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NewsRoom
11:00 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Romney Wins Michigan Primary

Former Massachusetts governor and Michigan native Mitt Romney has won the Michigan primary, edging out rival GOP hopeful Rick Santorum.  

At 11 p.m. Tuesday, with 87 percent of the statewide vote counted, Romney carried 41 percent of the vote to Santorum's 37 percent.

Romney's win in Michigan and Arizona propels his campaign towards Super Tuesday on March 6.  Ten states and more than 400 delegates will be up for grabs.

NewsRoom
12:00 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Lansing Area Housing Market Gaining Momentum

Mark Bashore WKAR

After several years in the doldrums, the Lansing area residential housing market is perking up.

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NewsRoom
6:50 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Santorum Campaigns as Underdog One Day out from Primary

WKAR file photo

Rick Santorum is making his final campaign stops across southern Michigan before the state’s Republican primary. 

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NewsRoom
5:23 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Ron Paul Draws Large Crowd at MSU

GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul addresses a rally on the MSU campus Monday.
WKAR

About 2,500 people, mostly students, gathered on the Michigan State University campus Monday to hear presidential candidate Ron Paul. 

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NewsRoom
12:01 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Gregorian previews Shostakovich Seventh

MSU Director of Orchestras Leon Gregorian
Courtesy MSU College of Music

The MSU Symphony Orchestra's next concert features the Symphony #7 by Dmitri Shostakovich. WKAR's Melissa Benmark spoke with MSU Director of Orchestras, Leon Gregorian, about this historical symphony.

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NewsRoom
12:01 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Under the Radar: Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus

Lev Raphael
Courtesy Lev Raphael

Book reviewer Lev Raphael this month shares a kind of reading he's never brought in before. He spoke with WKAR's Melissa Benmark.

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NewsRoom
6:45 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Postal Service Confirms Collins Road Processing Center Will Close

WKAR file photo

U.S. Postal Service officials say they will close Lansing’s Collins Road mail processing center. 

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NewsRoom
12:01 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Lansing Symphony to play MasterWorks IV

MSU professor of Tuba and Euphonium Phil Sinder
Courtesy MSU College of Music

WKAR's Melissa Benmark talks with Lansing Symphony Orchestra music director Timothy Muffitt and MSU professor of Tuba and Euphonium Phil Sinder about the next Lansing Symphony Orchestra concert. Sinder is the soloist in a Tuba Concerto by TV and film composer, Bruce Broughton.

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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Thu February 23, 2012

National Geographic Photographer Steve Winter Visits MSU

National Geographic photographer Steve Winter visited Michigan State University this week to talk about shooting pictures for the world's leading nature and photography magazine.

Among his stops was a photography class, where he showed some of his pictures and videos.

Large cats have become his passion. His most recent story was about tigers.

Steve Winter told WKAR's Scott Pohl that after 20 years, most of his National Geographic stories come from his own ideas. Lots of research and legwork has to be done before he can go into the field.

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NewsRoom
6:53 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Highland Park Teachers Could Be Asked to Work through Payless Payday

Teachers in Highland Park schools could be asked to work without pay while a standoff between the state and the school board is resolved.  

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NewsRoom
6:34 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Snyder: Highland Park School District Could Close by Monday

WKAR file photo

Governor Rick Snyder says he is forced by a court decision to “de-activate” the emergency manager running the Highland Park school district.

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NewsRoom
6:24 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Romney at Town Hall Meeting in Shelby Twp

Gage Skidmore flickr

Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney is campaigning in Michigan all week, with a brief trip to Arizona for a televised debate with his Republican rivals.

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NewsRoom
4:33 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Byrum Announces Candidacy for Ingham County Clerk

Democratic State Rep. Barb Byrum (left) will run for Ingham County Clerk in August. Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope is expected to announce his candidacy later this year.
Kevin Lavery WKAR

State Representative Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga) is announcing her candidacy for Ingham County Clerk.

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Election 2012
7:27 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Santorum Stumps for Votes in West Michigan

WKAR file photo

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney returns to Michigan on Tuesday to campaign in Macomb County.  Rick Santorum spent much of Monday courting voters at three stops in west Michigan –before heading to Arizona, which also has a primary in one week.

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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Mid-Michigan Voters Add Steam to Primary Pressure Cooker

Kevin Lavery WKAR

The battle among Republicans in next week's GOP primary has created a pressure cooker in Michigan.  

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NewsRoom
10:56 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Ann Romney Stumps For Her Husband In Jackson

Former Massachusetts First Lady Ann Romney is urging Michigan Republicans to vote for her husband Mitt during the primary election next Tuesday.
Gage Skidmore Flickr

Former Massachusetts First Lady Ann Romney was in Jackson Monday night to urge local Republicans to vote for her husband Mitt next Tuesday.

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NewsRoom
6:22 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

GOP Candidates for President Campaign Before MI Primary

Republican candidates for president Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney have a few campaign stops planned in Michigan this week, with the GOP primary just over a week away.

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NewsRoom
7:45 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Snyder: Auto Bailout Should Not Be An Issue In GOP Primary

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum returns to Michigan Monday, speaking at a Republican fundraiser in Grand Rapids. Mitt Romney visits Macomb County Tuesday.

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TV Made in Michigan
10:01 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Off the Record | February 17, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, appearing on Off the Record.
WKAR

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum joins host Tim Skubick and colleagues as Michigan gears up for the February 28 Republican Presidential Primary. With Kathy Barks Hoffman, Bill Ballenger and Ron Dzwonkowski.

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NewsRoom
6:37 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

On Stump in Detroit, Romney Shows “Love” for Michigan, Autos

Melissa Benmark WKAR

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney spoke to a business luncheon Thursday not far from where he grew up in Oakland County as he stumped for Republican support in Michigan’s presidential primary. 

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NewsRoom
6:27 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Santorum: Autos Would Be Doing Better without Bailout

Mark Bashore WKAR

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told members of the Detroit Economic Club that he still thinks the federal bailout of the auto industry was the wrong move.

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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Thu February 16, 2012

New CD From MSU Professor of Cello

Suren Bagratuni's new CD, with pianist Jen-Ru Sun. Artwork courtesy Blue Griffin Recording.

Michigan State University professor of Cello Suren Bagratuni performs and teaches master classes all over the world.

He also records frequently with producer Sergei Kvitko at Lansing’s Blue Griffin recording studio.

Bagratuni’s latest CD with pianist Jen-Ru Sun, a doctoral graduate from MSU’s College of Music, features selections from Schubert and Schumann.

Bagratuni’s new CD can be found on popular online music sites and at bluegriffin-dot-com.

Producer Sergei Kvitko describes first hearing Suren Bagratuni play as “love at first note”.

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NewsRoom
5:23 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Judge Says Local Review Teams Violated Open Meetings Law

Kevin Rosseel morgueFile

An Ingham County judge has ruled that state-appointed review teams looking into the finances of the city if Detroit and the Highland Park school district broke Michigan’s open meetings law.  

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