WKAR Storytellers are Winners of 2021 Regional Emmy® Awards

Jun 20, 2021

WKAR Public Media staff have been honored with three regional Emmy® awards by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The awards were announced at the 43rd Emmy® Michigan Virtual Awards Gala on June 19, 2021, at the Michigan NATAS YouTube channel.

WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University is a PBS affiliate serving Michigan's capital region.

43rd EMMY AWARD WINNERS from WKAR:

Public Service Announcement – Single Spot
Masks: Display it, don't spray it!
Carol Yancho

Can wearing a mask REALLY help slow the spread of COVID-19? Super slow-motion video reveals how potentially virus-carrying respiratory droplets disperse and travel through the air - with and without a mask. And yes, it’s gross! Science educator Dr. Rob Stephenson demonstrates how effective masks are with the help of researchers in the College of Engineering at Michigan State University.

Children/Youth (12 and under) – News
Curious About Careers – Meteorologist
Carol Yancho

Genesis predicts a career in meteorology with Emily Wahls! Genesis stops by a TV station to explore the science of forecasting the weather as a meteorologist. She learns how weather models are used to predict the weather and has some fun with the green screen!

Audio – Program (Non-News)
BackStage Pass: Tunde Olaniran
Drew Hill

As one of the most beloved artists of the Detroit music scene, Tunde Olaniran is not only a singer and songwriter, but a producer, rapper, choreographer, author, and activist. His latest album “Transgressor” received acclaim from the New York Times and Rolling Stone, and was named by Yo-Yo Ma as one of the three most inspiring Artists of 2019. Featuring the songs “I’m Here,” “Miracle,” and more.

The Michigan EMMY® represents the most experienced and talented television professionals from all disciplines of the industry and from all of Michigan’s 11 television markets.

For more about the awards, and to see the complete list of winners, visit natasmichigan.org/awards/