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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.