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Look & See: Wendell Berry's Kentucky
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FREE – Wed. Apr. 11, 7pm at WKAR | View a special screening and join the conversation. RESERVE SEATS HERE

In January 2018, Detroit singer Anita Baker announced she'll launch a "farewell" tour in March. Detroit Free Press columnist and author Rochelle Riley talked about Baker's legacy and her connection to Michigan.  UPDATED March 20 with Tour Dates inside.


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Civil Rights icon Dolores Huerta was in East Lansing Tuesday as part of Michigan State University’s eighth annual César E. Chávez Commemorative Celebration. WKAR’s Karel Vega has more.


Dolores Huerta speaking
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Dolores Huerta, the community organizer and civil rights leader who started the chant "Si Se Puede!" (Yes, we can!) wowed people of many generations during appearances at Michigan State University on Tuesday.

Dolores | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Feb 9, 2018
United Farm Workers leader Dolores Huerta organizing marchers on the 2nd day of March Coachella in Coachella, CA 1969. 'Dolores' Premieres March 27 on WKAR-TV.
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FREE Tue. Feb. 27, 7pm at WKAR Studio A | View a special screening and join the conversation! SOLD OUT | WATCH LIVE: Dolores - Conversation and Q & A 

Tell Them We Are Rising | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Jan 29, 2018
Recent graduates of Morgan State University, Maryland.
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FREE Thu. Feb. 8, 7pm at WKAR Studio A | View a special screening and join the conversation!  RESERVE SEATS HERE

"I Am Not Your Negro" promotional materials

This Thursday, you’re invited to join WKAR for a free screening and discussion about the film I Am Not Your Negro. The Oscar nominee for Best Documentary is billed as an examination of race in America through the words of author James Baldwin. 


May 25 | Real Boy | Indie Lens Pop-Up

May 15, 2017
Title image - real boy
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FREE – Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation about a son’s transition and a mom’s transformation. RESERVE SEATS

APR 20 | National Bird | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Apr 11, 2017
National Image: Title Image
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FREE – Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation on how three courageous whistleblowers break the silence around the secret U.S. drone war. RESERVE SEATS HERE

March 2 | The Bad Kids | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Feb 16, 2017
Girl and baby
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FREE – Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation on how an alternative high school offers at-risk students one last chance for a diploma. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Meet the Patels
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FREE – Thursday, December 1, at 7 p.m. | Watch the film and join the conversation on the true-life romantic comedy about an Indian American’s search for love with the help of his enormous extended family.

T-Rex Inspires Flint Residents

Aug 18, 2016
T-Rex
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Earlier this month, Flint residents experienced T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold in the place where it all began, Flint, Michigan.

T-Rex
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The coming-of-age story of Flint native and Olympic contender Claressa Shields. WATCH NOW

Claressa Shields will be back in the ring Aug. 17 to defend her Olympic gold medal. The 2012 Olympics in London were the first time women were allowed to box in the Games and the 17-year-old high school student from Flint, Mich., made history.

But winning a gold medal didn't change her life as much as she thought it would.

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FREE – Monday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. | View the film and join the conversation on coming-of-age story of boxing star Claressa “T- Rex” Shields from Flint, Michigan. RESERVE SEATS HERE

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