Peter Whorf http://wkar.org en Native plants promote state's environmental health http://wkar.org/post/native-plants-promote-states-environmental-health <p></p><p></p><p>MSU Grad Bill Schneider operates <a href="http://www.wildtypeplants.com/" target="_blank">Wildtype Native Plant Nursury</a> in Mason, Michigan. <em>Current State’s</em> Peter Whorf has been taking us there this summer to hear about Schneider’s work and expertise in the field. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:27:31 +0000 Peter Whorf 57347 at http://wkar.org Native plants promote state's environmental health Tilted Axes to shred Detroit http://wkar.org/post/tilted-axes-shred-detroit <p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:53:37 +0000 Peter Whorf 56916 at http://wkar.org Tilted Axes to shred Detroit Detroit mass mobs look to fill pews, coffers http://wkar.org/post/detroit-mass-mobs-look-fill-pews-coffers <p></p><p>Starting this past spring, Detroiters and suburbanites have gathered in growing numbers at historic Detroit Churches. They’ve been named the ‘<a href="http://www.detroitmassmob.com/" target="_blank">Detroit Mass Mob</a>’ and have been imagining the past while building toward the future. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:14:28 +0000 Peter Whorf 56849 at http://wkar.org Detroit mass mobs look to fill pews, coffers From baseball to manufacturing: role of supply chains in global economy http://wkar.org/post/baseball-manufacturing-role-supply-chains-global-economy <p></p><p>One of the biggest developments in world economies in recent years has been Supply Chain Management. Wikipedia defines “supply chain” as a system of organizations, people, activities, information, and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to costumer. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:30:40 +0000 Peter Whorf 56489 at http://wkar.org From baseball to manufacturing: role of supply chains in global economy Lansing dials up electronics extravaganza http://wkar.org/post/lansing-dials-electronics-extravaganza <p></p><p></p><p>The 29th annual <a href="http://www.lansing.org/includes/events/29th-Annual-Vintage-Electronics-Extravaganza-14-Flea-Market/7793/" target="_blank">Vintage Electronics Extravaganza</a> gets underway this weekend in Lansing. <a href="http://michiganantiqueradio.org/" target="_blank">The Michigan Antique Radio Club</a> spearheads the gathering, which happens to be one of the largest of its kind in the country. Approximately 200 to 300 sellers will have a diverse mixture of vintage radio, telephone and other electronic items on display and for sale. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:52:43 +0000 Peter Whorf 56423 at http://wkar.org Lansing dials up electronics extravaganza Beyond beauty, Michigan plants offer environmental edge http://wkar.org/post/beyond-beauty-michigan-plants-offer-environmental-edge <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Bill Schneider has operated <a href="http://www.wildtypeplants.com/" target="_blank">Wildtype Native Plant Nursery</a> in Mason for the past 17 years. As a true native Michigander, Schneider has degrees from both Michigan State University and the University of Michigan. He moved to northern California in the 1980’s where he further developed in his growing interest in native plants. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:23:25 +0000 Peter Whorf 55153 at http://wkar.org Beyond beauty, Michigan plants offer environmental edge West Michigan's mysterious Mr. Rover http://wkar.org/post/west-michigans-mysterious-mr-rover <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Harry Wyckom was a turn of the 20th century Grand Rapids insurance salesman...and model. Wyckom posed as the character <a href="http://prezi.com/zqnksk12yjsm/mr-rover-visits-grand-rapids/" target="_blank">“Mr. Rover”</a>, a traveling dandy who was pictured in scenes all around Grand Rapids and Western Michigan in front of notable buildings and scenic areas. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:01:07 +0000 Peter Whorf 56164 at http://wkar.org West Michigan's mysterious Mr. Rover When Detroit made cars ... and tanks http://wkar.org/post/when-detroit-made-cars-and-tanks <p><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p><p></p><p><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p><p></p><p>Dr. Charles Hyde is a former Wayne State University professor and author of the 2014 book <a href="http://wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/images-arsenal-democracy" target="_blank">Images from the Arsenal Democracy</a>. The book follows the wartime transformation of the Detroit auto industry into the war machine of the late 1930's and early 40's.