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
I'm an MSU grad and Spartan through and through. So when I heard that the College of Communication Arts & Science and WKAR would host the first Spartan Sports Journalism Classic -- with hosts Steve Smith and Pam Whitten -- I was pretty excited!
Lots of Spartans remember NBA All Star and MSU Athletics Hall of Famer Steve Smith. He's now a sports journalist covering the NBA on television. When he comes back to MSU next week, he's bringing with him a number of the best sports journalists and industry professionals in the field to speak during a lively panel.
When it hits April, it finally feels as though spring is really here! And this week's temperatures and a few green bulb shoot sightings remind us that soon it will be festival season.
Here at WKAR we're looking ahead to the MSU Science Festival April 12-21 here on the campus. You'll find everything from interactive displays to speakers to activities for kids. On April 13 we're teaming up with MSU Extension to offer activities for children at the exhibition tent. It will be busy but fun!
Peter Whorf's What's New at WKAR and Jody Knol's 90.5 Community Concerts can now be heard twice each week as WKAR expands it's local classical hours to include Saturday afternoons. | Give Now Online to support local classical music on the air in mid-Michigan.
“Get Swabbed” – It’s that simple to participate in the Communication Arts & Sciences (CAS) Bone Marrow Registry Drive next week. The event will take place on Thursday, March 28, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in CAS Room 191.
Combine Curious George, Clifford, storytelling, a stage show and lots of opportunities to pick up information about childhood literacy. These ingredients made the Early Childhood Literacy Event a hit with mid-Michigan families. The event was held Sunday, March 17, at East Lansing's Hannah Community Center.
WKAR was on hand for the well-attended event. Beany Tomber, WKAR's education services coordinator said "People loved the performances, the storytellers, the characters and all the activities. They thought it was an awesome event for families!"
There's lots to like during this wild and wonderful week here at WKAR. On Wednesday I was pleased to be with members of our staff at the Michigan Association of Broadcasters annual awards. Three of our television programs (Off the Record, BackStage Pass and Beneath the Pines) received awards, as did two WKAR Radio features.