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Dean, MSU Communication Arts & Sciences Prabu David talks about his favorite book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Paula Kerger with Great Gatsby book
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PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger talks about her favorite book, the Great Gatsby.

The Great American Read Returns!| PBS

Sep 11, 2018
The Great American Read buttons and books
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Tuesdays, Oct. 9-Oct. 23, 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The Great American Read explores the power and joy of reading through the lens of America's 100 best-loved novels as voted on by the public. 

Red Cedar Writing Project
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WKAR participates in the Red Cedar Writing Project!

TGAR Book Club Luncheon
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WKAR and the Capital Area District Library (CADL) explored and celebrated reading for The Great American Read!

Civilizations | PBS & BBC

Jun 6, 2018
Japanese Ukiyo Prints.
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Tuesdays Jun. 12 - 26, 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale.

On this edition of Current State: Michigan teachers who say they are leaving the classroom because they cannot afford to remain in the profession; PBS President & CEO Paula Kerger talks about why more Americans are tuning into public media for news content and the network's expanding education role; perspective on an MSU alum who will help pick the next president; and the return of "Ondas en Espanol" host Tony "El Chayo" Cervantes. 


Civilizations | PBS & BBC

May 3, 2018
Carved Ivory mask-shaped hip pendant, inlaid with bronze Benin, Queen Idia, Artisit Unknown (16th century) – British Museum, London.
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Tuesdays May 8 - May 15, 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale.

Dolores Huerta speaking
WKAR-MSU

A documentary highlighting the life of civil rights icon Dolores Huerta premieres tomorrow on WKAR-TV. During a recent visit to East Lansing, WKAR’s Karel Vega spoke with Huerta about topics including the #MeToo movement, and what comes next in her fight for social justice.


Amanpour on PBS | New!

Jan 17, 2018
Christiane Amanpour headshot.
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Monday through Thursday at 11pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Featuring conversations about important global issues.

Michigan State Soccer Coach Tom Saxton Builds Legacy of Success and Togetherness

Dec 14, 2017
MSU Athletics

 

Tom Saxton has been involved with MSU women’s soccer for nearly three decades, creating his own unique special team dynamic.

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Tuesdays at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The landmark documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick returns for weekly viewing. WATCH NOW

NOVA: Poisoned Water
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FREE – Tuesday, May 23, at 7 p.m. | Discover the chemistry and engineering behind the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and other U.S. cities, and hear from the filmmakers, scientists and citizens bringing this important story to PBS. With discussion moderated by NOVA’s Paula S. Apsell. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

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Watch live online starting at 12:30 P.M. ET March 24 | In light of proposed funding cuts to public media, PBS President Paula Kerger speaks to members of the Detroit Economic Club (DEC) on the impact of public media.

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President Trump's proposed 2018 budget would eliminate all funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  CPB helps financially sustain public radio and television stations across the U.S., including WKAR.  PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger is trying to prevent that loss of funding. She speaks to the Detroit Economic Club on Friday.


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