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WKAR Blog
11:52 am
Sun December 14, 2014

PHOTOS: Downton Abbey Season 5 Preview Screening

Fans pose with Mr. Carson and Lady Mary
Credit w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

Check out these photos from the WKAR Special Preview Screening of Downton Abbey Season 5.  Tag and share!

View the Photo Album at Facebook

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You Are Invited!
5:31 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

Special Preview Screening: Downton Abbey Season 5!

There will be THREE showings at WKAR Studio A on Saturday, Dec. 13 - Showtimes at 2pm, 4pm, 7pm.

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WKAR Blog
6:35 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Thanks for Giving!

WKAR extends our warmest wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Thanksgiving.

This is the time of year we all give extra thanks to those that have made a difference in our community, and we'd like to say, "Thank You!"

We know that the entire mid-Michigan community benefits from your support, and so many are grateful to have WKAR to turn to as a trusted place for quality programming that can inspire, enlighten, entertain and expand horizons.

You make public media from WKAR possible.

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WKAR Blog
3:37 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

'Evolution of a Criminal' Conversation Focuses on the Criminal Justice System

Panelists (l-r) Carl Taylor, Jane Zehnder-Merrell, Kristen Staley and Lois DeMott.
Credit Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Did you know that Michigan is one of only nine states that automatically prosecute 17-year-olds as adults? Or that Michigan can prosecute, convict and sentence a youth of any age as an adult?

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WKAR Blog
8:58 am
Sun November 2, 2014

Thanks for Giving!

Thanks for Giving! November brings our national Thanksgiving holiday, and a perfect opportunity to give thanks to those who have made a difference in our community. 

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Mondays at 5:30p
4:37 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Introducing 'Curious Crew' a new original series from WKAR

Rob Stephenson and members of the Curious Crew

New science show featuring local kids comes to mid-Michigan TV.

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You Are Invited
3:48 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Nov. 13 | Community Cinema: Evolution of a Criminal

FREE – Thu. Nov. 13, at 7 pm | See a short preview of the new documentary and join the conversation. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

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ONLINE LISTENING UPDATE
7:03 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

TechNote: WKAR Online Streams are Restored

UPDATE 7:15pm Online streams have been restored

7pm Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 |  All WKAR online listening streams are currently down.

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Documentary Inspires
1:25 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

'Women in Space' Provokes Enlightening Conversation

Panelists (l-r) Megan Donahue and Melanie Cooper
Credit Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR Community Cinema returned this season on Oct. 10 with an enlightening conversation spurred from the new documentary, "Makers: Women in Space." 

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You Are Invited
4:23 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Oct. 9 | Community Cinema: MAKERS: Women in Space

1978 Class Women Portrait with Astronaut Suit

FREE – Thursday, Oct 9, at 7 p.m. | See a short preview of the new documentary and join the conversation about the crucial and often unsung role women have played in the U.S. space program. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

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WKAR Blog
4:18 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Our Viewers and Listeners at WKAR Support Businesses Who Support Us

As Corporate Development Director at WKAR, part of my role is to reach out to businesses in the mid-Michigan community and try to sway  marketing or corporate support dollars to underwriting messages on one of our great stations. One of my main back-pocket selling tools is that our viewers and listeners at WKAR want to support businesses who support us. Well, this email just came across my desk and I thought I would share it with all of you as this statement has never rung more true than today.

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3:21 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

WKAR and MSU Homecoming Parade | In Your Community

Fri. Sep. 26 - 6pm in East Lansing | Look for your favorite WKAR stars and characters, as "Spartans Make Headlines" in the MSU Homecoming Parade.

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Hot Views
12:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Sweetie-licious Slice of Life: A Farm to Table Gathering

Betsie, Ellie and Linda Hundt (l-r)
Credit Anthony Cepak / WKAR-MSU

From garden to table with Linda Hundt. | GIVE NOW HERE for Special Offers

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TV Made in Michigan
10:59 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Introducing 'Forte' Featuring Area Student Musicians

The new original series from WKAR debuts Oct. 4 with Owosso High School Symphony Band.

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WKAR Blog
9:03 am
Wed September 17, 2014

PBS and WKAR Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Carlos Vives
Credit Courtesy of GUILHERME MOLENTO

Hispanic Heritage Awards ceremony to air on PBS and WKAR.

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WKAR Blog
12:13 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

WKAR Network Continues to Bring New Original Shows to Mid-Michigan

Curious Crew with Rob Stephenson
Anthony Cepak WKAR-MSU

Classical Music, Global News, Local Stars, Kids & Science: all new, all original

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NEW SERIES!
5:18 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Beethoven Festival with André Watts | A2SO Live

André Watts
Credit Steve Sherman

8pm Sat. Sept. 13 on 90.5 FM | The debut of Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra LIVE from WKAR features piano legend André Watts performing an all-Beethoven program.

