Current Sports | October 8, 2018

Oct 8, 2018
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MSU Football; Mark Dantonio; Brian Lewerke; Dave Warner; Felton Davis III; Northwestern Football; Clayton Thorson


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We’ve all heard it: if you can’t figure out how to use your computer, ask a teenager for help. It seems that some older people find modern technology confusing and frustrating. A professor at Michigan State University has done extensive research into what the elderly get out of their tablets and smart phones, and how they might find greater fulfillment in our modern gadgets.


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With Tuesday, October 9, the deadline for registering to vote in the November election, we examined efforts to get more young adults to register and vote.


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Officials in Detroit are considering another way to remember legendary Motown singer Aretha Franklin.

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The Spartans (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) entered with the nation’s top-ranked run defense and held Northwestern (2-3, 2-1) to 8 yards on the ground, but it didn’t matter. The Wildcats recovered from another second-half slip to beat No. 20 Michigan State 29-19 on Saturday.

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In an unusual weekend session, the U.S. Senate advances to a final vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Watch the proceedings live.

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Ernest Green, a civil rights icon, will be the grand marshal of this evening’s Michigan State University homecoming parade. 


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A Turkish manufacturing company is launching its first North American warehouse in Lansing with business starting as soon as next month.


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The founder and executive director of the Firecracker Foundation is concerned that the Brett Kavanaugh case will cause sexual violence victims not to report their abuse or abusers.

On this edition of Current State: New pipeline protection plans; Bird Scooters land on sidewalks & impound lots; MSU students rally for Indonesia; Little Rock Nine member Ernest Green; Studying political polarization 1973-now; Plastics in our Great Lakes; dental health and a Jackson teacher's "Random Act of Kindness."

  

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Russ White

You've probably seen the four leaf clover with the letter H imprinted on each leaf at some point and had one of two reactions: a warm fuzzy feeling because it reminded you of some of the best times of your youth or a quizzical look followed by, "What is that?" 


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1pm Sundays on WKAR NewsTalk 105.1 FM and AM 870 | Explore the world of great writing with authors in conversation from the stage of the historic City Opera House in Traverse City, Michigan.

Shakespeare Uncovered | Season Three

Oct 4, 2018
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Fridays, Oct. 12-26, 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Shakeseare Uncovered returns for a third season to bring you the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays. 

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EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The major party candidates for Trustee of Michigan State University and for Secretary of State have agreed to debate on upcoming episodes of Off the Record, Michigan’s only weekly statewide political analysis television show. 

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EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Through twelve days in September, listeners of WKAR Radio combined efforts with Michigan Education Trust (MET) to provide more than 600 books to capital region children in need. 

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Thu., Oct. 25, 6:30pm at the Herbert-Herman Cancer Center | So many of us have been touched by cancer in some way. 

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