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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.

Group posing with awards
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

For the fifth consecutive year, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters has named WKAR as Public TV Station of the Year.  Across WKAR-TV and WKAR-FM 90.5, the stations also earned ten Best in Category awards and six Merit awards at the Broadcast Excellence Awards 2015 ceremony May 3, 2016, in Lansing, Mich.

Wed. 5/4/16 3:30pm. For the past several days, WKAR-FM HD signals have been experiencing intermittent outages.

'The Homestretch' Was Thought Provoking

Apr 14, 2015
Panel Homestretch
Amanda Pinckney / MSU/WKAR

WKAR Community Cinema, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Independent Lens, and WKAR, offered an advance screening of The Homestretch, a film by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly.

Bully Prevention Project Draws Diverse Audience

Mar 20, 2015
BullyProject-Panel
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

During the month of March WKAR held a community forum to address bullying behaviors, current policy and law, and the positive impact of student empowerment and community engagement.

'American Denial' Explored Race in America

Feb 25, 2015
American Denial Panel
Amanda Pinckney / PBS

Despite the below freezing temperatures, WKAR Community Cinema returned in February with a screening and conversation featuring American Denial, a new documentary that sheds a unique light on the unconscious political and moral world of modern Americans.

'A Path Appears' Provides Eye-Opening Dialog

Jan 26, 2015
Audience members
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR Community Cinema returned in January with an informative screening and conversation featuring A Path Appears.

guests in period constume posing with cardboard cutouts
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

Check out these photos from the WKAR Special Preview Screening of Downton Abbey Season 5.  Tag and share!

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There will be THREE showings at WKAR Studio A on Saturday, Dec. 13 - Showtimes at 2pm, 4pm, 7pm.

Thanks for Giving!

Nov 27, 2014

WKAR extends our warmest wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Thanksgiving.

This is the time of year we all give extra thanks to those that have made a difference in our community, and we'd like to say, "Thank You!"

We know that the entire mid-Michigan community benefits from your support, and so many are grateful to have WKAR to turn to as a trusted place for quality programming that can inspire, enlighten, entertain and expand horizons.

You make public media from WKAR possible.

Panelists at desk
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Did you know that Michigan is one of only nine states that automatically prosecute 17-year-olds as adults? Or that Michigan can prosecute, convict and sentence a youth of any age as an adult?

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