Arts & Culture
11:54 am
Thu December 4, 2014

MSU College of Music concert brings holiday cheer to EL

MSU’s "Home for the Holidays" concert comes to the Wharton Center stage this Saturday at 4 p.m. Kevin Noe and Kieran McMillan are the creators of the production, based on last year’s successful program.

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Arts & Culture
11:50 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Book Review: "We Are Not Ourselves" by Matthew Thomas | WKAR

What makes a story engrossing? Is it a surprising plot? A new twist? Or is it about the characters? Maybe a little quirk in their personalities that we find amusing? Is it an ability to see a bit of ourselves in the pages? These are some of the questions I’ve been asking myself since reading "We Are Not Ourselves" by Matthew Thomas.

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Hot Views
4:43 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Mackinac Island's Hidden Season

Crossing the ice bridge on St. Patrick's Day.
Credit ICEBRIDGEMOVIE

Sun. Dec. 7 - 3pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | A unique film portraying year-round life on Michigan's Mackinac Island, highlighting the island's spectacular winters. Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special offers.

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Politics & Government
4:42 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

State House Approves Suspicion-based Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients

Credit youngcons.com

Legislation that would revoke welfare payments from people who fail drug tests has passed the state House.

The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Jake Neher reports.

The bill would create a one-year pilot program in three counties that have not yet been selected. Lawmakers could decide to implement a statewide welfare drug testing system later on.

Some Democrats voted against the bill. Representative Diane Slavens says it would unfairly hurt poor children.

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Politics & Government
4:38 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

House Holds Hearing On LGBT Civil Rights Bill

Retired Ford executive and former Wayne State University President Allan Gilmour says adopting LGBT protections in law will help the state attract and retain talent.
Credit mprn Rick Pluta

A state House committee adjourned Wednesday without a vote on legislation to add LGBT protections the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.

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4:35 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Sweetie-licious: A Taste of the Season

Susi Elkins and Linda Hundt
Credit Jeanie Croope/WKAR

Sun. Dec. 7 - 10am on WKAR-HD |  Watch and call or Give Now Online for special thank you gift offers.

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2:47 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Great Performances Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

(l-r) Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Credit Courtesy of Joseph Sinnott / PBS-WNET

Sat. Dec. 6 - 10pm  on WKAR HD 23.1 | Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga team up for a special concert from the stage of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater in New York City, performing selections from their collaborative classic jazz recording, Cheek to Cheek. Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special offers.

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2:06 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Michigan Out-Of-Doors Family Reunion

Credit Courtesy of Michigan Out-Of-Doors

Thur. Dec. 4 - 8pm  on WKAR HD 23.1 | For over 50 years, viewers have enjoyed "Michigan Out-Of-Doors." Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special offers.

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1:49 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Under the Radar Holiday Extravaganza

Credit Courtesy Under the Radar Michigan / Under the Radar Michigan

Sat. Dec. 6 - 1pm  on WKAR HD 23.1 | Hold onto your sleigh bells, 'cause it’s our first ever UTR Holiday Extravaganza where we show you some of our favorite holiday happenings around Michigan. Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special offers.

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1:48 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Tribute to Bruce Springsteen

(l-r) Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa
Credit Courtesy of The Recording Academy®/WireImage.com / PBS

Fri. Dec. 5 - 8pm  on WKAR HD 23.1 | Recorded at 2013’s MusiCares Person of the Year benefit, this special features an all-star lineup performing Springsteen’s biggest hits. Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special offers.

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