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UPDATE: (Tue. Dec. 24 2:50pm): Playlists for 90.5 WKAR are now available from links within the 90.5 WKAR Schedule, and also at the new page for Classical on 90.5

UPDATE: (Tue. Dec. 24 8:50am): The team at NPR Digital Services resolved issues in the system Monday evening, and the WKAR team is working now on getting the correct schedule and playlist information into place.

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Susi Elkins on stage with Downton Abbey on screen behind
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Despite the cold and snow of mid-December, hundreds of Downton Abbey fans from across mid-Michigan turned out for a sneak peek of the new season of the hit show from PBS Masterpiece and WKAR.

DOWNTON ABBEY Special Preview Screening!

Nov 23, 2013

Dec. 12 - Michigan Theatre - Jackson | Dec. 14 - Sun Theatre Williamston

WATCH NOW HERE | Millions of lights, thousands of people and a holiday parade with one very special guest.

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A new season of WKAR Community Cinema kicked off recently (October 29) with a screening and discussion of "The Graduates/Los Graduados." The new documentary series from Independent Lens explores education today through the eyes of Latino and Latina adolescents from across the United States. It is the story of the graduates who will make up America’s future.

Food Bank Drive with WKAR

Nov 1, 2013
Donated food and items
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WKAR is pleased to again host a drive for the Greater Lansing Food Bank through December 15.

FREE – Thursday, Nov 7, at 7 p.m. | Film students and history buffs are invited to an Evening at WKAR featuring Eisenhower's Secret War with historian and independent producer Dr. George A. Colburn. | RESERVATIONS ARE CLOSED

The Latino dropout crisis is examined through the eyes of six students from across the U.S., concluding with three young men.

WATCH HERE

WATCH IT ONLINE | Part 1 of 2. The Latino dropout crisis is examined through the eyes of six students from across the U.S., beginning with three young women.

Can't Hold Me Back follows Detroit teen Fernando Parraz as he overcomes a mountain of roadblocks to become the first in his family to earn a high school diploma.

WKAR and PBS Now on Xbox 360

Oct 23, 2013

New PBS App provides on-demand access to WKAR originals QuizBusters, Off the Record and BackStage Pass and PBS favorites including Austin City Limits, Frontline and Masterpiece.

From Jeanie Croope: I’ll be seeing you...

Sep 23, 2013

As I wrap up editing this month’s issue of Stay Tuned, I am also saying farewell to many of my friends and associates at WKAR. After more than 32 amazing years here, I am retiring from WKAR and MSU.

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The WKAR production team heads to 2013 BluesFest in Old Town this weekend to capture acts live onstage for the next broadcast season of BackStage Pass, the TV series featuring music made in Michigan and the Great Lakes region.

Serving as director of Radio Reading Service is a privilege. Every day I work with dedicated volunteers who care about expanding the world of our listeners.

Those who use Radio Reading Service and their families are always grateful to know that WKAR cares about them and strives to meet their needs.

Knowing that what I do every day makes a big difference in the lives of many is a humbling but wonderful feeling.

-- BRAD WALKER
bradw@wkar.org

QuizBusters Host Reflects on 25 Years

Sep 4, 2013

WKAR’s weekly series QuizBusters kicks off its 25th season with a Special Edition airing in prime time on Wednesday, October 2, at 9 and 9:30 p.m. The Special Edition will feature local personalities who play for bragging rights in the academic game show.

On Saturday, October 12, the 25th season of weekly high school competition will begin. Host Matt Ottinger will welcome teams from 64 mid-Michigan high schools who will compete for scholarships to Michigan State University.

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