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.
Today on Current State: Lansing City Pulse associate editor Mickey Hirten on local elections; the Detroit Free Press' Joe Rexrode re-caps the MSU victory over Indiana; the value of video games in the classroom and new technology at MSU's Abrams Planetarium.
A lot of sci-fi movies and books feature robots that look like people. Think the Terminator or C-3PO.
But an MSU engineering professor went in a different direction when he started working on building a robotic fish about 10 years ago.
Current State's Mark Bashore talks with Dr. Xiaobo Tan, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University. He's been working on a robotic fish that can be used for monitoring water quality.
We're well into deer bow hunting season in Michigan. While most hunters must wait until November 15 to bag their trophy bucks with firearms, a special event is happening this week for some firearms hunters.
The "Independence Hunt" allows people with physical disabilities to enjoy firearms hunting. It's sponsored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Current State's Kevin Lavery speaks with Bryan Wilkinson, a disabled hunter who spent the first day of the hunt at Sharonville State Game Area in Jackson County.
Today on Current State: checking the claims on education spending in Michigan; the Building Detroit program; a look at the duties of the MSU Board of Trustees; and book reviewer Scott D. Southard considers a biography of Harper Lee.
Sat. Oct. 18 - noon on 90.5 | The second concert in the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra's Main Stage series comes to 90.5 Classical this Saturday at noon. The A2SO's Made In The USA program features works by Bernstein, Barber, Daugherty and Gershwin with violin soloist Joan Kwuon and local ensembles Boychoir of Ann Arbor and Vocal Arts Ensemble. Arie Lipsky conducts and previews the next broadcast concert of the Main Stage series with WKAR's Peter Whorf.
This special broadcast is available exclusively over-the-air on 90.5 (no online streaming).