<em> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:24:44 +0000 Peter Whorf 56045 at http://wkar.org When Detroit made cars ... and tanks What happened to Northwest Flight 2501? http://wkar.org/post/what-happened-northwest-flight-2501 <p></p><p></p><p>On June 24th, 1950, Northwest Airlines Flight 2501 left New York City for Seattle. The state of the art DC-4 aircraft was to stop in Minneapolis for refueling, before proceeding to the west coast. Monitoring the plane in threatening weather over Lake Michigan, air controllers lost track of the flight. The aircraft was never recovered, nor were any passengers or crew. Further wreckage discovered some days later indicated a total loss. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:37:04 +0000 Peter Whorf 55697 at http://wkar.org What happened to Northwest Flight 2501? LSO preview: new season offers Choral Fantasy, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven http://wkar.org/post/lso-preview-new-season-offers-choral-fantasy-tchaikovsky-and-beethoven <p></p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.lansingsymphony.org/" target="_blank">Lansing Symphony Orchestra</a> and music director <a href="http://www.lansingsymphony.org/Musicians/TheMusicDirector/tabid/105/Default.aspx" target="_blank">Timothy Muffitt</a> recently announced their 2014-15 season. <em>Current State's</em> Peter Whorf speaks with Lansing State Journal classical music writer Ken Glickman for a preview. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:18:35 +0000 Peter Whorf 54897 at http://wkar.org LSO preview: new season offers Choral Fantasy, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven Ahead on Current State: Michigan Remembers D-Day http://wkar.org/post/ahead-current-state-michigan-remembers-d-day <p><strong>Fri. June 6 - 9am - 90.5 WKAR | </strong>Today's Generation Honors the Greatest Generation. Current State from WKAR presents a special 30-minute audio documentary commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:21:17 +0000 Peter Whorf 54657 at http://wkar.org Ahead on Current State: Michigan Remembers D-Day Local bird watching opportunities http://wkar.org/post/local-bird-watching-opportunities <p></p><p></p><p>May is an important month for birdwatchers. "Birdwatching in our Parks" is a series of walks presented by Meridian Township Parks and the Capitol Area Audobon Society. The final walk of the season takes place Sunday at 8 a.m. at the Davis Foster Preserve on North Van Atta Road. Thu, 22 May 2014 16:38:20 +0000 Peter Whorf 54081 at http://wkar.org Local bird watching opportunities Mike Whorf's 'Kaleidoscope' gets revival on AM-870 http://wkar.org/post/mike-whorfs-kaleidoscope-gets-revival-am-870 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Mike Whorf is known to countless Michigan and mid-western radio listeners as the long-time Detroit radio host of <a href="http://wkar.org/post/mike-whorfs-kaleidoscope-comes-wkar" target="_blank">"Kaleidoscope"</a>. The daily program which aired from the mid-1960s to the late 90s won the coveted Peabody Award in 1968, as well as numerous other honors. Thu, 15 May 2014 17:33:42 +0000 Peter Whorf 53434 at http://wkar.org Mike Whorf's 'Kaleidoscope' gets revival on AM-870 Current State at East Lansing Art Festival http://wkar.org/post/current-state-east-lansing-art-festival-1 <p>WKAR comes to the East Lansing Art Festival this weekend, with a live <em>Current State </em>broadcast on Saturday, May 17th&nbsp;&nbsp;from 11am to 1pm.&nbsp; Join host Mark Bashore and watch the show as it unfolds with musical guests <em>Wisaal</em>, and more music and conversation with festival artists of all kinds.&nbsp; Come&nbsp;see us this weekend right in front of East Lansing City Hall on Abbott Road...</p><p></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 20:08:17 +0000 Peter Whorf 53626 at http://wkar.org Mike Whorf's Kaleidoscope comes to WKAR http://wkar.org/post/mike-whorfs-kaleidoscope-comes-wkar <p><span lang="EN">Mike Whorf is known to countless Michigan and mid-western radio listeners as the long-time Detroit radio host of Kaleidoscope. The daily program which aired from the mid-1960s to the late 90s won the coveted Peabody Award in 1968, as well as numerous other statewide and national honors.</span></p><p><span lang="EN">Starting in May, Mike Whorf's Kaleidoscope makes its return to Michigan audiences and listeners worldwide on WKAR AM870 and wkar.org.</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 13:51:21 +0000 Peter Whorf 53201 at http://wkar.org Mike Whorf's Kaleidoscope comes to WKAR Richard Sherman, Minsoo Sohn to perform live on 90.5FM http://wkar.org/post/richard-sherman-minsoo-sohn-perform-live-905fm <p>MSU faculty musicians Richard Sherman and Minsoo Sohn will perform live on WKAR this afternoon, Friday, April 18th at 2:00pm.&nbsp; The flute/piano duo will premiere the new occasional 90.5 Classical series, <strong><em>Live from Studio S</em></strong>.