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Noteworthy in April
n   “SportsTalk 870” Celebrates 25th Anniversary
n   “reWorking Michigan” on WKAR-TV
n   “Masterpiece Classic” Presents “The Diary of Anne Frank”
n   WKAR Radio On-Air Membership Campaign
                                  WKAR at the Michigan
                                  Theatre Jackson
On Our Cover                      Join us at the beautiful Michigan
An antique music sheet
in honor of 90.5 WKAR’s           Theatre in Jackson for a remarkable
spring on-air membership          screen event. David Tennant and Sir
campaign and the classical        Patrick Stewart (in his award-winning
music offerings the station
has continued to provide,         performance as Claudius) reprise
commercial-free, since 1948.      their roles in a television adaptation
CrediTs                                                                                   Susan Stamberg, c. 1970s
                                  of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s
Jeanie Croope                     2008 stage production of Hamlet.                        Happy Anniversary, NPR!
Diane Hutchens                    This Great Performances special is                      In February 1970, just 40 years ago,
General Manager                   ideally suited to the large screen and                  NPR was officially incorporated. “This
DeAnne Hamilton                                                                           organization came about because
Radio Station Manager
                                  will be seen Wednesday, April 28, at
Curt Gilleo                       8 p.m. at both the Michigan and on                      public radio stations came together
TV Station Manager/
                                  WKAR HD/23. The theatre screening                       to create a network that could pro-
Kent Wieland                      is free. For directions and more infor-                 vide powerful and meaningful service
Content & Community
                                  mation visit                                  to the nation, a system that would
Engagement Manager
Susi Elkins                                                                               become something greater than the
Radio News Director                                                                       sum of its individual parts,” says NPR
Kevin Lavery
Radio Reading Service                                                                     President and CEO Vivian Schiller.
Brad Walker
Development Director                                                                      “Our founders understood what can
Cindy Herfindahl                                                                          happen by collaborating and pooling
Major Gifts
Seth Martin                                                                               resources – they planted the seed for
Annual Support                                                                            local, regional, and national program-
Jill Westmoreland-Ayers
Underwriting Manager                                                                      ming that would one day serve more
David Minock                                                                              than 26 million people in communi-
Volunteer Coordinator
Mary Wright                                                                               ties across the nation. It was a model
If you have questions about                                                               that worked back then, and one that
WKAR, please call us week-                                                                has continued to keep public radio
days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
at (517) 432-9527.                                                                        vibrant and thriving over the years.”
WKAr CommuniTy
Advisory BoArd
                                                                                          On a historical note, since this an an-
Carrie Rathbun Hawks                                                                      niversary year…Susan Stamberg, who
 Chairperson                                                                              hosted NPR’s flagship news program
Michael Rhodes
 Vice Chairperson                                                                         All Things Considered from 1972-
Tracy Aichele                                                                             1986 – was the first woman to anchor
Candace Boahene
Barbara Dawson                                                                            a national nightly news program! She
John Dobbs                        Great Performances “Hamlet,” Wednesday, April           was inducted into the Broadcasting
Randy Dykhuis                     28, at 8 p.m. at the Michigan Theatre, Jackson and
Robin Frucci                      on WKAR HD/23. (Pictured: Sir Patrick Stewart [front,   Hall of Fame (1994) and the Radio Hall
Thea Glicksman                                                                            of Fame (1996).
Mary Black Junttonen              Claudius] and David Tennant [behind, Hamlet])
Michael Levine
Robert Mellor
Susan O’Shea
Karen Phillips                         reWorking Michigan Community Conversation
Joseph Ross
Iris Salters                           Wednesday, April 7, Jackson’s Potter Center
Melanie Rose Underhill
Richard Weingartner                    WKAR wraps up its series of community conversations about jobs,
Agnes Widder
Jessica Wortley Adler                  workforce issues, entrepreneurship, and related topics on Wednesday,
WKAr’s mission                         April 7, from 6-8 p.m., at Jackson’s Potter Center. These conversations
We connect people to power-            will help guide WKAR Radio, TV, and online producers as they prepare
ful ideas that inspire personal
growth, exploration of our             stories and information focusing on this component of Michigan’s
world, and positive change.            economy. The event is free and open to the public but reservations
                                       are required. Reserve your spot online at or by calling
                                       (517) 432-3120, Ext. 424.
MSU is an Affirmative-Action/
Equal-Opportunity Employer.

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Masterpiece Classic:                                                               Create Marathons
The Diary of                                                                       All day, every saturday!
Anne Frank                                                                         WKAR Create is seen on Channel 23.3
Sunday, April 11, 9 p.m.                                                           and on many cable systems.

Airing on Holocaust Remem-                                                         April’s Saturday marathons are
brance Day, the most accurate-                                                     dedicated to the great cities
ever adaption of Anne Frank’s                                                      across the USA. Bright Lights,
moving account of life hiding                                                      Big Cities takes viewers to
from the Nazis stars young                                                         Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami,
Ellie Kendrick as the teen who                                                     New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit,
undergoes an extraordinary             Holly and Matt Hetzner are featured in      Philadelphia, New York, and
ordeal as she, her family, and         reWorking Michigan: Finding Our Way,        many more. Your guides are
                                       Wednesday, April 7, 8 p.m.
four others live, closeted, in the                                                 Burt Wolf, the Globe Trekker
“secret annex” of her father’s         reWorking Michigan:                         team, Daisy Martinez, Stephen
business in Amsterdam.                                                             Raichlen, and others.
                                       Finding Our Way
                                       Wednesday, April 7, 8 p.m.                  4/03 | Los Angeles,
                                       Meet three people trying to                        San Francisco,
                                       stake out a better life for them-                  Las Vegas
                                       selves and their families here
                                       in mid-Michigan. They are                   4/10 | Miami, Atlanta,
                                       taking risks, rebuilding them-                     New Orleans
                                       selves, and focusing on a
                                       more prosperous future.                     4/17 | Chicago, Detroit,
                                                                                          St. Louis, Cincinnati
                                       Those featured in the program
                                       at press time include Holly                 4/24 | New York, Boston,
                                       and Matt Hetzner of Lansing,                       Philadelphia,
                                       Kraig Westfall (co-owner of                        Washington, DC
                                       Good Fruit Video Co.), and
                                       another to be announced.
                                       Britcom Winner!                          The Buddha
Masterpiece Classic, “The Diary of
                                       Saturday, April 17, 10:00 p.m.           Wednesday, April 7, 9 p.m.
Anne Frank, Sunday, April 11, 9 p.m.
(Pictured Ellie Kendrick [Anne])       To the Manor Born joins WKAR’s           Two and a half millennia ago, a
                                       Saturday night Britcom line-up           mysterious Indian sage gained
To inspire fresh and diverse
                                       on April 17. The program was             enlightenment while sitting
perspectives on The Diary
                                       selected by WKAR members                 under a large fig tree, and in the
of Anne Frank, Masterpiece             who voted with their pledge              process, created a new religion.
and the WGBH Lab Open Call             dollars in last month’s Britcom          The Buddha said only that he
series have launched the Mas-          marathon. The comedy, starring           was a human being who, in a
terpiece Media Diary Project.          Penelope Keith as a widow who            world of unavoidable pain and
The project invites the next           loses her estate in an auction to        suffering, had found a kind of
generation of media makers             a "grocer" played by Peter Bowles,       serenity that others could find,
and storytellers (age 13+) to          received 1,555 points (or dollars),      too. This documentary tells the
submit online video or audio           beating out Are You Being                story of his life.
diaries on the subject of intol-       Served ($195) and Keeping
erance in 2010. Find out more          Up Appearances ($290).
Other programs in remem-
brance of genocide victims
are: American Experience
(My Lai), Independent Lens
(Blessed Is the Match), Worse
Than War, and As We Forgive.
(Check 23/World listings.)

