WKAR Blog
3:30 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

WKAR and Silver Bells Win Emmy Award

WKAR staff accept the Emmy award for 'The 29th Annual Silver Bells in the City,' awarded to Station Manager Susi Elkins and Executive Producer Tim Zeko. Pictured (l-r) nominee Al Martin, WKAR General Manager Gary Reid, nominee Brett King and nominee Luke Schwarzweller.
Credit Courtesy / MI-NATAS

WKAR recently took home a regional EMMY Award for outstanding achievement in television, presented by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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Hot Views
3:17 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

A Capitol Fourth (2014)

The nation's premiere Independence Day holiday concert is viewed by millions at home and attended by hundreds of thousands of people on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, DC.

Friday, July 4, 2014, 8-9:30 pm; repeat 9:30-11:00 pm - WKAR-HD | Join host Tom Bergeron for our country's national Independence Day celebration, live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

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Hot Views
2:57 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

'Vicious' - New on WKAR-HD

Ian McKellen as Freddie and Derek Jacobi as Stuart.

Sundays, June 29-August 3, 2014, 10:30-11 pm - WKAR-HD | Vicious tells the story of partners Freddie and Stuart, who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly 50 years.

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Hot Views
2:50 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

'Last Tango in Halifax' Returns for Season 2

Shown from L-R: Derek Jacobi as Alan and Anne Reid as Celia.

Sundays, June 29 to August 3, 2014, 8-9pm - WKAR-HD |  Reunited childhood sweethearts Celia (Anne Reid) and Alan (Derek Jacobi) plan a life together.

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Hot Views
2:44 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

'Endeavour' Returns with Season 2

hown from left to right: Sean Rigby as PC Strange, Shaun Evans as Endeavour Morse, Jack Laskey as DS Peter Jakes, Roger Allam as DI Fred Thursday, and Anton Lesser as CH Superintendent Reginald Bright

Sundays, June 29 to July 20, 2014, 9:00-10:30 pm - WKAR-HD | Before Inspector Morse, there was the rookie Constable Morse, fed up with police work and ready to nip his career in the bud by handing in his resignation.

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Sports
2:27 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Current Sports #264 | June 26, 2014

Al invites Bob Every to discuss the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame and other happenings. Later, the show is focused mainly on the NBA draft that airs tonight, and the panel discusses where Adreian Payne, Gary Harris, and Nik Stauskas will go. Matt, Alex, and Al give their mock drafts, and debate how far Embiid will fall.


Radio Made in Michigan
1:43 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Current State #340 | June 26, 2014

Today on Current State: Bridge Magazine assesses Detroit's Duggan at six months; MSU economist maps U.S. cocaine trafficing; state to look at passenger rail from Holland to Detroit; new Canadian Consul in Detroit; and a review of "Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel García Márquez.

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Politics & Government
1:42 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Bridge Magazine assesses Detroit's Duggan at six months

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan
Credit Flickr- Aaron Eckles, Crains Detroit Business

Among Detroit’s many challenges, one painful reality is the decreasing population. The city’s become known for surreal, sparsely settled ‘urban prairies’ that thousands of residents used to call home. 

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Economy
1:34 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

MSU economist maps U.S. cocaine trafficking

MSU professor Dr. Siddharth Chandra has devised a map that tracks cocaine trafficking across U.S. cities. Red circles indicate cities where cocaine is least expensive. These are often hub cities from which cocaine is distributed. Blue circles show destination cities where cocaine is most expensive.
Credit Siddharth Chandra

Last month, a federal judge sentenced a 90 year old Indiana man to three years in prison for his role in transporting more than 1,200 kilograms of cocaine into Michigan. The man’s age spurred new attention to an old problem.  Illegal drug trafficking is an ongoing epidemic across the United States. Now, a Michigan State University professor has created a new way to track the flow of cocaine into the country.

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Economy
1:34 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

State to look at passenger rail from Holland to Detroit

Credit Flickr- Slmnc

Last week, the Michigan Department of Transportation announced that it plans to study the viability of a passenger rail service that would connect Holland, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit. The study has been mandated in the state’s 2015 budget.

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