From the Front Lines | Pop-Up Stories

Nov 6, 2017
Pop-Up Stories
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Friday, November 10 at 6:30pm at the Communication Arts and Sciences Building, Studio A | Join WKAR for our final event in the Vietnam series: a special edition of Pop-Up Stories to honor our veterans.

Pop-Up Story: ‘Creative Cosmetics’

Aug 8, 2017
Storyteller Rebecca Douglas
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

We’re broadcasting stories from our June Pop-Up Stories at Fenner Nature Center all week long. The theme was “blazing a trail.”


Here’s storyteller Rebecca Douglas with a story about  childhood creativity gone wrong.

Pop-Up Story: 'Dark Side of the Moon'

Apr 26, 2017
Portrait of storyteller Drew Prosch-Jensen at Abrams Planetarium
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR’s last Pop-Up Stories event was in February at Abrams Planetarium and the theme was “it’s in the stars.”

Drew Prosch-Jensen told a story inspired by the “dark side of the moon.”

Apr. 27 | Reaping What You Sow | Pop-Up Stories

Apr 20, 2017
The audience sits in Abrams Planetarium underneath the starry ceiling.
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Lansing City Market.

They say you should treat others the way you want to be treated, but what happens when you don’t?

We want to hear your personal stories of good deeds, karma, revenge, and “reaping what you sow.” 

Maybe you did something you shouldn’t have and you got what was coming to you… or you got away with it. What did you learn? 
On the other hand, you might have a story of hard work that paid off, or a tale of spreading kindness that has a happy ending.

Pop-Up Story: ‘Humans are Dirty Slates’

Feb 22, 2017
Khalid Ibrahim standing at the microphone telling a story
Katie Wittenauer / RCAH- MSU


The theme of our January Pop-Up Stories event was “clean slate.” Storyteller Khalid Ibrahim shared his story about immigrating to the US from Pakistan when he was twelve.


Pop-Up Story: ‘No Birds, Just Bees’

Jun 2, 2016
Dedria Humphries Barker photo
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

One of our recent Pop-Up Stories events was at the Robin Theatre in Lansing. The theme was “The Birds and the Bees.”

Carol Edmunds photo
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

In advance of WKAR's next Pop-Up Stories event on May 25th, we have a story from our last event about operating a restaurant in downtown Lansing from Carol Edmunds.

Pop-Up Story: ‘Bobby Darin in Baghdad’

Mar 25, 2016
Dave Dunckel photo
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

We have a Pop-Up Story out of Iraq by Dave Dunckel from our event last night at the Broad Art Museum.

Pop-Up Story: ‘New Life Mends a Broken Heart’

Mar 4, 2016
Judy Winter photo
Katie Wittenauer / MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

We have a selection from last night’s Pop-Up Stories event at the MICA gallery in Old Town. Our storyteller is Judy Winter.

Pop-Up Story: ‘Dancing on Graves’

Feb 22, 2016
Tashmica Torok photo
Katie Wittenauer / MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Pop-Up Stories is back in action this week! To celebrate the return of our mobile storytelling series, we’ve got one of our favorite stories from last year. It's by Tashmica Torok.

Pop-Up Stories: East Lansing Public Library

Oct 15, 2015
man playing violin
Pete Johnston

Listen to stories on the theme "Loan & Borrow" from our Pop-Up Stories event at the East Lansing Public Library on October 11, 2015.