StayTuned Update

Updates and notes on WKAR programs and events.

APR 13 | Independent Lens 'The Homestretch'

Apr 10, 2015
Young man looking across bay at city skyline
Community Cinema

Mon. Apr. 13 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The Homestretch follows three remarkable homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a more stable future.

Apr. 14 | SCREENING: Thinking Money

Apr 7, 2015

FREE – Tuesday, Apr. 14, at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation on why we spend, why we save (or don't), and how we think about money. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

Portrait: Dr. Scott Sampson
MSU Science Festival / MSU/WKAR

April 15 - 19 at Michigan State University | The MSU Science Festival is a FREE multi-day celebration of science, fueled by some of the basic elements essential to scientific inquiry: curiosity, wonder, and discovery.

APR 6 | Independent Lens 'Bully'

Apr 3, 2015
Lee Hirsch / PBS

Mon. Apr. 6 -  10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | A beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary, Bully puts a human face on the devastating impacts of the most common form of violence experienced by young people in the nation.

Masterpiece | 'Wolf Hall'

Apr 3, 2015
Portrait: Mark Rylance
Courtesy of Giles Keyte/Playground & Company Pictures for MASTERPIECE/BBC / PBS

Sundays at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1| Wolf Hall follows the meteoric rise of Cromwell in the Tudor court, from his lowly start as the son of a blacksmith to becoming King Henry VIII’s closest advisor.

Portrait: Suren Bagratuni
Courtesy College of Music / MSU/WKAR

Mon. Apr. 6  at 7:30pm | Stanley and Selma Hollander Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival LIVE from Fairchild Theatre on the Michigan State campus.

Courtesy WSRE Previews and Trailers / PBS

Optimism that the mystery of the malignant cell has been solved fades due to the layers of complexity and defenses of cancer, leading many to focus on prevention and early detection. However, by the 2010s, new avenues of attack are uncovered.

Cancer Conversation Engages Mid-Michigan

Apr 2, 2015
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

Over 140 guests turned out recently for a WKAR-hosted screening and conversation around a topic that touches us all: cancer. WATCH NOW AT video.wkar.org

Courtesy of © Dan McCoy - Rainbow/Science Faction/Corbis / PBS

The launch of the "war on cancer" by President Nixon in 1971 is recalled. While rapid strides were made in understanding cancer, the research produced few advancements in treatment until the late 1990s.

Courtesy of Dana Farber Institute / PBS

The story of cancer and the efforts to find a cure begins with the work of cancer researcher Sidney Farber (1903-73), who, in the late 1940s, introduced the modern era of chemotherapy.

w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

Following a preview screening of "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," WKAR hosts a conversation about this topic that touches us all.

Apr. 9 | Community Cinema: The Homestretch

Mar 27, 2015
Young man looking across bay at city skyline
Community Cinema

FREE – Thursday, Apr. 9, at 7 p.m. | Preview the film and join the conversation around this look at the problem of homelessness among teens. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

Curious Crew in Your Community - Holt

Mar 26, 2015

Sat. Mar. 28 11am - 12pm Holt-Delhi Library  | Space Phones, Musical Straws, and more!

MAR 29 | 'Call The Midwife' Season 4

Mar 19, 2015
Courtesy of Laurence Cendrowicz/Neal Street Productions / PBS

Sun. Mar. 29 - 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Rejoin the midwives and nuns of Nonnatus House, as the community prepares to enter a new decade — the 1960s

Courtesy of ITV Studios for MASTERPIECE / PBS

Sun. Mar. 29 -  9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | All sales are final as Harry Selfridge gambles his store, his fortune, and his personal happiness on an audacious retail strategy in Mr. Selfridge, Season 3.

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