Rainbow Flag
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A federal judge has declined to dismiss a lawsuit which says Michigan is illegally allowing faith-based groups to reject same-sex couples who want to adopt children or become foster parents.

Michigan gubernatorial candidates Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer will hold two televised debates in October, both campaigns announced on Friday.

Michigan Groups Renew Fight Against Travel Ban

Sep 14, 2018

A handful of Michigan groups are renewing their fight against the travel ban which restricts people from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

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The Catholic bishop of Lansing says the diocese will undergo an independent review of its sexual abuse investigation procedures. 


WKAR Special Report: Marijuana in Michigan
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The state is trying to figure out the “best way forward” for medical marijuana patients and shops. Capitol Correspondent Cheyna Roth reports a judge ordered the state to allow all medical marijuana dispensaries to stay open while they wait for their licenses to be approved by a state board.


On this week's show: Michigan's Governors Race; Lawsuit alleging a 1992 sexual assault by Larry Nassar and cover-up; Political climate affecting international students at MSU; The Great American Read; "talking" sidewalks in Lansing; Archived interview with Dr. Lena Wen; the history of apples in America.

Fatima Alsaif

The number of international freshmen applicants at Michigan State University is down almost 40 percent from four years ago according to MSU’s admissions office. The political climate is one of the reasons cited.

Current Sports | September 14, 2018

Sep 14, 2018
Henrik Zetterberg
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Henrik Zetterberg; Detroit Red Wings; Ken Holland; MSU Football; College Football; James Moore

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A Michigan judge has halted plans by state regulators that would have shuttered nearly 100 medical marijuana businesses as part of a newly approved set of licensing rules.

After the episode taping concludes, the guest and panel continue to chat.

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Off the Record | September 14, 2018

Sep 14, 2018

Topic: Latest polling numbers in race for Gov. Guest: Richard Czuba, Glengariff Group.

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Concert Hall
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90.5 Classical celebrates great Michigan music with a live broadcast of the 2018-19 season opening concert by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra from the University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium.

Law Aims To Make Parole Decisions More Fair

Sep 13, 2018
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A new state law that went into effect on Wednesday aims to take the bias out of decisions on whether or not a prisoner should be paroled.

George Perles
Michigan State University

The son of a former Michigan State University athletic director said it's a "fabrication" that his father would have covered up a rape allegation made against Larry Nassar in 1992.

Rick Snyder
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Gov. Rick Snyder is leaving Friday for an eight-day investment mission to China, his eighth trip as governor to Michigan's third-largest export market.