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See You At The Festival!
4:18 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

In Your Community at the Michigan BluesFest

2014 Old Town BluesFest-Lansing
Credit Brian Whitfield

Look for WKAR's award-winning production crew at the 2014 Michigan BluesFest in Old Town Lansing, September 19 & 20, recording for the next season of BackStage Pass.

WKAR will be recording several acts at the main stage each evening. For the full schedule and info about the artists, visit www.oldtownbluesfest.com

 

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Meet Local Personalities!
2:53 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Be in the QuizBusters TV Audience for WKAR Specials

A scene from 2013 Special Edition QuizBusters in WKAR Studio A
Credit Rachel Tang / WKAR-MSU

Tuesday, September 9 at WKAR! Join fellow game show fans and meet some of mid-Michigan's most notable personalities as WKAR launches a new season of QuizBusters with two Special Edition episodes recorded with YOU in our live studio audience. FREE!

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Join Us!
6:02 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

National Night Out, Touch-a-Truck | WKAR in Your Community

Credit WKAR

Join us Thursday, Aug. 7, 6-8 p.m. at the East Lansing Public Library. WKAR Curious Crew host Rob Stephenson will be there, and so will the WKAR Truck. See you there!

Event details are at
National Night Out, Touch-a-Truck | CityofEastLansing.com

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WKAR Blog
3:30 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

WKAR and Silver Bells Win Emmy Award

WKAR staff accept the Emmy award for 'The 29th Annual Silver Bells in the City,' awarded to Station Manager Susi Elkins and Executive Producer Tim Zeko. Pictured (l-r) nominee Al Martin, WKAR General Manager Gary Reid, nominee Brett King and nominee Luke Schwarzweller.
Credit Courtesy / MI-NATAS

WKAR recently took home a regional EMMY Award for outstanding achievement in television, presented by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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See You at the Festival!
10:44 am
Sun June 15, 2014

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival and WKAR in Your Community

Look for WKAR in Your Community at the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, June 2o-21, in Downtown East Lansing.

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5:11 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

In Your Community at Grand American Fish Rodeo

Credit courtesy

Look for WKAR this weekend at the Grand American Fish Rodeo! July 12-14 Adado Riverfront Park in Downtown Lansing.

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Hot Views
6:02 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

The Escape Artist - New Masterpiece Mystery! Starts Sunday

David Tennant as Will Burton

Sundays, June 15-22, 9pm - WKAR-HD | Trail a brilliant defense lawyer (David Tennant) who gets a trial that changes his life forever.

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Hot Views
5:43 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Doc Martin - Season 3 Starts Saturday!

Doc Martin

Sat. Jun. 14 - 9pm, Sun. Jun. 15 - 7pm - WKAR-HD | Season 3 begins with Martin's efforts to reconnect with Louisa Glasson, which are derailed by the arrival of her father, a shady figure who's hatching a larcenous scheme.

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5:09 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Who Will Make It to the QB Grand Championship Series?

Matt Ottinger, host of QuizBusters
Credit WKAR-MSU

Mid-Michigan's smartest game show returns to WKAR-HD Saturday, June 14, at 6pm with semifinal action from the 25th QuizBusters champion tournament.

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Hot Views
10:38 pm
Sun June 1, 2014

2014 FIRST in Michigan Robotics Championship

Mon. June 2 - 5pm - WKAR HD | The 2014 FIRST in Michigan Robotics Championship highlights the best high school robotics teams throughout the state of Michigan. 

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You Are Invited
4:57 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

June 18 | Evening at WKAR: Freedom Summer

Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party delegates and supporters stage a demonstration on the boardwalk in front of the Atlantic City convention center.
Credit George Ballis / Take Stock

FREE – Wednesday, June 18, at 7 pm | See a short preview of the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE documentary and talk with members of your community who helped shape this moment in history. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

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Documentary Inspires
2:54 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

'Trials of Muhammad Ali' Provokes Conversation

Panelists (l-r) Pero Dagbovie, Daniel Manville and Waseem El-Rayes
Credit Aaron Snyder / WKAR-MSU

Community members left WKAR Community Cinema on May 8 with interests heighten from the screening and conversation featuring "The Trials of Muhammad Ali."

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In Our Community
6:33 am
Mon May 12, 2014

East Lansing Art Festival 2014

May 17-18 | Look for WKAR in Your Community at the East Lansing Art Festival.

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