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Discovering how to shoot - a day at MSU’s Demmer Center

May 7, 2017

MSU senior Jonathon Chun had never shot a gun before, and had fleeting middle school experience with bow. It was his turn to try hitting the target – how hard could it be?

Jamie Paisley

For the past couple weeks, most of MSU’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum has been shut down. They’ve been preparing to open a new display which has taken over all of the main galleries. WKAR's Jamie Paisley spoke with some of the minds behind this exhibit called “The Transported Man.”


Current Sports | May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017
MSU Athletics

NFL Draft; Detroit Lions Draft Grades; MSU Football Draftees; University of Michigan Draft Picks; Curtis Blackwell; Weekend Winners.


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Usually, when you go to a concert, the musicians want your eyes on them. But when you go to MSU’s Abrams Planetarium this Thursday, the members of Corna Forza brass ensemble want your eyes to go heavenward.


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In the worlds of sports, TBI is becoming as familiar an acronym as NFL and NBA. Traumatic brain injury can abruptly end a player’s career.  On the playing field, it can be hard to tell the severity of the impact.  Now, a newly-marketed invention created by two Michigan State University chemists is helping to give those answers immediately.


Jamie Paisley

It is currently ranked as the 8th most performed opera in the world, according to operabase.com and this week, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro walks down the aisle of MSU’s Fairchild Theater.


Is Oscar Racist?

Feb 24, 2017

The 2016 Academy Awards were marred by the accusation that Hollywood was filled with racism and the lack of diversity. 

The 2017 Academy Awards have an entirely different look.

Bill Mechanic is a graduate of the Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters and the producer of Hacksaw Ridge, which has 6 nominations.

Jeff Wray is a professor in the college of Arts and Letters and a film maker. 

Image courtesy of Mark Rucker

During Black History Month, WKAR explores issues, events and perspectives involving the black experience.

WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spoke with African-American opera singer Mark Rucker who started in Chicago under a teacher with interesting classroom discipline techniques.


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The state of Michigan has filed nearly two dozen new charges against Dr. Larry Nassar.  The former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University physician is accused of sexually assaulting a number of young women who came to him as patients seeking medical treatment.  Nassar now stands accused of 25 counts of criminal sexual conduct.


MSU archery coach shares passion for sport

Feb 16, 2017
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LANSING - From being an aerospace engineer to becoming a nationally recognized archery coach, Glen Bennett has always understood shooting processes. When Bennett arrived at Michigan State in 2009, he just thought it would be interesting to turn one of his favorite hobbies into a new career.

Jimmy Katz

All this week, the MSU College of Music has welcomed an Israeli jazz musician to jam with their students and do a tour around Michigan schools. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley has more with Anat Cohen.


Mickey Hirten on MSU sex assault allegations, more

Feb 10, 2017
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Michigan State University continues trying to address sexual assault on campus. The issue’s staying in the news because of this week's announcement of allegations of sexual assault by three members of the MSU football team.


Okemos track star Franklin picks MSU for college

Feb 9, 2017
Lori Franklin

OKEMOS – Sophia Franklin has always been competitive.

She danced for eight years, but in middle school, Franklin decided that she needed more of a challenge. Six years later, and Franklin is one of the top track athletes in the state and Michigan State bound next season.

MSU women's golf does creative recruiting to reach Spanish star

Feb 9, 2017
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EAST LANSING, Mich. — For international athletes, traveling over the Atlantic Ocean might not be worth the quick 48-hour trip the NCAA allows for official visits. This prompted MSU women’s golf head coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll to use a new method of recruitment - Skype.

East Lansing basketball star Aazh Nye finds there’s no place like home

Feb 9, 2017
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EAST LANSING, Mich. —Aazh Nye has moved around a lot in her brief high school career. She is just a junior, but she has yet to attend the same high school for two consecutive years. Now, however, she seems to have found a home in East Lansing.

Nye, a guard, began her high school career in East Lansing, but transferred to Alabama for her sophomore year, citing basketball as the main reason for moving. 

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