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For Muslims, today is the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Sohail Chaudhry, Imam of the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing, about how COVID-19 stay-at-home orders are changing things this year.


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The Miss World America organization has stripped its Michigan pageant winner of her title, which she says was because of tweets she made about Muslims and black people.

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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.


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Shortly before midnight, a buzzing crowd stood patiently in a line that bent around the corner of a community center and stretched far back into the night. After a countdown, the throng streamed into the fairway of food trucks and other vendors, then pressed forward to the cadence of a banging bass drum.

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Detroit-area Muslim leaders are working with police to boost security in the wake of deadly attacks on two New Zealand mosques.

Current State for September 15-16, 2018

Sep 14, 2018

On this week's show: Michigan's Governors Race; Lawsuit alleging a 1992 sexual assault by Larry Nassar and cover-up; Political climate affecting international students at MSU; The Great American Read; "talking" sidewalks in Lansing; Archived interview with Dr. Lena Wen; the history of apples in America.


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When it came to pursuing a scientific career, Tasneem Essader encountered forces pulling her in and pushing her away: She drew inspiration from her mother's work in chemistry, but initial discouragement from her engineer father, who thought she should do something else. She was inspired by women engineers she met, but found few girls around her in advanced high school science classes.

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The founder of America’s largest Arab American newspaper is condemning President Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

 


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Doctors indicted in Detroit-area genital mutilation case. 

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Two brothers who support President Donald Trump argued over the weekend that the president was right to place a ban on travel from seven majority-Muslim countries because Jesus Christ is “the reason this country is here and safe today.”

In an interview with NPR that was published on Sunday, brothers Tim and Bill Jackson of Elizabethtown, New York called on Americans to give the president a chance.