Radio Made in Michigan

Radio Made in Michigan
4:30 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Good Luck, Mark!

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Mark Schwitzgoebel, your favorite WKAR classical music morning host, hangs up his microphone next week.

After nearly three decades of service to WKAR, MSU and countless thousands of listeners over the years, Mark will bid farewell to his radio audience and retire from 90.5 Classical.

Mark's last official day on the air will be next Wednesday, November 26th.  WKAR will have a number of special broadcast celebrations for him in the next week, including a profile on Current State, and an in-studio "open house" show with station colleagues on Monday, November 24th.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:20 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Current State #424 | November 18, 2014

Today on Current State: The Affordable Care Act enrollment period begins; Lansing's Tech Bus; killer shrimp; and the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:40 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Current State #423 | November 17, 2014

Today on Current State: A proposal to leave transgender people out of Michigan's  Elliot-Larsen anti-discrimination law; an update on our "Moviemaking in Michigan" project; a deer hunting season look at helping private land owners plan for habitat care; and sportswriter Joe Rexrode on MSU's football victory over Maryland.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:33 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Nov. 21 | Symphony Orchestra with Jazz Orchestra I on MSU Faculty Recital Series

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Fri. Nov. 21 8pm - 90.5 WKAR | The best of classical and jazz: Beethoven and Ellington.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

MSU Today | November 16, 2014

Kalyanee Mam
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Geography Awareness Week, Michigan Advanced Lighting Conference

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:40 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Current State #422 | November 14, 2014

Today on Current State: Human trafficking in Michigan; the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra accompanies the film "Singin' in the Rain"; Canadian First Peoples and clean energy; and Live Music Friday with singer-songwriter Cris Williamson.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:59 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Current State #421 | November 13, 2014

Today on Current State: Criminalizing homelessness; the Turner-Dodge House reopens; Graham E. Fuller on his new book, "Turkey and the Arab Spring: Leadership in the Middle East"; and book reviewer Scott D. Southard considers Gregory Maguire's "Egg and Spoon".

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:52 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Current State #420 | November 12, 2014

Today on Current State: The Knapp's Centre reopens; East Africans facing unwarranted Ebola profiling; Neighbors in Action: Youth Service Corps; how the media impact perceptions of climate change; and the demolition of a burned-out house in Flint.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:05 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Current State #419 | November 11, 2014

Today on Current State: state Senator-elect Curtis Hertel Jr.; actor Julian Sands; EPA jurisdiction over the Clean Water Act; and a veterans history project story for Veterans Day.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:03 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

The Best of Me | Radio Reader

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
Credit Grand Central Publishing, N.Y., 2011

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
Grand Central Publishing, N.Y., 2011  
Airs beginning Nov. 12, 2014 

The Best of Me tells the heart-rending story of two small-town former high school sweethearts who come from opposite sides of the tracks.  Now, middle-aged, they have taken wildly divergent paths but neither has lived the life they imagined, and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world.         

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:15 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Current State #418 | November 10, 2014

Today on Current State: changes at the Lansing State Journal; a profile of Karl Gude of the MSU School of Journalism; a study of organisms that live on dead bodies; and a recap of the MSU football loss to Ohio State.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun November 9, 2014

MSU Today | November 9, 2014

nuclear energy, green power at MIS, Cranbrook Science, Michigan clean energy

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:01 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Current State #417 | November 7, 2014

Today on Current State: Michigan's ban on same-sax marriage is upheld; surfing the Great Lakes; STEM certification; and the November concert scene.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:38 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Current State #416 | November 6, 2014

Today on Current State: Congressman-elect Mike Bishop; the Episcopal Church's stance on gun control; how Facebook impacts people emotionally; Lansing Symphony Jazz Band director Ron Newman; and Lansing Community College actor Michael Boxleitner.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:35 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Current State #415 | November 5, 2014

Today on Current State: A recap of Tuesday's election results; violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg; Neighbors in Action with the bicycle repair operation Kids Repair Program; and Charlotte's new Andromeda Community Theatre.

