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Maya Washington

Maya Washington, the daughter of MSU football legend Gene Washington, will bring a special screening of her film Through the Banks of the Red Cedar to Wells Hall on Wednesday.  Gene is one of MSU's greatest football heroes and was recruited by coach Duffy Daugherty out of the deep south in the 1960s. 

Rick Snyder

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says attacks on a woman accusing U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct could deter people with similar stories to contact authorities.

Current Sports | September 24, 2018

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Michigan State Spartans; Indiana Hoosiers; Mark Dantonio; Maya Washington; Detroit Lions; New England Patriots; Matt Patricia

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David Trumpie / Lansing Economic Area Partnership

Shiawassee County has been added to the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. The addition of 70,000 people sends the region past the half-million population mark.

Michigan State University
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University has received a multimillion-dollar gift for the East Lansing school’s Jewish Studies program.

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Sergio Martinez Beltran / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University researchers have received a federal grant to study communication after Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico.

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Brian Lewerke threw two touchdown passes, had his first career catch and made the perfect pitch to kicker Matt Coghlin for a 6-yard scoring run in No. 24 Michigan State’s 35-21 victory over Indiana on Saturday night.

Okemos Reveals New Turf Field

Sep 22, 2018
Okemos High School
G. Aaron Klotz

Prior to the Grand Ledge at Okemos high school football game on Friday night, the school held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil a new turf field for Okemos Athletics. 

sexual abuse MSU union
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Many people envision a child sex offender to be a scary man snatching someone off the sidewalk. But a panel of experts on the issue said about 90 percent of child victimization is committed by people they know and trust.


Russ White

Natural and farmlands are under increasing pressure from commercial, industrial, and residential development, but some Michigan municipalities have implemented wise, long-term land protection strategies, which are good for the environment, for agriculture, and for quality of life. Ingham County is one of those municipalities, having a decade ago passed an open space and farmland preservation millage that has protected over 5,000 acres and counting. 


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BackStage Pass returns on Sat. Oct. 20 at 10 p.m. on WKAR TV, for a new season featuring blues, pop, folk and rock music.

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Fri., Sep. 21 and Sat., Sep. 22 in Old Town Lansing |  The blues are back in Old Town Lansing and WKAR will be there! 

WKAR Presents The Road to Little Rock Screening and Conversation with Ernest Green
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Thursday, Oct. 4, 2pm-3pm in WKAR Studio A | Join WKAR and MSU for a special screening of The Road to Little Rock and conversation with Ernest Green!

Poldark: WKAR Special Screening
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FREE – Thursday. September 27, 7pm at WKAR | View a special sneak peek at the new season's premiere episode of Poldark, before it airs on WKAR TV!|  RESERVE SEATS HERE

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