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Radio & TV Program Guide | Mar12

Noteworthy in March

n Pledge Madness! Tournament-quality Specials March 3-18! n Family Literacy Event ­ Meet Clifford! n "Finding Your Roots" Premieres n John Grisham Novel on "The Radio Reader"

College of Communication Arts and Sciences


On Our Cover

Pledge Madness comes to WKAR, March 3-18. Look for terrific specials on WKAR-TV, WKAR Create and WKAR World ­ and please give generously!

Editor Jeanie Croope College of Communication Arts & Sciences Dean Pamela Whitten WKAR Acting Director Gary Reid Radio Station Manager Curt Gilleo Content & Community Engagement Manager Susi Elkins Radio News Director Kevin Lavery Radio Reading Service Brad Walker Volunteer Coordinator Mary Wright

QuesTioNs? WKAR is a division of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University. If you have questions about WKAR call (517) 432-9527, ext. 365 weekdays (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or contact Carol Karber at [email protected] WKAr CoMMuNiTy

Volunteer This Month to Be a Key Player in Pledge Madness

What's Your Story?

We're always looking for stories about how WKAR Radio or TV has made an impact on your life. Did you make a lifelong friend during a volunteer stint? Did a certain program provide you with the information you needed at just the right time? Perhaps you just love certain programs or personalities. Please tell us! Send an email to [email protected] (be sure to put "My WKAR Story" in the subject line).


You'll note a lot of "Pledge Madness" going on around WKAR this month, as we bring you a number of terrific shows and specials. We are recruiting volunteers to answer phones during this event. If you are interested in volunteering, give membership a call at (517) 432-3120, Ext. 374 or email [email protected] We will need phone operators evenings and weekends from Saturday, March 3 through Sunday, March 18.

"The more that you read, the more things you will know." ­ Dr. Seuss

Volunteers answer phones during WKAR's pledge drive.

Advisory BoArd

Michael Rhodes Chairperson Richard Weingartner Vice Chairperson Jessica Wortley Adler T. J. Bucholz April Clobes John Dobbs Nancy Elwood Meredith Grimm Carrie Rathbun Hawks David Hollister Derrick Jones Mary Black Junttonen Michael Levine Karen Phillips Joseph Ross Patrick Spyke Donna Ullrich Robert Ulrich Jane White Maria Wygnal

WKAr's MissioN We connect people to powerful ideas that inspire personal growth, exploration of our world, and positive change.

WKAR will host two Raising Readers Family Fun Workshops this month. Targeted to families and children ages 4-6, the workshop shows parents how to have fun with their child while learning new ways to build reading skills. Each child receives a book and learning activities to take home. A light supper is provided.

Lansing Workshop

Gier Park Elementary School Thursday, March 15

Registration/Pizza: 5:30-6 p.m. Program: 6-7 p.m. To register, call (517) 755-1360.

Holt Workshop

Sycamore Elementary School Thursday, March 22

Registration/Pizza: 6-6:30 p.m. Program: 6:30-7:30 p.m. To register, call (517) 699-7811 or email [email protected] by March 20.

For more about WKAR's fun family and children's activities and programs, see our new Kids' Corner on page 12.

WKAR's Family Fun Workshops are made possible by grants from Jackson National Life Insurance Company, Macy's and Target.

MSU is an Affirmative-Action/ Equal-Opportunity Employer.

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Moyers & Company

Sundays at 2 p.m.

Pledge Madness!

Who needs March madness when we have Pledge Madness going on right here at WKAR? From March 3-18, look for specials with Joe Bonamassa, Hugh Laurie, Peter, Paul and Mary, Idina Menzel, Celtic Woman, Tony Bennett and Phantom of the Opera. See pages 4-5 for more on Pledge Madness at WKAR!

Branford Marsalis will be one of the stars featured on Finding Your Roots.

Bill Moyers has returned to public broadcasting with Moyers & Company, a weekly hour of compelling conversation about life and the state of American democracy. Scholars, artists, activists, scientists, philosophers and newsmakers bring context, insight and meaning to important topics. Moyers also offers his own timely and penetrating essays on society and government.

Itzhak Perlman helps the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra celebrate 100 years.

BackStage Pass

Thursdays at 10 p.m. (Repeated Saturdays at 8 p.m. on WKAR World and at 11 p.m. on WKAR-TV.)

Create Marathons

All day, every saturday!

WKAR Create is seen on Channel 23.3 and on many cable systems. PLeAse NoTe: Some programming during Create Marathons on March 3, 10 and 17 will be pre-empted so you can support that station during our Pledge Madness campaign.

WKAR's "music made in Michigan" series BackStage Pass is nothing if not versatile. This month we'll feature the MSU Chamber Music faculty performing classical offerings and blues from guitar master Larry McCray from Flint.

03/03 | Soup-er Saturday

Nothing warms better than a hearty bowl of soup. Get recipes from Julia and Jacques, Jeff Nathan, Tommy Tang and more!

Finding Your Roots

Sundays at 8 p.m., beginning March 25

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., returns with another series that delves into the genealogy and genetics of famous Americans. Finding Your Roots combines history and science in an exploration of race, family and identity in America. Those discovering surprises in their family trees include Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey, Jr., Branford Marsalis, John Legend, Martha Stewart and Barbara Walters.

03/10 | Ladies of Leisure

Joe Wood at Fenway Park, circa 1913.

Fenway Park at 100

Monday, March 26, 8 p.m.

Get tips on entertaining, sewing, cooking, gardening, or crafting with Katie Brown, Lidia Bastianich, Nancy Zieman and more!

Charlie Rose's interview series comes to WKAR-TV.

Fenway Park at 100 celebrates the centennial of the oldest (and smallest) ballpark in America. The film tells the story of Fenway's long history as a venue for sports and as a public space: masses for WWI soldiers, a 1922 Irish Republican rally, FDR's last presidential campaign speech, concerts by Bruce Springsteen and others.

03/17 | The Emerald Isle

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Rudy Maxa, Rick Steves, Burt Wolf and Tommy Makem.

Great Performances

Friday, March 30, 9 p.m.

Charlie Rose

Most Weeknights at 11 p.m.

Charlie Rose is arguably one of the most astute and engaging interviewers on television. Now his popular series will also be seen on WKAR-TV on Monday through Thursday nights. Whether he's speaking to a popular film star, an author or a figure in business or politics, count on revealing nighttime conversation.

