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Radio Made in Michigan
4:46 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Current State #11 | January 28, 2013

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero in the Current State studio on Jan. 25, 2013.
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Today on Current State: Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero on the state of the city, a breakdown of the Center for Michigan's education report, and farewell tributes to WKAR's Earle Robinson and Lansing City Council gadfly John Pollard. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
4:45 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Drivers Could Be Allowed To Work Off Traffic Surcharges

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Low-income drivers who’ve lost their licenses because they owe hundreds or thousands of dollars in fees could soon be allowed to work off their debt.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:51 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Michigan Spent $900K For Police At Union Protests

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The Michigan State Police spent an extra $900,000 on overtime and other expenses to have a large presence at the Capitol during demonstrations against a right-to-work law in December.

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Radio Made in Michigan
10:53 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Jan. 30 | Minsoo Sohn on MSU Faculty Recital Series

Minsoo Sohn
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7pm Wednesday, January 30 on 90.5 WKAR
MSU Faculty Recital Series features pianist and College of Music professor Minsoo Sohn.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:00 pm
Sun January 27, 2013

MSU Today | January 27, 2013

MUCC leader Erin McDonough

All about MUCC; nutrition and cold-weather pet tips; a Hollywood screenwriter; and Geoffrey Fieger.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:02 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Ex-Detroit Mayor Back In Custody For Weekend

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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is behind bars for the weekend for violating parole in a 2008 conviction that bounced him from office.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:53 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Snyder: State May Take Action On Low-Water Harbors

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Governor Rick Snyder says he's considering whether the state should take "urgent or emergency" action to help harbors hurt by low Great Lakes levels.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:47 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Advocates Urge State Panel To Allow Medical Pot For PTSD

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Medical marijuana advocates are urging state officials to let Michiganders with post-traumatic stress disorder use the drug legally.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:28 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Current State #10 | January 25, 2013

Chevy featured a revamped version of its classic Impala at this year's Detroit Auto Show
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Today on Current State: Newly elected State Representative Tom Leonard, Prima Civitas' "Young Innovators" competition, the Lansing-made Chevy Traverse at the Detroit Auto Show, and a classical music concert guide.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:14 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

SportsTalk | Fri 1/25/13

Earle hosts today’s show with MLive.com’s Mike Griffin.  The duo first host Tennessee Volunteer basketball coach Cuonzo Martin.  The two then discuss concussions with prominent Dr. Novicki.  They close the show with WILX’s Jeremy Sampson, and then Coach Bruce Pearl, sharing some pastimes on Mike and Earle.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:20 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Current State #9 | January 24, 2013

George Lahanas (right), East Lansing's city manager, and Tim Dempsey, the director of Planning, Building and Development, share their outlook for the city in 2013.
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On today's Current State: East Lansing city manager George Lahanas and Tim Dempsey, director of Planning, Building and Development, local efforts at Medicare cost reduction, electric cars, MSU women's basketball and dancing to Pink Floyd.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:30 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Current State #8 | January 23, 2013

Sam Singh, newly elected State Representative for the 69th District, is the first Indian-American elected to the Michigan legislature. Above, Singh joins host Mark Bashore (left) in the 'Current State' studio.
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On today's Current State:  The legendary William Shatner, former East Lansing mayor and newly elected Michigan Rep. Sam Singh, more from the Detroit auto show, and Neighbors in Action highlights the work of NAMI Lansing.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:09 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Coalition Seeks To Reverse Wolf Hunt Law

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A coalition of animal rights groups and American Indian tribes is trying to reverse the new state law that allows a wolf hunting season in the Upper Peninsula.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:26 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Diane Hathaway In Court Next Week On Fraud Charge

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Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway will make her first appearance in federal court next week on a charge of bank fraud.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:09 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

SportsTalk | Tue 1/22/13

Earle opens the show featuring co-host for the day, Jack Ebling.  He invites Lansing State Journal writer Chris Solari to discuss Michigan State football and off-season coaching changes.  Earle also hosts MSU baseball coach Jake Boss Jr.  He closes the show with Jack Ebling, and opens the lines for listeners.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:30 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Current State #7 | January 22, 2013

