Radio & TV Program Guide | Mar12
Noteworthy in March
n Pledge Madness! Tournament-quality Specials March 3-18!
n Family Literacy Event – Meet Clifford!
n “Finding Your Roots” Premieres
n John Grisham Novel on “The Radio Reader”
College of Communication
Arts and Sciences
Volunteer This Month
What’s Your Story?
We’re always looking for stories
to Be a Key Player in about how WKAR Radio or TV
On Our Cover Pledge Madness has made an impact on your life.
Pledge Madness comes to You’ll note a lot of “Pledge Madness” Did you make a lifelong friend
WKAR, March 3-18. Look for going on around WKAR this month, during a volunteer stint? Did a
terrific specials on WKAR-TV, as we bring you a number of terrific certain program provide you
WKAR Create and WKAR World – shows and specials. with the information you needed
and please give generously!
We are recruiting volunteers to answer at just the right time? Perhaps
CrediTs phones during this event. If you are you just love certain programs
Editor interested in volunteering, give mem- or personalities. Please tell us!
Jeanie Croope bership a call at (517) 432-3120, Ext. 374
College of Communication or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We Send an email to email@example.com
Arts & Sciences
Dean Pamela Whitten will need phone operators evenings (be sure to put “My WKAR Story”
WKAR Acting Director and weekends from Saturday, March 3 in the subject line).
Gary Reid through Sunday, March 18.
Radio Station Manager
Content & Community
Radio News Director “The more that you read, the
Radio Reading Service more things you will know.”
Volunteer Coordinator – Dr. Seuss
WKAR is a division of the Volunteers answer phones during WKAR’s pledge drive.
College of Communication
Arts & Sciences at Michigan
State University. If you have
questions about WKAR call
(517) 432-9527, ext. 365
weekdays (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
or contact Carol Karber at
WKAR will host two Raising Readers
Chairperson Family Fun Workshops this month.
Richard Weingartner Targeted to families and children ages Gier Park Elementary School
Jessica Wortley Adler
4-6, the workshop shows parents how Thursday, March 15
T. J. Bucholz to have fun with their child while learn- Registration/Pizza: 5:30-6 p.m.
April Clobes ing new ways to build reading skills.
John Dobbs Program: 6-7 p.m.
Each child receives a book and learning
Nancy Elwood To register, call (517) 755-1360.
Meredith Grimm activities to take home. A light supper
Carrie Rathbun Hawks is provided.
David Hollister Holt Workshop
Mary Black Junttonen Sycamore Elementary School
Thursday, March 22
Joseph Ross Registration/Pizza: 6-6:30 p.m.
Donna Ullrich Program: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Robert Ulrich To register, call (517) 699-7811
Maria Wygnal or email firstname.lastname@example.org
by March 20.
We connect people to power-
ful ideas that inspire personal For more about WKAR’s fun
growth, exploration of our family and children’s activities
world, and positive change.
and programs, see our new
Kids’ Corner on page 12.
MSU is an Affirmative-Action/ WKAR’s Family Fun Workshops are made possible by grants from Jackson National Life Insurance Company,
Equal-Opportunity Employer. Macy’s and Target.
Moyers & Company
Sundays at 2 p.m.
Bill Moyers has returned to public
broadcasting with Moyers &
Company, a weekly hour of
compelling conversation about
life and the state of American de-
mocracy. Scholars, artists, activ-
Pledge Madness! ists, scientists, philosophers and
Who needs March madness newsmakers bring context, in-
when we have Pledge Madness sight and meaning to important
going on right here at WKAR? topics. Moyers also offers his own
From March 3-18, look for timely and penetrating essays on Itzhak Perlman helps the San Francisco
society and government. Symphony Orchestra celebrate 100 years.
specials with Joe Bonamassa,
Hugh Laurie, Peter, Paul and
Mary, Idina Menzel, Celtic BackStage Pass
Woman, Tony Bennett and Thursdays at 10 p.m. (Repeated Satur- Create Marathons
Phantom of the Opera. days at 8 p.m. on WKAR World and at All day, every saturday!