The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra celebrates 100 years with a gala concert featuring acclaimed writer and San Francisco native Amy Tan, music director Michael Tilson Thomas, Itzhak Perlman and Lang Lang performing works by Copland, Mendelssohn and Britten. Concert footage is interwoven with short video stories highlighting unique moments in the symphony's history, as well as performer interviews.

Rick Steves

03/24 | Destination: Asia

Tour the jewels of Asia with the Grannies, Rudy Maxa, Art Wolfe, Rick Steves and Burt Wolf.

03/31 | Mexican Table

Rick Bayless and Pati Jinich bring you the best dishes of Mexico from tacos to mole.

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The Sweet Sixteen


Big Band Vocalists (3/3)

Great Performances: Tony Bennett ­ Duets 2 (3/4, 3/6, 3/18)) Great Performances: Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival (3/4) TransSiberian Orchestra: The Birth of Rock (3/6) A Community Sings: 10th Anniversary (3/10, 3/13)

Celtic Woman (3/17)

Downton Abbey: Behind the Drama (3/11)

`60s Pop, Rock & Soul (3/14)

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support tournament quality, fan favorites and awesome match-ups on WKAr-Tv March 3-18!

The Sweet Sixteen


Les Miserables In Concert (3/7)

Oscar Hammerstein II: Out of My Dreams (3/11) Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony (3/11) Great Performances: Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall (3/4) Great Performances: Hugh Laurie: Let them Talk (3/11, 3/12) Jon Bonamassa: Live at the Beacon Theatre (3/12, 3/16)

Il Volo Takes Flight (3/17)

Beneath the Pines (3/4, 3/11, 3/18)



The PBS NewsHour airs Monday-Friday at 7 p.m., preceded by BBC World News America at 6 p.m. and Nightly Business Report at 6:30 p.m.

Judy Woodruff

Weeknight News

01 | Thursday

8:00 8:30 9:00 10:00 11:30 8:00 8:30 9:00

Racing Dreams

Michigan Out of Doors The Red Green Show This Old House Hour P.O.V. MSU Today

Tony Bennett sings duets with Lady Gaga and others on Great Perforamnces. (March 4, 6, 18)

02 | Friday

Washington Week Off the Record American Masters



A look at the life and legacy of Calloway, one of the icons of jazz.

Cab Calloway ­ Sketches


Peter Marshall hosts this tribute to the great music of the big bands.

Big Band Years

05 | Monday


Wishes Fulfilled

Dr. Wayne Dyer

Allen Toussaint

The Soul of New Orleans

In Performance at the White House

04 | Sunday

10:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 3:00


Celebrate Broadway with dancers from "West Side Story," Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Elaine Stritch, Marvin Hamlisch and more.

A Broadway Celebration

Strategies on dealing with attention deficit disorder

A.D.D. and Loving It?!


The noted speaker returns with more inspiring words on working toward making your dreams come true.

Antiques Roadshow

Honolulu, HI

Austin City Limits

Robert Earl Keen

Doris Day is featured in Big Band Vocalists. (March 3)

Rick Steves' European Insights Washington Week Off the Record The McLaughlin Group To the Contrary Moyers & Company Great Performances

Tony Bennett: Duets 2

06 | Tuesday


The Birth of Rock

TransSiberian Orchestra

9:00 11:00

The acclaimed orchestra offers one of their dynamic and visually exciting shows. WKAR has limited tickets to their Battle Creek appearance available.

Great Performances Charlie Rose

Tony Bennett: Duets 2


The legendary vocalist with Lady Gaga, k.d. lang, John Mayer, Michael Buble, more.

Great Performances

03 | Saturday

10:00 12:00 2:00 3:00 4:30 6:00 6:30 7:00

Peter, Paul & Mary

All the hits from the iconic folk trio.

25th Anniversary Concert

7:30 8:00

Guitar masters take the stage in this annual event.

Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival

Beneath the Pines Great Performances

Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall

Dr. Amen returns with new tricks on keeping young.

Use Your Brain to Change Your Age

Springport/Vandercook Lake Haslett/Charlotte

Easy Yoga for Easing Pain 3 Steps to Incredible Health Ed Slott's Retirement Rescue QuizBusters QuizBusters


The British cast of the acclaimed Andrew Lloyd Weber musical, with many guest stars, celebrate "Phantom's" 25th anniversary.

Les Miserables, with Alfie Boe, celebrates 25 years. (March 7)

Off the Record

07 | Wednesday


Alfie Boe, Lea Salonga and Nick Jonas star in this 25th annIversary concert edition of the beloved musical. WKAR will offer tickets to the Wharton Center production coming in April during this program.

Les Miserables In Concert

The crooners and canaries of the 1940s, including Louis Armstrong, Doris Day, Margaret Whiting, Peggy Lee and many others.

Big Band Vocalists

08 | Thursday


Dr. Wayne Dyer, Wishes Fulfilled (March 5)

Live studio breaks feature program hosts offering Michigan cruise opportunities at certain giving levels.

Michigan Out of Doors

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10:30 11:00 8:00 8:30 9:00 10:00 10:30 11:00

Recently uncovered footage carries Richard Proeneke's story forward.

Alone in the Wilderness II


Oscar Hammerstein II

The music, life and career of Broadway's Oscar Hammerstein is reviewed in this new special. Guests include Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince and host, "Glee" star, Matthew Morrison.

Out of My Dreams

Beneath the Pines Charlie Rose

09 | Friday

Out of My Dreams is a profile of lyricist Oscar Hammerstein. (March 11)

Washington Week Off the Record Big Band Vocalists Victor Borge StoryCorps

Comedy in Music Stories of Love Cheap Trick


Idina Menzel Live


The star of "Wicked" and "Rent" performs show tunes and classic pop. Marvin Hamlisch leads the orchestra.

Barefoot at the Symphony

12 | Monday


Jon Bonamassa

Great Performances

Moments from the NPR series.

Austin City Limits

10 | Saturday

10:00 1:00 3:00 Dr Wayne Dyer

Wishes Fulfilled

Rick uncovers new spots not so well known to travelers.


The "House" star proves himself a fine New Orleans jazz musician in this film.

Hugh Laurie: Let them Talk

Beneath the Pines

The Bowl Show

9:30 11:00

The internationally renowned guitar superstar delivers a stunning performance with memorable duets with legendary rock singer Paul Rodgers (Bad Company) and John Hiatt.

