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Current State for Jan. 12-13, 2019

Top row: MSU trustees (l), former MSU president Lou Anna Simon (r); Middle row: protests at State Capitol (l), Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha (r); Bottom row (l-to-r): Conductor Cristian Macelaru, PBS Kids Day, Brad Salem, R. Kelly

This week on Current State: MSU Trustees changes; Simon effect on MSU; Flint Registry Goes Online; Comparing the lame duck to years past; Romanian Symphony at Wharton; Previewing PBS Kids Day; Brad Salem Gets New Role at MSU and Michiganders react to R. Kelly Docuseries. 

MSU Board of Trustees Elect New Leadership - reported by Abigail Censky

Campus Reckons With a President Turned Defendant - interview with Jack Stripling, Sr. writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education

Flint Registry Goes Online Soon - interview by Karel Vega with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson Lays Out Her Vision for Elections in Michigan - reported by Abigail Censky

MI Board of Education Criticizes "A-F" Grading Law - reported by Kevin Lavery

How The December Lame Duck Compared To Years Past- reported by Abigail Censky

Romanian Symphony Bringing Past And Present To Wharton Center - reported by Jamie Paisley

PBS Kids Day at WKAR Studios - interview with Julie Sochay, Content & Community Engagement Manager - Saturday, January 26 - 10am-1pm - 404 Wilson Road on the Michigan State University campus

Remembering former MSU Basketball Coach Gus Ganakas - reported by Al Martin

Brad Salem named MSU Offensive Coordinator - reported by Al Martin

Lorenzo White inducted into College Hall of Fame - reported by Al Martin

MSU students react to R. Kelly docuseries - reported by WKAR intern Tatianna Hemphill

Kevin Lavery served as a general assignment reporter and occasional local host for Morning Edition and All Things Considered before retiring in 2023.
Al Martin is the host of Current Sports, the daily radio call-in program from WKAR NewsTalk. Al is also on the WKAR News team as a regular sports contributor and plays a key sports reporting and content role on all other WKAR media platforms.
Karel Vega served as radio news managing editor at WKAR from 2020 to 2023.
Abigail Censky reported on Politics & Government at WKAR from 2018 to 2021. Now, she reports for The Colorado Springs Gazette and edits for The Catalyst Newspaper.
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