clouds and tower
Derrick Turner / Michigan State University

Michigan State University says its more than seven-year fundraising campaign brought in about $1.83 billion.

April Van Buren/WKAR

Upcoming walks to aid Capital Area Community Services are helping raise awareness and funds for people who may need help keeping their homes warm in the cold, Michigan winter.

WATCH: MSU Adaptive Sports And Recreation Club Creating Community

Feb 7, 2019
MSU Adaptive Sports
Samantha Basirico

The MSU Adaptive Sports and Recreation Club is providing a way for those who are disabled to get active, have fun, and be apart of a great family.

Michigan State University outdoor sign
File photo / WKAR-MSU

Marijuana is becoming legal in Michigan but not at Michigan State University.

Police officers
File photo

The Grand Rapids Police Department hopes to improve communication and problem solving with residents of the western Michigan city.

Pop-Up Story: ‘Creative Cosmetics’

Aug 8, 2017
Storyteller Rebecca Douglas
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

We’re broadcasting stories from our June Pop-Up Stories at Fenner Nature Center all week long. The theme was “blazing a trail.”


Here’s storyteller Rebecca Douglas with a story about  childhood creativity gone wrong.

Police: School Superintendent Killed His Son Then Himself

Jun 20, 2017
Pewamo-Wesphalia Schools Facebook page

UPDATED AT 5:20 P.M. - Police say a school principal killed his disabled son and fatally shot himself in western Michigan.

This week in our Marijuana in Michigan series, we’ve heard from veterans and others who say that medical marijuana has changed their lives. However, traditional medicine in not yet ready to embrace marijuana, as WKAR’s Scott Pohl found out when he talked with a local health official.

A county youth fair in Michigan has announced the purchase of new fairgrounds.

Ride of Silence photo
Courtesy photo / Tim Potter

The annual Greater Lansing Ride of Silence is tonight, honoring bicyclists who have been killed or injured on public roadways.

Pop-Up Story: 'Dark Side of the Moon'

Apr 26, 2017
Portrait of storyteller Drew Prosch-Jensen at Abrams Planetarium
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR’s last Pop-Up Stories event was in February at Abrams Planetarium and the theme was “it’s in the stars.”

Drew Prosch-Jensen told a story inspired by the “dark side of the moon.”

Apr. 27 | Reaping What You Sow | Pop-Up Stories

Apr 20, 2017
The audience sits in Abrams Planetarium underneath the starry ceiling.
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Lansing City Market.

They say you should treat others the way you want to be treated, but what happens when you don’t?

We want to hear your personal stories of good deeds, karma, revenge, and “reaping what you sow.” 

Maybe you did something you shouldn’t have and you got what was coming to you… or you got away with it. What did you learn? 
On the other hand, you might have a story of hard work that paid off, or a tale of spreading kindness that has a happy ending.

Skylar Medes and Bob Hoffman
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

The organization ePIFanyNow encourages and spread acts of kindness in the Lansing area. Their upcoming annual Y-PIF awards are for young people doing good in the community.

WKAR’s Brooke Allen speaks with the organization’s founder, Bob Hoffman, and Skylar Medes who was one of last year’s Y-PIF recipients.

St. Vincent Catholic Charities photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Many in mid-Michigan’s immigrant and refugee communities are watching the nation's sanctuary discussion closely. Those communities may be facing as many challenges as ever. This week on Current State’s Neighbors in Action, we hear from an immigrant to Lansing from Iraq.

Neighbors in Action: Walls of Warmth

Jan 6, 2017
Marlene Webster and Samantha Ardelean of Walls of Warmth photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

For Neighbors in Action, we learn about Walls of Warmth, a new program helping the homeless in Shiawassee County.