A Lansing-area musical duo has been named the grand prize winner for folk music in the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest. Westrin and Mowry now move on, along with winners in 23 other catagories, in vying for the competition’s Song of the Year honors.
WKAR's Scott Pohl reports on 'Talk To Me Again," the Westrin and Mowry song advancing in the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest.
Joshua Davis spent 20 years in the Lansing music scene with his band Steppin’ In It before moving on to Traverse City and a solo career. You may have seen him on WKAR-TV’s “Backstage Pass” program, or as a finalist on NBC’s “The Voice.” Davis speaks with WKAR's Scott Pohl about releasing a new live album at the Midwinter Singing Festival in East Lansing tonight.
WKAR's Scott Pohl talks with Joshua Davis about his new CD "Live at the Robin".
On the debut broadcast of Folk with Matt Watroba, Matt brings us Michigan favorites Joel Mabus, Kitty Donohoe, Mustard's Retreat, Sally Rogers, and the Springtails; plus Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon, Doc Watson, Pete Seeger, and much more.
This week on Current State, reaction to a state inquiry being opened after a controversial Facebook post by Michigan State Police Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue. We'll talk with two students with family in hurricane damaged Puerto Rico. We'll visit a piece of Vietnam and American history at the Gerald Ford Presidential Center. Also, learn the connection between the opioid epidemic and rising levels of STD's. Learn why a wine expert from DeWitt is earning national attention. Plus, a sneak listen to three new shows coming to WKAR this fall.
First segment of "Current State" for September 30 and October 1, 2017.
As men went off to fight in World War Two, their places in America’s factories were often taken by women. That’s what happened at the Gibson guitar factory in Kalamazoo. Author John Thomas will discuss his book on those women, “Kalamazoo Gals,” at 1 p.m. Saturday at Elderly Instruments in Old Town Lansing.