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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.

Abigail Censky
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WKAR News is expanding its political and government reporting in mid-Michigan with the addition of Abigail Censky. 


Steve Drummond holding the I Heart WKAR button.
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR welcomed Steve Drummond, Senior Education Editor for NPR News and Executive Producer of the podcast Code Switch. During his visit, Drummond offered valuable insight and great feedback for the WKAR News team and MSU journalism students. 

WKAR Interns with various radio and TV gear
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR offers a variety of internships to MSU students!

Ernest Green and MSU Dean Prabu David on stage
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

During the 2018 MSU Homecoming festivities, WKAR hosted a special film screening of The Road to Little Rock and a one-on-one conversation with Grand Marshal Ernest Green and Prabu David, MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences dean. 

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and WKAR Radio Manager Peter Whorf sitting on stage
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WKAR's Radio Manager Peter Whorf recently hosted a National Writers Series event in Traverse City. 

Off the Record: Tim Skubick
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EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The major party candidates for Trustee of Michigan State University and for Secretary of State have agreed to debate on upcoming episodes of Off the Record, Michigan’s only weekly statewide political analysis television show. 

Robin Pizzo and Robin Lott with the MET mascot
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Through twelve days in September, listeners of WKAR Radio combined efforts with Michigan Education Trust (MET) to provide more than 600 books to capital region children in need. 

The Go Rounds main singer
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

BackStage Pass returns on Sat. Oct. 20 at 10 p.m. on WKAR TV, for a new season featuring blues, pop, folk and rock music.

Amanda Pickney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR's Morning Edition has a new addition: it's the voice of Emily Fox. Let's get to know her a bit with a quick Q&A: 

Pohl and Fox photo
Mariana Cavazos / WKAR-MSU

Emily Fox is the newest member of the WKAR News team, taking the helm of our local broadcasts of NPR's "Morning Edition" today. She's a Grand Ledge High School and Michigan State University graduate, returning to Michigan from her most recent post in Seattle, Washington. She speaks with WKAR's Scott Pohl about coming home.


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