Radio Made in Michigan
9:51 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Mike Whorf's Kaleidoscope comes to WKAR

Mike Whorf is known to countless Michigan and mid-western radio listeners as the long-time Detroit radio host of Kaleidoscope. The daily program which aired from the mid-1960s to the late 90s won the coveted Peabody Award in 1968, as well as numerous other statewide and national honors.

Starting in May, Mike Whorf's Kaleidoscope makes its return to Michigan audiences and listeners worldwide on WKAR AM870 and wkar.org.

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TV Made in Michigan
5:35 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Chase It! Current Sports 2014 Rose Bowl Special

Sun. May 4 - 6:30pm - 23.1 WKAR HD | MSU Spartans return to the Rose Bowl

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TV Made in Michigan
5:01 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

'Spotlight on the News' Comes to WKAR Sundays

WXYZ Editorial and Public Affairs Director Chuck Stokes with Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr on a recent episode of 'Spotlight on the News'

Sundays at 2:30 p.m. on 23.1 WKAR-HD and 6 p.m. on 23.2 WKAR World.

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You Are Invited
2:23 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

May 8 | Community Cinema: The Trials of Muhammad Ali

Ali prays at Hussein Mosque in Cairo, June 1964, after announcing he is part of the Nation of Islam

FREE – Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m. | See a short preview of the Independent Lens documentary and explore the issues with a community panel. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

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6:43 pm
Sat April 5, 2014

Covering the Olympic Games: Steve Smith and All-Star Journalist Panel

Thursday 4pm at WKAR | Watch the LIVE WEBCAST or BE IN THE AUDIENCE as an all-star panel of sports journalists share their experience covering Olympic Games around the world.

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Expand Your World!
12:00 am
Sun March 30, 2014

Join WKAR at MSU Science Festival

April 1-6 on the Michigan State campus. It's a free festival for lifelong learners of all ages!

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Your Support Makes it Possible
7:57 am
Fri March 14, 2014

WKAR Wins Public TV Station of the Year, Numerous Awards from Mich. Assoc. of Broadcasters

WKAR was honored this week with numerous awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB), including the coveted Public TV Station of the Year award, at the annual MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 13, in Lansing, Mich.

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You Are Invited
12:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Mar. 27 | Community Cinema: Medora

FREE -- Thursday, Mar. 27, at 7 p.m. | See a short preview of the upcoming Independent Lens documentary and learn more from a community panel. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

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Ideas Worth Spreading
12:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

WATCH NOW: TEDx LansingEd 2014

Eight speakers — educators, creative thinkers, students and adventurers — present their ideas worth spreading as they explore education and creativity in its myriad forms: from texting to canine therapy to the testing of physical limits.

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You've Made WKAR a Winner!
9:08 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

BREAKING: WKAR Wins Public TV Station of the Year Award and more

At the MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards in Lansing on Wednesday night, WKAR-TV took home the Public TV Station of the Year award, WKAR-TV and WKAR-FM combined earned nine Broadcast Excellence awards, and WKAR Technical Services Manager Gary Blievernicht was honored with the Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award.

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Thank You for Your Patience
9:06 am
Wed February 12, 2014

TECHNOTE: AM870 is Back on the Air

UPDATE: Fri. Feb. 14, 8:47am | WKAR-AM is back on the air at full power. 

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You Are Invited
5:42 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Feb. 13 | Community Cinema: Las Marthas

FREE -- Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. | See a short preview of the upcoming Independent Lens documentary and connect with your community on the importance of carrying on cultural traditions. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

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You're Invited!
3:41 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Great Michigan Read: Decoding the Mysteries of Memoir

Monday, Jan. 27 at 3pm - MSU Campus |  A Great Michigan Read conversation about memoir writing, with Annie's Ghosts author Steve Luxenberg.

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You Are Invited
1:52 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

Jan. 23 | Community Cinema: The State of Arizona

Activists demonstrate outside of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Credit Lauren Asmus

FREE – Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. | See a short preview of the upcoming Independent Lens documentary and discuss the issues with a community panel. | RESERVE SEATS

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New Year Brings New Classical
8:05 am
Wed January 1, 2014

90.5 - Listen Local on Saturdays

90.5 becomes VERY local on Saturdays beginning this month. We've added some brand new programs to complement other recent local additions, making it a day that is all about your community.

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Thank You for Your Patience
5:57 pm
Sat December 28, 2013

TECHNOTE: 90.5 FM at full power

UPDATE Saturday 5:55pm: With Saturday's warmer temperatures clearing ice from the broadcast antenna, 90.5 FM returned to full power at about 5:30pm.