                                       The Buddha, Wednesday, April 7, 9 p.m.
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                                 Show Your Support
                                 of WKAR Radio…
           Kevin Lavery
                                 and Be EverGreen
                                 Evergreen…is what WKAR Radio has meant to mid-Michigan radio
                                 listeners since 1922. Always there. Always providing the best in news,
                                 information, and music programming, and always commercial-free.
                                 As we enter our spring “green” season, we hope you’ll not only continue
                                 to tune in and enjoy our great offerings but also call in your pledge of
           Rob South
                                 support during the station’s annual spring on-air membership
                                 campaign, April 16-23 on both 90.5 FM and AM 870!
 More Awards for                 Join us for the fun and excitement of this campaign that will include
 WKAR Radio!                     our usual great classical, jazz, and folk music and a special four-hour
 Granted, it’s not the Oscars.   edition of The Folk Tradition with Bob Blackman, on Sunday April 18
 But we are thrilled that both   (see page 6), as well as our more-than-a-sound-bite of national,
 Kevin Lavery, WKAR news         state, and local news offerings. Also this year, WKAR Radio has added
 director, and Rob South,        three 24-hour all-music streams for your listening enjoyment – WKAR’s
 station news producer,          Folk Alley, Jazz, and Classical – that are accessible via, MP3,
 were honored for their          and Windows Media. And, there’s more!
 2009 journalistic efforts by
 the Michigan Association         We need to raise $140,000 to keep on track
 of Broadcasters.
 Lavery received first place      financially for this fiscal year and the drive
 honors in the Feature            will end once the goal is reached.
 category for the piece
 Stollak’s Swan Song, that       Tune in, pledge early, and encourage others who you know that enjoy
 aired on May 13, 2009. The      WKAR’s commercial-free programming to do the same. Call us at (517)
 story was both a tribute and    353-5000 during the campaign or pledge anytime on-line at
 a fond farewell to Mary Alice
                                 This year, WKAR is also offering a new EverGreen Partners donor pro-
 Stollak, who retired in May,
                                 gram. Though this program, donors can assist the station in reducing
 2009, after 16 years of not
 only creating but leading       the cost of renewal mailings that includes paper, postage, and staff
 the award-winning MSU           time by signing up for yearly automatic renewals. Automatic renewals
 Children’s Choir.               can be designated through MSU’s payroll deduction option or four
                                 different charge card selections.
 South was a honored for
 a story entitled Militia Tax    Call us at (517) 432-9527 for further information about how you can
 Blast that looked at a tax      become a WKAR EverGreen Partner.
 protest in Bancroft, held
 appropriately on April 15 –
 the day that taxes are due in
 the United States. The event,   Sports/Talk 870 Weekdays, 1 p.m.
 sponsored by the Southwest      Celebrates 25th Anniversary, April 1
 Michigan Volunteer Militia,     Join Earle Robinson and Rob Bennett on Thursday, April 1, at 1 p.m.,
 is described as one part        when WKAR-AM’s sportsTalk 870 celebrates its 25th anniversary!
 family picnic, one part         It was on that day in 1985 when WKAR-AM premiered its News/Talk 870 line-up
 recruitment, with healthy       of all news and information programs. That afternoon, Earle and Jim Adams, former
 doses of guns and consti-       WKAR sports director, were at the microphones waiting for calls…oops, make that
 tutional rights. The piece      inundated with calls…from all of those who love and wanted to talk about sports.
 aired on April 15, 2009.        Over the years, guests have included MSU coaches, Earvin “Magic” Johnson,
                                 Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delaney, author John Feinstein, and several college
 You can hear these award-       and professional players, to name a few.
 winning reports by Lavery       Adams retired in 1993 after 30 years at WKAR that included providing the
 and South on          play-by-play coverage of more than 1,500 Spartan athletic contests.
 newsroom and “search            Rob Bennett joined the staff as Robinson’s assistant in 2004, where he handles
 Newsroom” for “swan song”       the ringing phones and also joins in the conversations.
 and “militia.”
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Frank Langfitt             Diane Roberts                  Laura Sydell                 Jamie Tarabay                      David Welna
NPR Correspondent          Weekend Edition (Su)           NPR Correspondent            NPR Correspondent                  NPR Correspondent
Labor/Workplace            Commentator                    Arts                         National Desk                      Capitol Hill

WKAR Radio/AM 870
               mon              tues             wed           thurs             fri                     sat                      sun
           WKAR’s Morning Edition with Melissa Ingells (WKAR News at 7:06, 7:33 & 8:06 a.m.)
                                          Radio Reader                                                           Ondas en Español
                                          Morning Edition

                                              On Point                                                           Weekend Edition

                                              Fresh Air                                               Car Talk            Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me
                      AM 870 SportsTalk—Call 517-355-WKAR or 877-WKAR-870                      Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me        On the Media
                                                                                                    Only A Game               Hearing Voices
                              Talk of the Nation — Call 1-800-989-TALK
                                                                                                 Fresh Air Weekend                Car Talk

                                   WKAR’s All Things Considered                                   Prime Time Radio         A World of Possibilities
                                       with Mark Bashore                                                       All Things Considered
                              (WKAR News at 4:04, 4:33, 5:00 & 5:30 p.m.)                                        Ondas en Español
                                              Sign O

Morning Edition                               Radio Reader                                         Hearing Voices
Weekdays, 7:00 & 9:00 a.m.                    Weekdays, 8:30 a.m.                                  Sunday, 2 p.m.
NPR’s Steve Inskeep and Renee                 Dick Estell continues reading from                   Contemporary and classic story-
Montagne, and WKAR’s Melissa                  Last Night in Twisted River by John                  telling by established and emerging
Ingells, feature reports on national          Irving through April 22. He will                     public radio producers crafted to-
and international events, sports,             begin reading Standing By by                         gether under a thematic umbrella.
business, science, and the arts, with         Alison Buckholtz on April 23.                        Prime Time Radio
a WKAR news report at 7:06, 7:33,             BBC World Service                                    Saturday, 4 p.m.
and 8:06 a.m.                                 Overnight Stream on                         Mike Cuthbert hosts this weekly
All Things Considered                         Listen online at for                        interview program focusing on the
Weekdays, 4 p.m.                              reports from the BBC.                                wide-ranging interests and concerns
Melissa Block and Robert Siegel                                                                    of Americans age 40 and older, from
                                              Car Talk                                             health issues to entertainment.
present in-depth news reports and             Saturday, Noon; Sunday, 3 p.m.
analysis from NPR in Washington,              Hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi know                     On the Media
D.C. Local news and weather week-             how to take the fear out of car                      Sunday, 1 p.m.
days at 4:04, 4:33, 5:04, and 5:32 p.m        repair and find the fun in engine                    Hosted by Brooke Gladstone and
with WKAR’s Mark Bashore.                     failure.                                             Bob Garfield, the program puts lis-
                                                                                                   teners in touch with leading journal-
                                                                                                   ists, media executives, and critics for
                                      LEFT (L-R) Earle                                             in-depth discussions about the way
                                      Robinson and Jim                                             the news media works.
                                      Adams, c. 1985.
                                                                                                   Ondas en Espanol
                                      BELOW (L-R) Earle                                            Saturday & Sunday, 7:00 a.m. & 6 p.m.
                                      Robinson, Earvin
                                      “Magic” Johnson,                                             Music and information for the Spanish-
                                      and Jim Adams,                                               speaking community, hosted by
                                      c. late 1980s.                                               Tony “Chayo” Cervantes.
                                                            Earle Robinson
                                                                                                   Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me
                                                                                                   Saturday, 1 p.m.; Sunday, Noon
                                                                                                   Each week, host Peter Sagal quizzes
                                                                                                   panelists and listeners on the pre-
                                                                                                   vious week’s news and includes
                                                                                                   categories such as “Who’s Carl
                                                                                                   This Time?” and “Week in Review.”
                                                                                                   Carl Kasell is the program’s official
                                                            Rob Bennett
                                                                                                   judge and scorekeeper.
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 WKAR Radio/FM 90.5
               mon         tues       wed        thurs        fri           saturday                 sunday
                                   90.5 Classical (Midnight-1:00 a.m.) with Gillian Martin (M-W)
  Midnight                               Bob Christiansen (Th-Sa) • Valerie Kahler (Su)
                       90.5 Classical (1:00-5:00 a.m.) with                           90.5 Classical
     2:00                   Scott Blankenship (M-Tu)                                       with
                              Ward Jacobson (W-F)                                   Scott Blankenship
                                                                                   (1:00-7:00 a.m., Sa)
                             (NPR News at 4:00 a.m.)
     4:00                                                                          (1:00-6:00 a.m., Su)
     5:00                                                                              Lynn Warfel
                  WKAR’s Morning Edition with Melissa Ingells                      (7:00-8:00 a.m., Sa)
                    (WKAR News at 5:06, 5:33, 6:06, 6:33,                          (6:00-8:00 a.m., Su)
     7:00                7:06, 7:33, 8:06 & 8:33 a.m.)
                                                                                    Weekend Edition
                               90.5 Classical with
    10:00                                                                                          A Prairie Home
                              Mark Schwitzgoebel
    11:00                                                                                           Companion
                        (NPR News at 10:00 a.m. & Noon)
                                                                          90.5 Classical
    NOON                                                                       with               90.5 Classical
                                                                           Lynn Warfel                 with
     1:00                     90.5 Classical with                     (11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)       Lynn Warfel
     2:00                         Jody Knol                                                     (Noon-1:00 p.m.)
                            (NPR News at 3:00 p.m.)                       Metropolitan                 and
     3:00                                                                    Opera                Mindy Ratner
                                                                           (1:00 p.m.)           (1:00-5:00 p.m.)
                WKAR’s All Things Considered with Mark Bashore
     5:00         (WKAR News at 4:04, 4:33, 5:04 & 5:32 p.m.)                Weekend All Things Considered
     6:00                                                                A Prairie Home            Folk Tradition
     7:00                                                                 Companion                Folk Sampler
                               90.5 Classical with                                                   Thistle &
     8:00                                                                                           Shamrock
                        Lynn Warfel (7:00-8:00 p.m., M-W)                   Jazz ‘til
                       Mindy Ratner (7:00-8:00 p.m., Th-F)                 Midnight                Connections
    10:00           Gillian Martin (8:00 p.m.-Midnight, M-W)                 with                  90.5 Classical
                   Bob Christiansen (8:00 p.m.-Midnight, Th-F)            Doug Collar                  with
                                                                                                   Valerie Kahler

