Monday Mornings With The Mayor

Monday mornings on "Morning Edition with Brooke Allen" on 90.5FM WKAR, we talk with mayors and supervisors from townships across mid-Michigan.

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Michigan State University graduate, now SportsCenter host on ESPN, Jemele Hill, made national headlines earlier this week when she called President Donald Trump a white supremacist via Twitter. ESPN issued a statement noting that Hill's comments do not represent the company and that they had addressed it with Hill. This morning on Twitter President Trump said ESPN "is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth."


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All week on "Morning Edition with Brooke Allen" we are hearing the viewpoints of different issues from Lansing mayoral candidates Judi Brown Clarke and Andy Schor. Their interviews were taped separately and about a week apart. Monday's topic is priorities. 


Mike Bishop photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Health and environmental officials in Michigan are calling on Republican Rep. Mike Bishop to vote against President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget. 

 


City of DeWitt

On the August 21 "Monday Morning with the Mayor" segment, Morning Edition host Brooke Allen talked with DeWitt mayor Sue Leeming about what makes her community standout.  She's also talking about possible changes to city hall. 


Skyler Ashley / WKAR Public Media

With Lansing's Mayoral primary on Tuesday, August 8, WKAR's Katie Cook reached out to all the candidates to discuss their priorities. Judi Brown Clarke, Michael Joseph Gillenkirk, Harold Leeman, Jr. and Andy Schor also responded. Daniel Trevino could not be reached for comment by deadine. 


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WKAR's Brooke Allen talks with Delhi Township Supervisor and Holt Public Schools Superintendent Dr. David Hornak about issues in their community.

Michigan Veteran To Receive Medal Of Honor Today

Jul 31, 2017
James McCloughan
US ARMY

Vietnam veteran James McCloughan will be presented with our nation’s highest military honor Monday at the White House.

Kaleel Gaines Reveals Reason Behind Transfer and Drama-Filled MSU Football Year

Jul 26, 2017
MSU Athletics

Former MSU football player Kaleel Gaines opens up about his reason to transfer from Michigan State to play football at Arizona Western Junior College. He also addresses what went wrong last year, including the sexual assault charges of his former teammates. 

Cash
WKAR File Photo

The state of Michigan, under fire for a computer system that wrongly churned out cases of fraud, is dropping criminal charges against 186 people accused of illegally collecting unemployment benefits, officials said Thursday.

Courtesy Rina Risper

Thursday night, a crowd will gather at the steps of the Michigan State Capitol Building. They won’t be there to hear a political stump speech though, it is poetry that brings these people together.


Turkey
Wikimedia Commons

A wild turkey that for months made a busy intersection its home is being memorialized after being struck by a vehicle.

Cars on freeway
WKAR file photo

The Latest on a man charged with second-degree murder in a car crash that killed five people (all times local):

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Flickr - Keith Cooper

A church treasurer in southwestern Michigan has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after more than $40,000 in church funds was reported missing.

Michigan State University outdoor sign
Mark Bashore / Host/reporter

Michigan State University researchers have received a $1.5 million grant to study the genetics of electric fish.

Michigan Department of Corrections via AP

A man in Michigan who was sentenced to life in prison without parole as a teenager nearly 50 years ago may soon be released.

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