Live at the Beacon Theatre

Great Performances

Honolulu, HI

Antiques Roadshow

Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk

Rick Steves' Hidden Europe A Community Sings

10th Anniversary

13 | Tuesday

8:00 10:00 11:00 8:00

Peter, Paul & Mary

Celebrating 10 Years

4:00 6:00

WKAR salutes the Mid-Winter Singing Festival, celebrating 10 years of song.

A Community Sings Charlie Rose

25th Anniversary Concert

Magic Moments QuizBusters

Best of `50s Pop

14 | Wednesday

"Wicked" star Idina Menzel performs show tunes on Barefoot at the Symphony. (March 11)




East Lansing's Mid-Winter Singing Festival is celebrated in A Community Sings. (March 10, 13)

A celebration of 50 years of smallscreen historical costume drama, looking at how the genre has changed, including "The Forsyte Saga," "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Brideshead Revisited."

The Story of the Costume Drama


An all-star cast of pop and Rock favorites deliver live performances and vintage clips.

`60s Pop, Rock & Soul

Horses of the West

America's Love Story

Downton Abbey

Behind the Drama

11:00 8:00

Ali McGraw narrates this emotional journey on horseback through the American West, looking at working ranch horses, elegant Arabians and a therapy horse.

Charlie Rose


A look at the filming of the Masterpiece favorite.

15 | Thursday

10:30 11:00 StoryCorps

Stories of Love

6:30 7:00

Howell/Williamston The company celebrates the music of the Big Band years.


Lawrence Welk's Big Band Splash


This documentary takes you into the Edwardian world of life in the Manor House ­ upstairs and down.

Secrets of the Manor House

More music from the fabulous 1950s.

Moments to Remember

Off the Record

Charlie Rose


Ed Sullivan's Rock & Roll Classics

The `60s


The Beatles, Doors, Rolling Stones, Mamas and the Papas, Petula Clark and more are featured in vintage clips.

American Masters

Neil Young: Don't Be Denied

11 | Sunday

10:00 12:00 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00

Use Your Brain to Change Your Age Washington Week Off the Record The McLaughlin Group To the Contrary Moyers & Company

Phantom of the Opera is seen in its entirety during Pledge Madness. (March 11)

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16 | Friday

8:00 9:30 11:00

The child singer offers classical and contemporary songs.

Jackie Evancho: Dream with Me

Great Performances

Joe Bonamassa

Austin City Limits

Live at the Beacon Theatre Steve Earle, Kris Kristofferson

NOVA offers a look at extremely icy conditions. (March 21)

18 | Sunday

Guitarist Joe Bonamassa performs at the Beacon Theatre. (March 12, 16)

17 | Saturday



Lucy Maud Montgomery's endearing story of Anne Shirley is told in a five-hour marathon starring Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst and Richard Farnsworth.

Anne of Green Gables

10:00 12:00 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 3:00 4:30 5:30 7:30 8:00 10:00

Out takes and bonus footage not previously seen.

Suze Orman's Money Class Washington Week Off the Record The McLaughlin Group To the Contrary Moyers & Company 3 Steps to Incredible Health Easy Yoga for Easing Pain `60s Rock, Pop & Soul Beneath the Pines Great Performances The Story of the Costume Drama

Tony Bennett: Duets 2

21 | Wednesday

8:00 Nature

The remarkable ability of Australian bushfire victims to bounce back and the environment's capacity for healing.

Survivors of the Firestorm



The mystery of melting ice sheets affect the fate of coastlines around the world.

Extreme Ice


Steve Jobs

Celtic Woman



The dazzling music of this Celtic ensemble inspires.

Celtic Thunder


6:00 6:30 7:00

Celtic music continues with the male ensemble that combines traditional and contemporary Irish music. Olivet/Potterville DeWitt/Grand Ledge

11:00 11:30

A celebration of 50 years of smallscreen historical costume drama, looking at how the genre has changed, including "The Forsyte Saga," "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Brideshead Revisited."

A unique insight into what made the mercurial and brilliant Steve Jobs tick.

One Last Thing


Globe Trekker

Sri Lanka/Maldives

McLaughlin Group Off the Record

QuizBusters QuizBusters

The Welk Stars


This musical walk down memory lane features stars past and present including JoAnn Castle, Myron Floren, The Lennon Sisters, Bobby and Cissy and more. The three "teenage tenors," all Italian heartthrobs, offer their first PBS show.

Through the Years

Members from the MSU Chamber Music faculty perform classical selections on BackStage Pass. (March 22) Steve Jobs is profiled in One Last Thing. (March 21)

Il Volo Takes Flight

22 | Thursday

8:00 8:30 9:00 10:00 Michigan Out of Doors The Red Green Show This Old House Hour BackStage Pass

Classical music performed by the MSU Chamber Music faculty.

10:30 11:00

Victor Borge

American Masters

Comedy in Music

19 | Monday

8:00 9:00

Honolulu, HI

Antiques Roadshow PBS Election 2012

Republican Candidate Debate

Sam Cooke: Crossing Over

MSU Chamber Music

10:30 11:00 8:00

Ray Suarez moderates this post Super-Tuesday debate.

Antiques Roadshow Charlie Rose

Bismarck, NC

11:00 8:00 8:30 9:00

Charlie Rose

23 | Friday

Washington Week Off the Record PBS Arts

A look at the indelible mark made by women in music from Bessie Smith to Lady Gaga. Cyndi Lauper hosts.

20 | Tuesday

American Experience

Into the Deep: America, Whaling and the World

Women Who Rock

The Story of the Costume Drama looks at some of the great mini-series set in a variety of periods. Pictured: "Brideshead Revisited." (March 11, 18)

10:00 11:00

The rapid rise and precipitous decline of the American whaling industry.

Frontline Charlie Rose


Austin City Limits

Widespread Panic

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24 | Saturday

11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 8:00 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00

Hands On Crafts for Kids Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Rick Steves' Europe The Victory Garden From Glory Days This Old House Ask This Old House Hometime Woodsmith Shop Motorweek Great Getaways Michigan Out of Doors Wilderness Journal Inside E Street QuizBusters QuizBusters

The Romantic Rhine

26 | Monday

8:00 9:00 10:00

El Paso, TX Bismarck, ND

Antiques Roadshow Antiques Roadshow

11:00 8:00 9:00

Celebrate the centennial of Fenway Park, one of Boston's most popular attractions and a landmark for baseball fans everywhere.

