StayTuned Update

Updates and notes on WKAR programs and events.

National Memorial Day Concert 2016

May 25, 2016
Courtesy of Capital Concerts / PBS

Sun. May 29 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Join co-hosts Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna for the 27th broadcast of this night of remembrance honoring the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform.

Tim Busfield
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Emmy award-winning actor Timothy Busfield will join the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University (MSU) as an artist in residence, effective June 15.


The 38th annual Emmy® nominees have been announced by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Michigan, and both WKAR and Michigan State University (MSU) have received nominations.

Courtesy of Freya Williams / Bigger Bang Communications / PBS

Wed. May 25 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | See why the team has their minds blown when they try to work out the likelihood of alien life.

Courtesy of Bigger Bang / PBS

Wednesdays May 18 - Jun. 1 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | In each of the six episodes, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking presents three ordinary people with a series of physical and mental challenges to show them how to think like a genius.

Physician at Hurley Children's Hospital
courtesy photo

Physician Mona Hanna-Attisha of MSU's College of Human Medicine and her team helped prove the children of Flint, Michigan, had been poisoned by a lead-contaminated water supply. Hanna-Attisha will deliver the commencement address at MSU’s undergraduate convocation on May 6.

The ceremony will be streamed here at as a live webcast 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 6.

Courtesy of Steffan Hill/Left Bank Pictures (Television) Limited/Yellow Bird 2015 / PBS

Sun. May 8 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | With his memory failing, Wallander draws on primal instincts to crack a decades-old submarine mystery. But is it finally curtains for Kurt?

Independent Lens | 'Peace Officer'

May 3, 2016
Courtesy of Brad Barber / PBS

Mon. May 9 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Explore the effects of our increasingly militarized policing through the eyes of a former sheriff.

Janis Joplin: American Masters

May 2, 2016
Courtesy of Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images / PBS

Tue. May 3 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Observe Janis Joplin’s life through intimate letters and rare footage in the first in-depth celebration of the iconic rock singer. 


Thu. Apr. 28 at 8pm on WKAR World  & Sunday May 1 at 4:30pm on WKAR HD | Dr. Marc Edwards leads the Virginia Tech research team credited with revealing deadly lead contamination in the public water supply in Flint, Mich. WATCH NOW

NEW! on 90.5: Flint Symphony Orchestra

Apr 27, 2016
Conductor with arms outspread
Courtesy / Flint Symphony Orchestra

Starts Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2pm on 90.5 FM

Courtesy/MSU College of Music

Sat. Apr. 30 at 8pm on 90.5 FM | Live from the Cobb Great Hall, conductor Kevin Noe presents 

Grantchester on Masterpiece

Mar 31, 2016
Courtesy of (C) Des Willie/Lovely Day Productions & ITV for MASTERPIECE / PBS

Sundays at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Rejoin vicar Sidney Chambers and veteran cop Geordie Keating for a season of matchmaking and murder.

Call the Midwife | Season 5

Mar 31, 2016
Courtesy of Red Productions Ltd 2015 / PBS

Sundays at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | In the Season 5 premiere, a couple disagrees about the future of their child, who was born with severe deformities. 

Jazz | Ken Burns America

Mar 31, 2016
Courtesy of Frank Driggs Collection / PBS

Fridays at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns tells the story of jazz — the quintessential American art form.