Blogs http://wkar.org en SLIDESHOW: Lansing JazzFest 2013 and BackStage Pass http://wkar.org/post/slideshow-lansing-jazzfest-2013-and-backstage-pass <p><object height="300" width="400"><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fwkar%2Fsets%2F72157634964622521%2Fshow%2Fwith%2F9454256551%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fwkar%2Fsets%2F72157634964622521%2Fwith%2F9454256551%2F&amp;set_id=72157634964622521&amp;jump_to=9454256551"><param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><embed allowfullscreen="true" flashvars="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fwkar%2Fsets%2F72157634964622521%2Fshow%2Fwith Wed, 07 Aug 2013 12:08:36 +0000 Bill Richards 40374 at http://wkar.org test post 7/30/13 http://wkar.org/post/test-post-73013 <p></p><p>http://youtu.be/GcBvjzilHMk</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:12:12 +0000 Bill Richards 39938 at http://wkar.org John Douglas - Interview for BackStage Pass http://wkar.org/post/john-douglas-interview-backstage-pass <p>John Douglas Quintet on BackStage Pass debuts Sunday, February 10, at 7 p.m. on WKAR-TV. Here's an extended excerpt from the BackStage Pass interview.<br> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:23:56 +0000 30424 at http://wkar.org John Douglas - Interview for BackStage Pass Current State Staffers Plan Show Launch http://wkar.org/post/current-state-staffers-plan-show-launch <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">WKAR's&nbsp;</span><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Current State&nbsp;</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">staff is preparing for the launch of Mid-Michigan's new radio news and arts magazine from MSU.&nbsp; Our first show brings you Governor Rick Snyder, a d Thu, 10 Jan 2013 01:08:38 +0000 Peter Whorf 29392 at http://wkar.org Current State Staffers Plan Show Launch One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch http://wkar.org/post/one-singular-sensation-celebrating-marvin-hamlisch <div class="pbs_tvschedules_modules-programinfo-airdate_episode_title_by_broadcast_time"><strong>8pm Monday Dec. 31 </strong>| The New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve gala Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:49:11 +0000 28961 at http://wkar.org One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch WKAR Classical Now on HD Radio http://wkar.org/post/wkar-classical-now-hd-radio <p>There's a new way to listen to <strong>WKAR Classical</strong>, the online stream featuring classical music 24/7.</p><p></p><p> Sat, 08 Dec 2012 14:17:45 +0000 28025 at http://wkar.org WKAR Classical Now on HD Radio Specials on WKAR World http://wkar.org/post/specials-wkar-world <p>TV Specials this weekend on WKAR World feature health and fitness, music and more. Sat, 24 Nov 2012 16:00:32 +0000 27379 at http://wkar.org Specials on WKAR World Specials on WKAR Create http://wkar.org/post/specials-wkar-create <p>TV specials on <strong>WKAR Create</strong> this weekend feature Rick Steves, Wayne Dyer and more. Sat, 24 Nov 2012 15:47:53 +0000 27378 at http://wkar.org Specials on WKAR Create The Making of War Horse http://wkar.org/post/making-war-horse <p><strong>Sunday, November 25, at 10:30 p.m.</strong> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 22:28:19 +0000 27174 at http://wkar.org The Making of War Horse Doo Wop Discoveries http://wkar.org/post/doo-wop-discoveries <p><strong>Saturday at 7 p.m. on WKAR-TV | Sunday at 9 p.m. on WKAR World</strong> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 22:10:54 +0000 27168 at http://wkar.org Doo Wop Discoveries Today - WKAR Election 2012 | Mon. 10/22 http://wkar.org/post/today-wkar-election-2012-mon-1022 <p><br>The focus today week is on the third and final presidential debate between Republican candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.<br><br>Listen during drivetime to All Things Considered on <a href="http://mozart.wkar.msu.edu:80/wkar-fm-mp3">90.5 FM</a> for preview coverage, and join the <a href="http://wkar.org/post/debate-live-chat-npr-oct-22">live NPR chat</a> online tonight beginning at 8:30.<br><br>Then, catch the PBS NewsHour special live broadcast of the debate on WKAR-TV or <a href="http://wkar.org/post/video-pbs-newshour-election-2012">online tonight at 9</a>.<br> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:48:03 +0000 25767 at http://wkar.org Today - WKAR Election 2012 | Mon. 10/22 Michigan Calling: The Senate Race http://wkar.org/post/michigan-calling-senate-race <p>Last week, Michigan citizens had the opportunity to question U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) on "Michigan Calling," a radio special airing on 90.5 WKAR.</p><p>This week, her challenger, former Representative Pete Hoekstra (R), will respond to listener questions during a "Michigan Calling" special on Friday, October 26, at 9 a.m.