                                                 The Folk Tradition Live!
                                                 Sunday, April 18, 6 p.m.
                                                 Join us for a special live four-hour edition of
                                                 The Folk Tradition with host Bob Blackman
                                                 on Sunday, April 18, beginning at 6 p.m., on
                                                 90.5 WKAR!
                                                 The program will feature many selections with
                                                 an interesting connection: miles and units of
  Bob Blackman                                   measurement.
  “I’ve been playing around with a bunch of songs that have ‘miles’ in the title,” Blackman explains.
  “There are lots of them, from Grandpa Jones’ Eight More Miles to Louisville to Peter, Paul and Mary’s
  classic 500 Miles.
  And, from that idea Blackman expanded his song list to include others with units of measurement,
  from dollars and cents to pounds and points. “It’s a goofy way to link a bunch of songs,” he admits.
  “But I figured it was appropriate since we’ll be asking WKAR’s listeners to measure what the station
  means to them, and to translate that value into a pledge of support. So I hope these songs will
  provide some inspiration as well as some fun.”
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Herbert von Karajan       Billie Holiday             Liam Clancy                Thomas Hampson             Barbara Bradley Hagerty
90.5 Classical            Jazz ‘til Midnight         Celtic Connections         Metropolitan Opera         NPR Correspondent
Happy Birthday!           Happy Birthday!            “Irish Troubadour”         La Traviata (4/17)         Religion
(4/5/1908)                (4/7/1915)                 (4/11)

