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What's new at WKAR Public Media, mid-Michigan's source for PBS, NPR, and award-winning original shows for television, radio, and online.

On Monday, May 18, WKAR welcomes a new host to All Things Considered.

Sophia Saliby, comes to us from Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta where she’s spent the last couple of years as the producer of All Things Considered.

Due the coronavirus pandemic, Sophia is still living and working in Georgia.

WKAR's Karel Vega spoke with her about her background and how she's making the transition.

Karel Vega, All Things Considered host for Michigan's capital region, has been named radio news managing editor for WKAR Public Media. Sophia Saliby joined WKAR in April and will take over as ATC host this month.

portrait: LaDonna Mask

LaDonna Mask recognized by WKAR and PBS as leader in the Lansing education community

WKAR and MSU’s College of Education have partnered to create a series of short video segments to help families adapt to at-home learning. 

portrait: Abigail Censky
Lindsay Wilkinson Photography

The radio news team at WKAR Public Media has won eight awards and politics and government reporter Abigail Censky has been named this year's Rising Star by the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors.

WKAR WORLD adds five hours daily for grades 6-12, two hours of K-5 programming added to WKAR main channel beginning Monday, Mar. 30, 2020

portrait: Susi Elkins
Lindsay Wilkinson / LWP

WKAR has shifted resources and adjusted priorities so we can launch a number of new initiatives to help our Capital Region and Spartan community through these difficult times.

WKAR wins six Best in Category, seven Merit, and TV Station of the Year awards at MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards ceremony.

Curious Crew Returns for Sixth Season

Feb 27, 2020
Group on the set of Curious Crew
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Mondays beginning March 2 at 5:30pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Why does a spring, spring? Is spin on a bowling ball a good thing? Where can you find science in a piano? Explore these questions and more, as Curious Crew returns for a sixth season with ten new episodes.

Crew with heart model
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Curious Crew honored by National Educational Telecommunications Association