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Civilizations | PBS & BBC

Jun 6, 2018
Japanese Ukiyo Prints.
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Tuesdays Jun. 12 - 26, 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale.

On this edition of Current State: Michigan teachers who say they are leaving the classroom because they cannot afford to remain in the profession; PBS President & CEO Paula Kerger talks about why more Americans are tuning into public media for news content and the network's expanding education role; perspective on an MSU alum who will help pick the next president; and the return of "Ondas en Espanol" host Tony "El Chayo" Cervantes. 


Civilizations | PBS & BBC

May 3, 2018
Carved Ivory mask-shaped hip pendant, inlaid with bronze Benin, Queen Idia, Artisit Unknown (16th century) – British Museum, London.
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Tuesdays May 8 - May 15, 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale.

Dolores Huerta speaking
WKAR-MSU

A documentary highlighting the life of civil rights icon Dolores Huerta premieres tomorrow on WKAR-TV. During a recent visit to East Lansing, WKAR’s Karel Vega spoke with Huerta about topics including the #MeToo movement, and what comes next in her fight for social justice.


Amanpour on PBS | New!

Jan 17, 2018
Christiane Amanpour headshot.
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Monday through Thursday at 11pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Featuring conversations about important global issues.

Michigan State Soccer Coach Tom Saxton Builds Legacy of Success and Togetherness

Dec 14, 2017
MSU Athletics

 

Tom Saxton has been involved with MSU women’s soccer for nearly three decades, creating his own unique special team dynamic.

black and white helicopter
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Tuesdays at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The landmark documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick returns for weekly viewing. WATCH NOW

NOVA: Poisoned Water
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FREE – Tuesday, May 23, at 7 p.m. | Discover the chemistry and engineering behind the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and other U.S. cities, and hear from the filmmakers, scientists and citizens bringing this important story to PBS. With discussion moderated by NOVA’s Paula S. Apsell. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

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Watch live online starting at 12:30 P.M. ET March 24 | In light of proposed funding cuts to public media, PBS President Paula Kerger speaks to members of the Detroit Economic Club (DEC) on the impact of public media.

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President Trump's proposed 2018 budget would eliminate all funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  CPB helps financially sustain public radio and television stations across the U.S., including WKAR.  PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger is trying to prevent that loss of funding. She speaks to the Detroit Economic Club on Friday.


Sparty with kids holding "I heart WKAR" sign
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR Public Media from Michigan State University

Roughly 1,500 people visited the WKAR Public Media studios at Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences on Saturday, January 14 to celebrate the launch of a new, free, localized 24-hour kids channel and multiplatform services from WKAR Public Media

Obama and crowd
Courtesy of AP Photo/Charles Dharapak / PBS

Tue. Jan. 10 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address.

WKAR PBS Kids channel to launch in January!

Nov 30, 2016

WKAR will launch a new, free 24/7 children's channel on January 16. 

Wed. Oct. 19 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Watch live coverage and analysis of the presidential and vice presidential candidates’ debates.  WATCH LIVE STREAM HERE

PBS NewsHour: Dem
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July 25 - 28 from 8pm to 11pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Convention coverage continues as NPR and PBS NewsHour bring audiences the latest from the Democratic National Convention.

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