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WKAR Blog
9:28 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Susi's Station Notes: Teddy Bear Picnic

Children get their stuffed bears repaired at the 2011 Teddy Bear Picnic.
MSU

When I hear the words "Teddy Bear Picnic" I think of the delightful children's song. But the Teddy Bear Picnic that I'm most looking forward to isn't "in the woods at night," but right here at MSU during the middle of the day.

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WKAR Blog
11:53 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Susi's Station Notes: Community Cinema

Nicholas Kristoff visits women and girls facing extreme challenges in "Half the Sky."

You may have noticed WKAR is busier than ever, with frequent screenings, like last night's Call the Midwife. Thanks to all who came — we hope you enjoyed the show!  Our “Evening at WKAR” events have been a huge hit, so I am especially excited to announce our newest initiative, kicking off next week.

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QB Guests Announced!
8:30 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Community Celebrities Compete in WKAR "QuizBusters" Special Edition

Participants in WKAR’s upcoming “QuizBusters Special Edition” competition were revealed on Thursday, September 6, at the station’s fall preview.

Playing the first game for the Green Team are Scott Westerman, President, MSU Alumni Association; Jen Sygit, Michigan-based singer and songwriter; Sue Carter, MSU School of Journalism faculty member, author and intrepid adventurer; and team captain Guy Sanville, Artistic Director, Purple Rose Theatre.

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Big Week for WKAR!
11:52 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Susi's Station Notes: What a Week!

It's been another busy week for us, both in the studio and out! On Thursday we recorded the only debate that U.S. Senate candidates Pete Hoekstra, Clark Durant and Randall Heckman will hold before the primary. This Off the Record Special was moderated by Tim Skubick and with the no-rules format, it made for some lively conversation.

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In Our Community
11:19 am
Mon July 30, 2012

BackStage Pass at Lansing JazzFest

The WKAR production team heads to Lansing JazzFest this weekend to capture acts live onstage for the next broadcast season of BackStage Pass, the TV series featuring music made in Michigan.

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WKAR In Our Community
11:13 am
Mon July 30, 2012

'Peep' Visits Lansing JazzFest!

Peep will be at Lansing JazzFest Friday, 5:30-7:30p and Saturday 2-5p

WKAR heads to Lansing JazzFest on August 3-4 in Lansing's Old Town.  "Peep," the enchanting title character of the children's series Peep and the Big Wide World, will be on hand to greet the kids near the Kidz Beat tent and the MICA stage.

"Peep" will appear on Friday, August 3 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, August 4, "Peep" will appear from 2-5 p.m.

Look for our Street Team and have them take your child's photo with Peep! We'll be posting them on our WKAR Facebook page!

Reservations Open August 23
10:00 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Save the Date - WKAR Fall Preview on September 6

Jeanie Croope

Please save September 6 on your calendar for a very special Evening at WKAR. On that Thursday evening in September we'll be hosting our annual Fall Preview.

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WKAR Blog
12:04 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Susi's Station Notes: Check Out an Evening at WKAR

Susi Elkins introduces Molly Fillmore at At Evening at WKAR.

Every day I am more and more impressed with the incredible talents of people who live right here in our mid-Michigan community.

Earlier this week, WKAR welcomed Molly Fillmore as our guest for an "Evening at WKAR." Two years ago, Molly appeared on BackStage Pass with some of her colleagues from the voice faculty at MSU's College of Music. Little did we realize back then that we were working with a woman who would appear on one of the great stages of the world — the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

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Special Free Music Event
3:36 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

TICKETS: BackStage Pass June Concert Series

June 26 and 27 at East Lansing Hannah Community Center, in the Albert White Performing Arts Theater.  Two free shows per night, featuring Home Again, Domestic Problems, Howling Diablos and Silent Lapse. These concerts are being recorded for BackStage Pass, the television series featuring music made in Michigan.

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Events
12:40 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Look for WKAR at the East Lansing Arts Festival!

May 19-20. On the City Hall Main Stage, in the children's area, and all around, you'll find WKAR at the East Lansing Art Festival.

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Events
12:47 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

BackStage Pass Update - Save These Dates

The third broadcast season of BackStage Pass just wrapped up, with TV featuring music made in Michigan from the Chenille Sisters, Larry McCray, Bowery, and many more great, original acts.  Those 10 shows will repeat on WKAR-TV beginning this week and continuing into the summer.

Fans are wondering: will there be a fourth season? and, how can I be in the TV audience for the next shows?  We are thrilled to announce that there WILL be a fourth season of BackStage Pass.

YOU ARE INVITED
3:44 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

WKAR PREVIEW EVENT: Sherlock

FREE - Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. | Join WKAR for an evening of mystery  on the MSU campus.  Communication Arts & Sciences Room 147 | RESERVE SEATS HERE

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Raising Readers Workshop | April 19, Lansing
2:52 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

WKAR Sponsors “Raising Readers” Workshop

WKAR’s Ready To Learn Service will host a free “Raising Readers” 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.

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.

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