Families

Bautista Family
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The United States has seen a rise this year in the number of nonviolent undocumented immigrants being deported. Human rights organization Families For Freedom estimates that about 100-thousand undocumented parents are separated from their children each year. WKAR's Karel Vega takes us to the home of one family facing that situation.


It's high school graduation season in mid-Michigan. Please share your high school senior class photos with us. Don't forget to include your hometown and song from that era.

Upload your pic to the WKAR Newsroom Facebook page

Meanwhile, enjoy this gallery of WKAR news team members and others.

Beth Cafagna shares her journey of her grief, her loss and what she's doing to to help other grieving mothers. 

Click here to learn more about Compassionate Friends

Katie Cook / WKAR

A new report finds that only one in eight Michigan children who are eligible for free and reduced lunches during the school year are participating in summer meal programs.  That means nearly 500,000 children are not accessing summer meals.  

Michigan's Children photo
Michigan's Children / flickr creative commons

One of the few issues to find bipartisan support in the Michigan legislature last year were bills that proposed changes to the state’s child welfare system, which has come under fire for safety and timeliness issues in the past several years. We talk to Sen. Rick Jones, a sponsor of the changes to the Foster Care and Adoption Services Act, as well as CEO of the advocacy group Michigan’s Children, Matt Gillard.


Curious George at WKAR
Anthony Cepak / WKAR-MSU

Fri. Oct. 2 | Look for PBS Kids' favorite Curious George and more of your favorite WKAR TV and radio personalities in the MSU Homecoming Parade

Ready to Learn with WKAR and Fenner

Jul 17, 2015
PBS

August 1, 10am-noon | Join Fenner Nature Center and WKAR for this FREE Family Fun Workshop.

Sept. 14 is WKAR PBS Kids Day!

Sep 2, 2014

Sunday, September 14, from 1 to 4 PM at the Capital Area District Library.

Two women packaging books
Anthony Cepak / WKAR-MSU

WKAR is proud to announce the distribution of free early-learning books to children in mid-Michigan, thanks to a generous donation from Carson-Dellosa Publishing to PBS KIDS.

Fighting The Summer Slump Is Twice as Fun with PBS KIDS!

Sesame Street Live - WKAR Kids Club Event

May 12, 2014
WKAR-MSU

A team of students from Homer High School has been selected as winner of the "It's Not Okay–Kids Against Bullying Video Contest." The winning entry was announced March 19 at an award ceremony at WKAR on MSU's campus.

WKAR and area schools held the video creation contest for mid-Michigan teens in an effort to raise awareness about bullying and to let young people's voices be heard on this important topic. Each team produced a 30-second video that shows how one can reach out to help people who need support against bullying.

March 16, 1-3:30pm | Enjoy children's activities, storytelling, and meet your favorite storybook characters: Curious George, Splat the Cat, Library Mouse, Ladybug Girl and Froggy.

Wednesday, Jan. 15 | WKAR-TV turns 60 years old in January 2014, and WKAR Kids' Club and Impression 5 Science Center are celebrating!

Anthony Cepak / WKAR

It was great to see so many fans and families at WKAR PBS Kids Day this past Sunday when Daniel Tiger, Martha the Dog and Curious George visited the Capital Area District Library for a free day of activities.

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