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Current Sports | October 13, 2017

Oct 13, 2017
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Chicago Cubs; MLB Postseason; Michigan State Football Preview; Zach Berridge; Mid-Michigan Football; Reflection Friday. 


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Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

Four football players at Lansing Catholic High School face benching at tonight’s game against Ionia if they take a knee during the National Anthem.

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WKAR File Photo

Ten state House Democrats linked arms Thursday during the Pledge of Allegiance in lieu of putting their hands over their hearts. As we hear from Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta, they say it was to show solidarity with NFL players and to protest a controversial Facebook post by the leader of the Michigan State Police. 


More than 100 people took part in a peaceful gathering in Dearborn designed to counter the violence in Virginia over the weekend. 

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Rep. Mike Bishop (R-Brighton) spent some time in Ingham County Thursday to meet with small groups of constituents.  The Republican congressman held a series of "listening sessions" in Stockbridge.

But a few people who felt left out believe their man in Washington isn't listening to them.


Current Sports Sounds Off on Mizzou

Nov 10, 2015
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WKAR "Current Sports" host/reporter Al Martin sounds-off on one of the most inspiring stories in all of sports and culture. More than thirty members of the University of Missouri football team refused to participate in any football-related activities until President Tim Wolfe resigned. This action, in collaboration with other students and organizers campus wide, lead to Wolfe stepping down. 

Wolfe had been criticized heavily for not responding to racial occurrences on campus. Hear what Al had to say here. 

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file photo / WKAR

The Legislature’s only session day in July was a magnet that drew protesters to Lansing.