Today on Current State: Lansing City Council member Brian Jeffries and Lansing Township Supervisor Kathy Rodgers discuss the sale of Waverly Golf Course; MSU jazz professor Rodney Whitaker reflects on his career and previews an upcoming performance; founders of the Birmingham Urban League recall Alabama in the 1960s; and the MSU band's role in big games.
The MSU Symphony Orchestra’s next concert is Friday, Feb. 8, at the Wharton Center. They’ll play Beethoven’s First Symphony, music from Aaron Copland’s “Billy the Kid,” and “The Chairman Dances” by John Adams. WKAR’s Melissa Benmark speaks with MSU Director of Orchestras Kevin Noe about the the program, starting with the Beethoven, which has a beginning that almost sounds like an ending.
Jack Ebling invites Lansing State Journal's Graham Couch to discuss National Signing day with its history. After an important win over the University of Michigan, head coach Suzy Merchant recaps last night’s game and answers a couple recruiting questions. Jack closes the show with open lines and opens the floodgates for basketball tickets.
Today on Current State: MSU advertising instructors rate the Super Bowl ads, the Free-Press' Joe Rexrode recaps the big game and local sports, No Labels works for bipartisanship in D.C., The Henry Ford celebrates Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday, and local business and politics with MLive.com’s Angela Wittrock.
Earle opens the show featuring co-host for the day, Jack Ebling. He invites Lansing State Journal writer Chris Solari to discuss Michigan State football and off-season coaching changes. Earle also hosts MSU baseball coach Jake Boss Jr. He closes the show with Jack Ebling, and opens the lines for listeners.
Earle kicks off the show recapping the National Title Game, and some thoughts on NCAA football. Earle also invites baseball guru, Lynn Henning on the show, and talks Basketball with Matt Charboneau, from the Detroit News. Earle closes the show with open lines.
Earle starts off with voice of the Lansing Lugnuts Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, as he talks about his new baseball book The Baseball Thesaurus, and the life of being a broadcaster. Earle also calls upon Detroit News writer Matt Charboneau, who gives some opinions on Michigan State basketball, in addition to other topics in the world of sports. Earle closes the show giving away tickets to Michigan State’s game versus Loyola Chicago, this Saturday at the Breslin Center.
The Lansing Symphony Orchestra's next concert features a collaboration with choirs from the MSU College of Music. WKAR's Melissa Benmark spoke with MSU Director of Choral Programs, David Rayl, about the program, which features Brahms' "German Requiem" and Haydn's Symphony No. 104.
Michigan State University College of Music Dean James Forger is our guest host on WKAR 90.5 Classical on Wednesday, October 24 at 1:00PM. WKAR station manager Peter Whorf joins Dean Forger for 2 hours of his favorite music from Bach and Rachmaninoff to Joplin and Piazzola. We'll also hear the latest breaking music news from the recently opened Cook Recital Hall and upcoming College of Music faculty and ensemble performances. And we invite you to join the conversation with Dean Forger - live on WKAR - starting at 1:00pm.
Game designers and researchers from around the world are meeting at Michigan State University this week to talk about the concept of “meaningful play.” MSU is recognized as a leader in computer game development. So-called “serious games” help players build problem solving skills, spur civic engagement and maintain their health. It’s a niche market with the potential for broad commercialization.
Training to respond to acts of violence is a basic function of emergency personnel across the country. On Wednesday, dozens of first responders from the Lansing region gathered at Michigan State University to test their skills in a mass casualty drill.
An Ovid resident has some giant guests in her yard who've worn out their welcome.
Giant hogweed is a towering plant that can grow as tall as 14 feet, with white flowers spreading up to two feet in diameter. While it’s nice to look at, giant hogweed is a highly toxic plant that can cause severe burns and even blindness.
Botanist Peter Carrington is the man Michigan State University is sending to uproot this invasive species. He’s the assistant curator of the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden at MSU.
A Michigan State University scientist is the lead author of a paper that outlines MSU's work in manufacturing a protein that's showing promise as an effective agent against serious flu viruses. MSU performed the study in partnership with the Baker Laboratory at the University of Washington and the Wilson Lab at the Scripps Research Institute.
Tim Whitehead is an assistant professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science as well as Biosystems Engineering at MSU. He spoke with WKAR's Melissa Benmark about the research.
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.
Meagan Choi helps present her team's "Media Sandbox" entry on April 21. Media Sandbox is a multi-disciplinary communications curriculum developed by the Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences.
Milennials. Digital natives. Generation Z. Many terms describe the young adults who’ve grown up with technology. They carry pocket devices that contain more computational power than was used to put a man on the moon. From kindergarten through college, educators are re-tooling their classes to prepare students for a quickly evolving media world.
Michigan State University is no exception. All semester, five student teams have been competing to design a multimedia campaign that explains the university’s new communications strategy, the “Media Sandbox.” On Saturday, one of those teams will be announced the winner.