TV Made in Michigan

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

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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
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Student musicians led by retiring director Carl Knipe compete at State Festival featuring the best of the best. 

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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
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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.

Curious Crew: Density

Jul 22, 2015
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A magic ping pong ball, invisible soda and floating eggs? Explore the concept of molecular density, and an object's ability to change density based upon its temperature. 

Off the Record | July 17, 2015 | #4503

Jul 17, 2015

The panel discusses the status of the road funding package.  The guest is new state Democratic Party Chair, Brandon Dillon.  Bill Ballenger, Zoe Clark and Chad Livengood join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Watch it at video.wkar.org

Off the Record | July 10, 2015 | #4502

Jul 10, 2015

The panel discusses Donald Trump finishing second in Michigan polls and revenue for roads.  The guest is Peter Lund, the head of the Michigan Chapter of Americans for Prosperity.  Emily Lawler, Rick Pluta and Craig Mauger join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Watch it at video.wkar.org

Off the Record | July 3, 2015 | #4501

Jul 2, 2015

In a special bloggers edition of Off the Record, the panel debates the presidential race in Michigan. Tony Trupiano, Jake Davison, Kathy Hoekstra and Eric Baerren join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Watch it now at video.wkar.org

Off the Record | June 26, 2015 | #4453

Jun 25, 2015

The panel discusses the anticipated Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage.  The guest is Rep. Peter Lucido, (R) from Macomb County to discuss his plan to fix the roads.  Kyle Melinn, Bill Ballenger and Zoe Clark join senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick.

Watch it now at video.wkar.org

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