See pages 4-5 for more on 11 p.m. on WKAR-TV.) WKAR Create is seen on Channel 23.3
Pledge Madness at WKAR! WKAR’s “music made in Michigan” and on many cable systems. PLeAse
series BackStage Pass is nothing NoTe: Some programming during
if not versatile. This month we’ll Create Marathons on March 3, 10
Branford and 17 will be pre-empted so you
Marsalis feature the MSU Chamber Music
will be one faculty performing classical offer- can support that station during
of the stars our Pledge Madness campaign.
featured on ings and blues from guitar master
Finding Larry McCray from Flint.
Your Roots. 03/03 | Soup-er Saturday
Nothing warms better than a
hearty bowl of soup. Get recipes
Finding Your Roots from Julia and Jacques, Jeff
Sundays at 8 p.m., beginning March 25 Nathan, Tommy Tang and more!
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., returns
with another series that delves
03/10 | Ladies of Leisure
into the genealogy and genetics Get tips on entertaining, sewing,
of famous Americans. Finding cooking, gardening, or crafting
Your Roots combines history Joe Wood at Fenway Park, circa 1913. with Katie Brown, Lidia Bastian-
and science in an exploration ich, Nancy Zieman and more!
of race, family and identity in Fenway Park at 100
America. Those discovering Monday, March 26, 8 p.m. 03/17 | The Emerald Isle
surprises in their family trees Fenway Park at 100 celebrates Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with
include Kevin Bacon, Robert the centennial of the oldest (and
Rudy Maxa, Rick Steves, Burt
Downey, Jr., Branford Marsalis, smallest) ballpark in America. The
John Legend, Martha Stewart film tells the story of Fenway’s Wolf and Tommy Makem.
and Barbara Walters. long history as a venue for sports
and as a public space: masses for
WWI soldiers, a 1922 Irish Repub-
lican rally, FDR’s last presidential
interview campaign speech, concerts by
series comes Bruce Springsteen and others.
Friday, March 30, 9 p.m.
The San Francisco Symphony
Charlie Rose Orchestra celebrates 100 years
Most Weeknights at 11 p.m. with a gala concert featuring ac- 03/24 | Destination: Asia
Charlie Rose is arguably one of claimed writer and San Francisco Tour the jewels of Asia with the
the most astute and engaging native Amy Tan, music director Grannies, Rudy Maxa, Art Wolfe,
interviewers on television. Now Michael Tilson Thomas, Itzhak Rick Steves and Burt Wolf.
his popular series will also be Perlman and Lang Lang perform-
seen on WKAR-TV on Monday ing works by Copland, Mendels- 03/31 | Mexican Table
through Thursday nights. Whether sohn and Britten. Concert footage Rick Bayless and Pati Jinich
he’s speaking to a popular film is interwoven with short video bring you the best dishes of
star, an author or a figure in busi- stories highlighting unique mo- Mexico from tacos to mole.
ness or politics, count on reveal- ments in the symphony’s history,
ing nighttime conversation. as well as performer interviews.
StayTuned | March 2012 3
The Sweet Sixteen |
Big Band Vocalists (3/3)
Tony Bennett – Duets 2 (3/4, 3/6, 3/18))
Great Performances: Eric Clapton’s
Crossroads Guitar Festival (3/4)
The Birth of Rock (3/6)
A Community Sings:
10th Anniversary (3/10, 3/13)
Celtic Woman (3/17)
Behind the Drama (3/11)
‘60s Pop, Rock & Soul (3/14)
College of Communication
Arts and Sciences
The Sweet Sixteen
support tournament quality, fan favorites and
awesome match-ups on WKAr-Tv March 3-18! |
Les Miserables In Concert (3/7)
Oscar Hammerstein II:
Out of My Dreams (3/11)
Idina Menzel Live:
Barefoot at the Symphony (3/11)
Great Performances: Phantom of the
Opera at Royal Albert Hall (3/4)
Hugh Laurie: Let them Talk (3/11, 3/12)
Live at the Beacon Theatre (3/12, 3/16)
Il Volo Takes Flight (3/17)
Beneath the Pines (3/4, 3/11, 3/18)
The PBS NewsHour
at 7 p.m., preceded by
BBC World News
America at 6 p.m.
and Nightly Business
Report at 6:30 p.m.
