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Dentist
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Brushing and flossing are both vital for maintaining strong teeth, but there are more ways to keep your mouth, and your body, healthy. One way is being mindful of what you eat. On this episode of Serving Up Science, science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega speak with Dr. Jason Mashni about oral health.


Michigan State Boxing Class Pushes Students to the Limit

Oct 3, 2018
Boxing
Michael Duke

Getting sweaty and exhausted isn’t usually on the syllabus of a typical MSU class, unless you are taking the sweet science.

A scientist who traded his lab coat for a high school classroom was shocked to discover the negative stereotypes he’d heard about young people couldn’t be further from the truth.


MSU Club Swimmer is Seeing the World on His Own Terms

Oct 3, 2018
Charlie Gentzkow
Charlie Gentzkow

Michigan State junior Charlie Gentzkow was once terrified of water. Now the pool, and the sport of swimming, are his favorite places.

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

Oct 3, 2018
Williamston Athletics
Williamston Athletic Department

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
Le'Veon Bell
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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


WEA TEST PHONE GRAPHIC
FEMA

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


Mackinac Bridge
Amanda Barberena / WKAR-MSU

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.

Watch it at video.wkar.org

Off the Record | October 5, 2018

Oct 3, 2018

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

Watch it at video.wkar.org

Photo of money
Flickr - Keith Cooper

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.

WKAR Special Report: Marijuana in Michigan
Illustration / WKAR-MSU

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

Water Pump
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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.


Bird scooters
Tatianna Hemphill / WKAR-MSU

Police at Michigan State University confiscated 100 bird scooters from campus as of Tuesday. 


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