Setting the Standard: The 1976 Williamston Girls Track Team’s Legacy Still Remains Strong

Oct 3, 2018
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The team, in the wake of Title IX, won the first girls state title in school history. They also set records and left a standard that stands unchallenged.

Current Sports | October 3, 2018

Oct 3, 2018
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Michigan State Basketball; Tom Izzo; Zone defense; Brian Bowen; Le'Veon Bell; Pittsburgh Steelers; Ryan Shazier; Earl Thomas; LeBron James; Los Angeles Lakers


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A nationwide test of the system alerting the country in the event of an emergency is scheduled for Wednesday.


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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration and Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge have agreed to replace twin 65-year-old crude oil pipes in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes with another that would run through a tunnel far below the lake bed, officials told The Associated Press.

Ted Nugent | OTR OVERTIME | October 5, 2018

Oct 3, 2018

After the episode taping concludes, the guest and panel continue to chat.

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Off the Record | October 5, 2018

Oct 3, 2018

Topic: The latest on the ballot proposals.  Guest: Rocker and political activist Ted Nugent.

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Over the weekend the US, Mexico and Canada reached an agreement to replace NAFTA with a new trade deal in the comings months. WKAR's Karel Vega reports the deal might mean more manufacturing jobs in Michigan.


UPDATED AT 5:25 p.m.: Authorities say members of a group protesting in Flint for a higher minimum wage and the right to form unions were not wearing reflective gear when struck by a pickup truck just before dawn on Tuesday.

Legislation going to Gov. Rick Snyder for his expected signature would prohibit marijuana-infused alcoholic drinks in Michigan.

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Governor Rick Snyder wants to improve the state’s response time to PFAS chemicals. They’ve been found in groundwater, surface water, and drinking water across the state. Snyder issued a directive on Tuesday calling on state departments and agencies to create a readiness and response plan.


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If you've lived in the Great Lakes state for more than a minute, you've likely heard the saying, as Detroit goes, so goes Michigan. With a population base of more than 700,000, Detroit is also home to nearly 560,000 high-tech jobs, 70,000 of which are in the auto industry.

Over the last decade, investors and businesses have put a lot of money into Detroit to help with the city's resurgence. While these investments have made a big difference downtown, few have focused on the neighborhoods where people live and work. 


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

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