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:33:38 +0000 Jeanie Croope 25762 at http://wkar.org Michigan Calling: The Senate Race Nov. 1 | Community Cinema: Solar Mamas http://wkar.org/post/nov-1-community-cinema-solar-mamas <p><strong>FREE </strong>– Thursday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m. | WKAR presents a Community Cinema event with a preview screening of "Solar Mamas” and follow-up discussion with Judy Martin, Gail Catron and Tasmica Torok, moderated by Jayne Schuiteman. |<strong> <a href="https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3704?&amp;itemcode=3704-121101C">RESERVE SEATS HERE</a> </strong> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 23:03:28 +0000 Jeanie Croope 25585 at http://wkar.org Nov. 1 | Community Cinema: Solar Mamas MI First Election Coverage Launches with Debates http://wkar.org/post/mi-first-election-coverage-launches-debates <p>Over 200 MSU students collaborate to form the state's largest election team, as <strong>MI First Election</strong> covers the 2012 election beginning Wednesday night with the first presidential debate. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 22:16:49 +0000 24894 at http://wkar.org MI First Election Coverage Launches with Debates Meet Jody and Peter for Classics and Coffee http://wkar.org/post/meet-jody-and-peter-classics-and-coffee <p>90.5 Classical music host Jody Knol and new WKAR Radio station manager Peter Whorf will be talking the classics over coffee at Schuler Books &amp; Music, at the store's <strong>Okemos</strong> location.</p><p>In addition to discussing the mid-Michigan classical music scene, Jody and Peter want to hear listener hopes for classical music on 90.5 and WKAR.org and get feedback on some of the station's classical music initiatives over the coming months.</p><p><strong>Classics and Coffee</strong></p><ul><li>Monday, October 1, 9-11 a.m.</li><li>Wednesday, October 3, 2-4 p.m.</li></ul><p></p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 18:34:16 +0000 Jeanie Croope 24525 at http://wkar.org Meet Jody and Peter for Classics and Coffee Community Cinema: Half the Sky http://wkar.org/post/community-cinema-half-sky <p>FREE – Thursday, September 27, at 7 p.m. | WKAR launches Community Cinema for mid-Michigan with a preview screening of "Half the Sky" and community discussion moderated by Judy Karandjeff.</p><p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:21:15 +0000 24181 at http://wkar.org Community Cinema: Half the Sky We're dancing at the Folk Fest! http://wkar.org/post/were-dancing-folk-fest <p>Come on out to the <a href="http://greatlakesfolkfest.net">Great Lakes Folk Festival </a>on August 10-12.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 16:06:47 +0000 Jeanie Croope 21575 at http://wkar.org We're dancing at the Folk Fest! LISTEN Links are Back http://wkar.org/post/listen-links-are-back <p>8/1 Wednesday early afternoon | Our <strong>Listen</strong> links were restored today around 12:30 p.m.</p><p>You can now listen again to:</p><ul><li>90.5 WKAR</li><li>AM870 NewsTalk</li><li>WKAR Folk</li><li>WKAR Jazz</li><li>WKAR Classical</li><li>WKAR Radio Reading Service</li></ul><p>using the Radio - Listen Live menu on the right side of the page.</p><p>Thank you for your patience.</p><p></p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 17:21:56 +0000 Bill Richards 21461 at http://wkar.org LISTEN Links are Back Trouble: Listen Links are Down http://wkar.org/post/trouble-listen-links-are-down <p>8/1 Wednesday | Listening links for all streams this morning are broken, yielding a &#39;page not found&#39; error. We are working to correct the problem as quickly as possible.</p><p>In the meantime, if you have listened to one of our streams recently, please try:</p><ul><li>Open your preferred audio player (such as iTunes, Windows Media player)</li><li>Find a WKAR stream in a list of recent connections</li><li>Connect</li></ul><p>Thank you for your patience.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 13:06:07 +0000 Bill Richards 21451 at http://wkar.org Trouble: Listen Links are Down WKAR Create: Thu 7/5 Update http://wkar.org/post/wkar-create-thu-75-update <p>THU JULY 5, 5pm: WKAR Create has returned to the regular program schedule. Thank you for your patience!</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 17:59:06 +0000 20083 at http://wkar.org WKAR Create: Thu 7/5 Update Curt, Gene and Nancy -- Signing Off! http://wkar.org/post/curt-gene-and-nancy-signing <p>When viewers heard Curt Gilleo and Gene Purdum during the April 2012 Spring into Action fundraising campaign, they were hearing the end of an era. After April 27, Curt and Gene take their well-deserved retirements from WKAR Radio.</p><p>Joining them on the retiree list will be Nancy Gilleo, WKAR&rsquo;s business manager, who somehow manages to keep on top of the volumes of paperwork and grant materials required to keep a public broadcasting station on the air. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Jeanie Croope 15198 at http://wkar.org Curt, Gene and Nancy -- Signing Off! Sherlock Returns to WKAR-TV http://wkar.org/post/sherlock-returns-wkar-tv <p><strong>Sundays at 9 p.m. on WKAR-TV beginning May 6.</strong> For fans of the 21st century Sherlock Holmes, the wait is over. The hit &quot;Masterpiece Mystery!&quot; series returns in May with three new episodes of &quot;Sherlock.