01 | Thursday
8:00 Michigan Out of Doors
8:30 The Red Green Show
9:00 This Old House Hour
11:30 MSU Today
02 | Friday Tony Bennett sings duets with Lady Gaga and others on Great Perforamnces. (March 4, 6, 18)
8:00 Washington Week 9:00 Big Band Years 05 | Monday
8:30 Off the Record Peter Marshall hosts this 8:00 Dr. Wayne Dyer
9:00 American Masters tribute to the great music Wishes Fulfilled
Cab Calloway – Sketches of the big bands.
The noted speaker returns
A look at the life and legacy 11:00 Allen Toussaint with more inspiring words
of Calloway, one of the icons The Soul of New Orleans on working toward making
of jazz. your dreams come true.
10:00 In Performance 04 | Sunday 11:00 Antiques Roadshow
at the White House 10:00 A.D.D. and Loving It?! Honolulu, HI
A Broadway Celebration Strategies on dealing with at-
Celebrate Broadway with
dancers from “West Side Story,”
tention deficit disorder 06 | Tuesday
Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel,
11:30 Rick Steves’ 8:00 TransSiberian Orchestra
Elaine Stritch, Marvin Hamlisch
European Insights The Birth of Rock
and more. 12:00 Washington Week The acclaimed orchestra offers
11:00 Austin City Limits 12:30 Off the Record one of their dynamic and visu-
Robert Earl Keen 1:00 The McLaughlin Group ally exciting shows. WKAR has
limited tickets to their Battle
1:30 To the Contrary Creek appearance available.
2:00 Moyers & Company 9:00 Great Performances
Doris Day is
featured in 3:00 Great Performances Tony Bennett: Duets 2
Big Band Tony Bennett: Duets 2 11:00 Charlie Rose
Vocalists. The legendary vocalist with
(March 3) Lady Gaga, k.d. lang, John
Mayer, Michael Buble, more.
5:00 Great Performances
Eric Clapton’s Crossroads
Guitar masters take the
stage in this annual event.
03 | Saturday 7:30 Beneath the Pines
10:00 Peter, Paul & Mary 8:00 Great Performances
25th Anniversary Concert Phantom of the Opera
All the hits from the iconic at Royal Albert Hall
folk trio. The British cast of the acclaimed
12:00 Use Your Brain Andrew Lloyd Weber musical, Les Miserables, with Alfie Boe, celebrates
to Change Your Age with many guest stars, celebrate 25 years. (March 7)
Dr. Amen returns with new “Phantom’s” 25th anniversary.
tricks on keeping young. 11:30 Off the Record 07 | Wednesday
2:00 Easy Yoga for Easing Pain 8:00 Les Miserables In Concert
3:00 3 Steps to Incredible Alfie Boe, Lea Salonga and
Health Nick Jonas star in this 25th
4:30 Ed Slott’s annIversary concert edition
Retirement Rescue of the beloved musical. WKAR
6:00 QuizBusters will offer tickets to the Wharton
Springport/Vandercook Lake Center production coming in
6:30 QuizBusters April during this program.
7:00 Big Band Vocalists 08 | Thursday
The crooners and canaries 8:00 Michigan Out of Doors
of the 1940s, including Live studio breaks feature pro-
Louis Armstrong, Doris Day, gram hosts offering Michigan
Margaret Whiting, Peggy Lee cruise opportunities at certain
and many others. Dr. Wayne Dyer, Wishes Fulfilled (March 5) giving levels.
