Current Sports | October 1, 2018

Oct 1, 2018
Mark Dantonio
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Michigan State Spartans; Brian Lewerke; Mark Dantonio; Central Michigan Chippewas; Michigan Wolverines; Detroit Lions; Dallas Cowboys

Larry Nassar photo
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University has issued an annual report on campus safety, and it reflects the large number of reported sex crimes at MSU in the wake of the Larry Nassar abuse scandal.

Animal Shelter photo
Courtesy photo / Ingham County Animal Shelter

UPDATED: October 1. The Ingham County Animal Shelter in Mason has restarted dog adoptions and intakes after an outbreak of ringworm. Cats are not available as of now.

Robert Ramon photo
Courtesy photo

A state House committee this week is scheduled to consider legislation that would create a new level of dental care in Michigan. WKAR health reporter Scott Pohl reports on why backers hope to bring dental therapists to the state, and why the Michigan Dental Association is fighting the bill.

Thomas Brennan
Facebook/Cooley Law School

Thomas Brennan, a former Michigan Supreme Court justice and founder of Cooley law school, has died. He was 89.

Michigan State Tops Central Michigan 31-20

Sep 29, 2018

Michigan State football kicked off week five of the college football season on Saturday afternoon, welcoming Central Michigan to Spartan Stadium. MSU came into this game ranked No.21, looking to build on a 35-21 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington last week. Meanwhile the Chippewas tried get their season back on track after a 1-3 start.

On this week's Current State: how the Larry Nassar & Flint Water Crisis are now part of the Michigan governor's campaigns; how the political marriage gap is closing; enthusiasm among young voters; resources for sexual assault victims triggered by Dr. Ford's testimony; grey wolves relocated in the UP; and a movie cameo by the Jackson Symphony music director.

Michigan Secretary of State
Michigan Secretary of State's Office Facebook page. / Facebook

The Office of the Secretary of State says it expects long lines Monday as it eliminates driver responsibility fees.

Vaccine photo
Pan American Health Organization PAHO / Flickr Creative Commons

Customers at a Steak 'n Shake in Lansing may have been exposed to hepatitis A after an employee there was confirmed to have the disease, the Ingham County Health Department said Friday.

s_falkow / flickr creative commons

A retired psychologist has agreed to give up his license after being accused of failing to report assault allegations against Larry Nassar back in 2004.

MET, WKAR Work To Provide Books For Kids

Sep 28, 2018
women and mascot in radio studio

For the past week, WKAR has worked with the Michigan Education Trust in a partnership to raise funds for the station - and provide books for kids in the Capital Region.


Current Sports | September 28, 2018

Sep 28, 2018
James Moore
WKAR / Current Sports TV

Michigan State Spartans; Central Michigan Chippewas; Brian Lewerke Heisman candidacy; Kyler Murray; Tua Tagavailoa; James Moore; Swap Meet with James Moore; Reflection Friday

Courtesy: Dr. Aubin

Saturday, Sept 29th, the Jackson Symphony begins their 69th season at the Potter Center. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley has more on the concert from the J.S.O.’s music director, Dr. Matthew Aubin who could recently be seen making an on-screen cameo for the film "Bel Canto."

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

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Jim Dunlap photo
Courtesy photo / MSU Today

The chief of Michigan State University’s police department is retiring. Jim Dunlap has led the department since 2002.