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State Re-Names Office Building For MI Civil Rights Legends

As the fight for equal protection under the law continues across America, Michigan is honoring two of its own civil rights pioneers.

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Independence Day Weekend on 90.5 Classical

Jul 1, 2020

Fri., Jul. 3 on 90.5 FM & STREAMING | Celebrate Independence Day with songs from American composers!

A Capitol Fourth's 40th Anniversary!

Jun 30, 2020
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Sat., Jul. 4, 2020 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Celebrate our country's 244th birthday with the 40th anniversary broadcast of America's Independence Day celebration for our entire nation.

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COVID-19 Case Tracker

As restrictions begin to loosen, are we seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases? Compare case numbers in Michigan with other states.

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RECENTLY: Tue., Jun. 30 at 3:00 p.m.

LANSING, MICH. Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun provide an update regarding the state's response efforts to COVID-19.

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Reba Rose Rau performing
Alyssa Keown

June 30 is the last day of Pride Month.

When you think about seeing a drag show, you might picture being in a dark bar or a dance club.

Of course, until just recently bars had been closed in Michigan due to the coronavirus pandemic, so where do drag queens perform in lockdown?

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Emoni Bates has committed to Michigan State men's basketball. Will he ever suit up for the green and white? What does the impact of the decision mean for the program?

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The controversial director of the Michigan State University Museum has resigned.

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Two prominent survivors in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal are supporting Michigan State University trustee Brian Mosallam’s (mo-SAHL-um's) bid for re-election.

Updated at 4:35 p.m. ET

The political squall over alleged Russian bounties targeting U.S. troops strengthened on Tuesday amid potent new reports and deepening partisan rancor about what Washington should do next.

The day began with criticism by House Democrats of President Trump after a briefing at the White House on the allegations, which left the lawmakers calling for more information directly from the intelligence community.

Informacion En Vivo. Coronavirus En La Región De Lansing

Jun 29, 2020
Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS / CDC

Estar bien informado es responsabilidad de todos. Infórmese bien de lugares creíbles, profesionales, y de fuentes oficiales.

Lansing police patrol unit
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called Monday for an end to the use of police chokeholds and limiting no-knock warrants.

Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Black Lives Matter staged coordinated protests in several Michigan cities Monday.  In Lansing, leaders demanded four specific actions of their local officials.

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Emoni Bates, widely considered the nation's top high school basketball prospect since LeBron James, has verbally commited to play for Michigan State University. 




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Emmy Awards
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WKAR Public Media staff and associates have been honored with four regional Emmy® awards by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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Notes from Susi

Resilient, Brave and More Powerful Than Your Fears
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Mrs. Pizzo's Workshop

WKAR At-Home Learning updates, answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and more

Cindy Kyle | MSU IPPSR

In much of the United States, the earnings of African American workers have fallen relative to the earnings of white workers since the late 1970s and early 1980s, according to a new study from two Michigan State University economists.


From NPR News

People once wished each other well on Independence Day by saying: "Have a glorious Fourth!"

A bit antique, perhaps, in the best of times, but a phrase you still heard. Until now.

Can you imagine well-wishers offering that sentiment this weekend, without a trace of irony or a wistful look?

Not likely, not in the summer of 2020, the summer of resurgent COVID-19 cases, of restaurants and beaches that had reopened only to close again – of workers recently returned to work who have been laid off again.

Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Copyright 2020 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.


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