Fenway Park at 100

Charlie Rose

27 | Tuesday

Triangle Fire

Fenway Park at 100 American Experience

Larry McCray brings the blues to BackStage Pass. (March 29)

Kent City/White Cloud

Everett/Lansing Eastern

Lawrence Welk Show Antiques Roadshow Keeping Up Appearances Mulberry Last of the Summer Wine The Red Green Show Backstage Pass

MSU Chamber Music

10:00 11:00 8:00

A look at how a tragic factory fire in New York led to workplace safety laws.


Great Performances

Frontline Charlie Rose Nature

28 | Wednesday


Learn why size matters in the world of whales.


Celebrate the symphony's centennial with Michael Tilson Thomas, Itzhak Perlman and Lang Lang.

San Francisco Symphony at 100

Austin City Limits


Ocean Giants - Giant Lives

31 | Saturday

11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 8:00 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00


Henry Louis Gates hosts a new series of journeys through the family tree on Finding Your Roots. (March 25)


Discover why a new era of personalized, gene-based medicine is both ominous and promising. Explore archaeological evidence of a previously unknown Mayan society in the Yucatan Peninsula.


Hands On Crafts for Kids Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Rick Steves' Europe

The Romantic Rhine

Quest for the Lost Maya

11:00 8:00 8:30 9:00 10:00

Charlie Rose

29 | Thursday 25 | Sunday

11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 3:00 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00

Kent City/White Cloud Everett/Lansing Eastern

QuizBusters QuizBusters

Michigan Out of Doors The Red Green Show This Old House Hour BackStage Pass

Larry McCray

Jackson Christian/ Jackson County Western Kearsley/Alma

The Victory Garden From Glory Days This Old House Ask This Old House Hometime Woodsmith Shop Motorweek Great Getaways Michigan Out of Doors Wilderness Journal Inside E Street QuizBusters QuizBusters

Washington Week Off the Record The McLaughlin Group To the Contrary Moyers & Company Woodsongs

11:00 8:00 8:30

The blues-guitar powerhouse from Saginaw performs.

Charlie Rose

30 | Friday

Growing a Greener World America's Heartland This Old House Hometime My Generation Tracks Ahead Under the Radar: Michigan MSU Today Finding Your Roots

Detroit, Traverse City

The Blind Boys of Alabama

Washington Week Off the Record

Lawrence Welk Show Antiques Roadshow Keeping Up Appearances Mulberry Last of the Summer Wine The Red Green Show Backstage Pass

Larry McCray

9:00 10:00

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hosts this series on discovering your past using some fascinating famous people as examples.

Finding Your Roots Masterpiece Classic


Charles Dickens' woeful tale stars Derek Jacobi and Sophie Vavasseur.

The Old Curiosity Shop

Off the Record

Pianist Lang Lang is featured in the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra's 100th anniversary concert on Great Performances. (March 30)

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Garden Smart

M/W, 10 a.m., 4 & 10 p.m.

Sewing & Needlecraft

America Sews

M, 2 p.m.

P. Allen Smith: Garden Home

Su/F, 10 a.m., 4 & 10 p.m.

Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting

Su/W, 12 & 6 p.m. (begins 3/11)

The Victory Garden

WKAR Create is seen on Channel 23.3 and many cable systems. Programming is subject to change. For the overnight Create schedule visit

Knit & Crochet Now

Su/W, 12 & 6 p.m. W, 2 p.m.

Tu/Th,10 a.m., 4 & 10 p.m.

Home & Decorating

M/F, 5:30 & 11:30 p.m.; F, 11:30 a.m.

Knitting Daily Quilting Arts

W, 12:30 p.m. Th, 2 p.m.

Around the House w/ Matt & Shari For Your Home

Su/W, 11 a.m., 5 & 11 p.m.

On March 3-18, we will be asking for your support and programs will be pre-empted. See the schedule below.

Quilt in a Day Sewing with Nancy

M/F, Noon & 6 p.m.

Katie Brown Workshop

S/W, 11:30 a.m., 5:30 & 11:30 p.m.

Sew It All

Tu, 2 p.m.

Food & Wine

M, 11:30 a.m..

Health & Lifestyles

Allaire Back Fitness

W, 8:30 a.m.


Bake, Decorate, Celebrate! Ciao Italia

M, 8 a.m. & 8 p.m.; F, 8 a.m., 2 & 8 p.m.

Burt Wolf: What We Eat Globe Trekker

Tu/Th, 9 a.m., 9 & 9 p.m.

Classical Stretch

Th, 8:30 a.m. M, 8:30 a.m.

Tu/Th, 7:30 a.m., 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.

Chef John Besh's New Orleans

S/W, 8 a.m. & 8 p.m.

Exhale: Core Fusion Growing Bolder

Tu, 11:30 a.m., 5:30 & 11:30 p.m. Th., 5:30 & 11:30 p.m.

Grannies on Safari

M/F, 9:30 a.m., 3:30 & 9:30 p.m.

Rick Steves' Europe Travelscope

Cook's Country

Su/M/W/F, 9 a.m., 3 p.m. & 9 p.m. Su/W, 9:30 a.m., 3:30 & 9:30 p.m.

Su/W, 7 a.m., 1 & 7 p.m.

Caprial & John's Kitchen Cuisine Culture Essential Pepin

Tu/Th, 8 a.m. & 8 p.m. Tu/Th, 7 a.m., 1 & 7 p.m.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

F, 12:30

Tu/Th, 8 a.m. & 8 p.m. (begins 3/27)

Travel with Kids

Sit & Be Fit

Tu, 8:30 a.m. F, 8:30 a.m.

M/F, 9:30 a.m., 3:30 & 9:30 p.m. (begins 3/19)

Wai Lana Yoga


Ask This Old House Rough Cut

Su/W, 10:30 a.m., 4:30 & 10:30 p.m. M/F, 11:a.m., 5:30 & 11 p.m.

Great American Seafood Cooking

T/Th, 2:30 p.m. (begins 3/26)


Herbert Keller

Best of Joy of Painting

Tu/Th, 12:30 & 6:30 p.m.

This Old House

M/F, 8:30 p.m. (begins 3/27)

M/F, 10:30 a.m., 4:30 & 10:30 p.m.

Lidia's Italy In America

M/F, 8:30 p.m. (ends 3/24)

Donna Dewberry Show

F, 2:30 p.m.

Woodturning Workshop

Tu/Th, 11 a.m., 5 & 7 p.m.

Su/M/W/F, 7:30 a.m., 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.

Su, 12:30 & 6:30 p.m.; W, 6:30 p.m.

