Station News

'Midwife' Fans Enjoy Sneak Peek!

Mar 22, 2013
Jeanie Croope / WKAR

Fans of the popular British drama Call the Midwife enjoyed a special sneak preview when they attended An Evening with WKAR at Studio C! on March 21.

It may have been very cold outside but hearts were warmed within as guests saw the first episode of the new season, which premieres on March 31 at 8 p.m. on WKAR.

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Kim Geiger Honored with WKAR Crystal Award

Mar 20, 2013
Jeanie Croope / WKAR

Kim Geiger, a member of WKAR’s Information Technology team since 2001, was honored with the WKAR Crystal Award on March 18, 2013.

Literacy Coalition Event Draws Fans

Mar 18, 2013
w.r.richards / WKAR

Combine Curious George, Clifford, storytelling, a stage show and lots of opportunities to pick up information about childhood literacy. These ingredients made the Early Childhood Literacy Event a hit with mid-Michigan families. The event was held Sunday, March 17, at East Lansing's Hannah Community Center.

WKAR was on hand for the well-attended event. Beany Tomber, WKAR's education services coordinator said "People loved the performances, the storytellers, the characters and all the activities. They thought it was an awesome event for families!"

WKAR was honored with seven awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB), including the coveted “Michigan Public Television Station of the Year” award at the annual MAB Awards of Excellence ceremony held on Wednesday, March 13 in Lansing, Michigan.

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Update: March 18, 2013 - Reservations ARE RE-OPENED. Limited seats available.

FREE – Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. | Studio C! Theatre, Meridian Mall | See the first hour of the new season of the popular British drama series, "Call the Midwife." | RESERVE SEATS HERE

1pm-3:30pm Sunday, March 17  - East Lansing Hannah Community Center |  Meet Curious George and Clifford in person at the annual Early Childhood Literacy Coalition Event.

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This is the third in a series of articles from MSU Extension.

Did you know that there are more than 20,000 military children and youth in the state of Michigan? All branches of the military both active, guard and reserves are represented among Michigan’s military families. Chances are there is a military child or youth in the community or school where you live.

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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

WKAR’s Ready To Learn Service will host a Raising Readers Family Fun Workshop on Wednesday, February 27, at Reo Elementary School in Lansing.

The evening presents lively and interactive new ways to build reading skills while having fun with your child. Workshops are targeted to families and children 4-6 years, but siblings are welcome to attend with their families.

The evening includes a light supper. Families will receive learning activities they can do at home and each child will receive a free book.

Schedule and Registration

'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

Mary Ellen Sheets to Speak at "Makers"

Feb 15, 2013

Mary Ellen Sheets, founder of Two Men and a Truck International, Inc.,  will be the guest speaker at an Evening at WKAR on Thursday, February 21, at 7 p.m. | RESERVE SEATS HERE |

FREE – Thursday, February 21, at 7 p.m. | See a short preview of the upcoming documentary Makers: Women Who Make America with guest Mary Ellen Sheets | RESERVE SEATS HERE

Musicians on stage
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Brenda Loomis Band on BackStage Pass. Broadcast premiere 1/27/13 | 8pm Saturday Feb. 2 on WKAR World | 11pm Saturday Feb. 2 on WKAR-TV World | Watch It Here Now

With your gift to WKAR here, our thank-you puts you and a guest in the audience for Celtic Woman. 7:30p Thursday April 4 at Wharton Center - Cobb Great Hall | Give Now, Get Tickets Here

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