Classical Music                             Jazz
90.5 Classical                              Jazz ‘til Midnight                          50 Great Voices
See grid on p. 6 for host days and times.   Saturday, 8 p.m.                            NPR’s 50 Great voices series
90.5 Classical music with: Scott            Doug Collar is your host for this           sets out to discover and
Blankenship, Bob Christiansen, Ward         weekly offering of recorded jazz.
Jacobson, Valerie Kahler, Jody Knol,                                                    rediscover awe-inspiring
                                            Doug samples old standards and
Gillian Martin, Mindy Ratner, Mark                                                      vocalists from around the
                                            new releases.
Schwitzgoebel, and Lynn Warfel.                                                         world and across time.
Metropolitan Opera
Saturday, 1 p.m.                            News, Public Affairs                        In October 2009, NPR Music
April 3 – Verdi: Aida, with Hui He,         & Information                               solicited nominations from
Dolora Zajick, Carol Guelfi, and                                                        listeners for 50 of the great
Paolo Carignani.                            Morning Edition                             voices in recorded history
April 10 – Mozart: The Magic Flute,         Weekdays, 5 a.m.
with Julia Kleiter, Matthew Polenzani,
                                                                                        and received thousands of
                                            NPR’s newsmagazine, hosted by
Nathan Gunn, and Adam Fischer.              Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne,           suggestions in response. NPR
April 17 – Verdi: La Traviata, with An-     and WKAR’s Melissa Ingells, features        and an invited panel of experts
gela Gheorghiu, Thomas Hampson,             reports on national and international       then whittled those nominations
James Valenti, and Leonard Slatkin.         events, sports, business, science,          down to roughly 100 singers – a
April 24 – Puccini: Tosca, with             and the arts, with WKAR news at
Karita Mattila, Jonas Kufmann,                                                          mix of familiar names and sur-
                                            5:06, 5:33, 6:06, 6:33, 7:06, 7:33, 8:06,   prising discoveries. In November,
Bryn Terfel, and James Levine.
                                            and 8:33 a.m.                               listeners were asked to vote for
Folk Music                                  All Things Considered                       their five favorites.
A Prairie Home Companion                    Weekdays, 4 p.m.; Weekends, 5 p.m.
Saturday, 6 p.m.; Encore Sunday, 10 a.m.                                                The year-long series debuted on
                                            Hosts Melissa Block and Robert Sie-
Garrison Keillor and guests present         gel present in-depth news reports           January 25, with Iggy Pop, during
two hours of humor, songs, and fun.         and analysis from NPR in Washing-           All Things Considered (ATC).
The Folk Tradition                          ton, D.C., and WKAR’s Mark Bashore          The weekly exploration, alternat-
Sunday, 6 p.m.                              presents local news and weather             ing Mondays on both ATC and
Host Bob Blackman presents a wide           weekdays at 4:04, 4:33, 5:04, and           Morning Edition (ME), delves
variety of traditional and contempo-        5:32 p.m.                                   into the lives and legacies of the
rary folk music.
                                            Weekend Edition Saturday                    voices chosen. “Voices” spotlight-
The Folk Sampler                            Saturday, 8 a.m.                            ed through March 1 included:
Sunday, 7 p.m.                              Host Scott Simon’s award-winning            Ahmad Zahir, Mahalia Jackson,
A weekly folk music anthology               commentaries sum up an idea or
hosted by Mike Flynn. This month:                                                       Maria Callas, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan,
                                            event related to the week’s news,           and Masha Bhosle.
“Now, That’s a Cowboy” (4/4),
                                            as well as comments from Daniel
“What’s New” (4/11), pre-empted                                                         During April, listen for it on ME
(4/18), and “Let It Rain” (4/25).           Schorr (news analyst).
                                                                                        (April 12 and 26) and ATC (April
                                            Weekend Edition Sunday
Celtic Music                                Sunday, 8 a.m.                              5 and 19). And visit to
The Thistle & Shamrock                      Host Liane Hansen combines the              listen to previous offerings of this
Sunday, 8 p.m.                              news with colorful arts and human-          new series.
Fiona Ritchie hosts this folk music         interest features, appealing to the
program celebrating the rich                curious and eclectic.
tapestry of Celtic music and song.
This month: “Atlantic Bridge” (4/4),        Car Talk
“Springsong” (4/11), pre-empted             Saturday, 10 a.m.
(4/18), and “Irish Classics” (4/25).        Imagine the Marx Brothers answer-
Celtic Connections                          ing questions about automobiles.
Sunday, 9 p.m.                              Picture Monty Python trying to
Traditional music of Brittany, Ireland,     imitate car noises. Think of A. J. Foyt
Scotland, and Wales with host Bryan         telling someone how open the car
Kelso Crow. This month: “New Releases”      hood. Mix it all up, throw in a little
(4/4), “Liam Clancy, Irish Troubadour”      Dr. Ruth and a little Smothers Broth-       Mahalia Jackson, one of the “voices” featured
(4/11), pre-empted (4/18), and “Music       ers, and you got program hosts Tom          on the NPR series, 50 Great Voices.
of Cape Breton” (4/25).                     and Ray Magliozzi.
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WKAR/AM-FM Day Sponsors   Today’s Fm 90.5 programming is made possible, in part, by a contribution…
                          April 1                                        April 12                                       April 22
                          •	 celebrating Mark Jaeger's birthday.         •	 from Patty Farhat and Scott Tobey, in       •	 from Gwen Wyatt celebrating her grand-
                             Just wait until next year!                     celebration of their eighth anniversary.       son, Ellis Walker Wyatt's second birthday
                          •	 in memory of Sarah J. Copp, from            •	 from Glen Ackerman, in honor of the            today, April 22, 2010.
                             Doug Armstead.                                 hardworking staff of the MSU Depart-        •	 from Ronald and Kate O'Neill, celebrating
                          •	 from Glen and Nancy Hill, suggesting it        ment of Neurology.                             granddaughter Morgan's 10th birthday
                             would be foolish to not listen to WKAR.     •	 to commemorate mathematician                   and Earth Day.
                          April 2                                           Claude Shannon, a Gaylord, Michigan         •	 in celebration of Ruth Kline-Robach's
                          •	 in celebration of Mark Schwitzgoebel's         boy and founder of mathematical                birthday, from her daughter Jessica and
                            birthday, from his adoring fans.                information theory.                            husband Jim.
                          •	 in celebration of Monica Conklin,           April 13                                       April 23
                            Happy Birthday girl!                         •	 from Ed and Ellen Kirk in celebration       •	 from Steven and Christine Melnyk, in
                          April 3                                           of their grandson, Aaron Daniel Kirk's         honor of their daughter Beth's and
                          •	 from Mike Unsworth, in commemo-                birthday.                                      Sergei Prokofiev's birthdays.
                            ration of Boss Tweed – part of the           •	 from Lou and DeAnne, in honor of            •	 from Judge Amy Krause with the
                            American political tradition.                   their anniversary.                             Lansing District Court recognizing
                          •	 from Jack and Peggy Roberts in              •	 from Louis B. and Veronica Reinwasser.         Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
                             celebration of Alison Travis Roberts,       April 14                                       April 24
                             wife of Luke Roberts.                       •	 from Kay and Julius Kovacs, celebrating •	 in memory of Paul Shutt, a great
                          •	 from Patricia J. Degnan and Daniel R.          the birthdays of their graddaughters           husband, father, brother, and friend!
                             Talhelm.                                       Julie and Kiley von Dreele.                    He is missed.
                          April 4                                        •	 in memory of Joanne Mondol, won-            April 25
                          •	 from Morton M. Gordon.                         derful, loving mother, from Linda,          •	 from Susan Rasmussen in honor of
                          •	 to celebrate Alivia Knol's 14th birthday       Dennis, Alex, and Zorah.                       her father Bill Rasmussen, who loved
                            today from her mom, dad, and Adria.          •	 from Jim and Patty Croom, in memory            public radio.
                                                                            of their daughter Catherine Elizabeth       April 26
                          April 5
                          •	 from Trish Somsel, honoring clinical
                                                                            Croom.                                      •	 in celebration of Eleanor Anna's first
                             and public health microbiologists           April 15                                          birthday, from her loving aunt. She'll
                             improving the health of Michigan.           •	 commemorating the birthday of Leon-            be home soon.
                          •	 from the Hutchens family, honoring            ard Euler, who discovered e^(pi x i) = -1.   •	 from Jean Brickman celebrating Collin,
                             Johanna Sprouse on what would have          April 16                                          Ryan, Audry, and Andrew, and the joy
                             been her 90th birthday.                     •	 commemorating Carl Friedrich Gauss,            they bring.
                          •	 from Evelyn Piehl, in memory of Frank         "prince of mathematicians." Geometry,        April 27
                             Piehl on his birth date.                      statistics, analysis, physics, Gauss's       •	 from Cynthia Faulhaber, honoring
                          April 6                                          name appears everywhere.                        the staff and volunteers at Children's
                          •	 in celebration of the 15th anniversary      April 17                                          Leukemia Foundation of Michigan.
                            of Jeff and Jennifer Mackie's first date.    •	 from Conrad and Judith Donakowski,          •	 from Giovanna Lammers celebrating
                          •	 from Tamara Crupi, in celebration of          in appreciation of the Metropolitan             her husband Donald's birthday and
                             Charles Crupi's birthday on this day in       Opera broadcasts.                               their many happy years together.
                                                                                                                        •	 from Becky Scheel, in honor of Richard
                                                                         April 18                                          and Sabra Scheel. Thanks for everything!
                          •	 from Howard and Eileen Heideman, in         •	 from Aron Weiner, in celebration of the
                             celebration of Howard's 60th birthday         music of Miklos Rozsa.                       April 28
                             today.                                      •	 from Ted and Jeannine Batterson, in         •	 from Loretta Skewes in memory of Reg,
                                                                                                                           her "True North."
                          April 7                                          celebration of Philip Miles' 18th birth-
                                                                                                                        •	 in memory of Judith T. Lehmann.
                          •	 from Susan Howard on her birthday,            day.
                             and in memory of her cats, Margarine        April 19                                       April 29
                             and Fritz.                                  •	 from Elizabeth Ingell wishing a happy       •	 from Beth Alexander, in appreciation
                          •	 from the Kapur family remembering             birthday to her daughter and best
                                                                                                                           for the privilege of caring for so many
                             Yashpal Kapur, a loving father, husband,                                                      wonderful patients.
                                                                           friend, Kathy Ingell.                        •	 from Ruth Beegle thankful for
                             brother, and community member.
                                                                         April 20                                          WKAR music and news broadcasts
                          April 8                                        •	 from Chuck and Nancy Wing, in celebra-         day and night.
                          •	 in honor of the Department of                 tion of their daughter, Lisa's birthday.     •	 from Joan, in celebration of the 81st
                             Accounting and Information Systems          •	 thanking Angela for being able to play         birthday yesterday, of her favorite
                             at Michigan State University.                 doubles ping pong three times a week.           curmudgeon, Parker.
                          •	 from Kathy L. Sage.                         •	 from Kathy and Gary Burt, in celebra-       April 30
                          •	 from John Anthony for his wife Ethel's        tion of their 40 happy years of marriage.    •	 in celebration of Jim and Jean Kocher's
                                                                         April 21                                          50th wedding anniversary.
                          April 9                                        •	 from Rich Weingartner, in celebration       •	 in celebration of Dan's birthday.
                          •	 from Tom and Susan Schmidt, in                 of National Volunteer Week and all          •	 remembering Janet Alice Strang,
                             celebration of their 27th wedding an-          WKAR volunteers.                               whose love of life, family, and friends
                             niversary.                                  •	 from Joan Schwartz, in loving mem-             touched so many.
                          •	 in memory of the Jewish families of            ory of 50 years of marriage to John F.
                             Nemecky Brod lost in the Holocaust.            Schwartz.
                          April 10
                          •	 from David and Barbara Wenger, in             Today’s Am 870 programming is made possible, in part, by a
                             memory of their daughter Jenny on her
                             birthday.                                     contribution…
                          •	 from anonymous donors, in honor of            April 1     •	 from	Marlana	Bernheisel	thanking	her	co-workers	at	the	Lansing		 	
                             all their spotted dogs past and present.                     Postal Service for all they do.
                          •	 from Sara Lincoln, in appreciation of all     April 7     •	 from	Gail	C.	Fisher.
                             who support WKAR.
                                                                           April 14    •	 from Ellen Ives and Colleen Johnson, in honor of Aidan’s 15th birthday.
                          April 11                                         April 16    •	 from	Mary	Boudreau	and	Susan	Grettenberger,	in	honor	of		               	
                          •	 in memory of Coralane McLeod Boyes.                          George Grettenberger’s fabulous four score celebration.
                          •	 in celebration of Katie Grzesiak's NMU
                             graduation and future graduate plans.         April 20    •	 from	Judith	V.	Anderson	and	David	A.	Wentworth.
                             Congratulations!                                          •	 from	Lydia	and	Phil	Huber	in	memory	of	Jon	Wold,	friend	and	musician.
                          •	 honoring Dr. Stephen Lange of St.             April 22    •	 from	Kate	and	Ben,	in	celebration	of	Earth	Day.	Do	something	nice	 	
                             Paul's Episcopal Church and his 40                           for your mother.
                             years of music ministry.

