Women Belong In Sports

Jun 11, 2021
Natalie Kerwin

It’s time to wake up and be better, world.

Wall of photos and biographies of honorees within the Hall of Fame including Rosa Parks and Laura Freele Osborn
Courtesy Michigan Women Forward

WKAR’s Sophia Saliby speaks with Meaghan Bergman about International Women’s Day and the work the Michigan Women's Historical Center Hall of Fame museum does to celebrate the achievements of women from Michigan. 

Erika Hoover photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

Today has been declared Women Veterans Recognition Day in Michigan by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. In a news release, the governor says Michigan has almost 44-thousand living women veterans, and they’re being honored today, along with the women who served before them.

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency is launching a three-year initiative called She Is a Veteran to help these women tell their stories and get the benefits and services they need.

Erika Hoover of She Is a Veteran served in the Navy. She talked about the program with WKAR’s Scott Pohl.

Dr. Asgi Fazleabas photo
Courtesy photo / MSU College of Human Medicine

Michigan State University researchers are trying to understand the causes of infertility and why so many women lose their pregnancies.

MSU sign
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

According to a new study from Michigan State University, college women with mental health or behavioral disabilities experience sexual violence that intentionally preys upon their specific disability.

Kevin Lavery / WKAR

It's Veterans Day, and we at WKAR would like to thank all service members, past and present, for their contributions to our country.

Of the more than 21 million U.S. military veterans, more than two million are women.

Despite their accomplishments, many women who've served feel marginalized and voiceless.  They say women in uniform have to work harder than men to gain respect.

Caitlyn Dial photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

This week, the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame will induct a new class of honorees. We’ll talk with the Hall’s Caitlyn Dial about the class of 2016.

Christopher Hopwood photo
Courtesy photo / MSU Today

Does irritating, boorish behavior get on your nerves? If you’re a woman, you’re more likely to answer that question with a “yes” than a man is, according to a recent study led by an MSU psychology professor. We speak with professor Christopher Hopwood, who headed the study.

Comedy Coven photo
Courtesy photo / Comedy Coven

A new comedy series in Lansing is bringing its audiences stand-up with a side of witches. We talk to the women behind Comedy Coven ahead of their show at The Robin Theatre on Tuesday.

Female soldiers photo
U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School / flickr creative commons

This month, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that all combat positions in the armed forces would now be open to women, but the  groundwork for this historic announcement was actually laid nearly three years ago. Since then, the Michigan Army National Guard has been working to bring its female troops up to speed. Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with two female soldiers to get their perspective.