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PBS American Portrait: A Series Made By You
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PBS’s 50th Anniversary’s Signature Programming Initiative, Produced by RadicalMedia, Starts a National Conversation About What It Means to Be an American Today

Fri. Dec. 18 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reflects on the challenging year in office with Anchor Tim Skubick. WATCH NOW

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New Works By Independent Latinx Filmmakers Shine A Light On The Latino Essential Workers Who Are Keeping America Running During The Covid-19 Pandemic


WKAR’s Director of Education joins a Racial Equity Leaders Cohort that will focus on increasing racial equity across the multiple sectors that comprise the early childhood system. 

portrait: Abigail Censky
Lindsay Wilkinson Photography

The Washington Post column, The Fix, has compiled a list of political reporters to follow in each state and Washington D.C. WKAR politics and government reporter Abigail Censky is included on the list of reporters to follow in Michigan.

Michigan Learning Channel to provide instructional content to support the work of teachers and parents through universally available platforms

Power of We Group Photo

New special includes celebrity and musical guests Yara Shahidi, Christopher Jackson, and Andra Day

Can wearing a mask REALLY help slow the spread of COVID-19? In a new video from Michigan State University, science educator Dr. Rob Stephenson demonstrates how masks can be effective in limiting the spread of the coronavirus.  

NEW! Live Streaming WKAR TV

Sep 11, 2020

In addition to cable, satellite, and broadcast, there is now one more way to watch WKAR TV. This week, we launched live streaming of our WKAR TV main channel. WATCH NOW HERE

portrait: Michelle Jokisch Polo
Isabel Garcia / Dreams By Bella Photography

Available here in Spanish |  Michelle Jokisch Polo has joined the news team at WKAR Public Media as the public broadcasting station's Latinx stories reporter and weekend host. WKAR is an NPR News affiliate serving Michigan's capital region from Michigan State University.