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             23.1               23.2   WKAR TV                                                     April Listings
                                       04 | Sunday
            Weeknight news
                                       12:00      Washington Week
            The PBS NewsHour           12:30      NOW on PBS
            airs Monday-Friday at      1:00       Off the Record
            7 p.m., preceded by        1:30       The McLaughlin Group
            BBC News at 6 p.m.         2:00       To the Contrary
            and Nightly Business
            Report at 6:30 p.m.
                                       2:30       From the Top
            Jim Lehrer
                                                  at Carnegie Hall
                                       3:00       Classic Gospel
                                       4:00       Picturing Mary                          American Experience, “Eyes on the Prize,”
01 | Thursday                                     A look at the many ways some            Monday, April 5, 9 p.m. (Pictured: Dr. Martin
                                                                                          Luther King, Jr.)
8:00  Michigan Out of Doors                       of the world's greatest artists
8:30  The Red Green Show                          – Michelangelo, Rembrandt,
                                                  Titian, and many others –               10:00 American Experience
9:00  This Old House Hour                         have depicted the mother of                   Eyes on the Prize
10:00 Big Willy on                                Jesus in their works of art.                  Fighting Back (1957-62)
      BackStage Pass                                                                            States' rights, loyalists, and
11:00 Music of Mozart                                                                           federal authorities collide in the
      Malcolm Bilson in Con-                                                                    battle to integrate schools.
      cert & Conversation                                                                 11:00 Desert Reef
                                                                                                The fossilized ocean reef in
02 | Friday                                                                                     New Mexico's Guadalupe
8:00    Washington Week                                                                         Mountains tells a story of a
8:30    NOW on PBS                                                                              changing planet.
9:00    Off the Record
9:30    Inside Washington                                                                 06 | Tuesday
10:00   Bill Moyers' Journal                                                              8:00  NOVA
11:00   Austin City Limits             Picturing Mary, Sunday, April 4, 4 p.m.                  Hunting at the Edge
        Ben Harper & Relentless 7      (Pictured: “Mary” by Sassoferrato, 17th century)         of Space (Part I)
                                       5:00  This Old House                                     The Mystery of
03 | Saturday                          5:30  Hometime                                           the Milky Way
11:00 Get Fresh with Sue Chef          6:00  Equitrekking                                       A look at how a simple
11:30 Burt Wolf:                                                                                instrument, the telescope,
                                       6:30  Saddle Up
      Travels & Traditions                   with Dennis Brouse                                 has fundamentally changed
                                                                                                our understanding of our
12:00 Rick Steves’ Europe              7:00 QuizBusters                                         place in the universe.
12:30 The Victory Garden                     Everett/Alma
1:00 Woodsmith Shop                                                                       9:00 Voices of a
                                       7:30 QuizBusters                                         Never-Ending Dawn
1:30 This Old House                          Laingsburg/Fowler
                                                                                                The experiences of a troop of
2:00 Ask This Old House                8:00 Nature                                              5,500 soldiers, mostly from
2:30 Hometime                                Moment of Impact (Part I)
                                                                                                Michigan, who fought com-
3:00 Wilderness Journal                      Hunters & Herds
                                             An innovative and revolution-                      munists in northern Russia
3:30 Motorweek                                                                                  during World War I.
                                             ary look at the bio-engineer-
4:00 Natural Heroes                          ing of “how animals work.”                   11:00 Fortunate Wilderness
4:30 Michigan Out of Doors             9:00 Masterpiece Classic                                 The Wolf & Moose Study
5:00 Great Lakes Outdoors                    Sharpe's Peril                                     of Isle Royale
5:30 Great Getaways                          Sharpe's adventures continue                       Wolf biologists look at the
6:00 QuizBusters                             as he leads a ragtag party                         delicate balance between
      Stockbridge/                           of civilians and soldiers on                       wolf, moose, and climate.
      Vandercook Lake                        a march across India.
6:30 QuizBusters                       11:00 The McLaughlin Group                         07 | Wednesday
      Bath/Grass Lake                  11:30 Off the Record                               8:00      reWorking Michigan
7:00 Lawrence Welk Show
                                                                                                    Finding Our Way
      25th Anniversary Show            05 | Monday                                                  WKAR introduces viewers to
8:00 Antiques Roadshow                 8:00       Antiques Road Show                                three people trying to stake
9:00 The Brittas Empire                           Denver (Part II)                                  out a better life for themselves
9:30 ‘Allo, ‘Allo!                     9:00       American Experience                               and their families in mid-
10:00 The Vicar of Dibley                         Eyes on the Prize                                 Michigan. They are taking
      Christmas Special –                         Awakenings (1954-56)                              risks and rebuilding them-
      2006 (Part II)                              Individual acts of courage                        selves – all with their eyes
11:00 Big Willy on                                inspire black Southerners                         focused on a more prosper-
      BackStage Pass                              to fight for their rights.                        ous future.
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                                                                                                 7:30  QuizBusters
                                                                                                 8:00 Nature
                                                                                                       Moment of Impact (Part II)
                                                                                                 9:00 Masterpiece Classic
                                                                                                       The Diary of Anne Frank
                                                                                                       The most accurate-ever
                                                                                                       adaptation of Anne Frank’s
                                                                                                       moving account of life hiding
                                                                                                       from the Nazis.
                                                                                                 11:00 The McLaughlin Group
                                                                                                 11:30 Off the Record
 MSU Today, Wednesday, April 7, 8:30 p.m. (Pictured: The Bee Project.)
                                                                                                 12 | Monday
 8:30  MSU Today                                                                                 8:00  Antiques Road Show
                                                 4:30  Michigan Out of Doors                           Denver (Part III)
       This month: MSU’s Facility                5:00  Great Lakes Outdoors
       for Rare Isotope Beams, the                                                               9:00 American Experience
                                                 5:30  Great Getaways                                  Eyes on the Prize
       Bee Project at the Student
       Organic Farm, MSU Bikes,                  6:00  QuizBusters                                     Ain't Scared of Your Jails
       and MSU sociology professor                     Everett/Alma                                    (1960-61)
       Carl Taylor’s research/work               6:30 QuizBusters                                      Black college students take
       with Detroit youths.                            Laingsburg/Fowler                               a leadership role in the civil
 9:00 The Buddha                                 7:00 Lawrence Welk Show                               rights movement.
       Two and a half millennia                  8:00 Antiques Roadshow                          10:00 American Experience
       ago, a new religion was born              9:00 The Brittas Empire                               Eyes on the Prize
       in northern India, generated              9:30 ‘Allo, ‘Allo!                                    No Easy Walk (1961-63)
       from the ideas of a single                10:00 The Vicar of Dibley                             The civil rights movement
       man, the Buddha, a mysteri-                     Easter (1996)                                   discovers the power of mass
       ous Indian sage.                                                                                demonstrations.
                                                 11:00 The String Doctors on
 11:00 Globetrekker                                    BackStage Pass                            11:00 Thousand Suns: Food,
       Best Dives                                                                                      Ecology & Religion
                                                                                                 11:30 Global Focus
 08 | Thursday                                   11 | Sunday                                           The New Environmentalists
                                                 12:00     Washington Week
       Michigan Out of Doors
       The Red Green Show
                                                 12:30     NOW on PBS                            13 | Tuesday
                                                 1:00      Off the Record                        8:00      NOVA
 9:00  This Old House Hour                       1:30      The McLaughlin Group
 10:00 The String Doctors on                                                                               Hunting at the Edge
                                                 2:00      To the Contrary                                 of Space (Part II)
       BackStage Pass
                                                 2:30      From the Top                                    The Ever-Expanding
 11:00 MSU Today                                           at Carnegie Hall                                Universe
 11:30 Environment                               3:00      Classic Gospel                        9:00      Frontline
       The Night Shift                           4:00      Lessons for Life                                Obama's Deal
                                                 5:00      This Old House                                  Go behind closed doors at the
                                                 5:30      Hometime                                        White House, in Congress, and
 09 | Friday                                     6:00      Equitrekking
                                                                                                           the boardrooms of the giant
                                                                                                           healthcare lobby to examine
 8:00      Washington Week                       6:30      Saddle Up                                       the political battles and costly
 8:30      NOW on PBS                                      with Dennis Brouse                              compromises that defined the
 9:00      Off the Record                        7:00      QuizBusters                                     Obama administration’s efforts
 9:30      Inside Washington                               Grand Ledge/St. Johns                           toward healthcare reform.
 10:00     Bill Moyers' Journal
 11:00     Austin City Limits

