and was Michigan deserving of a play-in game?


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The MSU men’s basketball team posted two easy wins last week over Illinois and Penn State.  The good news yesterday in the game with the Nittany Lions was the return of star Denzel Valentine from a knee injury. The schedule this week includes a home game against Iowa and a road matchup with Wisconsin.

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Jan 11, 2016

Al Martin closes out the week by recapping last night's "Current Sports TV" chat with former MSU running back Edwin Baker. The two chat about the MSU football Cotton Bowl run this season, as well as how Baker is preparing for life after football. Thoughts on the MSU men's basketball win over Illinois are also highlighted. 

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Jan 11, 2016

Al Martin invites Bob Every, Chairman of the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame and baseball aficionado, to chat about his thoughts on the baseball Hall of Fame announcement tonight. The MSU men's basketball team is also touched on.

Spartans Fall Short in Texas | Current Sports

Jan 1, 2016
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Second-ranked Alabama topped No. 3 Michigan State 38-0 Thursday night in Arlington, Texas to advance to the national championship game where they will face No. 1 Clemson on January 11th in Arizona. The Crimson Tide are looking for its fourth national title in nine seasons under coach Nick Saban.

Paint Dries on Cotton Bowl Eve

Dec 30, 2015
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The Cotton Bowl matchup between the Michigan State Spartans and Alabama Crimson Tide is now just a day away. Mark Dantonio and Nick Saban addressed the media for the final time before kickoff this morning at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas, TX. Afterward, ESPN broadcasters Kirk Herbstreit and Chris Fowler provided insight on the matchup. 

MSU athlete shares faith and sports in South Africa

Dec 19, 2015
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EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State lacrosse player Helen Young never thought her life would be transformed by merging her sport with her faith. A recent trip to South Africa, through Athletes in Action, has opened Young's heart and mind to the power of sports and how she can practice her beliefs. Current Sports beat reporter Laurel Young chats with Helen to discuss the life-changing experience and how it continues to live with her back here on campus.

Coaching never stops with the Boss family

Dec 19, 2015
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EAST LANSING, Mich. -  Jake Boss Sr. is one of the most experienced coaches in Michigan, best known for his years with Michigan State baseball.

A Double-Life: MSU student balances pro baseball and school

Dec 19, 2015

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Holiday break serves as an appropriate mental checkpoint for students at Michigan State. Anxiety-ridden undergrads slog through finals week, looking towards the light at the end of the tunnel. There’s comfort to be found in the conclusion of the semester, but one MSU student’s work has only just begun.

The Basics of the Kendo World

Dec 19, 2015
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WKAR "Current Sports" beat reporter Darren Weiss, who has followed the Michigan State Kendo club, goes in depth with this video showing how the under-the-radar Martial Art sport works. Through the help of Ron Fox, the MSU Kendo Sensei, correct technique and rules of how to obtain points in a match are demonstrated.

Barry Greer's journey as part of the Spartan Basketball family

Dec 19, 2015
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Not many can say they’ve been around East Lansing longer than MSU men’s basketball head coach Tom Izzo. Fewer can say they’ve never missed a home game under Izzo’s tenure. One Spartan is far from the average fan, and his name is Barry Greer.

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