Susi Elkins http://wkar.org en Susi's Station Notes: The Great Michigan Read http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-great-michigan-read <p>I am so pleased to tell you that this month WKAR will join with the Michigan Humanities Council when it launches its fourth <a href="http://www.michiganhumanities.org/programs/tgmr/">Great Michigan Read</a>. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:02:00 +0000 Susi Elkins 40852 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: The Great Michigan Read Susi's Station Notes: Got a Clunker? http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-got-clunker <p>Every now and then, I think we all get the urge to get a new vehicle. We may have outgrown our old one with expanding families (that's what happened to the Elkins car!). Or, our old car may just be on its last legs -- or wheels.</p><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Susi Elkins 41324 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: Got a Clunker? Susi's Station Notes: Two New Shows! http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-two-new-shows <p>Last week I wrote about the new fall season at WKAR. But some of that new season is recorded right here -- and it all begins next week!</p><p></p><p><strong>QuizBusters Special Edition</strong></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Susi Elkins 41323 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: Two New Shows! Susi's Station Notes: WKAR Fall Preview http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-wkar-fall-preview <p>Can you believe that it is almost September and Labor Day weekend is here? The summer has flown by, leaving behind plenty of good memories -- and great anticipation for the fall.</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Susi Elkins 40853 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: WKAR Fall Preview Susi's Station Notes: Great Shows This Week! http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-great-shows-week <p>I have to admit that one of the things I love about public television is that even in summer, a lot of our programs are new and they run the gamut in diversity, from drama to documentary to cinema.</p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Susi Elkins 41046 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: Great Shows This Week! Susi's Station Notes: A Big Night in Studio F http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-big-night-studio-f <p>We had a great night last evening in WKAR's Studio F when we welcomed special guest, Greg "Special K" Kelser, to WKAR as the guest on the premiere episode of <strong>Current Sports</strong>.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:28:49 +0000 Susi Elkins 40840 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: A Big Night in Studio F Susi's Station Notes: August Pledge Nearing Conclusion http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-august-pledge-nearing-conclusion <p>We'll be wrapping up WKAR's summer membership campaign on Monday, August 12 with two terrific specials -- the popular <strong>The British Beat </strong>and the mellow <strong>Gloria Estefan: The Standards</strong>.</p><p></p><p>But these two specials are far from the only ones we have over the next few days -- on Friday, celebrate the sounds of the 1960s girl-groups with <strong>'60s Girl Grooves</strong>.</p><p>Saturday we'll offer <strong>Daniel O'Donnell from the Heartland </strong>and <strong>Ed Sullivan's Top Performers</strong>.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Susi Elkins 40319 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: August Pledge Nearing Conclusion Susi's Station Notes: Please Volunteer! http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-please-volunteer <p>As you might imagine, volunteers play a large role here at WKAR. We’re looking for those who would like to spend time between August 2-12 in our air-conditioned Volunteer Center!</p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Susi Elkins 39703 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: Please Volunteer! Susi's Station Notes: We Asked, You Answered! http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-we-asked-you-answered <p>Our recent survey to members asking them for feedback on the <strong>Red Green Show </strong>and <strong>Lawrence Welk </strong>brought a terrific response. Whether you like these shows or not, you all had a lot to say! Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Susi Elkins 39357 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: We Asked, You Answered! Susi's Station Notes: So Much Fun! http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-so-much-fun <p>There's too much fun going on this week at WKAR!</p><p></p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:06:00 +0000 Susi Elkins 37533 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: So Much Fun! Susi's Station Notes: Hitting the Road http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-hitting-road <p>Next week Gary Reid and I will be headed to the PBS Annual Meeting. We'll be connecting with public broadcasting colleagues from around the country in an event that combines previews up of the upcoming season with valuable discussions on the state of the media landscape, funding updates, a look at our digital future and the latest research on public broadcasting.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 15:30:08 +0000 Susi Elkins 35636 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: Hitting the Road Susi's Station Notes: Happy Graduation! http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-happy-graduation <p>There's always a lot of green here at Michigan State University, but today we are seeing much more of it! And I'm not just talking about the trees, which are beginning to show their Spartan colors, or the flowers that are at long last bursting.</p><p>Students from MSU's College of Communication Arts &amp; Sciences will be graduating today -- Friday, May 3. We can't help but notice caps and gowns and plenty of Spartan spirit.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Susi Elkins 35247 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: Happy Graduation! Susi's Station Notes: Science Is Everywhere! http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-science-everywhere <div>I have just returned from the National Association of Broadcasters meeting, which I was privileged to attend with our general manager, Gary Reid, and several of our staff.<p></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Susi Elkins 34052 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: Science Is Everywhere! Susi's Station Notes: NBA Star Steve Smith at WKAR! http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-nba-star-steve-smith-wkar <p></p><p>I'm an MSU grad and Spartan through and through. So when I heard that the College of Communication Arts &amp; Science and WKAR would host the first Spartan Sports Journalism Classic -- with hosts Steve Smith and Pam Whitten -- I was pretty excited!