 10 | Saturday
 11:00 Get Fresh with Sue Chef
 11:30 Burt Wolf:
       Travels & Traditions
 12:00 Rick Steves’ Europe
 12:30 The Victory Garden
 1:00 Woodsmith Shop
 1:30 This Old House
 2:00 Ask This Old House
 2:30 Hometime
 3:00 Wilderness Journal
 3:30 Motorweek                                  Masterpiece Classic, “The Diary of Anne Frank,” Sunday, April 11, 9 p.m.
 4:00 Natural Heroes                             (Pictured: Iain Glen [Otto], Ellie Kendrick [Anne], and Tamsin Greig [Edith])

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                                            17 | Saturday                                     9:00  Masterpiece Classic
                                                                                                    Small Island (Part I)
                                            11:00 Get Fresh with Sue Chef                           The moving saga of one
                                            11:30 Burt Wolf:                                        Jamaican and one English
                                                  Travels & Traditions                              couple whose lives inter-
                                            12:00 Rick Steves’ Europe                               twine in post-WWII Britain.
                                            12:30 The Victory Garden                          10:30 MSU Today
                                            1:00 Woodsmith Shop                               11:00 The McLaughlin Group
                                            1:30 This Old House                               11:30 Off the Record
                                            2:00 Ask This Old House
                                            2:30 Hometime                                     19 | Monday
                                            3:00 Wilderness Journal                           8:00  Antiques Road Show
                                            3:30 Motorweek                                          Phoenix (Part I))
                                            4:00 Natural Heroes                               9:00 American Experience
Independent Lens, “Blessed Is the Match,”   4:30 Michigan Out of Doors
Tuesday, April 13, 10 p.m. (Pictured:
                                                                                                    Eyes on the Prize
Hannah Senesh, Budapest, 1936)              5:00 Great Lakes Outdoors                               Mississippi: Is this
                                            5:30 Great Getaways                                     America? (1963-64)
                                            6:00 QuizBusters                                        Mississippi's grass-roots civil
10:00 Independent Lens                            Grand Ledge/St. Johns                             rights movement becomes
      Blessed Is the Match                  6:30 QuizBusters                                        an American concern.
      Hannah Senesh, a World                      Pittsford/Fulton                            10:00 American Experience
      War II-era poet and diarist,          7:00 Lawrence Welk Show                                 Eyes on the Prize
      who became a paratrooper                                                                      Bridge to Freedom (1965)
      and resistance fighter and            8:00 Antiques Roadshow
                                            9:00 The Brittas Empire                                 A decade of lessons is ap-
      was captured, tortured, and                                                                   plied in the climactic and
      executed by the Nazis.                9:30 ‘Allo, ‘Allo!
                                            10:00 To the Manor Born                                 bloody march from Selma
11:00 The Adventists                                                                                to Montgomery, Alabama.
      The film explores the Seven           10:30 The Red Green Show                          11:00 A Sense of Wonder
      Day Adventist Church’s                11:00 organissimo on                                    A documentary-style film
      health care system.                         BackStage Pass                                    depicting pioneering envi-
                                                                                                    ronmentalist Rachel Carson,
14 | Wednesday                                                                                      author of the controversial
                                                                                                    book “Silent Spring,” in the
8:00  When Families Grieve                                                                          final year of her life.
      Katie Couric and the Sesame
      Street Muppets help families
      cope with the death of a
                                                                                              20 | Tuesday
      parent, presenting child-                                                               8:00  NOVA
      appropriate strategies.                                                                       The Big Energy Gamble
9:00 Worse Than War                                                                                 An examination of Califor-
                                                                                                    nia’s aggressive pursuit of a
      An exploration of the nature          Nature, “Frogs: The Thin Green Line,” Sunday,
                                                                                                    sustainable energy future.
      of genocide, ethnic cleans-           April 18, 8 p.m. (Pictured: Red-eyed tree frog)
      ing, and large-scale mass
                                                                                              9:00 Frontline
      murder in our time.                   18 | Sunday                                             The Dancing Boys of
11:00 As We Forgive                         12:00      Washington Week                              The illegal practice in Af-
      The program follows two               12:30      NOW on PBS                                   ghanistan of trading young
      Rwandan women on a                    1:00       Off the Record                               boys for sexual favors.
       journey to make peace with           1:30       The McLaughlin Group                   10:00 American Experience
      the neighbors who slaugh-                                                                     Earth Days
      tered their families during
                                            2:00       To the Contrary
                                            2:30       From the Top                                 The modern environmental
      the 1994 genocide.                                                                            movement is traced through
                                                       at Carnegie Hall
                                                                                                    the eyes of nine Americans
15 | Thursday                               3:00
                                                       Classic Gospel
                                                       Maria Tallchief                              who propelled the move-
8:00  Michigan Out of Doors                            The amazing story of the                     ment from its beginnings in
8:30  The Red Green Show                               life and artistry of Maria                   the 1950s.
9:00  This Old House Hour                              Tallchief, who rose from an            11:00 The Adventists
10:00 organissimo on                                   Oklahoma Indian commu-
      BackStage Pass                                   nity to become America's
11:00 Sacred Earth                                     first prima ballerina.
      A one-of-a-kind journey               5:00       This Old House
      through sacred lands of               5:30       Hometime
      the American Southwest                6:00       Equitrekking
                                            6:30       Saddle Up
16 | Friday                                            with Dennis Brouse
8:00     Washington Week                    7:00       QuizBusters
8:30     NOW on PBS                         7:30       QuizBusters
9:00     Off the Record                                Maple Valley/Springport
9:30     Inside Washington                  8:00       Nature
10:00    Bill Moyers' Journal                          Frogs: The Thin Green Line
11:00    Austin City Limits                            Saving frog populations                American Experience, ”Earth Days,” Tuesday,
         Kings of Leon/Roky Erickson                   around the world.                      April 20, 10 p.m. (Pictured: “Earth Day” 1970)

