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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.

Dust Bowl Discussion Intrigues Guests

Nov 16, 2012
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After what was one of the hottest and dryest summers the United States has experienced in many years, the topic of Ken Burns' new film The Dust Bowl took on particular relevance. Seventy-nine guests gathered for An Evening at WKAR on November 15 to see a preview of the film and hear a talk about its implications from Sandra Clark.

Ed Slott Visits WKAR

Oct 30, 2012
Ed Slott and Guests
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WKAR was pleased to welcome IRA expert Ed Slott, host of Ed Slott's Retirement Rescue and other public television specials, to the station on October 16.

Guests attending not only had quality time with Ed Slott but also had the opportunity to see a live taping of QuizBusters, tour the set of Off the Record and get a first-hand look at what a green screen is like in the studio and what it looks like after it is used to create a virtual set.

'As Goes Janesville' -- Stimulating Discussion

Oct 19, 2012
Moderator and panelists in auditorium
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Approximately 60 community members attended WKAR's Community Cinema screening of "As Goes Janesville" on October 18, and engaged in a discussion with four guests who addressed the similarities and differences of the issues presented in the film and those in Lansing when the General Motors plant threatened to close.

The Independent Lens film followed the events in Janesville, Wisconsin after the city's GM plant closed. Lansing faced this situation as well, but the GM plant in Lansing remained open, if reduced in scope.

Fall Preview Brings Exciting Changes to WKAR!

Sep 7, 2012
Gary Reid addressing audience
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Nearly 200 guests filled Studio A on September 6 as the new season for WKAR Public Media was revealed.

"Big Science" Intrigues WKAR Audience

Jul 31, 2012
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If the attendance at "An Evening at WKAR" was any indication, "big science" is a big interest for WKAR fans. More than 230 people, coming from as far as Novi, crowded the Communication Arts & Sciences auditorium on July 30 to get a sneak preview of The Small Matter of Big Science and hear remarks by Konrad Gelbke and Douglas Gage.

Gelbke, director of Michigan State University's National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, is also featured in the documentary, which airs Wednesday, August 1, at 8 p.m., on WKAR-TV.

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WKAR celebrated International Migratory Bird Day at Potter Park Zoo on Saturday, June 2, as part of the annual Be a Tourist in Your Own Town event.

Saturday, February 11
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Michigan State University - College of Communication Arts and Sciences


Hey middle schoolers! Learn how to create video games at this FREE workshop presented by WKAR and the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University.