TV Made in Michigan

TV programs made in Michigan and presented by WKAR at Michigan State University

Kathleen and the Bridge Street Band

Jul 23, 2015
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Captivating soulful blues from vocalist Kathleen Walters and her Bridge Street Band.

Aguanko on BackStage Pass

Jul 23, 2015
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Latin-Jazz standards and originals performed by Alberto Nacif and Aguanko.

Planet D Nonet on BackStage Pass

Jul 23, 2015
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Down and dirty big band swing from Detroit.

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Bluesy hardbop & free-jazz exploration from keyboardist Jim Alfredson and Dirty Fingers.

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Blues with old-school sensibility and modern-day energy from Hank Mowrey and Mike Morgan.

Group photo on TV production set
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Charlotte High School Symphony Band student musicians strive to maintain a ninety-year legacy of excellence in this mid-Michigan community where band is bigger than football is in Texas.

Owosso High School Symphony Band on Forte

Jul 22, 2015
Band in Performance Studio
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Student musicians led by retiring director Carl Knipe compete at State Festival featuring the best of the best. 

Group photo on TV production set
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Director Chad Parmenter makes a bold move, selecting pieces for performance at state festival competition that call for solos on flute, saxophone, french horn and percussion. 

Curious Crew: Gravity

Jul 22, 2015
Curious Crew and Rob
Anthony Cepak / WKAR-MSU

Rock vs. paper, accelerating washers and drop it, don't break it. Explore gravity and how an object's mass determines its force of gravity and the accelerating rate with which things fall. 

Curious Crew: Thermal Energy

Jul 22, 2015
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An unpoppable balloon, spinning soda and a simple steamboat? Explore thermal energy and how different materials conduct heat. 

Curious Crew: Chemical Reactions

Jul 22, 2015
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Color-changing breath, chemical goo and elephant toothpaste? Explore chemical reactions and discover how hydrogen molecules break and fuse to create new compounds as evidenced by color changes, released gases, the emission of heat or light, or an altered state of matter. 

Curious Crew: Magnetism

Jul 22, 2015
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A slow-poke magnet, chaotic pendulum and opposing grapes? Explore magnetic fields and the characteristics that make ferromagnetic and diamagnetic materials, including Lenz's Law. 

Curious Crew: Gases Take Up Space

Jul 22, 2015
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A balloon in a bottle, building a lung and bubbles? Explore the positive properties of air, namely gases take up space, that they take the shape of the space that they are in, that its effects are visible on solids and liquids, and that matter cannot occupy the same space. 

Curious Crew: Air Pressure

Jul 22, 2015
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A can crusher, sipping races and an eggciting bottle? Explore the power of air pressure and the fact that air at sea level exerts a pressure of 14.7 pounds per square inch or 1 kilogram per square centimeter. 

Curious Crew: Sound Vibrations

Jul 22, 2015
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Rubber band boogie, space phones and magic spoons? Explore the concept of sound energy resulting from vibrations.

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