&nbsp; Sherman and Sohn will perform selections from their Saturday, April 19th Fairchild Theatre program of 20th century French music for flute and piano.&nbsp; Hear Sherman and Sohn with music and conversation&nbsp;joined by&nbsp;WKAR's Peter Whorf .</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:33:45 +0000 Peter Whorf 52395 at http://wkar.org Richard Sherman, Minsoo Sohn to perform live on 90.5FM A2SO Encore http://wkar.org/post/a2so-encore <p>Miss it last Saturday?&nbsp; Tune in this weekend.&nbsp; Heard it in person?&nbsp; Hear it again!</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:32:55 +0000 Peter Whorf 52226 at http://wkar.org A2SO Encore Marriner at 90 http://wkar.org/post/marriner-90 <p>Founder of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields...first music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra...hundreds of best-selling recordings.&nbsp; Sir Neville Marriner has remained one of the most important classical artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.&nbsp; In tribute to the great conductor (and violinist), WKAR's Mark Schwitzgoebel and Jody Knol will feature wall-to-wall Marriner tomorrow from 10am to 4pm.&nbsp; Be sure to join Wolfgang, Johann, Mark, Jody and the rest for Tuesday's musical celebration!</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:04:57 +0000 Peter Whorf 52175 at http://wkar.org Marriner at 90 Ann Arbor Symphony closes season with Brahms http://wkar.org/post/ann-arbor-symphony-closes-season-brahms <p>The <a href="http://www.a2so.com/">Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra</a> closes its 2013-14 season Saturday night at the Michigan Theatre with an all-Brahms program.</p><p><em>Current State's</em> Peter Whorf spoke with music director Arie Lipsky about the upcoming season and Saturday's concert. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:20:05 +0000 Peter Whorf 52048 at http://wkar.org Ann Arbor Symphony closes season with Brahms 'Latin is America' celebrates cultural collaboration http://wkar.org/post/latin-america-celebrates-cultural-collaboration <p>The second MSU "<a href="http://www.music.msu.edu/latin-is-america">Latin IS America</a>" series got underway Wednesday and continues at campus locations and around the Lansing area through next Saturday, April 19. It's a ten day festival that includes lectures, discussions, and concerts. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:47:34 +0000 Peter Whorf 51984 at http://wkar.org 'Latin is America' celebrates cultural collaboration Heartbreaking opera classic comes to MSU http://wkar.org/post/heartbreaking-opera-classic-comes-msu <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-a1fbdbd6-2ce4-7466-e542-80b10cefbb9a" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"><a href="http://music.msu.edu/areas-studios/vocal-arts/msu-opera-theatre">MSU Opera Theater</a> perform’s Giacomo Puccini’s "La Boheme" this weekend at Fairchild Theatre. <em>Current State’s</em> Peter Whorf spoke with director <a href="http://music.msu.edu/faculty/profile/melanie">Melanie Helton </a>and music director <a href="http://music.msu.edu/areas-studios/vocal-arts/msu-opera-theatre/daniel-beckwith-bio">Daniel Beckwith</a>, and the three are also joined by cast members for WKAR studio performances</span>. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:59:49 +0000 Peter Whorf 51692 at http://wkar.org Heartbreaking opera classic comes to MSU MSU prof recaptures iconic African images http://wkar.org/post/msu-prof-recaptures-iconic-african-images <p>The exhibit <a href="http://museum.msu.edu/?q=node/1086"><em>Revisiting Verger’s Dahomey</em>: <em>A Photographic Contrast</em></a> is currently on display at the Michigan State University Museum. The show presents a comparison of the images of Pierre Verger, the French photojournalist who immersed himself in the lives, customs, and beliefs of the people of Dahomey, now Benin, West Africa. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:54:39 +0000 Peter Whorf 51228 at http://wkar.org MSU prof recaptures iconic African images Ann Arbor Symphony Comes to WKAR http://wkar.org/post/ann-arbor-symphony-comes-wkar <p>WKAR and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra will team for their first live broadcast together on Saturday April 12 at 8pm. &nbsp;The all-Brahms season finale concert will feature violin soloist Itamar Zorman and cellist David Requiro&nbsp;in a program which comes to you from the Michigan Theatre. &nbsp;Also on the bill are Brahms's Symphony No. 1, Academic Festival Overture, and U of M professor Bright Sheng's "Black Swan" - a ravishing arrangement of one of the piano intermezzi by Brahms.</p><p>Don't miss this 90.5 Classical broadcast premiere of Michigan's A2SO!