Arts and Culture

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Jonathan Roth

Cheyna Roth used to cover the state capital for WKAR. Now a reporter for MLive.com, she adds a new line to her resume today: author. Her book Cold Cases: Unidentified Serial Killers, Unsolved Kidnappings, and Mysterious Murders is out today. WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Cheyna Roth about her early career as a lawyer and prosecutor before turning to journalism.

NOTE: This interview includes references to rape and murder that some might wish to avoid.


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Courtesy photo

At many stations across the U.S., today is Public Radio Music Day. WKAR is joining in, and Scott Pohl has this report on how COVID-19 stay-at-home orders are affecting local musicians.


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Courtesy photo / Williamston Theatre

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, Theatre companies around the country have had to cancel shows. There’s an exception, though, at Williamston Theatre, the Lansing area’s only professional company. They’ve arranged to offer “These Mortal Hosts” to paying customers online.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with the theatre’s executive director, John Lepard, about how it works.


Pi, Salia and Ginsberg, Poetry Out Loud, and "The Journey of Harriet Tubman". Join Mary Ellen Pitney and Jamie Paisley as they showcase events happening in Michigan. 


Science and art, a Nordic festival, Cinderella, ballet and Community band. Join Mary Ellen Pitney and Jamie Paisley as they discuss arts and culter events happening around Michigan.


A Traffic Jam, Valentines Day music series, The MSU Latinx Film Festival, Americana, and Into The Woods. Join Mary Ellen Pitney and Jamie Paisley to talk about events happening this week around Michigan


Jackson Symphony Orchestra Community Music School

Trapped in the Grey, Cécile McLorin Salvant and Aaron Diehl, the 2nd Annual Black Empowerment Festival, Bach to the Future, and Toni Morrison. Join Mary Ellen Pitney and Jamie Paisley to talk about events happening this week around Michigan.


UM Flint

A Sophocles drama from 441 BC, the So Dead podcast, the vibrancy of colors, clarinets and the Cardboard Classic Sled Race. Join Mary Ellen Pitney and Jamie Paisley to talk about events happening this week around Michigan


A Superman radio play, The Purple Rose Theater Company, a Roomful of Teeth, Ten Pound Fiddle, and Peter and the Wolf. Join Mary Ellen Pitney and Jamie Paisley to talk about events happening this week around Michigan.


An underground film series, the Lansing Children's Choir,  the Peppermint Creek Theater Company, Ten Pound Fiddle, and the MSU College of Music's Spirituals Prayer and Protest Concert. Join Mary Ellen Pitney and Jamie Paisley to talk about events happening this week around Michigan.


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