6 March 2012 | StayTuned
9:00 Alone in the Wilderness II 3:00 Oscar Hammerstein II Out of My
Recently uncovered footage Out of My Dreams Dreams
carries Richard Proeneke’s The music, life and career of is a profile
story forward. Broadway’s Oscar Hammerstein of lyricist
10:30 Beneath the Pines is reviewed in this new special.
11:00 Charlie Rose Guests include Stephen Sond- merstein.
heim, Hal Prince and host, (March 11)
09 | Friday “Glee” star, Matthew Morrison.
4:30 Idina Menzel Live
8:00 Washington Week Barefoot at the Symphony
8:30 Off the Record
9:00 Big Band Vocalists
The star of “Wicked” and “Rent”
performs show tunes and classic
12 | Monday
10:00 Victor Borge pop. Marvin Hamlisch leads the 8:00 Jon Bonamassa
Comedy in Music orchestra. Live at the Beacon Theatre
10:30 StoryCorps The internationally renowned
6:00 Great Performances
Stories of Love guitar superstar delivers a
Hugh Laurie: Let them Talk
stunning performance with
Moments from the NPR series. The “House” star proves him- memorable duets with legend-
11:00 Austin City Limits self a fine New Orleans jazz ary rock singer Paul Rodgers
Cheap Trick musician in this film. (Bad Company) and John Hiatt.
7:30 Beneath the Pines
10 | Saturday The Bowl Show
9:30 Great Performances
Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk
10:00 Dr Wayne Dyer 11:00 Antiques Roadshow
Wishes Fulfilled Honolulu, HI
1:00 Rick Steves’ Hidden Europe
Rick uncovers new spots not so 13 | Tuesday
well known to travelers. 8:00 Peter, Paul & Mary
3:00 A Community Sings 25th Anniversary Concert
10th Anniversary 10:00 A Community Sings
WKAR salutes the Mid-Winter Celebrating 10 Years
Singing Festival, celebrating 11:00 Charlie Rose
10 years of song.
4:00 Magic Moments 14 | Wednesday
Best of ‘50s Pop 8:00 ‘60s Pop, Rock & Soul
6:00 QuizBusters “Wicked” star Idina Menzel performs show
tunes on Barefoot at the Symphony. An all-star cast of pop and
Napoleon/Homer (March 11) Rock favorites deliver live per-
formances and vintage clips.
10:00 Horses of the West
8:00 The Story of the America’s Love Story
Ali McGraw narrates this emo-
A celebration of 50 years of small-
tional journey on horseback
screen historical costume drama,
through the American West,
looking at how the genre has
looking at working ranch
changed, including “The Forsyte
horses, elegant Arabians and
Saga,” “Upstairs, Downstairs”
a therapy horse.
and “Brideshead Revisited.”
9:00 Downton Abbey 11:00 Charlie Rose
Behind the Drama
A look at the filming of the
15 | Thursday
East Lansing’s Mid-Winter Singing Festival Masterpiece favorite. 8:00 Moments to Remember
is celebrated in A Community Sings. More music from the
(March 10, 13) 10:00 Secrets of the Manor House
This documentary takes you into fabulous 1950s.
the Edwardian world of life in the 10:30 StoryCorps
6:30 QuizBusters Stories of Love
Howell/Williamston Manor House – upstairs and down.
11:30 Off the Record 11:00 Charlie Rose
7:00 Lawrence Welk’s
Big Band Splash
The company celebrates the
music of the Big Band years.
9:00 Ed Sullivan’s
Rock & Roll Classics
The Beatles, Doors, Rolling
Stones, Mamas and the Papas,
Petula Clark and more are
featured in vintage clips.
11:00 American Masters
Neil Young: Don’t Be Denied
11 | Sunday
10:00 Use Your Brain
to Change Your Age
12:00 Washington Week
12:30 Off the Record
1:00 The McLaughlin Group
1:30 To the Contrary
2:00 Moyers & Company Phantom of the Opera is seen in its entirety during Pledge Madness. (March 11)
StayTuned | March 2012 7
16 | Friday
8:00 Great Performances
Jackie Evancho: Dream with Me
The child singer offers classical
and contemporary songs.