New Scandinavian Cooking Sara's Weeknight Meals Simply Ming

M/F, 7 a.m., 1 & 7 p.m. Su., 8:30 a.m., 2:30 & 8:30 p.m.; W, 8:30 p.m.

Painting & Travel w/ Roger & Sarah Jerry Yarnell School of Fine Arts

Th, 2:30 p.m. M, 2:30 p.m.

Woodwright's Shop

Tu/Th, 10:30 a.m., 4:30 & 10:30 p.m.

Love to Paint with Mimi Paint This w/ Jerry Yarnell

Tu, 2:30 p.m. W, 2:30 p.m.

Tommy Tang's Easy Thai (begins 3/25)

S/W, 8 a.m. & 8 p.m.


Painting w/ Paulson Scheewe Art Workshop

Tu, 6 a.m.; Th. Noon & 6 p.m.

Tommy Tang

Beads, Baubles, Jewels

Th, 11:30 a.m.

support WKAr Create March 3-18!

Health and Fitness

3 Steps to Incredible Health Th, 3/15, 3 p.m. Change Your Brain, Change Your Life M, 3/5, 8 p.m. Diet Free with Zonya Foco Sa, 3/3, 6 p.m.; M, 3/12, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Christiane Northrup: Menopause Tu, 3/13, Noon; Th, 3/15, 8 p.m. Easy Yoga for Easing Pain Sa, 3/3, 5 p.m.; M, 3/12, 12:30 p.m.; Sa, 3/17, 1:30 p.m.; Th, 3/15, 10 p.m. Eat & Cook Healthy Sa, 3/3, 8 p.m.; M, 3/12, 9 a.m.

Joel Harper's Firming After 50 Tu, 3/13, 11 a.m.; Th, 3/15, 2 p.m. Kickstart Your Health Sa, 3/3, 10 p.m. Use Your Brain to Change Your Age Th, 3/8, 8 p.m.; Sa, 3/10, 9:30 p.m.; Su, 3/11, 2 p.m.

Sewing/Crafts Travel

Sewing with Nancy: Art Quilts F, 3/16, Noon Rick Steves' Hidden Europe F, 3/9, 8 p.m.; F, 3/16, 1 p.m.; Su., 3/17, 6 p.m. Over Hawaii F, 3/16, 3 p.m. Visions of Ireland Sa, 3/17, Noon & 9 p.m.

Inspiration & How-To

Dr. Wayne Dyer: Wishes Fulfilled Sa, 3/10, 5 p.m.; W., 3/7, 8 p.m.; Tu, 3/13, 2 p.m.; Su., 3/18, 2 p.m. Ed Slott's Retirement Resources Sa, 3/10, 8 p.m.; Su., 3/11, 2 p.m.; Su., 3/18, 6 p.m. Play Piano in a Flash Sa, 3/17, 7 p.m.


A Community Sings Su., 3/18, 5 p.m.

10 March 2012 | StayTuned

WKAR World is seen on Channel 23.4 and many cable systems. Programming is subject to change. For the overnight World schedule visit

7:30 Aviators 8:00 Magic Moments (3/7) Great Performances (3/14) Seneca Falls (3/21) Fenway Park at 100 (3/28) 9:00 Globe Trekker (3/21, 3/28) 9:30 Idina Menzel (3/14) 10:00 A Community Sings (3/7) 11:00 NOVA (3/7, 3/14) Shifting Sands (3/21) Finding Your Roots (3/28)

support WKAr World March 3-18!

8:00 Ed Slott's Retirement Rescue (3/3) Great Performances (3/10) Story of the Costume Drama (3/17) BackStage Pass 9:00 Downton Abbey Frontline 10:00 B-52s

MSU Chamber Music (3/24) Larry McCray (3/31) Behind the Drama (3/17) With the Wild Crowd (3/3)

M-F Weeknights (Unless otherwise noted) 10:00 PBS NewsHour



Noon American Family Anniversary (3/5) Victor Borge (3/12) 1:30 Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra (3/12) 2:30 StoryCorps (3/5) 3:00 3 Steps to Incredible Health (3/5) Use your Brain (3/12) 6:00 From Glory Days 6:30 Closer to the Truth 7:00 Journal 7:30 Under the Radar: Michigan 8:00 Beneath the Pines (3/5, 3/12) The Teaching Channel (3/19, 3/26) 8:30 Oscar Hammerstein II (3/5) Under the Streetlamp (3/12) 9:00 Independent Lens (3/19) Mystery of Chaco Canyon (3/26) 10:00 Easy Yoga for Easing Pain (3/5) Story of the Costume Drama (3/12) 11:00 Independent Lens (3/5) World of Julia Peterkin (3/12) Leading with Kindness (3/19) Secrets of the Manor House (3/26)

Noon Dr. Wayne Dyer (3/8) Change Your Brain (3/15) 2:00p Northurp/Menopause (3/15) 3:00p Michel LeGrand/Friends (3/8) 4:00 Easy Yoga for Easing Pain (3/15) 4:30 StoryCorps (3/8) 6:00 Music Voyager 6:30 Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions 7:00 Journal 7:30 America's Heartland 8:00 American Experience

Amish (3/1) Into the Deep (3/22) Triangle Fire (3/29) Legends of Folk (3/8) Alone in the Wilderness (3/15)

Secrets of the Manor House (3/17) Masterpiece Classic (3/24, 3/31) 11:00 Official Best of Fest (3/17, 3/24, 3/31) 11:30 Focal Point (3/24,3/31)

9:00 Quest for the Lost Maya (3/29) 10:00 Don McLean (3/8) John Tesh Big Band (3/15) 11:00 Small Farm Rising (3/8) Niagara Falls (3/15) Virginia Lee Burton (3/22) Roots of Health (3/29)



Noon Under the Streetlamp (3/6) Trial & Errors (3/13) 1:30 Horses of the West (3/6) Kickstart Your Health (3/13) 2:30 Ed Slott's Retirement Rescue (3/6) 3:00 Suze Orman's Money Class (3/13) 4:30 Beneath the Pines (3/6) 6:00 On Story 6:30 Wider World 7:00 Journal 7:30 My Generation 8:00 Dr. Wayne Dyer (3/6) 3 Steps to Incredible Health (3/13) QuizBusters (3/20, 3/27) 8:30 QuizBusters (3/20, 3/27) 9:00 Clarence John Laughlin (3/20) Steve Jobs: One Last Things (3/27) 10:00 Easy Yoga for Easing Pain (3/5, 3/13) 11:00 How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin (3/6) Mohammad Ali: Made in Miami (3/13) Weaving Worlds (3/20) Finding Your Roots (3/27)

