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Officials at Lansing Community College have chosen the school’s next president. Steve Robinson is currently the president of Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio, where he has served since 2018.


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The drug Remdesivir is showing promise as a treatment for COVID-19 patients. In clinical trials, patients recovered several days sooner than patients who got a placebo, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its use several weeks ago. Remdesivir’s maker, Gilead, has released 600,000 doses in America. Michigan got almost 11,000 doses, enough to treat 1,200 patients.

To learn more about Remdesivir, WKAR’s Scott Pohl spoke with MSU infectious disease expert Dr. Peter Gulick.


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Here's what passes for good news when it comes to the economy right now. Jerome Powell, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, gave a sober economic forecast to "60 Minutes," but he said at least it's not as bad as the Great Depression.

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The president is making his signature move against the World Health Organization.

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