9:30 Joe Bonamassa
Live at the Beacon Theatre
11:00 Austin City Limits
Steve Earle, Kris Kristofferson
NOVA offers a look at extremely icy conditions. (March 21)
18 | Sunday 21 | Wednesday
10:00 Suze Orman’s Money Class 8:00 Nature
12:00 Washington Week Survivors of the Firestorm
12:30 Off the Record The remarkable ability of
Guitarist Joe Bonamassa performs at the 1:00 The McLaughlin Group Australian bushfire victims to
Beacon Theatre. (March 12, 16) 1:30 To the Contrary bounce back and the environ-
2:00 Moyers & Company ment’s capacity for healing.
17 | Saturday 3:00
3 Steps to Incredible Health
Easy Yoga for Easing Pain
9:00 Anne of Green Gables Extreme Ice
Lucy Maud Montgomery’s en-
5:30 ‘60s Rock, Pop & Soul The mystery of melting ice
dearing story of Anne Shirley 7:30 Beneath the Pines sheets affect the fate of coast-
is told in a five-hour marathon Out takes and bonus footage not lines around the world.
starring Megan Follows, Col- previously seen.
8:00 Great Performances 10:00 Steve Jobs
leen Dewhurst and Richard One Last Thing
Farnsworth. Tony Bennett: Duets 2
A unique insight into what
2:00 Celtic Woman 10:00 The Story of the made the mercurial and bril-
Believe Costume Drama
A celebration of 50 years of small- liant Steve Jobs tick.
The dazzling music of this
Celtic ensemble inspires. screen historical costume drama, 11:00 Globe Trekker
4:00 Celtic Thunder looking at how the genre has Sri Lanka/Maldives
Voyage changed, including “The Forsyte
Saga,” “Upstairs, Downstairs” and
Celtic music continues with the “Brideshead Revisited.”
male ensemble that combines
traditional and contemporary 11:00 McLaughlin Group
Irish music. 11:30 Off the Record
7:00 The Welk Stars
Through the Years
This musical walk down
memory lane features stars
past and present including Members from the MSU Chamber Music
JoAnn Castle, Myron Floren, faculty perform classical selections on
The Lennon Sisters, Bobby and BackStage Pass. (March 22)
Cissy and more.
9:00 Il Volo Takes Flight
The three “teenage tenors,” all Steve Jobs is profiled in One Last Thing.
22 | Thursday
Italian heartthrobs, offer their
first PBS show. 8:00 Michigan Out of Doors
10:30 Victor Borge 19 | Monday 8:30 The Red Green Show
Comedy in Music 8:00 Antiques Roadshow 9:00 This Old House Hour
11:00 American Masters Honolulu, HI 10:00 BackStage Pass
Sam Cooke: Crossing Over 9:00 PBS Election 2012 MSU Chamber Music
Republican Candidate Debate Classical music performed by the
Ray Suarez moderates this post MSU Chamber Music faculty.
Super-Tuesday debate. 11:00 Charlie Rose
10:30 Antiques Roadshow
Bismarck, NC 23 | Friday
11:00 Charlie Rose
8:00 Washington Week
20 | Tuesday 8:30 Off the Record
8:00 American Experience 9:00 PBS Arts
Into the Deep: America, Women Who Rock
Whaling and the World A look at the indelible mark
The rapid rise and precipitous made by women in music from
decline of the American whaling Bessie Smith to Lady Gaga.
