Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan lawmakers are considering whether to cut schools some slack after frigid temperatures and other weather caused a high number of snow days.

Acting President Satish Udpa presides over his first MSU Board of Trustees meeting. He began with an apology to survivors of Larry Nassar's abuse.
Abigail Censky, WKAR

Friday the Michigan State University Board of Trustees met for the first time since Interim President and former Governor, John Engler was ousted in early January.  Acting President Satish Udpa began his first official MSU board meeting with an apology.


Johnny Lewis
Johnny Lewis

On another edition of Fit Fridays, Al and Johnny discuss three workouts to help your glutes and get into what makes the sweet potato so useful in the kitchen.

Michigan State’s Intramural Sports Program Gives Students A Chance to Get Away From Stress

Feb 15, 2019
IM Sports
Noah Lieberman

Some students see playing recreational sports as a chance to win; others use the exercise to stay healthy at school.

Current Sports | February 15, 2019

Feb 15, 2019
Miles Bridges
WKAR-MSU

Dan Dakich; Miles Bridges; MSU Basketball; Ohio State Basketball; Celebrity All-Star Game; Dunk Contest; Fit Fridays


President Trump is speaking about border security at the White House. Congress passed a compromise spending measure Thursday to avert a government shutdown that includes some funding for the border barrier. But the White House says Trump will also sign an emergency declaration that will allow him to divert additional funds to build a wall as he has long promised.

soybean field
flickr/Ken

Plans are moving forward on a $10 million soybean processing facility in Michigan.

Marriage
Pixabay Creative Commons

Sharing similar personalities is not a predictor for long term relationship happiness, according to a new study out of Michigan State University. 


Off the Record | February 15, 2019

Feb 14, 2019

Correspondents Edition. Topics: GOP leader ok with revenue for roads, no-fault insurance reform heats up.

Watch it at video.wkar.org

Michigan Capitol
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

For the first time in years, the state Legislature has overturned a governor’s executive order. 


Pages

Capitol Connection

Watch Live: President Trump Declares National Emergency To Build Border Wall

President Trump is speaking about border security at the White House. Congress passed a compromise spending measure Thursday to avert a government shutdown that includes some funding for the border barrier. But the White House says Trump will also sign an emergency declaration that will allow him to divert additional funds to build a wall as he has long promised.

Read More
Russ White

Detroit Tigers radio play-by-play broadcaster Dan Dickerson is a busy man from mid-February through October. So how does he spend part of his offseason? Teaching what he does to MSU students who hope to follow in his footsteps.


MORE MSU TODAY

WKAR StayTuned Update

Michigan State of the State 2019

Feb 15, 2019
portrait: Whitmer
michigan.gov

From Tue. Feb. 12, 2019 | WATCH IT HERE | LISTEN HERE

In her first address to a joint convention of the State House of Representatives and Senate, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer lays out her new legislative year agenda.

MORE StayTuned Update

WKAR Station News

portrait: Susi Elkins
Lindsay Wilkinson Photography

Susi Elkins, director of broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University, has been elected to the board of directors of America’s Public Television Stations (APTS). The announcement was made on Thursday, February 7. Her three-year term begins Monday, February 25, 2019.

PBS is the Most Trusted Source of News and Public Affairs Programming and PBS KIDS is the Most Educational Media Brand, According to Annual Survey

WKAR TV Takes Home National Award for 2018

Jan 30, 2019
Award winners with trophy
Courtesy / NETA

WKAR TV was honored to receive a national award during the 2018 National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Awards gala on Jan. 21, 2019.

More Station News

From NPR News

December 23, 2012. Bayada, Homs.

July 29, 2014. Old City, Aleppo.

July 4, 2018. Douma, outside Damascus.

A study released Sunday tallies the chemical weapons attacks over the course of the Syrian Civil War. At least 336 have occurred, according to authors Tobias Schneider and Theresa Lütkefend of the Berlin-based Global Public Policy Institute.

Inside the concert hall of the Violin Museum in Cremona, Italy, Antonio de Lorenzi plays the prelude from Bach's Partita No. 3 on a Stradivarius violin. Cremona is the town where master luthier Antonio Stradivari crafted his storied instruments three centuries ago.

But there's no guarantee that his instruments' inimitable sound will survive for centuries more, says Fausto Cacciatori, the museum's chief conservator.

When Ryan Zinke, a former Navy SEAL, left his post as U.S. Interior Department secretary on Jan. 2, he was under fire on multiple fronts.

MORE FROM NPR

BackStage Pass Concert Series

March 1 - 26
Reserve Your FREE Seats Now!

Your Newest TV Donor Benefit

Extended access to an on-demand library of quality TV

Serving Up Science

All about food: where it comes from and how it impacts our health and our planet

Live Metropolitan Opera Saturday radio broadcasts on 90.5 and streaming here

Go behind the scenes at
MSU Broad

The Flint Water Crisis

WKAR coverage from Current State, Off the Record and our media partners

Download

the latest and archive issues

Go

Help bring news and information to those who have trouble seeing or reading