What a week! Earlier this week, music fans and friends of WKAR got the chance to be part of our BackStage Pass audience at Hannah Center in East Lansing. Six terrific bands -- ranging from hard rock to soul, funk to ska-punk and more -- took the stage over three evenings to record six of next season's BackStage Pass programs.
A nearly full house packed WKAR's auditorium for a Community Cinema preview of Love Free or Die, airing Monday, June 3, at 10 p.m. on WKAR. The event was the last this spring for the popular screening/discussion series at WKAR.
Guests at WKAR's April 25 Community Cinema screening of Wonder Women: The Story of America's Superheroines were not only able to see a segment of the film but hear from speakers Gary Hoppenstand and Jess Knott.
Next week Gary Reid and I will be headed to the PBS Annual Meeting. We'll be connecting with public broadcasting colleagues from around the country in an event that combines previews up of the upcoming season with valuable discussions on the state of the media landscape, funding updates, a look at our digital future and the latest research on public broadcasting.
Come see Current State's Mark Bashore and Emanuele Berry at our City Hall location during this year's East Lansing Art Festival on May 18th. Watch Mark and Emanuele create your show in this 2-hour special edition of Current State from 11a-1p...then stay with us for classical music live from the festival from 1-5.
Hope you can be there with us - or listen in between 11 and 5 on 90.5, WKAR-FM...
On May 3, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson made headlines on “Off the Record,” taking Michigan’s GOP Speaker of the House, Jase Bolger, to task for his tactics to pass legislation that would change Michigan’s No-Fault Insurance law (House Bill 4612). Patterson opposes the legislation, which would cap the lifetime benefits for catastrophic auto injuries at $1 million.
Current Sportswith Al Martin premieres Monday, May 13 at 1 p.m. The new radio talk show from WKAR tackles sports topics in depth, with special guests and listener interaction, while exploring new ground.
There's always a lot of green here at Michigan State University, but today we are seeing much more of it! And I'm not just talking about the trees, which are beginning to show their Spartan colors, or the flowers that are at long last bursting.
Students from MSU's College of Communication Arts & Sciences will be graduating today -- Friday, May 3. We can't help but notice caps and gowns and plenty of Spartan spirit.
Celebrate Earth Day with The Environment Collection curated by American Experience. This site brings together great environment-related content from across public television and radio. From full-length streaming films to kids' games, history, science interactives, and more--there are plenty of “green” resources.
On April 11, 2013 the Michigan State University College of Communication Arts & Sciences and WKAR hosted a day of events with professionals in the sports journalism world including people from Milwaukee Brewers, CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports Detroit, Big Ten Network, The Dallas Morning News, Detroit Free Press, Yahoo! Sports, Fox 17 TV (Grand Rapids), USA Today, Fox Sports South, Detroit News, and more!
MSU Media Sandbox put together this look at the day.
FREE – Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. | See a short segment from the Independent Lens documentary Wonder Women: The Untold Story of America’s Superheroines and learn more from a community panel. | RESERVE SEATS HERE