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                                                                                   25 | Sunday
                                                                                   12:00 Washington Week
                                                                                   12:30 NOW on PBS
                                                                                   1:00  Off the Record
                                                                                   1:30  The McLaughlin Group
                                                                                   2:00  To the Contrary
                                                                                   2:30  From the Top
                                                                                         at Carnegie Hall
                                                                                   3:00 Classic Gospel
                                                                                   4:00 Independent Lens
                                                                                         Taking Root: The Vision
                                                                                         of Wangari Maathai
                                                                                   5:00 This Old House
                                                                                   5:30 Hometime
                                                                                   6:00 Equitrekking
                                                                                   6:30 Saddle Up with Dennis
                                                                                   7:00 QuizBusters
 Through A Dog’s Eyes, Wednesday, April 21, 8 p.m. (Pictured: Aiden with Nala)
                                                                                   7:30 QuizBusters
 21 | Wednesday                                   23 | Friday                      8:00 Nature
                                                                                         Fellowships of the Whales
 8:00  Through A Dog's Eyes                       8:00    Washington Week                The story of the first year in
       Stories of assistance dogs                 8:30    NOW on PBS                     a humpback whale’s life.
       and people whose lives                     9:00    Off the Record           9:00 Masterpiece Classic
       they have changed.                         9:30    Inside Washington              Small Island (Part II)
 9:00 POV                                         10:00   Bill Moyers' Journal     10:30 reWorking Michigan
       Food, Inc.                                 11:00   Austin City Limits
       A sweeping, shockingly in-
                                                                                   11:00 The McLaughlin Group
                                                          My Morning Jacket        11:30 Off the Record
       formative documentary that
       examines food production                   24 | Saturday
 11:00 Richard Bangs' Adventures                  11:00 Get Fresh with Sue Chef
                                                  11:30 Burt Wolf:
 22 | Thursday                                          Travels & Traditions
 8:00  Michigan Out of Doors                      12:00 Rick Steves’ Europe
 8:30  The Red Green Show                         12:30 The Victory Garden
 9:00  This Old House Hour                        1:00 The New Yankee
 10:00 Jen Sygit & Spare Change                         Workshop                   American Experience, “My Lai,”
                                                                                   Monday, April 26, 9 p.m.
       on BackStage Pass                          1:30 This Old House
 11:00 Fortunate Wilderness                       2:00 Ask This Old House
       The Wolf & Moose Study                     2:30 Hometime
                                                                                   26 | Monday
       of Isle Royale                             3:00 Wilderness Journal          8:00  Antiques Road Show
                                                  3:30 Motorweek                         Phoenix (Part II)
                                                                                   9:00 American Experience
                                                  4:00 Natural Heroes
                                                                                         My Lai
                                                  4:30 Michigan Out of Doors             Examines one of the dark-
                                                  5:00 Great Lakes Outdoors              est chapters of the Vietnam
                                                  5:30 Great Getaways                    War: the 1968 My Lai mas-
                                                  6:00 QuizBusters                       sacre, its cover-up, and the
                                                        Howell/Haslett                   soldiers who broke rank to
                                                  6:30 QuizBusters                       halt the atrocities.
                                                        Maple Valley/Springport    10:30 MSU Today
                                                  7:00 Lawrence Welk Show          11:00 Green Builders
                                                  8:00 Antiques Roadshow                 A look at the green revolution
                                                                                         in the building world.
                                                  9:00 The Brittas Empire
                                                  9:30 ‘Allo, ‘Allo!               27 | Tuesday
                                                  10:00 To the Manor Born
                                                                                   8:00    NOVA
                                                  10:30 The Red Green Show                 Mind Over Money
                                                  11:00 Jen Sygit & Spare Change           The two most powerful forces
                                                        on BackStage Pass                  on the planet: the human
 POV, “Food, Inc.,” Wednesday, April 21, 9 p.m.                                            mind and money.
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                                                                                             7:00  Arthur
                                                                                             7:30  Maya & Miguel
                                                                                             8:00  Curious George
                                                                                             8:30  Sid the Science Kid
                                                                                             9:00  Super WHY!
                                                                                             9:30  Dinosaur Train
                                                                                             10:00 Sesame Street
                                                                                             11:00 Clifford the
                                                                                                   Big Red Dog
                                                                                             11:30 WordWorld
                                                                                             12:00 Between the Lions
                                                                                             12:30 Dragon Tales
                                                                                             1:00 It’s a Big Big World
                                                                                             1:30 Imagination Station
Great Performances, “Hamlet,” Wednesday, April 28, 8 p.m. (Pictured: David Tennant [left]    2:00 Caillou
and Sir Patrick Stewart [center])
                                                                                             2:30 Martha Speaks
9:00  Frontline
      The Vaccine War
                                               29 | Thursday                                 3:00 Curious George
                                                                                             3:30 Cyberchase
      Are vaccines a great achieve-            8:00  Michigan Out of Doors
                                                                                             4:00 Arthur
      ment or a scourge on health?             8:30  The Red Green Show
10:00 Independent Lens                                                                       4:30 WordGirl
                                               9:00  This Old House Hour
      Garbage Dreams                           10:00 Huckleberry Groove                      5:00 Electric Company
      The trash trade in the                         on BackStage Pass                       5:30 DragonFly TV (M)
      world’s largest garbage                  11:00 In the Life                                   Fetch (T/TH/F)
      village outside Cairo.
                                               11:30 reWorking Michigan                            Biz Kid$ (W)
11:00 When Families Grieve
                                               30 | Friday
                                               8:00      Washington Week
                                               8:30      NOW on PBS
                                               9:00      Off the Record
                                               9:30      Inside Washington
                                               10:00     Bill Moyers' Journal
                                               11:00     Austin City Limits
                                                         Willie Nelson &                     Martha Speaks, Weekdays, 2:30 p.m.
                                                         Asleep at the Wheel
                                                                                             saturday mornings
                                                                                             7:00     Curious George
                                                                                             7:30     Sid the Science Kid
                                                                                             8:00     Super WHY!
                                                                                             8:30     Dinosaur Train
                                                                                             9:00     Thomas & Friends
                                                                                             9:30     Bob the Builder
Independent Lens, “Garbage Dreams,”                                                          10:00    Design Squad
Tuesday, April 27, 10 p.m.                                                                   10:30    Electric Company
                                                                                             sunday mornings
28 | Wednesday                                                                               7:00     Curious George
8:00  Great Performances                                                                     7:30     Sid the Science Kid
      Hamlet                                                                                 8:00     Sesame Street
      Sir Patrick Stewart (Claudi-                                                           9:00     Peep and the Big
      us) and David Tennant                                                                           Wide World/Pocoyo
      (Hamlet) reprise their roles                                                           9:30     Mister Rogers’
      in this television adaptation                                                                   Neighborhood
      of the Royal Shakespeare                                                               10:00    Zula Patrol
      Company’s 2008 stage pro-                                                              10:30    Miffy and Friends
      duction of "Hamlet."                     Austin City Limits, “Willie Nelson & Asleep   11:00    Franny’s Feet
11:30 MSU Today                                at the Wheel,” Friday, April 20, 11 p.m.      11:30    Angelina Ballerina
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                                             Beads, Baubles, Jewels
                                             Th, 11:30 a.m.
                                             Make (Ends 4/2)
                                             M/F, 11 a.m., 5 & 11 p.m.
 Create is seen on Channel 23.3 and many
 cable systems. For the overnight schedule
                                             Garden Smart
 visit                             M/W, 10 a.m., 4 & 10 p.m.
                                             Garden Story
 Cooking                                     M/F, 5:30 & 11:30 p.m.
 Avec Eric (Begins 4/22)                                                          Landscapes Through Time host,
                                             P. Allen Smith                       David Dunlop.
 Tu/Th, 8:30 a.m. & 8:30 p.m.                Su/F,10 a.m., 4 & 10 p.m.
 Bake, Decorate, Celebrate!                  Victory Garden                       Landscapes Through Time
 Tu, Noon                                    Tu/Th,10 a.m., 4 &10 p.m.            S, 12:30 & 6:30 p.m.
 Burt Wolf:                                                                       W, 6:30 p.m.
 What We Eat (Ends 4/20)                     Home & Decorating                    Love to Paint with Mimi
 Tu/Th, 8:30 a.m. & 8:30 p.m.                For Your Home                        M, 2:30 p.m.
 Christina Cooks                             Su/W, 11 a.m., 5 & 11 p.m.           Scheewe Art Workshop
 Tu/Th, 8 a.m. & 8 p.m.                      Hometime                             Tu, 6 p.m.
                                             M/F, 11 a.m., 5 & 11 p.m.            Th, Noon & 6 p.m.
 Cook's Country
 Su/W, 7 a.m., 1 & 7 p.m.                    Katie Brown Workshop                 Wyland's Art Studio (Begins 4/7)
                                             S/W, 11:30 a.m., 5:30 & 11:30 p.m.   W, 2:30 p.m.
 Daisy Cooks
 M, 8 a.m. & 8 p.m.                          Moment of Luxury                     Sewing/Needlecraft
 F, 8 a.m. , 2 & 8 p.m.                      Tu, 11:30 a.m., 5:30 & 11:30 p.m.
                                             Th, 5:30 & 11:30 p.m.                America Sews
 Fork in the Road                                                                 M, 2 p.m.
 Th, 1 p.m.                                  Lifestyles                           Fons & Porter's Quilting
 Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie                 Cultivating Life (Ends 4/2)          Tu, 2 p.m.
 Su, 8 a.m., 2 & 8 p.m.                      F, 5:30 & 11:30 p.m.
 W, 8:00 a.m. & 8:30 p.m.                                                         Knit & Crochet Today
                                             Everyday Edisons                     S/W, Noon & 6 p.m.
 Jacques Pepin: Fast Food                    M,11:30 a.m.
 Su, 8:30 a.m., 2:30 & 8:30 p.m.                                                  Knitting Daily
 W, 8:30 a.m. & 8:30 p.m.                    Healthy Body, Healthy Mind           W, 2 p.m.
                                             F, 12:30 p.m.
 Julia & Jacques Cooking                                                          Martha’s Sewing Room
 Tu/Th, 7:30 a.m., 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.
                                             Sit & Be Fit                         F, 11:30 a.m.
                                             Tu, 1 p.m.
 Lidia’s Italy                                                                    Quilt in a Day
 Su/M/W/F                                    Painting                             Th, 2 p.m.
 7:30 a.m., 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.                 Beauty of Oil Painting               Quilting Arts
 Mexico: One Plate at a Time                 F, 2:30 p.m.                         W, 12:30 p.m.
 Tu/Th, 7 a.m. & 7 p.m.                      Best of Joy of Painting              Sewing with Nancy
 Simply Ming                                 Tu/Th, 12:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.        M/F, Noon & 6 p.m.
 F, 7 a.m. & 7 p.m.                          Best of Simply Painting              Travel
 M, 7 a.m., 1 & 7 p.m.                       Th, 2:30 p.m.
 Tommy Tang's                                Donna Dewberry                       Wolfe's Travels to the Edge
                                                                                  Tu/Th, 9:30 a.m., 3:30 & 9:30 p.m.
 Easy Thai Cooking                           M, 12:30 & 6:30 p.m.
 M/F, 8:30 a.m. & 8:30 p.m.                  F, 6:30 p.m.                         Rick Steves’ Europe Classics
                                             Jerry Yarnell Fine Arts              Su-F, 9 a.m., 3 & 9 p.m.
 Zonya’s Health Bites
 F, 1 p.m.                                   Tu, 2:30 p.m.                        Smart Travels
                                                                                  M/F, 9:30 a.m., 3:30 & 9:30 p.m.
                                                                                  Su, 9:30 a.m. & 9:30 p.m.
                                                                                  W, 9:30 a.m., 3:30 & 9:30 p.m.
                                                                                  Ask This Old House
                                                                                  Su/W, 10:30 a.m., 4:30 & 10:30 p.m.
                                                                                  New Yankee Workshop
                                                                                  Tu/Th, 10:30 a.m., 4:30 & 10:30 p.m.
                                                                                  This Old House
                                                                                  M/F, 10:30 a.m., 4:30 & 10:30 p.m.
                                                                                  Woodsmith Shop
 Host Rick Bayless demonstrates a recipe on Mexico: One Plate at a Time.          Tu/Th, 11 a.m., 5 & 11 p.m.
14 StayTuned
All programs subject to change.

