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As spring planting season begins, Michigan farmers are getting new guidance on protecting their workforce from the coronavirus. 

 


WATCH NOW An in-depth look at the challenges Michigan K-12 schools face with at-home instruction because of COVID-19. State Superintendent Michael F. Rice, PhD and other experts  join host Shawn Turner to address how students, teachers, and parents will be academically and emotionally impacted by Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s order to close schools through the end of the academic year.

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Researchers are trying to find ways to test more people for Coronavirus, and to get results faster.

Dr. Brett Etchebarne is a biomedical engineering researcher at Michigan State University. He also works in emergency rooms at both McLaren and Sparrow Hospitals in Lansing, and has been treating COVID-19 patients. WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Dr. Etchebarne about how he hopes to improve Coronavirus testing.


Detroit auto show
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Moving the Detroit Auto Show to the summer this year might have helped the city avoid an earlier, and worse, Coronavirus outbreak.


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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, Theatre companies around the country have had to cancel shows. There’s an exception, though, at Williamston Theatre, the Lansing area’s only professional company. They’ve arranged to offer “These Mortal Hosts” to paying customers online.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with the theatre’s executive director, John Lepard, about how it works.


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Courtesy photo / Sparrow Hospital

When you think of hospital staffs, you think of doctors and nurses. You might also think of cleaning personnel and food services.

During this time of crisis, another service of hospitals is important to many patients and their loved ones: religious counseling.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Steve Sutterer, supervisor of pastoral care at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.


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The Big Ten Conference extends its stoppage; Will college football happen this fall?; A look back with MSU men's golf coach Casey Lubahn

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Dr. Peter Gulick is an infectious disease specialist with the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. Like many experts, he’s monitoring developments regarding the spread of the novel Coronavirus and the treatment of those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Dr. Gulick about progress he sees in testing, and some promising treatments.


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The city of Lansing is launching a fundraising effort to help people who aren’t earning income during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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WKAR/MSU

Before Samuel Stanley Jr. became a university president, he was a doctor and a medical researcher. With the spread of Coronavirus, he’s bringing that knowledge base to bear through the process of switching Michigan State University to online teaching and reaching students who no longer live and study on campus.


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