A former University of Michigan doctor accused of possessing child pornography and inappropriate conduct with young patients is awaiting a prison sentence after reaching a plea agreement.

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New dates are being added as Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band prepare for what they say is their final tour.

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Waverly Community Schools in Delta Township is re-focusing on early elementary literacy in a bid to improve its state assessment scores. In 2015, 69 percent of Waverly third graders tested as "reading-proficient" on the M-STEP.  By 2018, that number had fallen to 37.7 percent.


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Jim Newberry

The leader of one of Detroit’s most influential rock bands has written an autobiography. Wayne Kramer led the MC5, a group that helped take hard rock music to the mainstream. Fifty years later, to promote his book “The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, The MC5 and My Life of Impossibilities,” he’s hitting the road with a band he’s calling MC50.

Western Michigan University Gets A New Power Source

Sep 17, 2018
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Western Michigan University

There's a new battery at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. A really large battery. Consumers Energy unveiled it Monday and says it's the first of its kind in the utility's service area.

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Healthy Michigan means better credit for Michigan’s low-income residents. That’s according to a new study on the state’s Medicaid expansion released Monday. It found that people on the plan improved their financial health since getting the insurance coverage.

Current Sports | September 17, 2018

Sep 17, 2018
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NCAA Football; Big Ten Football; Michigan Wolverines; Wisconsin Badgers; NFL Football; Matt Patricia; Detroit Lions

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The East Lansing city council hopes to hear this week from two companies entering the scooter ride-sharing business.

Free Buses Mean Full Buses On MSU Campus

Sep 17, 2018
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A program to give Michigan State University students free on-campus bus service may be too successful.


Both WKAR and NPR are committed to education reporting you can find nowhere else. Every Tuesday on Morning Edition, Kevin Lavery tells you about the challenges and triumphs in turning around literacy here in Michigan. NPR also has an education unit, headed by native Michigander Steve Drummond, who talked about the importance of covering this topic with WKAR’s Reginald Hardwick.

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September is National Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Month. Sickle cell refers to the shape of a patient’s red blood cells. As many as 100-thousand people have the blood disease in this country, most of them African-Americans.

WKAR health reporter Scott Pohl talks with Dr. Peter Gulick of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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A federal judge has declined to dismiss a lawsuit which says Michigan is illegally allowing faith-based groups to reject same-sex couples who want to adopt children or become foster parents.

Michigan gubernatorial candidates Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer will hold two televised debates in October, both campaigns announced on Friday.

Michigan Groups Renew Fight Against Travel Ban

Sep 14, 2018

A handful of Michigan groups are renewing their fight against the travel ban which restricts people from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

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The Catholic bishop of Lansing says the diocese will undergo an independent review of its sexual abuse investigation procedures.