MONDAY 10:30am: 90.5 FM WKAR is operating at reduced power (approximately 32%) due to icing on the antenna.  Over-the-air reception may be poor for some listeners. Online listening will not be affected.

2:54 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

TECHNOTE: Radio Schedule and Playlist Updates

UPDATE: (Tue. Dec. 24 2:50pm): Playlists for 90.5 WKAR are now available from links within the 90.5 WKAR Schedule, and also at the new page for Classical on 90.5

UPDATE: (Tue. Dec. 24 8:50am): The team at NPR Digital Services resolved issues in the system Monday evening, and the WKAR team is working now on getting the correct schedule and playlist information into place.


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In Our Community
11:34 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Hundreds Brave Cold and Snow to Preview Downton Abbey

WKAR's Susi Elkins greets Downton Abbey fans at Michigan Theatre of Jackson

Despite the cold and snow of mid-December, hundreds of Downton Abbey fans from across mid-Michigan turned out for a sneak peek of the new season of the hit show from PBS Masterpiece and WKAR.

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In Our Community
11:34 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

DOWNTON ABBEY Special Preview Screening!

Dec. 12 - Michigan Theatre - Jackson | Dec. 14 - Sun Theatre Williamston

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10:24 am
Sun November 10, 2013

WATCH NOW: 29th Annual Silver Bells in the City

WATCH NOW HERE | Millions of lights, thousands of people and a holiday parade with one very special guest.

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4:39 pm
Sun November 3, 2013

The Graduates/Los Graduados | WKAR Community Cinema

WKAR's Susi Elkins with Dr. Ruben O. Martinez, director of Julian Samora Research Institute; Jose Gallo, Lansing Eastern High School senior; and Yvonne Caamal Canul, Lansing School District superintendent.

A new season of WKAR Community Cinema kicked off recently (October 29) with a screening and discussion of "The Graduates/Los Graduados." The new documentary series from Independent Lens explores education today through the eyes of Latino and Latina adolescents from across the United States. It is the story of the graduates who will make up America’s future.

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Thanks for Giving
12:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Food Bank Drive with WKAR

Credit WKAR

WKAR is pleased to again host a drive for the Greater Lansing Food Bank through December 15.

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You Are Invited
2:37 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Nov. 7 | Eisenhower's Secret War - An Evening at WKAR

FREE – Thursday, Nov 7, at 7 p.m. | Film students and history buffs are invited to an Evening at WKAR featuring Eisenhower's Secret War with historian and independent producer Dr. George A. Colburn. | RESERVATIONS ARE CLOSED

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Community Cinema Broadcast
1:01 am
Wed October 30, 2013

WATCH NOW: The Graduates/Los Graduados - The Boys | WKAR-TV

The Latino dropout crisis is examined through the eyes of six students from across the U.S., concluding with three young men.


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Community Cinema Broadcast Feature
9:48 am
Mon October 28, 2013

The Graduates/Los Graduados - The Girls | WKAR-TV

WATCH IT ONLINE | Part 1 of 2. The Latino dropout crisis is examined through the eyes of six students from across the U.S., beginning with three young women.

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9:56 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

WATCH: Can't Hold Me Back | American Graduate - Indepenent Lens

Can't Hold Me Back follows Detroit teen Fernando Parraz as he overcomes a mountain of roadblocks to become the first in his family to earn a high school diploma.

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12:20 am
Wed October 23, 2013

WKAR and PBS Now on Xbox 360

New PBS App provides on-demand access to WKAR originals QuizBusters, Off the Record and BackStage Pass and PBS favorites including Austin City Limits, Frontline and Masterpiece.

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12:54 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

From Jeanie Croope: I’ll be seeing you...

Jeanie Croope

As I wrap up editing this month’s issue of Stay Tuned, I am also saying farewell to many of my friends and associates at WKAR. After more than 32 amazing years here, I am retiring from WKAR and MSU.

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TV Made in Michigan
5:56 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

WKAR's BackStage Pass at 2013 BluesFest this Weekend

A scene from 20120 BluesFest. WKAR is recording again this year at 2013 BluesFest
Credit w.r. richards / WKAR

The WKAR production team heads to 2013 BluesFest in Old Town this weekend to capture acts live onstage for the next broadcast season of BackStage Pass, the TV series featuring music made in Michigan and the Great Lakes region.

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Listen Tuesday on Current State
12:02 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Susi's Station Notes: The Great Michigan Read

I am so pleased to tell you that this month WKAR will join with the Michigan Humanities Council when it launches its fourth Great Michigan Read.

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