The Story of the Costume Drama looks at industry. Cyndi Lauper hosts.
some of the great mini-series set in a variety
of periods. Pictured: “Brideshead Revisited.” 10:00 Frontline 11:00 Austin City Limits
(March 11, 18) 11:00 Charlie Rose Widespread Panic
8 March 2012 | StayTuned
24 | Saturday 26 | Monday
11:00 Hands On Crafts for Kids 8:00 Antiques Roadshow
11:30 Burt Wolf: El Paso, TX
Travels & Traditions 9:00 Antiques Roadshow
12:00 Rick Steves’ Europe Bismarck, ND
The Romantic Rhine 10:00 Fenway Park at 100
12:30 The Victory Garden Celebrate the centennial of
1:00 From Glory Days Fenway Park, one of Boston’s
1:30 This Old House most popular attractions and
a landmark for baseball fans
2:00 Ask This Old House everywhere.
2:30 Hometime 11:00 Charlie Rose
3:00 Woodsmith Shop
3:30 Motorweek 27 | Tuesday
4:00 Great Getaways 8:00 Fenway Park at 100
4:30 Michigan Out of Doors 9:00 American Experience Larry McCray brings the blues to BackStage
5:00 Wilderness Journal Triangle Fire Pass. (March 29)
5:30 Inside E Street A look at how a tragic factory
6:00 QuizBusters 9:00 Great Performances
fire in New York led to work- San Francisco Symphony at 100
Kent City/White Cloud place safety laws. Celebrate the symphony’s centen-
6:30 QuizBusters 10:00 Frontline nial with Michael Tilson Thomas,
11:00 Charlie Rose Itzhak Perlman and Lang Lang.
7:00 Lawrence Welk Show 11:00 Austin City Limits
Keeping Up Appearances
28 | Wednesday Coldplay
Last of the Summer Wine
Ocean Giants - Giant Lives 31 | Saturday
Learn why size matters in the 11:00 Hands On Crafts for Kids
10:30 The Red Green Show world of whales. 11:30 Burt Wolf:
11:00 Backstage Pass 9:00 NOVA Travels & Traditions
MSU Chamber Music Bioethics 12:00 Rick Steves’ Europe
Discover why a new era of The Romantic Rhine
personalized, gene-based 12:30 The Victory Garden
Henry Louis Gates medicine is both ominous and 1:00 From Glory Days
hosts a new promising. 1:30 This Old House
series of journeys 10:00 Quest for the Lost Maya
through the fam- 2:00 Ask This Old House
Explore archaeological evi- 2:30 Hometime
ily tree on Finding
Your Roots. dence of a previously unknown 3:00 Woodsmith Shop
(March 25) Mayan society in the Yucatan
Peninsula. 3:30 Motorweek
4:00 Great Getaways
11:00 Charlie Rose 4:30 Michigan Out of Doors
29 | Thursday 5:00
Inside E Street
8:00 Michigan Out of Doors 6:00 QuizBusters
25 | Sunday 8:30
The Red Green Show
This Old House Hour
Jackson County Western
11:00 QuizBusters 6:30 QuizBusters
Kent City/White Cloud 10:00 BackStage Pass
Larry McCray Kearsley/Alma
11:30 QuizBusters 7:00 Lawrence Welk Show
Everett/Lansing Eastern The blues-guitar powerhouse
from Saginaw performs. 8:00 Antiques Roadshow
12:00 Washington Week 9:00 Keeping Up Appearances
12:30 Off the Record 11:00 Charlie Rose
The McLaughlin Group
To the Contrary
30 | Friday 10:00 Last of the Summer Wine
10:30 The Red Green Show
2:00 Moyers & Company 8:00 Washington Week 11:00 Backstage Pass
3:00 Woodsongs 8:30 Off the Record Larry McCray
The Blind Boys of Alabama
4:00 Growing a Greener World
4:30 America’s Heartland
5:00 This Old House
6:00 My Generation
6:30 Tracks Ahead
7:00 Under the Radar: Michigan
Detroit, Traverse City
7:30 MSU Today
8:00 Finding Your Roots
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hosts
this series on discovering your
past using some fascinating
famous people as examples.