Noon 3 Steps to Incredible Health (3/9) Angelique & Friends (3/16) 2:00 Spend Well, Live Rich (3/9) Yanni Live (3/16) 3:30 Use Your Brain (3/9) Idina Menzel (3/16) 6:00 Growing a Greener World 6:30 New York Originals 7:00 Journal 7:30 Great Getaways 8:00 Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan (3/9) Northrup/Menopause (3/16) Red Green (3/30) 8:30 Keeping Up Appearances (3/30) 9:00 Great Performances (3/9) American Masters (3/23) Mulberry (3/30) 9:30 Last of the Summer Wine (3/30) Before There Were Parks (3/23) 10:00 A Community Sings (3/16) 11:00 Charlie Rose (3/16, 3/23)

The B-52s, left to right: Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson, Fred Schneider, and Kate Pierson





Noon A.D.D. and Loving It?! (3/7) Ed Slott's Retirement Rescue (3/14) 1:30 Magic Moments (3/7) 2:00 Use Your Brain (3/14) 3:30 Surviving Disaster 4:00 Horses of the West (3/14) 6:00 Visionaries 6:30 Roadtrip Nation 7:00 Journal

3 Steps to Incredible Health (3/3) Suze Orman's Money Class (3/10) A.D.D. and Loving It?! (3/17) 11:30a Rick Steves' Hidden Europe (3/3) Noon Alone in the Wilderness II (3/10) 1:30 A.D.D. and Loving It?! (3/3) Use Your Brain to Change Your Age (3/10) 3:00 Joseph Campbell & the Power of Myth (3/3, 3/10) A Community Sings (3/17) 4:00 Moments to Remember (3/17) 6:30 StoryCorps (3/17) 7:00 Moyers & Company

10:00 Ed Slott's Retirement Rescue (3/4) Protect Your Family Fortune (3/11) Change Your Brain (3/18) 2:00 Alone in the Wilderness (3/4) Rick Steves' Hidden Europe (3/11) Greart Performances (3/18) 3:30 Over Hawaii (3/4) Victor Borge (3/18) 4:00 Horses of the West (3/11) Tony Bennett Duets (3/18) 5:00 Suze Orman's Money Class (3/4) Alone in the Wilderness II (3/11) 6:00 Growing Bolder Joe Bonamassa at Beacon Theatre (3/18) 6:30 Alone in the Wilderness II (3/11) Why Quilts Matter 7:00 Horses of the West (3/4) NOVA (3/25) 7:30 StoryCorps (3/18) 8:00 Nature (3/4) Superstars of `70s Soul (3/11) Dr. Wayne Dyer (3/18) Antiques Roadshow (3/25) 9:00 Women Who Rock (3/25) 9:30 3 Steps to Incredible Health (3/4) 10:00 B-52s Red Rock Rondo (3/25) 10:30 StoryCorps

Stories of Love (3/11) With the Wild Crowd (3/4)

11:00 Who Does She Think She Is? (3/18) Global Voices (3/4, 3/11) Afropop (3/25) StayTuned | March 2012 11

Kids' Daytime


7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 11:00 11:30 12:00 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30 Arthur Martha Speaks Curious George The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That Super WHY! Dinosaur Train Sesame Street Sid the Science Kid Word World Super Why! Clifford the Big Red Dog Caillou Peep & BWW/Pocoyo Wild Kratts The Cat in the Hat Curious George Cyberchase Arthur WordGirl Dragonfly TV (M), Fetch (T/Th/F), Biz Kid$ (W) Electric Company

Kids Corner

Everyday Moments are Learning Moments

Saturday, March 18, 1-4 p.m Hannah Community Center

saturday Mornings

7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 Curious George The Cat in the Hat Sid the Science Kid Dinosaur Train Thomas & Friends Bob the Builder Design Squad Signing Time

Join WKAR, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and a host of other favorites, including Corduroy and Tacky the Penguin, at a family event! In addition to the characters, three interactive stage shows (1:30, 2:15 and 3 p.m.) will feature the Merry Music Maker, who will make music come alive as children engage in a playful musical experience. Jean Bolley and Karrie Korroch will be at the storytelling corner. WKAR Ready To Learn Service will be there, too, with information on how you can best use WKAR's terrific children's programs to best help your child develop literacy skills. Each family will receive a free book, while supplies last. The event is free and made possible by the Early Childhood Literacy Coalition. For a downloadable brochure about literacy month activities continuing March 19-30, visit


Celebrate the 108th birthday of the beloved Dr. Seuss with a twohour Cat in the Hat marathon on Friday, March 2, at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Saturday, March 3, at 7 a.m. The four episodes include two premieres ­ Seasons and When I Grow Up/Doing It Differently. Other episodes focus on ice and rainbows. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! is designed to help young children learn core science skills to prepare them for success in school ­ while taking them on Seussian adventures that inspire their curiosity. Families, schools and communities around the country pay tribute to Dr. Seuss at this time each year, and WKAR joins them in honoring his legacy with content that encourages kids to explore the world around them. For fun Cat in the Hat activities or to watch video from The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, visit and click on the Cat!

Raising Readers Family Fun Workshops!

WKAR's Ready To Learn Service will host TWO free Raising Readers Family Fun Workshops this month at Sycamore Elementary School (Holt) and Gier Elementary (Lansing). See page 2 for details on registration.

sunday Mornings

7:00 7:30 8:00 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 Franny's Feet Angelina Ballerina Sesame Street Wild Animal Baby Explorers Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Zula Patrol Miffy & Friends

PLEASE NOTE: On Thursday, March 16, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., programming is pre-empted to air a Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trip.

WKAR's Education Facebook Page

If you're on Facebook, be the first to know about new activities or workshops when you "like" WKAR's Education Services page! We'll provide useful links that both parents and teachers will find helpful. And while you're there, check out WKAR ­ Public Media from Michigan State University on Facebook, too!


WKAR AM/FM Radio Day Sponsors

"Today's programming is made possible, in part, by a contribution..."

March 1

· fromAnneandJohnCauley,in honor of American Red Cross volunteers and blood donors. · fromtworeturnedPeaceCorps volunteers, in celebration of Peace Corps Day today. · fromMarieL.Wolfe.

