past events

Bully Prevention Project Draws Diverse Audience

Mar 20, 2015
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

During the month of March WKAR held a community forum to address bullying behaviors, current policy and law, and the positive impact of student empowerment and community engagement.

FREE – Sunday, Jan 19, at 4 p.m. | See it on the big screen at Studio C! 6 hours before the national broadcast premiere | RESERVE SEATS ARE FILLED | STANDBY TICKET SIGN-UP CLOSED

Jeanie Croope/WKAR

A nearly full house packed WKAR's auditorium for a Community Cinema preview of Love Free or Die, airing Monday, June 3, at 10 p.m. on WKAR. The event was the last this spring for the popular screening/discussion series at WKAR.


An enthusiastic group bundled up on a cold winter's evening to enjoy an Evening at WKAR featuring a screening of the upcoming WKAR documentary Makers: Women Who Make America, with a follow-up discussion with Two Men and a Truck International founder, Mary Ellen Sheets.

The Documentary

'Powerbroker' Inspires Audience

Feb 15, 2013
Amber Taylor / WKAR-MSU

On February 13, WKAR welcomed guests to a Community Cinema screening and discussion based around the Independent Lens film Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights. The film provides an inside look on the voices behind the scenes of the civil rights movement.

Powerbroker will air on WKAR-TV on Monday, February 18, at 10 p.m. as part of the Independent Lens series.

A Dialog

Soul Food Junkies Fascinates Guests

Jan 11, 2013
Amber Taylor

An enthusiastic group of 70 guests gathered at WKAR on January 10 to see a preview from the Independent Lens documentary "Soul Food Junkies" and learn more about the cultural legacy and health-related issues connected to this culinary tradition.

Panel at desk
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

WKAR's latest Community Cinema screening event featured an on-screen visit to Barefoot College in India, and in-person discussion with mid-Michigan women who are working to make a difference around the world.

Fun for All at the Teddy Bear Picnic!

Oct 9, 2012
Susi Elkins with Kids
w.r. richards / WKAR

WKAR was pleased to join in the fun at the Teddy Bear Hospital and Picnic, sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development on October 6.

Children came carrying their teddy bears and other stuffies to be stitched up by medical students. The idea behind the annual event is to make going to the doctor a little less scary for youngsters.

Meet Jody and Peter for Classics and Coffee

Sep 26, 2012

90.5 Classical music host Jody Knol and new WKAR Radio station manager Peter Whorf will be talking the classics over coffee at Schuler Books & Music, at the store's Okemos location.

In addition to discussing the mid-Michigan classical music scene, Jody and Peter want to hear listener hopes for classical music on 90.5 and and get feedback on some of the station's classical music initiatives over the coming months.

Classics and Coffee

  • Monday, October 1, 9-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, October 3, 2-4 p.m.

"Call the Midwife" Preview Enchants Guests

Sep 21, 2012

Our Evening at WKAR presentation of Call the Midwife attracted more than 75 guests who laughed and yet were touched by the moving first episode of the new PBS series. Call the Midwife premieres Sunday, September 30, on WKAR.

When WKAR station manager Susi Elkins asked "What do you think?" after the screening, there was plenty of audible approval and conversations with guests after only reinforced that fact.

High Praise from Guests

FREE – Thursday, September 27, at 7 p.m. | WKAR launches Community Cinema for mid-Michigan with a preview screening of "Half the Sky" and community discussion moderated by Judy Karandjeff.

We're dancing at the Folk Fest!

Aug 3, 2012
dance tent
Courtesy MSU Museum

Come on out to the Great Lakes Folk Festival on August 10-12.