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Radio Made in Michigan
7:40 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

New Live Music Series Comes to 90.5 Classical

WKAR's newly restored 1936 Steinway eagerly awaits the first live Music From Studio S broadcast...
Credit Peter Whorf

Music From Studio S, WKAR's newest live music series premieres this Friday, November 7th, just after our 3pm NPR newscast. MSU College of Music faculty preview their upcoming Schubert concert with commentary by piano professor and chair Deborah Moriarty.  On the opening broadcast are Franz Schubert's A flat Impromptu and excerpts from a Schubert Sonatina, plus Dr. Moriarty's Schubert insights and a quick trip into the "Trout" Quintet...also on the program during this weekend's West Circle Series concert.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:05 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Current State #414 | November 4, 2014

Today on Current State: The Lansing Board of Water and Light appoints an Emergency Operations Manager; Michigan's water infrastructure; passenger rail service from Detroit to Chicago; and the Republican party's history in Jackson.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:33 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Current State #413 | November 3, 2014

Today on Current State: Reaction to the recent viral video about street harassment of women; our new Desert Island Download segment; the mechanics of running an election; part two of our trip to the Michigan Historical Center's "Conceived in Liberty" exhibition; and a visit to a Michigan soybean farm at harvest time.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

MSU Today | November 2, 2014

L to R: Dee Cook, President Simon, Tom Izzo, Bob Skandalaris, AD Hollis

Tom Izzo, Empower Extraordinary, Curtis Blackwell, Actions and Words

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:28 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Current State #412 | October 31, 2014

Today on Current State: Our Month in Review for October examines next week's election; an exhibition of contemporary art from China at the Broad Art Museum; and Live Music Friday with Adrian and Meredith.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:15 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Current State #411 | October 30, 2014

Today on Current State: Third party candidates for office in Michigan; a Lansing Symphony Orchestra preview; salmon in Michigan; ghost hunters at MSU; and a book review of "Frankenstein".

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:14 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Current State #410 | October 29, 2014

Today on Current State: a look at GM expansions; a preview of the East Lansing Film Festival; Neighbors in Action looks at Peckham, Incorporated; and a Halloween look at really big pumpkins.

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:01 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Current State #409 | October 28, 2014

Today on Current State: Our ELECTION 2014 coverage continues with a conversation with 8th district Democratic congressional candidate Eric Schertzing; our Great Lakes Month in Review examines rising lake levels; two contemporary inductees into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame; and a robotics team at Stockbridge High School looks for lost World War II aircraft.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:30 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Current State #408 | October 27, 2014

Today on Current State: Our ELECTION 2014 coverage continues with a conversation with 8th district Republican congressional candidate Mike Bishop; how yoga might help combat veterans; documentary filmmaker Darryl Roberts; and a recap of the Michigan State-Michigan football game.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

MSU Today | October 26, 2014

Russ White, Lou Anna K. Simon

Empower Extraordinary; hot job market; Project 60/50; Senator Stabenow

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Radio Made in Michigan
11:52 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Current State #407 | October 24, 2014

Today on Current State: Our Election 2014 coverage continues with Republican AG Bill Schuette; an MSU study linking energy and cancer research; MSU's top-ranked women's cross country team; and the Lansing Area Unionized Spectacle.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:03 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Current State #406 | October 23, 2014

Today on Current State: the local opiate drug abuse problem; the Lansing Community College Board of Trustees election; a possible link between vitamin D deficiency and suicide; and a visit to a new Civil War exhibit at the Michigan Historical Center.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:32 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Current State #405 | October 22, 2014

Today on Current State: 7th congressional district Democratic candidate Pam Byrnes; a new book explores Michigan county by county; the Small Talk Children's Assessment Center and a preview of the MSU Wind Symphony's upcoming performance.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:13 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Current State #404 | October 21, 2014

Today on Current State: The Lansing area prepares for Ebola; Upper Peninsula residents face the replacement of an aging power plant; gay and divorced Catholics; and the return of the Whig party.

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Radio Made in Michigan
9:33 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Oct. 23 | MSU Wind Symphony on MSU Faculty Recital Series

Michael Sachs
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Thu. Oct. 23 - 7:30pm on 90.5 FM WKAR | MSU Wind Symphony performs Aaron Jay Kernis's "a Voice, a Messenger" with guest soloist Michael Sachs, principal trumpet of the Cleveland Orchestra. Kevin Sedatole conducts.

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