March 13

March 2

· fromRobertCierzniewskiin honor of his mother, Sophia. · fromCynthiaandAndyBealin celebration of Natalia's 16th birthday. · fromMichiganCourtofAppeals Judge Amy Ronayne Krause.

March 22

· fromJoanC.Smith. · inmemoryofMarcia Schneiderman on her birthday.

March 23

· fromParkerFairey,incelebration of Texas Independence Day. · honoringMikhailGorbachev! No tanks across the Russian Empire. He simply let the people go. · fromJoAnnKistlercelebrating her grandson John's 14th birthday and his brother Will's 10th birthday.

March 14

· fromMarkLeventerand Kathleen Anzicek. · fromKenGlickmanincelebration of Karen's birthday. · fromRobertMorrisandLinda Peckham celebrating the 25th anniversary of A Rally of Writers.

· inmemoryofZoltonFerency from his family. · InmemoryofGertrudeOlsen who shared her love of classical music with her nieces.

March 24 March 25 March 26

· fromDavidM.Craunin appreciation of public radio. · inmemoryofWilliamSmith,on his birthday, from Joan C. Smith. · fromWalterAdams,inmemory of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 1943. · fromJohnandJennyBondin celebration of their anniversary and good times together.

March 15

March 4

· inhonorofallthemusic educators who help us find joy through music.

March 5 March 6

· fromJacobcelebratinghisgrandma Joan Hoffman's birthday and her gift of classical music. · fromDr.Barryremindingeveryone that safety belt use is a healthy habit!

· fromCrossroadsPhysical Therapy in Okemos. · fromHarryMarsdeninmemory of Erica Weiss Marsden. Her friends miss her. · fromJudithAndersonand David Wentworth to celebrate 36 wonderful years of marriage.

March 16

· inmemoryofCharlesandCatherine McLellan. · inmemoryofHowardMauntler with thoughts for his family. · fromBrianLeflerincelebrationof his son's birthday. Happy Birthday Lucas!

March 27

March 17

March 7

· fromGaryandMaryAlice Stollak for their appreciation of the Prime Time Seniors' Program.

· fromGeneandSuzanneR.Sullivan. · fromTinaandDavidBowen supporting traditional Irish, Scottish, and old music radio programming.

· fromDr.StephenWilensky,in honor of the birthday of Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen, the discoverer of x-rays. · incelebrationofthe30th wedding anniversary of Jim and Sue Bence today. Happy anniversary! · fromLynneMartinezin celebration of the 20th wedding anniversary of Andy and Miya Martinez.

March 8

March 18

March 28

· fromJulieinmemoryofher dear friend and composer, John Moss, on his birthday. · fromMSU'sCenterforGender in Global Context in honor of International Women's day.

· inhonorofthebirthdayofJuliet Anne Newcomer. Happy Birthday, Juliet. · fromSusanHowardwhoisexceedingly pleased to wish Susie Mallory a happy 75th birthday.

· tocommemoratemathematician Claude Shannon, a Gaylord, Michigan boy and founder of mathematical information theory.

March 29

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March 19

· fromKarenandClydeFlory in celebration of their 49th wedding anniversary. · tohonorSusanLawtheron her birthday and to send much love and kisses.

· fromJonathanandElizabethK. Hanna. · fromJimandJaneWaunin celebration of Florence Lyons' 86th birthday.

March 20

March 10

· fromDougandBevFederau in celebration of their wedding anniversary.

March 11

· inmemoryofRaymondWinter Frankmann on his birthday. · incelebrationof50yearsoflife. Happy Birthday Nanette! From Lief, who loves you. · inhonorofLucasandElla.

· incelebrationofMaureen McDonough and Dennis Propst's 30th wedding anniversary. · fromKarenandDanFriderici,in celebration of Spring, no matter what the weather. · incelebrationofRobinandJimfor the joy they have given their family.

· fromKarenBlackmaninhonorof the birthday of her folk hero, Bob Blackman. · honoringBobBlackman's birthday and the 27 year run of his program "The Folk Tradition." · fromDoctorSusumuInouyein celebration of his wife Mary's birthday.

March 30

· fromKrisandDirkinmemory of William Kooiman on the anniversary of his birth.

March 31

March 21

March 12

· fromMarjorieM.Renfrow.

· fromChrisandSusanAndrewsin loving memory of Jack Good, who loved classical music. · fromLoisAnnReedinhonorof Bach's birthday.

· incelebrationofRobertand Renee Leonard's 45th wedding anniversary. · fromGretchenincelebrationof her husband Rick's birthday.

Day Sponsors give $180 annually to sponsor a day on WKAR Radio. Your gift includes mention of the dedication in Stay Tuned and on-air announcements on that day. To become a Day Sponsor call Barbara Beers at (517) 432-3120, ext. 358.

StayTuned | March 2012 13

Dan Bayer ­ In the Groove

Dan has been playing everything from jazz legends to local artists, new releases to classics and even jazz-inspired performances out of that genre. When it comes to setting up your own jazz library, he offers a few suggestions. "I'd start with the Smithsonian Jazz Collection or Ken Burns' Jazz, both multiple CD sets that give the listener a pretty good overview of the genre from its birth to nearly the present," he says. "As for individual albums, Kind of Blue by Miles Davis comes to mind first. It truly is a jazz milestone. Then I'd jump to Time Out by the Dave Brubeck quartet, a wonderful experiment with time signatures that gave us the hit "Take Five." Listen to The Dan Bayer Jazz Show Saturday nights at 8 p.m. or find it online at The program's online stream is Saturdays and Mondays at 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 1 p.m.

AM 870


Radio Reader

8:30 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon

3/1-10 ­ Sign On 6:45 a.m.; Sign Off 6:45 p.m. 3/11-31 ­ Sign On 7:45 a.m.; Sign Off 7:45 p.m.

Morning Edition

Sign On 8:30 a.m., 9-10 a.m.

On Point Fresh Air SportsTalk 870

1 p.m. Call (517) 355-WKAR (355-9527) or toll-free (877) WKAR-870 (9527-870).

Dan Bayer

Talk of the Nation

Now that The Dan Bayer Jazz Show has been on WKAR for a few months, the show is making Facebook friends and getting lots of attention from listeners. Dan adds a variety of anecdotes and links to his posts and always includes an overview of the week's show. "I keep my eye out for local performances, whether they be area artists or widely known musicians making a stop in town," he says, discussing the information he includes in his online posts. "I'm also on the lookout for news about jazz artists, whether it be music award nominations, new recordings, interviews, or life events, illness or death. Of course, I always give a little advance notice about what's coming up on this week's program."

