Radio Made in Michigan

Radio Made in Michigan
4:42 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Local Moving Company Gets $350K Grant For Expansion

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A home and business moving company has been awarded a $350,000 state grant for expanding its corporate headquarters in the Lansing area.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:54 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Current State #33 | February 27, 2013

Lansing's Kerns Hotel burned to the ground in December 1934. The fire, however, spawned a volunteer organization that still exists today in Lansing.
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Today on Current State: Spartan women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant; author Winona LaDuke on Native American struggles with the U.S. military; the unsolved murder that changed Michigan politics; opera star Renee Fleming; and Neighbors in Action features Lansing's Box 23. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:21 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

MSU women's basketball coach Suzy Merchant on life, leadership

For coach Suzy Merchant, character matters just as much as athletic talent when it comes to choosing who wears the MSU uniform.
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Suzy Merchant is not only the successful head coach of Michigan State's women's basketball team, she's also a wife and mother of two boys.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:13 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

New book chronicles history of Native American struggle with U.S. military

Author Winona LaDuke focuses on the troubled and complicated history between Native Americans and the U.S. military.
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Forty years ago, 200 members of the American Indian Movement took over the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota.  The group was protesting the federal government’s failure to honor various treaties with native tribes.  The location was symbolic.  In 1890, as many as 300 Lakota Indians were killed at Wounded Knee by the U-S Army.  The standoff lasted 73 days and claimed three lives.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:56 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

The unsolved murder that changed Michigan politics forever

State Senator Warren Hooper was not opposed to bribery before he was gunned down while driving from Lansing to Albion in 1945.
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Before the assassination of State Senator Warren Hooper in 1945, corruption in Michigan politics was the norm, not the exception. While it remains unsolved,  the Hooper hit, which was widely believed to be the work of Detroit’s infamous Purple Gang, ushered in a crackdown on corruption and altered the political climate in Lansing for good.

Bill Whitbeck, a Michigan Court of Appeals judge and the author of the 2010 novel “To Account for Murder,” which is based on Hooper’s death, recounts the story.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:38 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Opera star Renee Fleming in town for first time

Renee Fleming is a four-time Grammy winner, most recently winning an award in 2013 for Best Classical Vocal Solo.
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Concerts, Grammys, performing all over the world, opera star Renee Fleming has done just about everything, except for a concert in East Lansing.

Tonight, the soprano can check that off her list as well.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl speaks with Fleming about her latest album, singing for Queen Elizabeth II, and the program she has planned for tonight's performance at MSU’s Wharton Center.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:32 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Neighbors in Action: Box 23

In 1934, 34 people were killed as the Hotel Kerns in Lansing burned to the ground.
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Lansing’s Box 23 has supported the city's fire department for 75 years.  The all-volunteer group provides refreshments and support to firefighters as they battle the worst fires.  The name comes from the firebox used to call in the massive fire at Lansing’s Kerns Hotel in December 1934.

Longtime Box 23 member Dave Rule and Lansing firefighter Steve Babcock share Box 23’s long history and explain what it’s all about.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:25 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Democrats Push Plan To Increase Tax Credit For Low Income Residents

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Democrats in Lansing want to restore the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income residents.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:10 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Bipartisan Support For Non-Cooperation With Detention Without Charges

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Republicans and Democrats are supporting a bill that says state and local law enforcement in Michigan should not cooperate if federal authorities try to detain someone without a warrant.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:37 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Current State #32 | February 26, 2013

The MSU Surplus store offers extensive recycling resources and dedication to environmental sustainability.
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Today on Current State: Climate change in Michigan, a tour of the MSU Surplus and Recycling Center; Michigan and the Civil War; Civil Rights era jazz; Spartan basketball in 1979 and now; and the creative process of magazine information graphics.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:20 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Current State #31 | February 25, 2013

Today on Current State: A breakdown of both state party conventions; sports with the Detroit Free Press' Joe Rexrode; a look at shifting enrollment trends at Michigan universities; East Lansing schools seek tech upgrades; and MLive's Angela Wittrock sorts out the Lansing metro's "real" GDP.

Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun February 24, 2013

MSU Today | February 24, 2013

Scott Westerman
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Russ White talks radio with WKAR Radio station manager Peter WhorfKirk Heinze chats with Michigan DNR leader Keith Creagh, all about the Michigan Horse Expo, and Scott Westerman shares his stirring "I Am A Spartan" essay.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:47 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

State Democrats And Republicans To Gather This Weekend For Party Conventions

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State Democrats and Republicans will meet this weekend to elect party leaders.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:51 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Current State #30 | February 22, 2013

Today on Current State:  A look at the tri-county mental health system; Detroit spoken word poet Jamaal May; the unveiling of a collaborative mural at Peckham Inc; sports with Joe Rexrode; Lansing-made boats at the Detroit Boat show; and an Oscar preview.

