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Food Bank Results! Thank you!

Dec 19, 2012

WKAR's drive for the Greater Lansing Food Bank brought in a grand total of 880 pounds, which was picked up and weighed on December 19.The total packed three filled-to-the-brim laundry carts.

A large amount of this food came from the drop-off point at the MSU Library. Thanks to Ruth Ann Jones, Holly Flynn and student Adam for collecting it and then bringing it over here to add to the grand total. This is our second year partnering with the library and their collection really makes a difference.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: PBS and MASTERPIECE bring you a Downton Abbey Q&A with the cast and producers.

New Classical Radio Programs Debut in December

Nov 30, 2012

Brand New on 90.5 WKAR!  MSU Faculty Recital Series premieres Wednesday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. What’s New on WKAR, premieres Friday, December 7, at 2 p.m.

My Community. My WKAR. Your Voice.

Nov 30, 2012

Our WKAR news team will come to your place of business, a park, school, shopping area or another area site to record the sounds of your world and you!

WKAR Baking Special with Sweetie-licious!

Nov 26, 2012
Jeanie Croope/WKAR

If you are anticipating the season of baking that’s just around the corner, get a few tips and recipes from Linda Hundt, best known as “Sweetie-licious.” The local entrepreneur and owner of Sweetie-licious Bakery Café in DeWitt will share her baking secrets in a new WKAR-TV special, Sweetie-licious: A Taste of the Season.

Home For the Holidays!

The program is part of WKAR’s “Home for the Holidays” array of specials airing in December on the public television station.

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.

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