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Michigan Remembers D-Day: Today's Generation Honors the Greatest Generation
Editor’s Note: This story originally aired on the 70th anniversary of D-Day in 2014. On June 6, 1944, more than 160, 000 Allied forces traversed the English Channel to land on the beaches of Normandy in France. Operation Overlord, commonly known as "D-Day," was the largest seaborne invasion in history. The offensive marked the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe. WKAR is proud to honor the sacrifice of all veterans, living and dead, who gave of themselves to restore freedom and hope
Elite Eight Analysis, MSU Over Duke
The Michigan State men’s basketball team is headed to the Final Four at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota next weekend, thanks to a one-point victory over Duke on Sunday in Washington, D.C. in the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight. WKAR's Scott Pohl talks with Current Sports host Al Martin about advancing to the Final Four.
'Hamilton' Tickets In East Lansing? Here's How To Get Them
When the Wharton announced that Hamilton was coming to East Lansing about a year and a half ago, the anticipation started to build. The biggest hit musical in a generation will be in town for three weeks, starting May 14 th , and on Saturday, individual ticket sales begin. They’re sure to go fast, so WKAR’s Scott Pohl brought Bob Hoffman in from the Wharton Center to get the lowdown on how you can get tickets to see Hamilton.
Lansing Schoolkids Get Lunch Despite Power Outage
The south side of Lansing experienced a power failure for a while on Monday, and the outage left about 40 schoolkids facing a day without lunch. The owner of the restaurant where those meals were coming from wasn’t about to let that happen. WKAR's Scott Pohl has the story.
Lennon Songwriting Contest Honors Local Duo
A Lansing-area musical duo has been named the grand prize winner for folk music in the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest. Westrin and Mowry now move on, along with winners in 23 other catagories, in vying for the competition’s Song of the Year honors.
WKAR's Backstage Pass Concerts Begin Friday; Schedule Includes The Outer Vibe
The 2019 season of WKAR-TV’s Backstage Pass program begins taping on Friday night with the five-piece Illinois band The Way Down Wanderers. On March 19 th , you can see the Nashville-based band with Michigan roots, The Outer Vibe. WKAR’s Scott Pohl talked with the members of The Outer Vibe via Facetime to find out what they’ve been up to, and what they’re planning for Backstage Pass .