9:00 Finding Your Roots
10:00 Masterpiece Classic
The Old Curiosity Shop
Charles Dickens’ woeful tale
stars Derek Jacobi and Sophie
Vavasseur. Pianist Lang Lang is featured in the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra’s 100th anniversary concert
11:30 Off the Record on Great Performances. (March 30)
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Gardening Sewing & Needlecraft
Garden Smart America Sews
M/W, 10 a.m., 4 & 10 p.m. M, 2 p.m.
P. Allen Smith: Garden Home Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting
Su/F, 10 a.m., 4 & 10 p.m. Su/W, 12 & 6 p.m. (begins 3/11)
Knit & Crochet Now
The Victory Garden Su/W, 12 & 6 p.m.
Tu/Th,10 a.m., 4 & 10 p.m.
WKAR Create is seen on Channel 23.3 and Knitting Daily
many cable systems. Programming is subject W, 2 p.m.
to change. For the overnight Create schedule
Home & Decorating Quilting Arts
Around the House w/ Matt & Shari W, 12:30 p.m.
M/F, 5:30 & 11:30 p.m.; F, 11:30 a.m. Quilt in a Day
On March 3-18, we will be For Your Home Th, 2 p.m.
asking for your support and Su/W, 11 a.m., 5 & 11 p.m. Sewing with Nancy
programs will be pre-empted. Katie Brown Workshop M/F, Noon & 6 p.m.
See the schedule below. S/W, 11:30 a.m., 5:30 & 11:30 p.m. Sew It All
Tu, 2 p.m.
Health & Lifestyles Travel
Food & Wine Allaire Back Fitness Burt Wolf: What We Eat
Bake, Decorate, Celebrate! W, 8:30 a.m. Tu/Th, 7:30 a.m., 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.
M, 11:30 a.m.. Classical Stretch Globe Trekker
Ciao Italia Th, 8:30 a.m. Tu/Th, 9 a.m., 9 & 9 p.m.
M, 8 a.m. & 8 p.m.; F, 8 a.m., 2 & 8 p.m. Exhale: Core Fusion Grannies on Safari
Chef John Besh’s New Orleans M, 8:30 a.m. M/F, 9:30 a.m., 3:30 & 9:30 p.m.
S/W, 8 a.m. & 8 p.m. Growing Bolder Rick Steves’ Europe
Cook’s Country Tu, 11:30 a.m., 5:30 & 11:30 p.m. Su/M/W/F, 9 a.m., 3 p.m. & 9 p.m.
Su/W, 7 a.m., 1 & 7 p.m. Th., 5:30 & 11:30 p.m. Travelscope
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Su/W, 9:30 a.m., 3:30 & 9:30 p.m.
Caprial & John’s Kitchen
Tu/Th, 8 a.m. & 8 p.m. (begins 3/27) F, 12:30 Travel with Kids
M/F, 9:30 a.m., 3:30 & 9:30 p.m. (begins 3/19)
Cuisine Culture Sit & Be Fit
Tu/Th, 8 a.m. & 8 p.m. Tu, 8:30 a.m. Woodworking
Essential Pepin Wai Lana Yoga Ask This Old House
Tu/Th, 7 a.m., 1 & 7 p.m. F, 8:30 a.m. Su/W, 10:30 a.m., 4:30 & 10:30 p.m.
Great American Seafood Cooking Rough Cut
T/Th, 2:30 p.m. (begins 3/26) Painting M/F, 11:a.m., 5:30 & 11 p.m.
Herbert Keller Best of Joy of Painting This Old House
M/F, 8:30 p.m. (begins 3/27) Tu/Th, 12:30 & 6:30 p.m. M/F, 10:30 a.m., 4:30 & 10:30 p.m.
Lidia’s Italy In America Donna Dewberry Show Woodturning Workshop
Su/M/W/F, 7:30 a.m., 1:30 & 7:30 p.m. Su, 12:30 & 6:30 p.m.; W, 6:30 p.m. Tu/Th, 11 a.m., 5 & 7 p.m.
New Scandinavian Cooking Painting & Travel w/ Roger & Sarah Woodwright’s Shop
M/F, 8:30 p.m. (ends 3/24) F, 2:30 p.m. Tu/Th, 10:30 a.m., 4:30 & 10:30 p.m.
