StayTuned Update

Updates and notes on WKAR programs and events.

Feb. 19 | Community Cinema: American Denial

Feb 16, 2015
American Denial title over photograph of boy choosing between two dolls
Gordon Parks / PBS

FREE – Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation around this provocative look at race in America. | ALL SEATS ARE FILLED FOR THIS EVENT

The Year of the Sheep: A Joyful Celebration

Feb 10, 2015
The Year of the Sheep Radio Special Logo

Thur. Feb. 19 - 7pm on 90.FM | Ring in Chinese New Year with The Year of the Sheep: A Joyful Celebration. 

Potrait: August Wilson
Courtesy of David Cooper, 2004 / PBS

Fri. Feb. 20 - 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | THIRTEEN’s American Masters series and Pittsburgh PBS affiliate WQED join forces to explore the life and legacy of playwright August Wilson — the man some call America’s Shakespeare — from his roots as an activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway.

Independent Lens: Through a Lens Darkly

Feb 9, 2015
Independent Lens:Through a Lens Darkly
Courtesy of Hank Willis Thomas / PBS

Mon. Feb. 16 - 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present.

Tue. Feb 10 @ 3:30pm LIVE WEBCAST | Live coverage of the 2015 MSU faculty awards ceremony featuring the State of the University address from President Simon. From Wharton Center Pasant Theatre on the Michigan State campus.


Antique Roadshow: Dancing for Eels
Courtesy of Photo by Jeff Dunn for WGBH, © WGBH 2014 / PBS

Mon. Feb. 9 - 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The new season of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW continues with a special episode in honor of Black History Month!

Portrait:Morgan Freeman
Courtesy of Don Holtz / PBS

Fri. Feb. 6 at 9-11pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The series continues, with hosts Morgan Freeman and David Harewood as each explore an iconic work by William Shakespeare, revealing their personal connection to the work and how it has shaped them professionally. 

 Women of University Chorale
courtesy / WKAR-MSU

Sat. Feb. 7 at 8pm on 90.5 | Live from Cobb Great Hall at Wharton Center on the Michigan State campus.

'Genealogy Roadshow' - Season 2

Jan 29, 2015
Genealogy Roadshow Login

Tuesdays, February 3-24 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Follow a diverse cast of participants on an emotional journey that uses history and science to uncover their fascinating family stories. 

'EARTH A New Wild' - Premiere

Jan 29, 2015
Sanjayan and panda
Courtesy of Jon Loncraine / Passion Planet

Wed. Feb. 4 9-11pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | EARTH A New Wild reveals nature as never before seen with one simple act: by turning the cameras around to put humans into the picture. 

'Shakespeare Uncovered' Series Premiere

Jan 28, 2015
Portrait: Hugh Bonneville
Courtesy of Andrea Southam / PBS

Fri. Jan. 30 9-11pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | In this series, star hosts including Morgan Freeman, Kim Cattrall, Joseph Fiennes, Hugh Bonneville, David Harewood and Christopher Plummer each explore an iconic work by William Shakespeare, revealing their personal connection to the work and how it has shaped them professionally. 

Mozart Birthday Bash | A2SO Live on 90.5

Jan 27, 2015
Radio Fall GiveAway 2016
courtesy / Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Sat. Jan. 31 - 8pm 90.5 | Live from the Michigan Theatre, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra presents the Mozart Birthday Bash.

Edison: American Experience

Jan 19, 2015
Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historic Site / PBS

Tue. Jan. 27 - 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | A profile of inventor Thomas Edison (1847-1931), whose achievements include a long-lasting incandescent light bulb.

2015 State of the Union Address

Jan 16, 2015
Portrait: President Barack Obama
PBS NewsHour

Tue. Jan. 20 - 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | President Barack Obama delivers the traditional address before a joint session of Congress, telecast from the House chamber. LIVE WEBCAST AT PBS NEWSHOUR

Ken Burns Presents Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies includes screening, story sharing and broadcast series.