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Claressa Shields photo
Courtesy photo

A new documentary looks at the first woman boxer to win an Olympic gold medal. She’s from Flint, and the movie about her Olympic journey is coming to the Flint Institute of Arts this week. Current State's Melissa Benmark talks with filmmaker Sue Jaye Johnson.


Justin Spiro and Jack Johnson photo
Courtesy Justin Spiro

MSU student Andrew Singler was murdered two years ago. On Saturday, he will be remembered at a pick-up hockey game featuring NHL star Jack Johnson. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Justin Spiro about the Andrew Singler Memorial Cup.


Cheerleading squad in gym
Al Martin / WKAR

The DeWitt High School competitive cheerleading team has been invited by the Japanese government as the only team from the USA to represent the sport. 

Cincinnati stadium photo
Flickr - Steve

The major league baseball All-Star game is in Cincinnati Tuesday night. Current State checks in with Detroit Free Press sportswriter Shawn Windsor for a look at the Detroit Tigers at the season’s midway point.


Tom Minkel on Current Sports

Jul 10, 2015
guest and host in studio
WKAR-MSU

Al's guest is MSU wrestling Head Coach Tom Minkel. Minkel is entering his 25th year with the team and has announced he will retire following this season. He joins Al to talk about his career with the Spartans, his experiences coaching internationally, and his plans for retirement – including his goal of becoming a professional poker player.

Watch it now at video.wkar.org

Ep. 239 first air 7/9/15

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