Kids Repair Program Offers Affordable Bikes to Those That Need it the Most

The KRP program is still helping Lansing residents repair bicycles.

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By Deborah M. Walker

LANSING, MI – It only takes two to four hours a week to achieve a general improvement in your health.

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Mrs. Pizzo’s Workshop: How can I help my child avoid the summer slide?

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A. The Michigan Learning Channel’s Summer 2022 program is a fantastic way to keep children engaged in learning and avoid the summer slide!

Guest post provided by Summer Godette,

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Mrs. Pizzo’s Workshop: Is racial equity training needed in early childhood education?

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A: Absolutely, which is why WKAR is sponsoring four ECE racial equity trainings in June.

One of my favorite episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is when Mr. Rogers invited Officer Clemmons to take a rest and cool his feet alongside him in a kiddie pool.

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Mrs. Pizzo’s Workshop: Should I only select books at my child’s reading level?

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A: No, children should enjoy books at every level if the book is interesting to them.

Picture this: a table stacked full of brightly illustrated, fun and engaging books ready for children to select.

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News Spotlight: Gov. Whitmer Celebrates Appointment of Jolene Hardesty to the Not Invisible Act Commission

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LANSING, Mich. — On May 6, Governor Gretchen Whitmer celebrated the appointment of Jolene Hardesty, Missing Persons Clearinghouse Analyst for the Michigan State Police, to the national Not Invisible Act Commission.

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By Jan Bidwell

The term “homeless” applies to a person if they have no livable place to stay, or a place that can be taken from them quickly.

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Talking to young children about anatomy and sex


Children will learn about private parts and eventually sex, and much earlier than you’d expect. It’s better that they learn the correct information from their parents instead of their friends,

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