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Michigan State University students who are natives of Indonesia are raising money for their homeland after a powerful and deadly earthquake and tsunami.


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The Senate is taking a procedural vote on whether or not to move Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination forward. Watch the proceedings on the Senate floor live.

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Adam Rippon, the Olympic bronze medalist figure skater from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, South Korea, is coming to Michigan on Friday. He’s the keynote speaker for the annual fall reception of the gay rights organization Equality Michigan. The Detroit event is sold out.


Current Sports | October 4, 2018

Oct 4, 2018

NFL; Michigan State; Detroit Lions; Fox Sports; Jarrett Bell; Jeff Genthner; Detroit Pistons; College Football;


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A teacher suspended at Washington Woods Middle School in Holt last spring has been charged with second degree criminal sexual conduct related to touching.

Joining Forces: Holt Gymnastics Welcomes Mason, Forming New Co-op Team

Oct 4, 2018
Holt/Mason Varsity Gymnastics

Mid-Michigan high schools, like many others in the state, are struggling to keep gymnastics programs going in the face of dominant club programs.

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Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth fills us in on the new plan for the Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac, gives an update on the PFAS water problem and says to not believe everything you see in political ads on TV. 


The University of Michigan has raised $5 billion so far during its multi-year fundraising campaign that's scheduled to wrap up at the end of 2018.

Michigan State Wades into the World of E-Sports Through League of Legends

Oct 3, 2018
E-Sports
Trevor Toczydlowski

MSU’s League of Legends team part of growing collegiate trend across the U.S., embracing the wave of e-sports competitors and fans.

ICYMI: Okemos Opens New Turf Athletic Field, Thanks to Generous Donor

Oct 3, 2018
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Denise Spann

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

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Shannon Lynn Burton is Michigan State University's ombudsperson. October 11 is Ombuds Day.

The office assists students in resolving conflicts or disputes within the university. They help staff members, instructors, and administrators sort through university rules and regulations that might apply to specific student issues and concerns. 


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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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