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An experiment created by Michigan high school students will be conducted by astronauts at the International Space Station — and it has the potential to assist in future space missions.

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The North American International Auto Show opens to the public in Detroit on Saturday. This week, WKAR intern Joe Dandron visited the show during press preview days to take photos of what's on display at Cobo Center.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer says the federal government needs to let Michigan help federal employees who are still working but aren’t being paid. Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth reports.


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Johnny Lewis tells you how to stick to your workout goals even when traveling for work or pleasure. 

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In the wake of this week’s resignation of interim MSU President John Engler, there’s an editorial in today’s Detroit Free Press called “In Engler, panicked MSU Trustees got what they paid for.”

WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Brian Dickerson, Editorial Page Editor of the Free Press, about the editorial. He says the MSU-Engler saga is “more complicated than it’s been made out to be.”


Current Sports | January 18, 2019

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MSU Basketball; Nick Ward; Cassius Winston; NFL Playoffs; Fit Fridays; Tom Brady; AFC Championship; NFC Championship


Off the Record | January 18, 2019

Jan 18, 2019

Correspondent's Edition: Engler out as MSU president, Gov. Whitmer meets with top leaders.

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Alongside the cars and trucks on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this year, you’ll find offroad vehicles from a company based in India called Mahindra. They’re built in Michigan, and you can see them at the show when it opens on Saturday.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Dan Proffer, Marketing Manager with Roxor Offroad.


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Guard Cassius Winston takes over and leads MSU to key road victory. 

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No. 17 Michigan State shows grit in home win over No. 9 Maryland. 

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Capitol Connection

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How The December Lame Duck Session Compares To Previous Years

Lawmakers arrived in Lansing this week for Michigan’s 100th legislative session following a turbulent lame duck session. Protestors crowded the steps and rotunda of the Statehouse for several days of the lame duck session and national media attention. It was the busiest in Michigan’s history with lawmakers passing nearly four hundred bills in a three week period.

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For a segment of Greening of the Great Lakes within MSU Today, Kirk Heinze talks with Jim Byrum, president of the Michigan Agri-Business Association, about the challenges and opportunities facing the agriculture industry nationally and in Michigan in 2019. 


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Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers | BackStage Pass | Ep. 910

Sat. Jan. 12 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23. 1 | Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers perform groovy upbeat and indie rock music. WATCH NOW ON WKAR PASSPORT

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WKAR In Your Community

Saturday, January 26; 10AM-1PM; WKAR Studios; Special Guests: Super Why!, Dr. Rob, and the Curious Ccrew and more!
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Sat., Jan. 26, 10am-1pm at the WKAR Studios | Bring your family to PBS KIDS Day at WKAR! 

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Jamestown | Season 1 | Special!

Mon., Jan.7-12, 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Three women face the challenges of creating a new life in a beautiful yet forbidding land.

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Finding Your Roots | Season 5

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Victoria | Season 3 | MASTERPIECE

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Robin Pizzo | Station Profile

Jan 9, 2019

WKAR Director of Education Robin Pizzo | What are the primary goals of WKAR Family's educational outreach initiatives?

Meet Abigail Censky

Jan 4, 2019
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WKAR News welcomes Abigail Censky as the new politics and government reporter! Let's get to know her with a quick Q&A: 

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EAST LANSING, MI - WKAR’s original program Off The Record presents Evening with the Governor, featuring Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and First Lady Sue Snyder. 

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WKAR StayTuned Update

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Mon., Jan. 21, 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Take an electrifying look at the Native American influence in popular music, despite attempts to ban, censor and erase Indian culture. 

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Shivering and blue-lipped but smiling, Niraj Shukla emerged from the Ganges River this week, flanked by his parents and millions of other people, feeling renewed.

"The water is very cold, but once you have a bath – it's sort of a miracle, you know?" said Shukla, a 32-year-old engineer who lives in India's capital New Delhi.

In the latest social media craze, people are sharing photos comparing how they looked 10 years ago with how they look today. Dubbed the "10-Year Challenge," the viral fad has attracted everyone from celebrities like Mariah Carey and Justin Baldoni, to environmentalists seeking to highlight the impacts of climate change.

Sunday marks the second anniversary of President Trump's inauguration. At the midpoint of his four-year term, Trump has already delivered on some of his campaign promises, such as boosting funding for the military.

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