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In its annual holiday survey of parents of 2 to 10-year-olds, PBS KIDS found that the leading trend in gifts for kids this year will be downloadable such as apps, games, e-books and digital music. Fifty-eight percent  of parents reported that they will “most likely” or “definitely” be purchasing downloadable gifts this season. Of these parents, more than half (55 percent) plan to spend more or the same as last year on downloads.

The Milliken Legacy

Nov 20, 2012
WKAR

The Milliken Legacy airs Friday, November 23, at 9 p.m. on WKAR-TV.

WKAR and Willow Elementary Host Family Fun Workshop

Nov 19, 2012

WKAR and Willow Elementary School in Lansing will host a Raising Readers Family Fun Workshop on Tuesday, November 27. Registration and light supper will be from 6-6:20 p.m. The program will follow at 6:20 p.m. and conclude at 7:30 p.m.

Raising Readers workshops offer parents the opportunity to have fun with their children while learning new ways to build reading skills. Workshops are targeted to families and children 4-6 years, but siblings are welcome to attend also.

Doo Wop, Downton, War Horse, Create, World

Nov 19, 2012

There are five special reasons to watch WKAR this weekend!

Dust Bowl Discussion Intrigues Guests

Nov 16, 2012
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.

The Dust Bowl: A Film by Ken Burns

Nov 15, 2012
Florentine Films

The latest film by Ken Burns airs on WKAR-TV on November 18 and 19, at 8 p.m.  and repeating at 10 p.m. each night.

Food Bank Drive at WKAR and MSU Library

Nov 15, 2012
w.r.r./WKAR

WKAR is pleased to again host a drive for the Greater Lansing Food Bank through December 15.

The drive is a tradition at WKAR, with last year's collection weighing in at 978 pounds. The goal for this season's drive is to surpass 1,000 pounds of food and personal products.

Last Days of East Lansing Film Festival 2012

Nov 12, 2012

If you haven't had time to get out to the 15th annual East Lansing Film Festival yet -- go soon! This popular event continues through November 15.

The festival offers an assortment of documentaries, features and shorts, along with films from up-and-coming filmmakers. It is the largest and most diverse film festival in Michigan to screen independent and foreign features, documentaries, shorts and student films from around the world.

Classics and Conversation | Tue. Nov. 13

Nov 12, 2012

WKAR 90.5 Classical continues  Classics and Conversation series on Tuesday, November 13, at 5:30.

Join WKAR's Peter Whorf at Schuler Books Eastwood Town Center for a discussion of upcoming classical music initiatives on WKAR – and share your hopes for music on 90.5 Classical.

WKAR has some fun and exciting new programs on the agenda and they are starting in December! Be the first to know what's coming up! Enjoy a cup of coffee and get to know the newest member of WKAR Radio's team.

This event is free; reservations are not required.

 

WKAR-TV will broadcast Lansing’s Silver Bells in the City Electric Light Parade live at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 16. WKAR’s Susi Elkins will emcee the televised coverage, along with Michael Patrick Shiels of Fox 47 and Mark Buzzitta of WLNZ.

The event kicks off WKAR’s “Home for the Holidays” – a six-week period of seasonal specials for adults and children alike. Between November 16 and New Year’s Day, WKAR will offer 25 seasonal broadcasts, plus specials from regular WKAR series.

TV Highlights

Show Your Luv for Britcoms

Nov 9, 2012
BBC

Britcom fans -- please join us for a special evening on WKAR, Saturday, November 10!

Sandra Clark Joins Evening at WKAR Line-up

Nov 8, 2012

Sandra S. Clark, director of the Michigan Historical Center, will be the featured speaker at the "Evening at WKAR" preview of Ken Burns' "The Dust Bowl." The event will take place Thursday, November 15, at WKAR.

Clark has been the director of the historical center since 1991. Her history degrees are from Michigan State University.

"As someone who grew up in Kansas, it’s [the Dust Bowl] a topic I’ve long been interested in," she said.

Guests will see a 40-minute preview of the film, followed by Clark's talk.  The event is free.

LBJ and writing
Fritz Miller, SDPB

November 7, 1967 -- A date for public radio and television stations everywhere to celebrate! It was on this date that Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act into law, allowing for broadcast excellence, education for viewers and listeners via content and independence and freedom of spirit for producers.

These are words worth reading and remembering! Thanks, LBJ!

WKAR Sponsors East Lansing Film Festival

Nov 7, 2012

WKAR is a proud sponsor of the 15th annual East Lansing Film Festival which begins on November 7 and continues through November 15.

The festival is the largest and most diverse film festival in Michigan to screen independent and foreign features, documentaries, shorts and student films from around the world.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6: MI First Election is streaming full coverage of the election from WKAR studios throughout the day, at bit.ly/MIFIRSTELECTION

MI First Election is a project focusing on the viewpoints of college-age, first-time voters in Michigan.

Over 200 journalism students at Michigan State University provide MI First Election coverage online throughout election day. WKAR's evening PBS NewsHour broadcast will feature reporting from MI First Election, along with updates from the WKAR NewsRoom.

 

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