</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:26:28 +0000 Peter Whorf 51178 at http://wkar.org Ann Arbor Symphony Comes to WKAR Walk like a Nordician: Meridian offers class on Nordic walking http://wkar.org/post/walk-nordician-meridian-offers-class-nordic-walking <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-22b6a0e4-e4b1-3e95-9f6f-cc138d575ce1" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Eric Ederer instructs Mid-Michiganders in <a href="http://www.active.com/okemos-mi/classes/introduction-to-nordic-walking-2014">techniques of Nordic Walking</a> at the Harris Nature Center in Meridian Township on Saturday March 22. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:34:24 +0000 Peter Whorf 50999 at http://wkar.org Walk like a Nordician: Meridian offers class on Nordic walking Cello takes center stage at MSU music series http://wkar.org/post/cello-takes-center-stage-msu-music-series <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-0533ee55-d5bf-14bf-4b68-77f21bafff1a" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">MSU’s <a href="http://music.msu.edu/performance/performance-highlights/joanne-and-bill-church-west-circle-series/cello-plus-chamber-music-festival/">College of Music Cello Plus</a> series has grown into one of Michigan’s largest chamber festivals. <em>Current State's</em> Peter Whorf speaks with Cello Plus founder <a href="http://music.msu.edu/faculty/profile/suren">Suren Bagratuni</a> and visiting composer <a href="http://sharafyan.tripod.com/">Vache Sharafyan</a> about this Wednesday’s concert at <a href="http://music.msu.edu/spring-2013/fairchild-theatre">Fairchild Theatre.</a></span> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:01:37 +0000 Peter Whorf 50831 at http://wkar.org Cello takes center stage at MSU music series Current State honored by Michigan Association of Broadcasters http://wkar.org/post/current-state-honored-michigan-association-broadcasters <p>WKAR's&nbsp;daily radio news and arts magazine, <em>Current State </em>was awarded Best in Category for Community Service at last night's Michigan Association of Broadcasters <em>Broadcast Excellence Awards </em>at the Lansing Center. &nbsp;<em>Current State </em>host Mark Bashore and producer Joe Linstroth&nbsp;created and produced the weekly 2013 series which continues to feature listener-nominated individuals and organizations who serve the Mid-Michigan community. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:17:16 +0000 Peter Whorf 50589 at http://wkar.org Current State honored by Michigan Association of Broadcasters A preview of summer concerts from mid-Michigan to Interlochen http://wkar.org/post/preview-summer-concerts-mid-michigan-interlochen <p>As we dream of warm days to come, summer music festivals around Michigan are releasing their summer schedules. Among the performances are the <a href="http://greatlakeschambermusic.org/">Great Lakes Chamber Festival</a>, <a href="http://www.interlochen.org/">Interlochen</a> and the <a href="http://grsymphony.org/news">Grand Rapids Symphony</a>.</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:28:11 +0000 Peter Whorf 50411 at http://wkar.org A preview of summer concerts from mid-Michigan to Interlochen Documentary celebrates legacy of Lansing's Elderly Instruments http://wkar.org/post/documentary-celebrates-legacy-lansings-elderly-instruments <p></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:40:53 +0000 Peter Whorf 50109 at http://wkar.org Documentary celebrates legacy of Lansing's Elderly Instruments St. Petersburg Philharmonic thrills Wharton Center listeners http://wkar.org/post/st-petersburg-philharmonic-thrills-wharton-center-listeners <p>If you enjoy virtuoso orchestral playing at the highest level, I hope you were able to hear the St. Petersburg Philharmonic at the Wharton Center last night.&nbsp; The orchestra led by Yuri Temirkanov heated up the hall on&nbsp;a freezing February evening with Rachmaninoff's electrifying Symphony No. 2 and an excellent collaboration with Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang in Prokofiev's second concerto.&nbsp; For good measure, the group opened with a crisp Rossini Barber of Seville</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:44:18 +0000 Peter Whorf 49870 at http://wkar.org St. Petersburg Philharmonic thrills Wharton Center listeners Primarily Piano | March 2014 http://wkar.org/post/primarily-piano-march-2014 <p>In March, <strong>Primarily Piano</strong> features five superstars of the keyboard. Solo piano music, chamber groups and concerto performances are all part of five recent releases by masters of the instrument featured this month.<br /><strong>Saturdays at 3pm on 90.5 FM WKAR</strong>. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 14:14:31 +0000 Peter Whorf 49777 at http://wkar.org Primarily Piano | March 2014