StayTuned Update

Updates and notes on WKAR programs and events.

Semiramide | Metropolitan Opera

Mar 4, 2018

Sat., Mar. 10 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | The culmination of the Italian phase of Rossini’s monumental yet unusual career. 

Doo Wop Generation | MY MUSIC

Mar 4, 2018
Kenny Vance & The Planotones perform the nostalgic anthem “Looking for an Echo.”
Courtesy of TJL Productions / PBS

Sat. Mar. 10 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Celebrate the new generation of doo wop performers as the original legends reunite to pass the torch.

Hamilton's America | Great Performances

Mar 3, 2018
Lin-Manuel Miranda headshot
Courtesy of Joseph Sinnott / ©2016 WNET / PBS

Fri. Mar. 9 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Great Performances explores the making of the Broadway phenomenon and the history behind it.

#METOO, Now What? | Series Conclusion

Feb 26, 2018
portrait: Zainab Salbi
PBS

Sun. Mar. 4, 1pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | In this 5-part series conclusion, executive editor and host Zainab Salbi goes beyond the headlines about sexual harassment to ask how we got here and how we move forward. WATCH at video.wkar.org

Specials For Your Brain!

Feb 26, 2018
Drs. Deepak Chopra (left) and Rudy Tanzi (right), two pre-eminent leaders in brain-mind-body medicine, answer pressing questions about brain health.
Courtesy / Inky Dinky Worldwide

Sun. Mar. 4 at various times on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Explore three different specials on tips and tricks for your brain!

Madama Butterfly | Metropolitan Opera

Feb 25, 2018
A scene from Act I of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.”
Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Mar. 3 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | The lyric beauty of Puccini’s score, especially the music for the thoroughly believable lead role, has made Butterfly timeless.

American Creed

Feb 21, 2018
David M. Kennedy and Condoleezza Rice team up across party lines to explore what ideals Americans hold in common.
Courtesy of Citizen Films / PBS

Tue. Feb. 27 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Join former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, historian David Kennedy and a diverse group of Americans to explore whether a unifying set of beliefs – an American creed – can prove more powerful than the issues that divide us.

Maya Angelou | American Masters

Feb 14, 2018
Dr. Maya Angelou
Courtesy of Getty / PBS

Fri., Feb. 16 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Journey through the prolific life of the ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons, and others.

Parsifal | Metropolitan Opera

Feb 14, 2018
Scene on set from Parsifal
Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Feb. 17 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Wagner’s final opera is a musical journey unlike any other.

Tell Them We Are Rising | Independent Lens

Feb 13, 2018
Recent graduates of Morgan State University, Maryland.
Courtesy of Morgan State University / PBS

Mon. Feb. 19 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Explore the pivotal role that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in shaping American history, culture and national identity.

#METOO, Now What? | Special Series

Feb 10, 2018
Zainab Salbi headshot
Courtesy

1pm Sundays Feb. 11-Mar. 4, on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Executive editor and host Zainab Salbi goes beyond the headlines about sexual harassment to ask how we got here and how we move forward. WATCH at video.wkar.org

Kevin Noe with Orchestra
courtesy / MSU College of Music

Sun., Feb. 11 at 7pm on 90.5 FM |LIVE from Wharton Center Cobb Great Hall, conductor Kevin Noe presents

Your Football Alternative | Specials

Jan 29, 2018
Key portrait of Queen Elizabeth I in a dress covered in eyes and ears which represents her spy network
Courtesy of Bridgeman Images / PBS

Sun., Feb. 4, 12:30pm-11pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Where do non-football fans turn for alternative viewing on the day of the big game? WKAR! 

February Episodes | MSU in Concert

Jan 19, 2018
orchestra
Courtesy / MSU College of Music

Fridays at 3pm on 90.5 FM WKAR Radio | This February, enjoy a weekly hour of classical concerts from Michigan State University hosted by WKAR's Peter Whorf!

Amanpour on PBS | New!

Jan 17, 2018
Christiane Amanpour headshot.
Courtesy of CNN International / PBS

Monday through Thursday at 11pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Featuring conversations about important global issues.

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