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Karen Lovely | BackStage Pass | Ep. 905

Sat. Nov. 17 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Blues artist Karen Lovely teams up with guitarist Ben Rice at the Michigan BluesFest. WATCH NOW AT WKAR PASSPORT

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Michigan conservation officers are seeking help from the public in solving the illegal killing of two bull elk in the northern Lower Peninsula.

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Detroit businessman Dan Gilbert says he’s ready to start a ballot campaign to try to lower the state’s auto insurance rates.

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The record-breaking turnout of the 2018 midterm election is heading for the history books.  For most civics and government teachers, talking to their students about the outcome of an election is a normal part of classroom life.  But for some educators, it’s an uncomfortable topic.


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Authorities have identified a Lansing man shot and killed while apparently hunting deer in mid-Michigan.

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Another Michigan prison is getting a new facility to help inmates learn skilled trades. Capitol Correspondent Cheyna Roth reported the Vocational Village broke ground Monday in Ypsilanti.

Current Sports | November 19, 2018

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MSU Football; Mark Dantonio; Rocky Lombardi; Nebraska Cornhuskers; College football playoff; MSU basketball; Tom Izzo

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AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide are down 12 cents in the past week to about $2.49 per gallon ahead of the Thanksgiving travel period .

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A man accused of killing a Michigan State University student is back in Michigan.

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The cost of repairing body damage after a car accident is going up. Safety is becoming a big focus for car companies, but what if your new car with this technology gets rear-ended? The repair bill just shot up.

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Michigan State University has joined a list of universities nationally that provide on-campus housing to students in recovery from substance abuse disorders.


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Michigan election coverage from WKAR News and Off the Record

Russ White

Assaf Gilad is the chief of the Division of Synthetic Biology and Regenerative Medicine in the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering at MSU. He was recruited from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Gilad is a biologist by training and a professor of biomedical engineering and radiology.

The overarching theme of Dr. Gilad's research program harnesses the intersection of radiology and molecular biology to develop new in vivo imaging technologies that can be used to tackle fundamental biological questions. Specifically, the lab works to develop novel genetically encoded and nanoparticles biosensors for both MRI detection and neuromodulation.


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