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They say never judge a book by its cover. This week, science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega add: never judge a food by its label. Although the cute labels that read "Gluten Free" and "Non-GMO" might seem appealing, they are often not a useful representation of the product within. 


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After a nearly year long hiatus, a cornerstone of WKAR’s lineup, and the only Spanish-language program broadcasting from Michigan’s capital region returns to airwaves. WKAR’s Karel Vega spoke with Tony ‘El Chayo’ Cervantes about the return of Ondas en Español this weekend.


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Yes, you read that right. Noodles. Last week you heard science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum make Posole. This week, WKAR's Karel Vega tries his hand at a classic jewish dessert made with cottage cheese and noodles. In part 2 of their recipe exchange, Karel steps outside of his comfort zone, and finds himself pleasantly surprised with the results.   


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Have you ever felt like your recipes are lacking diversity? WKAR's Karel Vega and science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum challenged each other to make a dish from the other's heritage. In part 1 of their recipe exchance, Sheril  tries her hand at making pozole - a traditional Mexican stew, with a recipe courtesy of Karel's mom.


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Did you know Benjamin Franklin started a revolution to eat more potatoes in France? A small history lesson on this episode of Serving Up Science as history buff Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega discuss the founding father's contributions to the world of food.


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Four years after the start of the Flint Water Crisis, the Snyder administration announced this month that it would be ending free bottled water distribution in the city. Now, Mayor Karen Weaver says she is considering a lawsuit against Governor Rick Snyder's Administration. Mayor Weaver joined WKAR's Karel Vega via phone to talk about the possible lawsuit, and the state of Flint in 2018.


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Welcome to Serving up Science -- the series all about food: where it comes from and how it impacts our health and our planet.


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NCAA Tournament Selection Show; Michigan State Men's Basketball; Michigan Men's Basketball; Greg Monahan; Lansing Lugnuts; Ulcerative Colitis


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Detroit Lions; Matthew Stafford; NFL Draft; NFL Combine; Detroit Pistons; DeMar DeRozan; MSU Men's Basketball; NCAA Tourney Selection Show; Big Ten Tournament 


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Le'Veon Bell Franchise Tag; NFL; Pittsburgh Steelers; Kirk Cousin; Free Agency; Zachary Swiecicki; NFL Combine; Michigan State Women's Basketball


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As Freezing winds continue to grip the state,  some places around Mid-Michigan also open their doors as warming centers to those in need.


Current Sports | December 29, 2017

Jan 3, 2018
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Michigan State Football; Holiday Bowl; Mark Dantonio; College Football Playoff; Michigan State Basketball; Tom Izzo; Cleveland State

A Holiday Movie Roundup With Karel and Cheyna

Dec 21, 2017

Christmas...what better time to snuggle up with your family and friends to watch your favorite holiday movies?

This holiday season, WKAR's Karel Vega and MPRN's Cheyna Roth thought it would be fun to talk about their favorite holiday movies and moments, and maybe introduce you to some new favorites you might not have heard about.


The Feminine Touch / Evening With WKAR

On Wednesday, November 29, WKAR will host a screening of the WEDU PBS Documentary The Feminine Touch at Michigan State University as part of An Evening With WKAR. Presented in partnership with the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Michigan Osteopathic Association.

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A Lansing area organization is holding an event this week to attract more workers to Michigan’s capital city. On Wednesday evening, Capital Comeback will take place in Lansing’s Cooley Law School Stadium. WKAR’s Karel Vega spoke with Chris Sell, founder and Executive Director of Lansing 5:01, the event’s organizers about what attendees can expect.

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