                                            6:00 A Place of Our Own
                                            6:30 Roadtrip Nation
                                            7:00 Worldfocus
                                            7:30 Life
                                                 Grandparenting (4/7)
WKAR World is seen on Channel 23.4               Survive & Thrive (4/14)
and many cable systems. Programming              My Generation
is subject to change. For daytime and
overnight schedules visit              Ground Breakers (4/21)
                                                 Options & Answers (4/28)
                                            8:00 Celtic Pilgrimage (4/7)                 Masterpiece Classic, “Sharpe’s
M-F Weeknights (unless otherwise noted)
10:00 PBS NewsHour                               Balloon Fiesta (4/14)                   Challenge,” Saturday, April 3, 10 p.m.
11:00 Charlie Rose                               Sense of Wonder (4/21)                  (Pictured: Sean Bean.)
                                                 Fortunate Wilderness:
Monday                                           The Wolf/Moose Study                    Saturday
                                                 of Isle Royale (4/28)                   6:00 Off the Record
6:00 A Place of Our Own                     9:00 Bang’s Adventures                       6:30 Motorweek (4/3, 17, 24)
6:30 Closer to the Truth (Ends 4/19)                                                           Focal Point (4/10)
     Great Decisions in
     Foreign Policy (Begins 4/26)
                                            Thursday                                     7:00 Wealthtrack
                                            6:00 A Place of Our Own                      7:30 Market to Market
7:00 Worldfocus
7:30 Biz Kid$                               6:30 Burt Wolf:                              8:00 Journeyman (4/3)
8:00 Grow/Greener Schools (4/5)                  Travels & Traditions                          reWorking Michigan (4/10)
     Desert Reef (4/12)                     7:00 Worldfocus                                    Roots of Health (4/17)
     Dhamma Brothers (4/19)                 7:30 Inside E Street                               Through a Dog’s Eyes (4/24)
     The Buddha (4/26)                      8:00 Where Do Children Play (4/1)            8:30 MSU Today (4/10)
9:00 Recreating America (4/5)                    Naturally Obsessed (4/8)                9:00 Backstage Pass
     Remembering/Holocaust (4/12)                Thousand Suns: Food,                          Big Willy (4/3)
     The Adventists (4/19)                       Ecology & Religion (4/15)                     The String Doctors (4/10)
Tuesday                                          Up from Ashes:
                                                 The Traverwood Branch’s
                                                                                               organissimo (4/17)
                                                                                               Jen Sygit/Spare Change (4/24)
6:00 A Place of Our Own                          Library/Ann Arbor (4/22)                10:00 Masterpiece Classic
6:30 Wider World                                 Green Builders (4/29)
7:00 Worldfocus                                                                                Sharpe’s Challenge (4/3)
7:30 Everyday Edisons (Ends 4/13)           8:30 Global Focus: The New                         Sharpe’s Peril (4/10)
                                                 Environmentalist (4/15)                       Diary of Anne Frank (4/17)
     MSU Today (Begins 4/20)
8:00 QuizBusters                            9:00 Independent Lens                              Small Island (Part I) (4/24)
8:30 QuizBusters                                 Whatever It Takes (4/1)                 11:30 Theater Talk (4/24)
9:00 Teens Behind the Wheel (4/6)                Survival: Lives in the
     Inside Islam (4/13)                         Balance (4/8, 15, 22, 29)               Sunday
     Not In God’s Name (4/20)                                                            6:00 Music Voyager
     Passing Poston:                        Friday                                       6:30 Saddle Club
     An American Story (4/27)               6:00   Los Ninos En Su Casa                  7:00 NOVA
                                            6:30   Future of News                              Rat Attack (4/4)
                                            7:00   Worldfocus                                  Hunting/Edge of Space (4/11, 18)
                                            7:30   Great Getaways                              The Big Energy Gamble (4/25)
                                            8:00   The Brittas Empire (4/2, 9)           8:00 American Masters (4/4)
                                                   Red Green (4/16, 23, 30)                    I.M. Pei: Building
                                            8:20   The Brittas Empire (4/16)                   Modern China
                                            8:30   ‘Allo, ‘Allo (4/2, 9)                       Great Museums (4/11)
                                                                                               Painting Taos (4/18)
                                            8:30   The Brittas Empire (4/23, 30)
                                                                                               Bang’s Adventures (4/25)
                                            8:49   ‘Allo, ‘Allo (4/16)                   9:00 Antiques Roadshow
                                            9:00   The Vicar of Diley (4/2, 9)           10:00 Global Voices
Passing Poston: An American Story,          9:00   ‘Allo, ‘Allo (4/23, 30)               11:00 NOW on PBS
Tuesday, April 27, 9 p.m.                   9:19   The Vicar of Dibley (4/16)            11:30 To the Contrary

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                                              When Families Grieve                             
                                              Wednesday, April 14, 8 p.m.
                                              Coping with the death of a loved one
                                              is difficult at any age. Children are
                                              especially vulnerable to loss.
                                              When Families Grieve, featuring Katie
                                              Couric and the Sesame Street Muppets,
                                                            offers strategies to help
                                                             families move forward.

Visit for links to local resources. WKAR is also offering free resource kits on family grief.
E-mail or call (517) 432-9527 with your name and address. Visit for
additional resources on grieving in mid-Michigan.

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