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When the Wharton announced that Hamilton was coming to East Lansing about a year and a half ago, the anticipation started to build. The biggest hit musical in a generation will be in town for three weeks, starting May 14th, and on Saturday, individual ticket sales begin. They’re sure to go fast, so WKAR’s Scott Pohl brought Bob Hoffman in from the Wharton Center to get the lowdown on how you can get tickets to see Hamilton.

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Michigan State University students, faculty and staff have noticed they've received more alerts than before about campus crimes. 

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Michigan State University's Police Department reported ten break-ins in one residence hall. Half of those crimes occurred during the week of spring break.

Emory Wayne “E.W.” Tibbs, Jr.
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Sparrow Health System's new Chief Executive Officer is no longer with the company.

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Newly introduced legislation would make Michigan the second state to lower its drunken-driving limit to a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.05 percent.

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Lauren Gunderson is America's most performed playwright. The Wharton Center will be putting on her landmark work, 'I And You,' this weekend in their Pasant Theatre. WKAR's Jamie Paisley spoke with her about this play and her mentor/friend, the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Margaret Edson.

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The first bill signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer was passed unanimously by the state Legislature. Capitol Correspondent Cheyna Roth reported.

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No. 2 seed Michigan State had a scare from Bradley but pulled away late to win 76-65 and advance to meet Minnesota in an All-Big Ten second-round game.

USDA Buying More Cherries From Michigan Farmers

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture will buy $15 million dollars of tart cherries from domestic farmers.

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Under a new bill in the state senate, fines paid by industry groups who violate environmental regulations would go to the communities most impacted by pollution.


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Gov. Whitmer Signs First Bill Into Law

The first bill signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer was passed unanimously by the state Legislature. Capitol Correspondent Cheyna Roth reported.

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Spring has sprung, so let's welcome Kevin Frank back to MSU Today. Kevin is an MSU Extension turf specialist, and an associate professor in Michigan State University's Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences.  


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Award winners with plaques

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- WKAR was named both Michigan Public Television Station of the Year and Public Radio Group One Station of the Year for 2018 by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters at the Broadcast Excellence Awards ceremony held at the Lansing Center on Wed., Mar. 6, 2019. 

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FREE | March - April, 2019 | WKAR Studios | Seat reservations are available for all shows!

The Providers | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Mar 5, 2019
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FREE – Thu. Mar. 21, 7pm at WKAR | View a special screening and join the conversation on how providers work to reach Americans who would otherwise be left without healthcare. RESERVE SEATS HERE

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Two U.S. service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan Friday, the U.S.-led NATO Resolute Support mission in the country said in a brief statement.

Their names were being withheld in order to first notify family members.

It brings the total number of U.S. service members killed this year in the country to four, according to a tally by The Associated Press. Thirteen American service members were killed last year in Afghanistan.

Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Rachel Martin talks to Richard Haass, of the Council on Foreign Relations and an ex-State Department official, about President Trump endorsing permanent Israeli control of the disputed Golan Heights.


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