2 p.m. Call 1-800-989-TALK (8255)

All Things Considered

4 p.m.

BBC World Service

Overnight Stream on


Begins at Sign On 10 a.m. Noon

Ondas en Español Weekend Edition Saturday Car Talk Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me

1 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m

Dan Bayer's New Release Picks!

The Maureen Choi Quartet The Maureen Choi Quartet Pat Metheny - What's It All About Corea, Clarke and White - Forever Wynton Marsalis The Music of America Planet D Nonet - Old School

Only A Game Fresh Air Weekend Prime Time Radio

4 p.m.

"LIKE" The dan Bayer Jazz show on Facebook!

All Things Considered

5 p.m.

Ondas en Español

6 p.m. until Sign Off

Radio Reader AM 870 ­ Weekdays, 8:30 a.m.

The Litigators by John Grisham

The work of John Grisham comes to WKAR on Thursday, March 29, when Dick Estell begins reading "The Litigator" on The Radio Reader. The Washington Post called the book "a snappy, well-turned novel." David Zinc, a young but burned-out attorney, walks away from his fast-track career at a fancy downtown Chicago firm and finds himself at the doorstep of Finley & Figg, a two-bit operation always in search of their big break. With their new associate on board, F&F is ready to tackle a really big case, a case that could make the partners rich without requiring them to actually practice much law. The Litigators is an entertaining read filled with the kind of courtroom strategies, theatrics, and suspense that have made John Grisham America's favorite storyteller. His nuanced understanding of law and his gentle touch make this one a don't-miss selection!

14 March 2012 | StayTuned


10 a.m. Noon

Ondas en Español

Begins at Sign On

Weekend Edition Sunday Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me On the Media

1 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m.

Hearing Voices Car Talk MSU Today All Things Considered Ondas en Español

6 p.m. until Sign Off


For additional listings and times visit

FM 90.5

90.5 Classical

Classical music airs weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.


Morning Edition

5 a.m. ­ With WKAR local news airing shortly after the hour and half hour.


Weekend Edition

8 a.m.

A Prairie Home Companion

10 a.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m.

All Things Considered

Online Music 24/7 at

WKAR Classical

Classical music 24/7, including 90.5 Classical with Jody Knol and Mark Schwitzgoebel, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

4 p.m. ­ With WKAR local news airing shortly after the hour and half hour.

All Things Considered Folk Alley The Folk Sampler

8 p.m. 3/04 ­ Crazy Moon 3/11 ­ Celtic Ladies 3/18 ­ St. Patrick's Great Day 3/25 ­ Guitar Month


8 a.m.

Weekend Edition Car Talk

10 a.m.

Metropolitan Opera


Jazz 24/7, including The Dan Bayer Jazz Show, Saturday and Monday at 8 p.m and Thursday at 1 p.m.

Various times 3/03 ­ Verdi: "Aida" (1 p.m.) 3/10 ­ Mozart: "Don Giovanni" (Noon) 3/17 ­ Mussorgsky: "Khovanshcina" (Noon) 3/24 ­ Verdi: "Macbeth" (1 p.m.) 3/31 ­ Donizetti: "L'Elisir d'Amore" (1 p.m.)

The Thistle & Shamrock

All Things Considered

5 p.m. 6 p.m. 8 p.m.

9 p.m. 3/04 ­ Welsh Roots 3/11 ­ Heart of the Session 3/18 ­ Brian OhaAirt & Julie Glaub 3/25 ­ Continental Celtic

WKAR Folk Alley

All folk, all the time, that is right up your alley.

A Prairie Home Companion The Dan Bayer Jazz Show

90.5 Classical

Classical music airs weekends and evenings on 90.5 unless otherwise indicated.

Jody Knol Hosts March LSO PreView Conversation

The Lansing Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will offer Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2 on Saturday, March 10, at 8 p.m., as its fifth MasterWorks concert this season. Prior to the concert, Jody Knol will host a half-hour PreView Conversation in Wharton Center's Jackson National Lounge, beginning at 7:15 p.m. The discussions include someone from the orchestra ­ possibly the guest performer or orchestra members ­ who offer insight into the evening's concert, providing background for audience members. Patrons may even hear passages of music performed or explained and gain an insight that helps one feel more connected to the evening's program. PreView Conversations are free and the Q&A is lively! The concert itself will include Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Strauss' tone poem Death and Transfiguration, and Brahms' second piano concerto. Joining the orchestra is world-renowned Van Cliburn-medalist Philippe Bianconi. Bianconi was described by the Washington Post as an artist whose playing is "always close to the soul of the music, filling the space with poetry and life." Timothy Muffitt will conduct the orchestra.

For more information about the concert, ticket purchase or other events related to the LSO, visit their website ­

Timothy Muffitt

Jody Knol

WKAR is a longtime partner with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and has included performances from the LSO in its 90.5 Community Concerts series, which airs summers on 90.5 WKAR.

StayTuned (USPS 380-110) (Vol. 19, No. 12) is published monthly by WKAR Radio & Television, Communication Arts & Sciences Building, 404 Wilson Road, Room 212, East Lansing, MI 48824-1212, a service of Michigan State University and a division of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. The publication is distributed to donors who contribute $40 or more annually ($25 students/retirees) to WKAR. Periodicals postage paid at: East Lansing, Michigan POSTMASTER ­ Send address changes to: WKAR | StayTuned | Communication Arts & Sciences Bldg. | 404 Wilson Road, Room 212 | East Lansing, MI 48824-1212

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with WKAR!

Communication Arts & Sciences Building 404 Wilson Road, Room 212 East Lansing, MI 48824-1212


The old saying goes "Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day!"

Agree or not, there is little doubt that Irish music can bring a smile to your face ­ and maybe even find your feet dancing a jig! Here are some radio and TV music specials to fill your heart with a song.


Celtic Woman | Saturday, March 17, 2 p.m.

Celtic Thunder: Voyage | Saturday, March 17, 4 p.m.

WKAR Create

Saturday Marathon | All Day Saturday, March 17 Tune in for an Irish marathon, with travel guides Rick Steves and Burt Wolf and the music of Tommy Makem.

College of Communication Arts and Sciences

90.5 FM WKAR

The Folk Sampler | Sundays, 8 p.m. Listen on March 18 for a St. Patrick's Day salute!

The Thistle & Shamrock | Sundays, 9 p.m. Celtic music every week!


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