Radio Made in Michigan
2:13 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

SportsTalk | Fri 2/22/13

Terry starts off his final show with Tim Skubick, who takes it back decades ago in the world of broadcasting.    The Daily Double then joins to talk about the derby and horseracing.  Terry closes the show with former coach Don Behm, discussing the reality of Big Ten championships and Michigan State wrestling.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:12 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Blue Cross Overhaul Headed To House Floor Without Abortion Language

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A state House panel has decided not to add controversial abortion language to a proposed overhaul of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:43 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Senate Votes To Expand Teacher-Student Sex Ban

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The state Senate has approved legislation that would outlaw consensual sexual relationships between school personnel and students who are between the ages of 18 and 20.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:11 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Current State #29 | February 21, 2013

Today on Current State: State Representative Tom Cochran, the Michigan-made Quadski debuts at the Detroit Boat Show, the Michigan Economic Center's recent survey on attitudes toward public spending, local moms join national movement on gun control, and the New York Philharmonic at Hill Auditorium.

Radio Made in Michigan
2:10 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

SportsTalk | Thu 2/21/13

Terry recaps the women’s basketball 20th win, and talks about the Dick Vitale event in Florida.  He then invites Detroit Tiger scout Clyde Weir to discuss the first exhibition game tomorrow, tagging along with the life of a professional baseball scout.  Terry closes the show with Special Olympics director Anne Goudie, who discusses the 7300 participant polar plunge at Eagle Eye this weekend.  MSU alumni out west call in towards the end of the show.

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Radio Made in Michigan
8:39 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Current State at Detroit Boat Show

Gibbs Sports and Amphibians' new QuadSki
Peter Whorf

This week on Current State, WKAR's Peter Whorf takes us to Cobo Center for the Detroit Boat show.  The expo runs through Sunday.  Tune in for Current State with Mark Bashore  weekdays at 9a and 6p on 90.5FM and noon on 870AM.  Emanuele Berry brings you Current State Weekend Saturdays at 11a and Sundays at noon on 90.5.  You can also hear our show Saturday and Sunday on 870AM.  Here are a few of the many things you might find at Cobo...

Radio Made in Michigan
5:25 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Angler's Muskie From Lake Bellaire Is World Record

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says a muskellunge caught in Antrim County has been listed as a world-record fish.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:17 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Michigan Drivers With No Child Safety Seat May Pay Up

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Michigan drivers may no longer be let off the hook if child passengers aren't in a safety seat.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:14 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Judge Draws Lines Over Power In Detroit Schools

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A judge says the Detroit school board has authority over academic policies, at least for the next five weeks before a new emergency manager law kicks in.

The decision Wednesday by Wayne County Judge Annette Berry means the board and emergency financial manager Roy Roberts must talk more and work together on some key issues.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:10 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Study: Asian Carp DNA May Not Signal Life Fish

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A new government study says live Asian carp don't have to be present for their DNA to turn up in the environment.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:58 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

State House Panel Moves To Keep Legal Blood Alcohol Limit At .08

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State lawmakers say letting Michigan’s drunken driving limit increase to .10% would be a mistake.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:00 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Current State #28 | February 20, 2013

Today on Current State: Flint leaders offer wisdom, advice as Detroit faces possible emergency management, "girl groups" featured at the Motown Museum, Neighbors in Action highlights Closing the Digital Gap, naval history from the Detroit Boat Show, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Radio Made in Michigan
5:42 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

State House Approves Bill To Add More People To Sex Offender Registry

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A bill to expand the state’s public sex offender registry is a step closer to becoming law.

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:45 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Detroit Review Team Finds Big Fiscal Troubles, State Takeover Could Be Imminent

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A financial review team has found Detroit faces a cash crisis of epic proportions – and city officials do not have a workable plan to deal with it.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:48 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Survey: Crossbow Hunting More Popular In Michigan

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says hunting deer with crossbows is becoming more popular, even as the overall number of hunters is slightly declining.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:03 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Current State #27 | February 19, 2013

Today on Current State: Right to Work and Lansing teachers, Michigan's depleting groundwater, new exhibits at the Broad Art Museum and its founding director on the first three months, and home court advantage with The Izzone.

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