&quot; Wed, 11 Apr 2012 17:25:20 +0000 15625 at http://wkar.org Sherlock Returns to WKAR-TV "Picturing America" Conference for Teachers http://wkar.org/post/picturing-america-conference-teachers <p>The Lansing School District and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) are pleased to invite area teachers to apply for participation in a NEH Picturing America Conference entitled &ldquo;Mid-Michigan&rsquo;s Legacy as the Arsenal of Democracy&rdquo; in May, 2012.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Facilitated by the Lansing School District, this second conference (the first identical conference in March was fully enrolled) will be hosted by WKAR at the College of Communication Arts &amp; Sciences at Michigan State University, May 10 through May 12, 2012.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 20:21:50 +0000 Jeanie Croope 15404 at http://wkar.org TechNote: WKAR Online Streams are Restored http://wkar.org/post/technote-wkar-online-streams-are-restored <p>As of late Thursday afternoon (4/5), all WKAR Online streams are now available for listening.</p><p>The streams are running on an emergency server for the time being.</p><p>We can expect that there will be work in the days ahead that could result in additional outages. Watch this area for updates.</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 21:16:22 +0000 WebTeam 15347 at http://wkar.org TechNote: WKAR Online Streams are Restored TechNote: WKAR Online Streams are Down http://wkar.org/post/technote-wkar-online-streams-are-down <p><strong>Thursday, April 5. </strong>Due to a server failure, all WKAR online listening streams are down. The affected services are&nbsp; 90.5, AM870 NewsTalk, WKAR Folk, WKAR Jazz, WKAR Classical and Radio Reading Service. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 12:48:17 +0000 WebTeam 15313 at http://wkar.org TechNote: WKAR Online Streams are Down WKAR Sponsors “Raising Readers” Workshop http://wkar.org/post/wkar-sponsors-raising-readers-workshop <p>WKAR&rsquo;s Ready To Learn Service will host a free &ldquo;Raising Readers&rdquo; Family Fun Workshops on Thursday, April 19, from 5:30-7 p.m. The event will take place at Cumberland Elementary School, 2801 Cumberland Road, Lansing.</p><p>The workshop is targeted to families and children ages 4-6, although siblings are welcome to attend. Participants will learn activities that are fun but also offer a new way to build reading skills.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 18:52:47 +0000 Jeanie Croope 15127 at http://wkar.org WKAR Sponsors “Raising Readers” Workshop Raising Readers Workshop March 29 in Lansing http://wkar.org/post/raising-readers-workshop-march-29-lansing <p>WKAR&rsquo;s Ready To Learn Service will host a free &ldquo;Raising Readers&rdquo; Family Fun Workshops on Thursday, March 29, 6-7:30 p.m. The event will take place at North Elementary School, 333 E. Miller Rd., Lansing.</p><p>The workshop is targeted to families and children ages 4-6, although siblings are welcome to attend. Participants will learn activities that are fun but also offer a new way to build reading skills.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 18:54:08 +0000 Jeanie Croope 13969 at http://wkar.org Raising Readers Workshop March 29 in Lansing Pledge Madness Pick of the Day! http://wkar.org/post/pledge-madness-pick-day <p>Tonight (Thursday, March 8) the &quot;Michigan Out of Doors&quot; team will be at Pledge Madness Central, offering a special boat trip from either Port Huron or Pictured Rocks for donations at certain levels.</p><p>Later in the evening, enjoy an encore of the quirky and popular &quot;Alone in the Wilderness&quot; (9 p.m.)</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 21:18:24 +0000 Jeanie Croope 13787 at http://wkar.org WKAR Pick of the Day -- "Les Mis in Concert" http://wkar.org/post/wkar-pick-day-les-mis-concert <p>Wednesday, March 7, at 8:30p.m.WKAR-TV will feature the &quot;Great Performances&quot; production of &quot;Les Miserables in Concert.&quot;</p><p>Alfie Boe stars as Victor Hugo&#39;s enduring hero, Jean Valjean, in this 25th anniversary concert production which includes a dazzling finale featuring past cast members including Michael Crawford, Colm Wilkinson and John Owen Jones.</p><p>Also included in the cast are Lea Salonga and Nick Jonas.</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 18:55:26 +0000 Jeanie Croope 13718 at http://wkar.org WKAR Pick of the Day -- "Les Mis in Concert" Daylight Savings Time Returns on Sunday! http://wkar.org/post/daylight-savings-time-returns-sunday <p>Don&#39;t forget to &quot;spring forward&quot; and set your clock an hour ahead when you go to bed on Saturday night. Daylight savings time begins on March 11.</p><p>Wake up to news (or classical music if you are an early Sunday riser!) on WKAR Radio, and let the kids enjoy WKAR-TV&#39;s children&#39;s line-up!</p><p>And don&#39;t forget -- WKAR Radio and TV are there for you, no matter what time you watch or listen!</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:58:44 +0000 Jeanie Croope 13660 at http://wkar.org