</p><p>Lots of Spartans remember NBA All Star and MSU Athletics Hall of Famer Steve Smith. He's now a sports journalist covering the NBA on television. When he comes back to MSU next week, he's bringing with him a number of the best sports journalists and industry professionals in the field to speak during a lively panel.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Susi Elkins 33792 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: NBA Star Steve Smith at WKAR! Susi's Station Notes: Festival Season is Coming! http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-festival-season-coming <p></p><p>When it hits April, it finally feels as though spring is really here! And this week's temperatures and a few green bulb shoot sightings remind us that soon it will be festival season.</p><p>Here at WKAR we're looking ahead to the MSU Science Festival April 12-21 here on the campus. You'll find everything from interactive displays to speakers to activities for kids. On April 13 we're teaming up with MSU Extension to offer activities for children at the exhibition tent. It will be busy but fun!</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:44:26 +0000 Susi Elkins 33492 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: Festival Season is Coming! Susi's Station Notes: Lots to Like for Families! http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-lots-families <p></p><p>You may have noticed the new "Family" tab on our web page. We are looking to increase the content we have here on WKAR that is related to families and education.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:26:46 +0000 Susi Elkins 33112 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: Lots to Like for Families! Susi's Station Notes: The Midwives are Back! http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-midwives-are-back <p>One of the questions I seem to be hearing a lot these days is "When does <strong>Call the Midwife </strong>return?" Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:01:01 +0000 Susi Elkins 32329 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: The Midwives are Back! Susi's Station Notes: Michigan Makers http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-michigan-makers <p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:55:48 +0000 Susi Elkins 31698 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: Michigan Makers Susi's Station Notes: Community Cinema Presents "Powerbroker" http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-community-cinema-presents-powerbroker <p></p><p>On Wednesday, February 13, we have a great treat in store here at WKAR. As part of our ongoing Community Cinema series of screenings and&nbsp; discussions we will welcome Willard K. Walker, Tremaine Philips and Renee Canady to lend their insight onto the civil rights issues presented in <strong>The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights</strong>.</p><p>The documentary is very powerful but the experience and insight our panel brings to the topic will be significant and one well worth attending.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Susi Elkins 30763 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: Community Cinema Presents "Powerbroker" Susi's Station Notes: BackStage Pass Premieres! http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-backstage-pass-premieres <p></p><p><strong>BackStage Pass</strong> premieres on January 20, at a new time! Look for us every Sunday at 7 p.m., with encore broadcasts at 8 p.m. the following Saturday on WKAR World and at 11 p.m. that Saturday on WKAR. Sun, 20 Jan 2013 22:48:33 +0000 Susi Elkins 29744 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: BackStage Pass Premieres! Susi's Station Notes: Soul Food Fascination! http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-soul-food-fascination <p></p><p>Last night WKAR hosted another fantastic Community Cinema event featuring the <strong>Independent Lens </strong>film "Soul Food Junkies."&nbsp; I'd like to thank everyone who came out and participated in a fun and interesting discussion around food and culture.</p><p>I'd particularly&nbsp; like to thank our panel of guests: Andrea Collier, Lorraine Weatherspoon and Laura DeLind.&nbsp; They each brought an interesting perspective, including history, health and community.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:11:18 +0000 Susi Elkins 29465 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: Soul Food Fascination! Susi's Station Notes: Holiday Wishes http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-holiday-wishes <p>I don't know about you but at this time of year it seems as though our senses are stretched in every direction. Beautiful trees and cheerfully wrapped gifts share the stage with crowds at the mall and the frenzy of writing cards or standing in post office lines.</p><p>Sometimes it is easy to forget that the holidays are really the time to hold our loved ones close and share moments with them that will be remembered long after the toys under the tree have been left behind.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:35:53 +0000 Susi Elkins 28612 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: Holiday Wishes Susi's Station Notes: Something Sweetie! http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-something-sweetie <p>About a week ago I had the chance to step into Linda Hundt's kitchen at Sweetie-licious Bakery Cafe. While we taped a wonderful cooking special that premieres Saturday, December 1, at 10 a.m., I also soaked up everything I could about making a perfect pie crust, pie, gingerbread men and a coffee cake to die for! Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:08:52 +0000 Susi Elkins 27653 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: Something Sweetie! Susi's Station Notes: Take Us With You! http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-take-us-you-0 <p>WKAR is everywhere you go! No matter where you are, chances are that you can watch a WKAR program, listen to WKAR Radio or find out what's happening here on our social media sites.</p><p>If you are an iPad user, you may not yet know about a wonderful new feature for your iPad or mobile device.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Jeanie Croope 25615 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: Take Us With You! Susi's Station Notes: We're Very Social! http://wkar.org/post/susis-station-notes-were-very-social <p>Did you know that this week <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/WKARPUBLICMEDIA?ref=ts">WKAR's Public Media Facebook</a></strong> page is hovering at nearly 2,000 friends who "like" the page? This is by far our page with the most "likes," but it certainly isn't our only one!</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 17:13:45 +0000 Susi Elkins 24647 at http://wkar.org Susi's Station Notes: We're Very Social!