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MSU MoonFest | Summer of Space

Jul 19, 2019
MSU MoonFest; July 19-21; Abrams  Planetarium
WKAR

FREE -- July 19 - July 21 at Abrams Planetarium | Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first moon landing, with WKAR and Abrams Planetarium at the MSU MoonFest!

Charm City | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Apr 23, 2019
Courtesy of Andre Lambertson / PBS-Independent Lens

FREE – Thu. May 9, 7pm at WKAR | View a special screening and join the conversation. RESERVE SEATS HERE

Finding Your Roots | Season 5

Jan 8, 2019
Professor Gates
McGee Media/Ark Media / PBS

Tuesdays, Jan. 8-29, 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Watch as these people find their family history and culture. 

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
Courtesy / PBS

FREE – Thursday, January 10, 7pm at WKAR | Calling all Victoria fans! WKAR will show a special screening of Victoria's season 3 premiere episode days before it airs nationally. |  RESERVE SEATS HERE

boy with tablet
Kevin Lavery / WKAR/MSU

In Lansing, a unique learning project is helping some of the city’s youngest students build their digital skills.  They’re using Android tablets provided by WKAR to learn educational concepts based on public television programming. 


Kids with books
Courtesy of Nutopia / PBS

To Kill a Mockingbird was voted by viewers as America’s #1 best-loved novel in The Great American Read!

Autumn Watch: New England

Oct 11, 2018
Courtesy of DenisTangneyJr./Getty Images / PBS

Wed.-Thu., Oct. 17-18, 8pm & Fri., Oct. 19, 9:00pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 |  Travel to the colorful landscapes of New England, and experience some of the best autumn has to offer!

Picture of Dean Prabu David
Courtsey / WKAR-MSU

Dean, MSU Communication Arts & Sciences Prabu David talks about his favorite book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Paula Kerger with Great Gatsby book
Courtsey / WKAR-MSU

PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger talks about her favorite book, the Great Gatsby.

The Great American Read Returns!| PBS

Sep 11, 2018
The Great American Read buttons and books
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Tuesdays, Oct. 9-Oct. 23, 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The Great American Read explores the power and joy of reading through the lens of America's 100 best-loved novels as voted on by the public. 

Red Cedar Writing Project
Courtesy / Red Cedar Writing Project

WKAR participates in the Red Cedar Writing Project!

TGAR Book Club Luncheon
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR and the Capital Area District Library (CADL) explored and celebrated reading for The Great American Read!

Civilizations | PBS & BBC

Jun 6, 2018
Japanese Ukiyo Prints.
Courtesy of © Nutopia Ltd / PBS

Tuesdays Jun. 12 - 26, 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale.

On this edition of Current State: Michigan teachers who say they are leaving the classroom because they cannot afford to remain in the profession; PBS President & CEO Paula Kerger talks about why more Americans are tuning into public media for news content and the network's expanding education role; perspective on an MSU alum who will help pick the next president; and the return of "Ondas en Espanol" host Tony "El Chayo" Cervantes. 


Civilizations | PBS & BBC

May 3, 2018
Carved Ivory mask-shaped hip pendant, inlaid with bronze Benin, Queen Idia, Artisit Unknown (16th century) – British Museum, London.
Courtesy of Nutopia Ltd / PBS

Tuesdays May 8 - May 15, 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Survey the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale.

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