Off the Record | September 28, 2018

Sep 28, 2018

Topic: Race for Gov., U.S. Senate.  Guest: Bernie Porn, Pollster.

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An ex-Michigan State University coach’s criminal case continues.

Capital correspondent Cheyna Roth reports a judge determined Thursday there is enough evidence against Kathie Klages to go to trial for a misdemeanor and felony charge.

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The office of the Auditor General testified Thursday in front of a house oversight committee on their audit of the state’s Child Protective Services.

Current Sports | September 27, 2018

Sep 27, 2018
Tom Izzo
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Michigan State Basketball; Tom Izzo; Marcus Bingham; Cassius Winston; Josh Langford; Matt McQuaid;

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Records show that Michigan State University has seen an increase in reports of sexual misconduct and officials are taking longer to investigate those reports.

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More than 150 stalled road projects across Michigan will resume because road builders have agreed to end a lockout of a union of heavy equipment operators.

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Capital Correspondent Cheyna Roth and Morning Edition Host Emily Fox discuss the week’s political news.

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Thu. Sep. 27, 10 a.m. ET (approx.) | Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Teresa Sullivan
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The search for a new Michigan State University President is moving forward with the recent appointment of a search committee and the start of community listening sessions. The Board of Trustees also hired Spartan and recently retired University of Virginia President Dr. Teresa Sullivan to serve as an advisor in the search process.

Drivers who use Trowbridge Road to get to the Michigan State University campus will find detours on Thursday morning after 9:30.

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Michigan is a step closer to letting eligible voters register online. The state House passed legislation Wednesday.


Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo spoke at the Breslin Center during the first practice for the Spartans. Izzo is embarking on his 36th year at MSU, 24th as head coach of the program. 

Current Sports | September 26, 2018

Sep 26, 2018
Detroit Lions
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Detroit Lions; New England Patriots; Bill Belichick; Matt Patricia; Jim Caldwell; Tom Shanahan; Duffy Daugherty; Adam Biggers; Michigan Football; Jim Harbaugh

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The National Weather Service says Tuesday's severe thunderstorms may have spawned tornadoes in two southeastern Michigan counties.

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Governor Rick Snyder still can’t build a bridge between a union and a construction trade association to end a road work stoppage across the state.