Last December, Governor Rick Snyder signed Public Act 520, which empowers the state's Natural Resources Commission to institute a wolf hunting season.
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On today's Current State: A report card for Michigan charter schools, wolf hunting, the Detroit auto show, MSU hockey and the secrets to a happy marriage.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:55 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Bill seeks To Make State Legislature Part-Time

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A proposal in Lansing would limit the state’s legislative session to 90 days a year.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:41 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

MSU Gets $1 Million From Credit Union For Jazz

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Michigan State University is establishing a jazz artist-in-residence program, thanks to a $1 million endowment from its employees' credit union.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:38 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

3 New Infections In Michigan From Bad Steroids

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Michigan health officials have reported three more infections in the past week linked to contaminated steroids supplied by a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:01 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Current State #6 | January 21, 2013

Congressman Mike Rogers says U.S. foreign policy in Africa must be stronger in the face of rising terrorist activity. Above, two farmers from Mali, where Islamist insurgents control vast swaths in the North.
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On today's Current State:  Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers discusses U.S. foreign policy in Africa and gun legislation, artist Eto Otitigbe's exhibit "Loss Prevention," Michigan military wives, sports with the Free-Press' Joe Rexrode and business with MLive's Angela Wittrock.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Sun January 20, 2013

MSU Today | January 20, 2013

Kirk Heinze talks with MSU J-School alumnus and Detroit Free Press automotive columnist Mark Phelan about the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  And Russ White talks with MSU College of Engineering Dean Satish and MSU Institute for the Study of Youth Sports Director Dan Gould.

Radio Made in Michigan
6:00 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

New Gun Legislation In Lansing Would Exempt Information From FOIA Requests

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Certain information about guns and their owners could not be made public under a bill in the state Senate.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:40 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Michigan Gets $31M For Health Insurance Exchange

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Michigan has been given a $31 million federal grant to help the state implement a health insurance exchange that's a major part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:26 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Court: Detroit Schools' Emergency Chief Can Stay

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The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit seeking to remove the state-appointed emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:09 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

SportsTalk | Fri 1/18/12

Earle invites East Lansing high school basketball coach Steve Finamore on the show, discussing upcoming games against Grand Ledge and Lansing Sexton.  The duo also touches on issues with transfer athletes.  Earle closes the show with Jack Ebling, and has open lines.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:45 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Doctors Dead But Prescriptions Still Filled


 State auditors say pharmacies were paid $89,000 for prescriptions ordered by doctors who were dead.
 
Auditors examined how the state of Michigan runs its Medicaid pharmacy program, which pays for medication for poor people. The money is a mix of state and federal dollars.
 
Auditors found that 324 pharmacies were paid for prescriptions purportedly written by 82 doctors who were already dead. Pharmacies received about $50,000 for prescriptions from doctors who had been dead for at least six months and sometimes more than two years.
 

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:36 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Unions To Continue Fight Against Right To Work

Union leaders and workers say Governor Rick Snyder offered no olive branch in his State of the State address and they will keep fighting the right-to-work legislation he recently signed.  
 
United Auto Workers Local 652 President Mike Green was among about 200 union workers protesting outside the Capitol on Wednesday night.  He said Thursday that Snyder's silence on unions was "just like he didn't pay attention to what the people wanted in the first place."
 

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:24 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

State Board Gives Group Green Light To Seek Repeal Of Wolf Hunt Law

If an animal welfare group gathers enough signatures over the next few weeks, a law opening Michigan to a wolf hunt will be put up for referendum.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:54 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Current State #4 | January 17, 2013

'Current State' host Mark Bashore (left) discusses Governor Snyder's 'State of the State' speech live in studio with 'Off the Record's' Tim Skubick and Senate Democratic leader Gretchen Whitmer.
Credit w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

On today's Current State: Off the Record's  Tim Skubick analyzes Gov. Snyder's "State of the State" speech, and Senate Democratic leader Gretchen Whitmer offers a response. Also, a new discovery in Antarctica and a preview of the BackStage Pass season premiere with the metal band, Silent Lapse.

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Radio Made in Michigan
5:39 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Detroit Mayor Announces 1-Month Income Tax Amnesty

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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has announced a one-month income tax amnesty to encourage people and businesses to pay what they owe for past years.

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