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A Salute to Downton Abbey

Sun. Nov. 29 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Watch clips from previous seasons and see tantalizing previews of season six. Hugh Bonneville hosts. Watch and call or Give Now for special offers.
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WKAR Originals - TV

31st Annual Silver Bells in the City

Nov 27, 2015
Fireworks over the state capitol dome and christmas tree

Lansing's holiday parade with Joshua Davis, millions of lights, fireworks and more.  WATCH NOW

Sun. Dec. 6 at 8:30a on WKAR HD/23 | To perform at the Detroit Jazz Fest students must get a one at the MSBOA jazz festival. WATCH NOW

Off the Record 11/27/15 | Ep. 4522

Nov 27, 2015

The panel discusses the refugee situation in Michigan.  The guest is Senator David Knezek, a Democrat from Dearborn Heights.  Emily Lawler, Kathleen Gray and Rick Pluta join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Watch it at video.wkar.org

Levers | Curious Crew | Ep. 202

Nov 23, 2015

Fri. Nov. 27 at 5:30pm at WKAR-TV | Magic paper, lifting soap, catapults? WATCH NOW

Vision | Curious Crew | Ep. 201

Nov 23, 2015

Fri. Nov. 27 at 5:00pm on WKAR-TV | Floating finger, hole in my hand, bulls-eye drop? WATCH NOW

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Current State Features

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State’s first ‘Catfé’ offers coffee with a side of cute

If you’ve ever thought your local coffee shop would be better with some furry friends, you’re in luck! The Ferndale Cat Shelter has opened the state’s first “cat café.” We talk to the shelter’s volunteer coordinator Deanne Iovan about the Catfé's first weeks in business.
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MSU Today | November 29, 2015

6 hours ago

Getting in the holiday spirit with a look at Michigan wines, Christmas trees, and chestnuts

31st Annual Silver Bells in the City

Nov 27, 2015
Fireworks over the state capitol dome and christmas tree

Lansing's holiday parade with Joshua Davis, millions of lights, fireworks and more.  WATCH NOW

Current Sports | 11/25/15 | #594

Nov 25, 2015

MSU Football, College Football Playoff Rankings, Golden State Warriors, NBA, MSU Men's Basketball, Michigan State vs. Penn State Football Preview, and Thanksgiving.

Current State #656 | November 25, 2015

Nov 25, 2015

Today on Current State: New Flint Mayor Karen Weaver; the new cat Café in Ferndale; Neighbors in Action: Junior Achievement of Mid Michigan; a Public Poetry Announcement with a work by Irene McKinney; and MSU corporate chef Kurt Kwiatkowski with a Thanksgiving dressing recipe.

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Courtesy photo / Junior Achievement

One of the best ways to prepare kids for adulthood is to educate them on finances and economics. We hear how Junior Achievement of Mid Michigan is working to do just that in our weekly Neighbors in Action segment.

During tough times in your life, it’s helpful to keep a little bit of silliness around to cheer you up. This week’s Public Poetry Announcement is a good option for that.

MSU Center for Poetry Director Anita Skeen reads “Frivolous” by Irene McKinney.

Our Public Poetry Announcements are produced in partnership with the MSU Center for Poetry.

Gordon Takes Home LFL POY Award

Nov 24, 2015

The Lansing Football League Player of the Year Award was presented to Lansing Warriors player Carre'on Gordon. The nominees, along with family and friends, gathered at the Capital Area District Library downtown Lansing, MI for the trophy presentation. 

Current Sports | 11/24/15 | #593

Nov 24, 2015

Mark Dantonio Press Conference, Michigan State Basketball, Sarah Kovan, Chad Carr, Ernie Boone, Ezekiel Elliott, and Michigan State Football.

Current State #655 | November 24, 2015

Nov 24, 2015

Today on Current State: Ingham County Board of Commissioners Chairman Brian McGrain discusses the rewarding of county contracts and the recent dismissals of to IT employees; Tom Daldin, host of public television's "Under the Radar" program; Great Lakes Month in Review for November includes an update on Flint's water supply and the mayor of Grand Rapids heads to Paris for the climate summit; and a preview of the Children's Ballet Theatre production of "The Nutcracker."

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We check in with Great Lakes commentator Gary Wilson about November’s biggest environmental stories, including the legal consequences of Flint’s water crisis and Michigan’s stake in the upcoming Paris climate summit.


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