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Courtesy photo / Michigan Shakespeare Festival

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival opens tonight in Jackson. The festival’s Artistic Director, Janice Blixt, tells WKAR’s Scott Pohl that she took a “go big or go home” approach to picking the plays to mark their 25th year.


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Two young adults who were charged after the gravesite of former President Gerald Ford and first lady Betty Ford in western Michigan was defaced could see their records wiped clean.

Dowagiac
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Wondering how to say some Michigan places or people? There's a website to help you.


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Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee waded into a Great Lakes regional controversy on Wednesday, calling for the defeat of a plan to construct a disputed oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel that connects two of the lakes.

Megan Rapinoe
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The United States Women's National Soccer Team was honored today courtesy of a celebratory parade in New York City after winning the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Current Sports host Al Martin addresses the dominance of this year's championship team, while also highlighting its out-spoken leader, Megan Rapinoe. Listen to today's Current Sports Segment of the Day


Current Sports | July 10, 2019

Jul 10, 2019
Jim Harbaugh and Shea Patterson
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NCAA Football; Michigan Wolverines; Michigan State Spartans; Shea Patterson; Adam Silver; NBA Free Agency


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Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The Michigan Supreme Court is unsure if it can weigh in on the method used to change Michigan’s minimum wage and earned sick time laws, and it wants Attorney General Dana Nessel to weigh in.

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WKAR File Photo

Lansing Police Chief Mike Yankowski is retiring after six years as the city’s top cop. 

 


Aretha Franklin
Facebook fan page of Aretha Franklin

Michigan's governor has signed legislation honoring the late Queen of Soul with a highway designation.

Lake Michigan
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Water levels in two of the Great Lakes are the highest ever recorded.

Malik McDowell
WKAR - MSU

Video was released this morning by TMZ Sports showing former Michigan State football defensive tackle Malik McDowell involved in a scary, physical altercation with police officers in Lathrup Village, Michigan. Current Sports host Al Martin and engineer Connor Matthes react on today's Segment of the Day. 


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Malik McDowell; MLB; Homerun Derby; Juiced Baseballs; Michigan Football; Shea Patterson Tweet 


Photo: Gretchen Millich, WKAR News

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to allocate $15 million to a low-interest loan program to help farmers who face financial losses because wet weather is making it hard to plant crops.

Mohiudeen Kareem and Fareed Kareem photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

If you’ve ever tried to memorize a lengthy passage like verses from the Bible, you’ll recognize what a daunting challenge it can be. Imagine, then, memorizing an entire book, in a language other than your native tongue.

Recent East Lansing High School graduate Fareed Kareem has done exactly that.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl has the story of a young man who has committed his holy book, The Quran, to memory.


City of Flint water tower
Ben Gordon / flickr creative commons

The Flint Registry is holding in-person enrollment across the city of Flint all week. Officials are trying to track the health of residents made ill by the Flint Water Crisis.

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