The Michigan State University board of trustees have called a last minute meeting. And there seems to be only one big item on the agenda – Should interim president, John Engler, keep his job? Cheyna Roth reports:

Current Sports | January 16, 2019

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DETROIT (AP) — Michigan State University's Board of Trustees will seek to oust interim President John Engler if he doesn't resign amid criticism of comments he has made about victims of imprisoned ex-sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar, a trustee said Wednesday.

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The state of Michigan has announced its final round of "mobility" grants to spur ways to help transport seniors, people with disabilities and veterans with autonomous vehicles and other technology.

Current Sports | January 15, 2019

Jan 15, 2019
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MSU basketball; Michigan basketball; Tom Izzo; John Beilein; Duke basketball; Nick Ward; Brendan Quinn; Tom Brady; New England Patriots; AFC Championship game

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Police say a person driving a moped has died following a crash at Michigan State University involving a salt truck.

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On Monday, auto industry journalists from around the world got their first look at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Paul Eisenstein of has attended auto shows in Detroit for 40 years. WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Eisenstein about what’s in store.

L. Douglas Wilder

The first elected African American governor in the United States will be visiting Lansing next week.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer says automotive innovation goes hand-in-hand with Michigan’s efforts to fix its roads.

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The North American International Auto Show in Detroit kicked off today with the announcement of Car, Truck and Utility Vehicles of the Year.


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!

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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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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British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday, a day after the stinging defeat there of her Brexit deal with the European Union.

In the vote, 325 lawmakers said they had confidence in May's government, while 306 voted that they did not.

While May withstood the challenge to her leadership, it is yet another indication that Brexit has thrown British politics into chaos.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Teachers on strike, this time in Los Angeles, the country’s second-largest school district. We’ll hear the debate on both sides.


Howard Blume, education reporter at the Los Angeles Times. (@howardblume)

The next great insect repellent might come from a strain of bacteria that lives inside a common parasitic worm.

A study published Wednesday in Science Advances has found that a compound derived from these bacteria is three times more potent than DEET in repelling mosquitoes. More research must be done to demonstrate its safety, but this bacterial chemical could play an important role in the fight against mosquito-borne illness.


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