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Engaging Community Through Film
1:19 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

'Wonder Women' Guests Appreciate Community Cinema Events

WKAR's Susi Elkins with panelists Jess Knott and Gary Hoppenstand
Credit w.r. richards/WKAR

Guests at WKAR's April 25 Community Cinema screening of Wonder Women: The Story of America's Superheroines were not only able to see a segment of the film but hear from speakers Gary Hoppenstand and Jess Knott.

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An Evening at WKAR
11:58 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Dust Bowl Discussion Intrigues Guests

Sandra Clark talks about "The Dust Bowl" at An Evening at WKAR
Elizbeth Izzo/WKAR

After what was one of the hottest and dryest summers the United States has experienced in many years, the topic of Ken Burns' new film The Dust Bowl took on particular relevance. Seventy-nine guests gathered for An Evening at WKAR on November 15 to see a preview of the film and hear a talk about its implications from Sandra Clark.

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4:19 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Ed Slott Visits WKAR

l-r: Joseph Brooks, Fairhaven Financial Advisory Corporation; Matt Curfman, Richmond Brothers; Ed Slott; WKAR guests Scott and Margo Ross and Blake Ashdown at WKAR TV Studios, Oct. 16, 2012
w.r. richards/WKAR

WKAR was pleased to welcome IRA expert Ed Slott, host of Ed Slott's Retirement Rescue and other public television specials, to the station on October 16.

Guests attending not only had quality time with Ed Slott but also had the opportunity to see a live taping of QuizBusters, tour the set of Off the Record and get a first-hand look at what a green screen is like in the studio and what it looks like after it is used to create a virtual set.

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Community Cinema
10:39 am
Fri October 19, 2012

'As Goes Janesville' -- Stimulating Discussion

Moderator Ray Tadgerson with panelists (l-r) David Hollister, Jack Davis, Mike Green.
Jeanie Croope WKAR-MSU

Approximately 60 community members attended WKAR's Community Cinema screening of "As Goes Janesville" on October 18, and engaged in a discussion with four guests who addressed the similarities and differences of the issues presented in the film and those in Lansing when the General Motors plant threatened to close.

The Independent Lens film followed the events in Janesville, Wisconsin after the city's GM plant closed. Lansing faced this situation as well, but the GM plant in Lansing remained open, if reduced in scope.

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Hot off the Press!
10:47 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Fall Preview Brings Exciting Changes to WKAR!

Gary Reid, WKAR general manager, addresses the Fall Preview audience
Madalyn Kaltz WKAR

Nearly 200 guests filled Studio A on September 6 as the new season for WKAR Public Media was revealed.

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An Evening at WKAR
11:54 am
Tue July 31, 2012

"Big Science" Intrigues WKAR Audience

More than 225 people gathered at WKAR to see a preview of "The Small Matter of Big Science."
w.r. richards/WKAR

If the attendance at "An Evening at WKAR" was any indication, "big science" is a big interest for WKAR fans. More than 230 people, coming from as far as Novi, crowded the Communication Arts & Sciences auditorium on July 30 to get a sneak preview of The Small Matter of Big Science and hear remarks by Konrad Gelbke and Douglas Gage.

Gelbke, director of Michigan State University's National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, is also featured in the documentary, which airs Wednesday, August 1, at 8 p.m., on WKAR-TV.

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5:11 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

In Our Community - at the Zoo!

Connie Montague and her grandchildren at Potter Park Zoo.
w.r. richards/WKAR

WKAR celebrated International Migratory Bird Day at Potter Park Zoo on Saturday, June 2, as part of the annual Be a Tourist in Your Own Town event.

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8:53 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

WKAR's Imagine, Create, and Play Workshop

Saturday, February 11
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Michigan State University - College of Communication Arts and Sciences


Hey middle schoolers! Learn how to create video games at this FREE workshop presented by WKAR and the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University.

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