StayTuned Update

Updates and notes on WKAR programs and events.

MSU Science Festival, Dr. Scott Sampson
w.r. richards / MSU/WKAR

Dinosaurs, dinosaurs, and more dinosaurs! WKAR and Curious Crew were recently in your community exploring with Dr. Scott Sampson at the 2015 Michigan State University Science Festival.

Curious Crew Season One Returns!

Apr 21, 2015
Group on the TV production set
Anthony Cepak / WKAR-MSU

Mondays at 5:30pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Before the premiere of the second season, take a hands-on approach to scientific exploration once again with Curious Crew!

Radio Fall GiveAway 2016
courtesy / Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Sat. Apr. 25 at 8pm on WKAR 90.5 FM | Your A2SO has become a Mahler specialist, and here is what many believe is his most dynamic symphony containing the poignant and famous Adagietto.

APR 25 | QuizBusters Championship Series

Apr 20, 2015
Matt Ottinger at QuizBusters podium
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

Sat. Apr. 25 at 5:30pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Four teams from mid-Michigan will compete for scholarships to Michigan State University in the QuizBusters Championship Series.

Mon. Apr. 20 - 10pm on WKAR-HD | An exploration of the psychological factors at play in spending and saving money.

APR 13 | Independent Lens 'The Homestretch'

Apr 10, 2015
Young man looking across bay at city skyline
Community Cinema

Mon. Apr. 13 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The Homestretch follows three remarkable homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a more stable future.

Apr. 14 | SCREENING: Thinking Money

Apr 7, 2015

FREE – Tuesday, Apr. 14, at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation on why we spend, why we save (or don't), and how we think about money. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

Portrait: Dr. Scott Sampson
MSU Science Festival / MSU/WKAR

April 15 - 19 at Michigan State University | The MSU Science Festival is a FREE multi-day celebration of science, fueled by some of the basic elements essential to scientific inquiry: curiosity, wonder, and discovery.

APR 6 | Independent Lens 'Bully'

Apr 3, 2015
Lee Hirsch / PBS

Mon. Apr. 6 -  10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | A beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary, Bully puts a human face on the devastating impacts of the most common form of violence experienced by young people in the nation.

Masterpiece | 'Wolf Hall'

Apr 3, 2015
Portrait: Mark Rylance
Courtesy of Giles Keyte/Playground & Company Pictures for MASTERPIECE/BBC / PBS

Sundays at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1| Wolf Hall follows the meteoric rise of Cromwell in the Tudor court, from his lowly start as the son of a blacksmith to becoming King Henry VIII’s closest advisor.

Portrait: Suren Bagratuni
Courtesy College of Music / MSU/WKAR

Mon. Apr. 6  at 7:30pm | Stanley and Selma Hollander Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival LIVE from Fairchild Theatre on the Michigan State campus.

Courtesy WSRE Previews and Trailers / PBS

Optimism that the mystery of the malignant cell has been solved fades due to the layers of complexity and defenses of cancer, leading many to focus on prevention and early detection. However, by the 2010s, new avenues of attack are uncovered.

Cancer Conversation Engages Mid-Michigan

Apr 2, 2015
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

Over 140 guests turned out recently for a WKAR-hosted screening and conversation around a topic that touches us all: cancer. WATCH NOW AT video.wkar.org

Courtesy of © Dan McCoy - Rainbow/Science Faction/Corbis / PBS

The launch of the "war on cancer" by President Nixon in 1971 is recalled. While rapid strides were made in understanding cancer, the research produced few advancements in treatment until the late 1990s.

Courtesy of Dana Farber Institute / PBS

The story of cancer and the efforts to find a cure begins with the work of cancer researcher Sidney Farber (1903-73), who, in the late 1940s, introduced the modern era of chemotherapy.

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