WKAR Blog

Consider a Vehicle Donation
7:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Susi's Station Notes: Got a Clunker?

Condition doesn't matter! We'll take it -- old or broken beyond repair is fine!

Every now and then, I think we all get the urge to get a new vehicle. We may have outgrown our old one with expanding families (that's what happened to the Elkins car!). Or, our old car may just be on its last legs -- or wheels.

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Three Great TV Specials!
12:00 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Susi's Station Notes: WKAR Fall Preview

Earthflight is a special Nature presentation that takes viewers around the world with birds of six continents.

Can you believe that it is almost September and Labor Day weekend is here? The summer has flown by, leaving behind plenty of good memories -- and great anticipation for the fall.

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March, Silk and More!
7:00 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Susi's Station Notes: Great Shows This Week!

Courtroom drama in 'Silk.'

I have to admit that one of the things I love about public television is that even in summer, a lot of our programs are new and they run the gamut in diversity, from drama to documentary to cinema.

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Current Sports Coming to WKAR-TV!
8:28 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Susi's Station Notes: A Big Night in Studio F

Greg Kelser and Al Martin with the WKAR crew

We had a great night last evening in WKAR's Studio F when we welcomed special guest, Greg "Special K" Kelser, to WKAR as the guest on the premiere episode of Current Sports.

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Ideas to Keep Your Child Engaged
7:00 am
Mon August 12, 2013

"I Don't Have Anything to Do!"

I don’t have anything to do! 

It’s summer – and the children are home from school. After even a few days of “freedom,” moms and dads everywhere start hearing the familiar, high-pitched whine of summer. No, it’s not the 17-year cicadas. It’s our children declaiming loudly “I don’t have anything to do!”

But doesn’t it seem like your child has every toy under the sun?  Why not play with those?

There are reasons that may explain why children don’t play with the toys that are available.

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Lots to Like!
1:35 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

PBS Announces New Programming During Summer Press Tour

The cast of The Bletchley Circle returns for a second season.

Today at the Television Critics Association meeting, PBS announced a new slate of programs to air in the fall of 2013 and beyond. 

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Tips for Families Dealing with Grief
4:35 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Helping Children through Grief and Loss

During times of grief and loss it is hard to understand what feelings and thoughts children may experience.  If the loss is significant it may be hard for adults to focus specifically on children because they are trying to cope with their own emotions.

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Red Green, Lawrence Welk and more!
7:00 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Susi's Station Notes: We Asked, You Answered!

Red Green

Our recent survey to members asking them for feedback on the Red Green Show and Lawrence Welk brought a terrific response. Whether you like these shows or not, you all had a lot to say!

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It's Math!
1:51 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Matching and Sorting!

Children learn at a WKAR Ready To Learn Workshop.

Adults “match and sort” every time we do laundry. Children start learning this process during infancy, when they begin to notice which sounds they make bring an adult running to them (sounds that aren’t so effective).

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