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Women In Michigan's Political Scene Seek Accountability From Men In Power

When it comes to Michigan politics, the environment is largely male dominated. It’s something some legislators, reporters and political consultants say has contributed to what they call an unsafe climate for women.

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Extra Life: A Short History of Living Long

Tuesdays, May 11 - June 1 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Discover the little-known story of the innovations in science and medicine that doubled the human lifespan in less than a century, andcelebrate the unsung heroes of public health who believed change was possible and acted on it.

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May 2021 | MET Opera

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A commission has recommended salary increases of 2% a year for the governor, legislators and other state elected officials.

The State Officers Compensation Commission adopted the proposal Friday. The increases would take effect in 2023 and 2024, after next year’s elections.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Rogers, adjutant general, Michigan National Guard, in Washington, D.C., Feb. 17, 2021.
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Michigan National Guard soldiers who purchased meals out-of-pocket while they were deployed at the U.S. Capitol earlier this year are being reimbursed. 

Michigan State’s Intramural Sports Programs Navigate COVID-19 Shutdown And Rules

May 7, 2021
Adam Bakr

The extracurricular intramural sports program at MSU is an important part of the student experience. But what happens to them during a pandemic?

Michigan State Students Weigh In On Changes In Mixed Martial Arts Interest

May 7, 2021
Darin Baydoun

We analyze the fandom of MMA during the pandemic. 

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We discuss the NBA draft position of the Detroit Pistons as the season rolls into the final stretch. Also, what is going wrong with the Detroit Tigers? Or, better question, what is going right? We also touch upon the Floyd Mayweather and Jake Paul scuffle. 

The panel discusses a missed opportunity for the governor. The guest is Justin Winslow.

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The panel discusses a possible missed opportunity for bi-partisan cooperation between the governor and state GOP leaders. The guest is CEO of the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association, Justin Winslow. Panelists Lauren Gibbons, Kyle Melinn and Dave Boucher join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick to discuss the week in Michigan government and politics.

There's a giant Chinese rocket booster hurtling toward the planet, and no one seems to know exactly when or where it's going to land.

The U.S. Space Command said it is tracking the whereabouts of the Chinese Long March 5B, a 23-ton piece of space debris, but that the exact entry point into Earth's atmosphere cannot be pinpointed until hours before its reentry, which is expected sometime around Saturday.

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COVID-19 conspiracy theories and misinformation were prominent in the Michigan House Oversight Committee’s first hearing Thursday on a bill that would preemptively outlaw government-sponsored “vaccine passports.”

Cars begin lining up outside the Goodwill donation center in Seabrook, N.H., around 10 a.m. most mornings.

Well-intended patrons are here with truckloads full of treasures.

"We hope everyone brings great things that help our programs, but we know some people make some questionable judgments about what is good to donate," explains Heather Steeves, spokesperson for the 30 Goodwill locations in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.

She holds up "a lampshade, which is stained and disgusting and literally falling apart."

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U.S. Sen. Gary Peters visited a COVID-19 vaccination site at Michigan State University Thursday, hoping to encourage people to get their shots.


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Curious Crew Returns for Seventh Season

May 5, 2021
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Mondays beginning May 10, 2021 at 5:30pm on WKAR-TV 23.1 | Why does a sock cling to a sweater? How does a rainbow get its colors? Where does wax go when it burns? Explore these questions and more, as Curious Crew returns for a seventh season with ten new episodes.

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Spartans Athletic Director Bill Beekman joins Russ White for an update on all things MSU Athletics on this edition of the MSU Today podcast.


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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Sergio Guzman, co-founder and Director of the Colombia Risk Analysis political consultancy, about protests in Colombia.

A majority win by Scotland's pro-independence parties energizes the push for a referendum on leaving the U.K.

Americans are gearing up for summer, but another shortage could crash the fun. Chlorine prices have shot up due to a factory fire and increased demand. The pandemic led more people to put in pools.



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