Sara’s Weeknight Meals Jerry Yarnell School of Fine Arts
Su., 8:30 a.m., 2:30 & 8:30 p.m.; W, 8:30 p.m. Th, 2:30 p.m.
Simply Ming Love to Paint with Mimi
M/F, 7 a.m., 1 & 7 p.m. M, 2:30 p.m.
Tommy Tang’s Easy Thai (begins 3/25) Paint This w/ Jerry Yarnell
S/W, 8 a.m. & 8 p.m. Tu, 2:30 p.m.
Painting w/ Paulson
Crafts W, 2:30 p.m.
Beads, Baubles, Jewels Scheewe Art Workshop
Th, 11:30 a.m. Tu, 6 a.m.; Th. Noon & 6 p.m. Tommy Tang
support Health and Fitness
3 Steps to Incredible Health
Joel Harper’s Firming After 50
Tu, 3/13, 11 a.m.; Th, 3/15, 2 p.m.
Sewing with Nancy: Art Quilts
WKAr Create Th, 3/15, 3 p.m. Kickstart Your Health
Sa, 3/3, 10 p.m.
F, 3/16, Noon
March 3-18! Change Your Brain, Travel
Change Your Life Use Your Brain to Change Your Age Rick Steves’ Hidden Europe
M, 3/5, 8 p.m. Th, 3/8, 8 p.m.; Sa, 3/10, 9:30 p.m.; F, 3/9, 8 p.m.; F, 3/16, 1 p.m.;
Diet Free with Zonya Foco Su, 3/11, 2 p.m. Su., 3/17, 6 p.m.
Sa, 3/3, 6 p.m.; M, 3/12, 10:30 a.m. Inspiration & How-To Over Hawaii
Dr. Christiane Northrup: Dr. Wayne Dyer: Wishes Fulfilled F, 3/16, 3 p.m.
Menopause Sa, 3/10, 5 p.m.; W., 3/7, 8 p.m.; Visions of Ireland
Tu, 3/13, Noon; Th, 3/15, 8 p.m. Tu, 3/13, 2 p.m.; Su., 3/18, 2 p.m. Sa, 3/17, Noon & 9 p.m.
Easy Yoga for Easing Pain Ed Slott’s Retirement Resources
Sa, 3/3, 5 p.m.; M, 3/12, 12:30 p.m.; Sa, 3/10, 8 p.m.; Su., 3/11, 2 p.m.; Local
Sa, 3/17, 1:30 p.m.; Th, 3/15, 10 p.m. Su., 3/18, 6 p.m. A Community Sings
Su., 3/18, 5 p.m.
Eat & Cook Healthy Play Piano in a Flash
Sa, 3/3, 8 p.m.; M, 3/12, 9 a.m. Sa, 3/17, 7 p.m.
10 March 2012 | StayTuned
8:00 Magic Moments (3/7)
Great Performances (3/14)
Seneca Falls (3/21)
Fenway Park at 100 (3/28)
9:00 Globe Trekker (3/21, 3/28)
9:30 Idina Menzel (3/14)
10:00 A Community Sings (3/7)
WKAR World is seen on Channel 23.4 and
many cable systems. Programming is subject
11:00 NOVA (3/7, 3/14)
Shifting Sands (3/21)
to change. For the overnight World schedule
visit WKAR.org. Finding Your Roots (3/28) March 3-18!
M-F Weeknights (Unless otherwise noted) Thursday 8:00 Ed Slott’s Retirement Rescue (3/3)
10:00 PBS NewsHour Noon Dr. Wayne Dyer (3/8) Great Performances (3/10)
Change Your Brain (3/15) Story of the Costume Drama (3/17)
Monday 2:00p Northurp/Menopause (3/15)
3:00p Michel LeGrand/Friends (3/8)
MSU Chamber Music (3/24)
Noon American Family 4:00 Easy Yoga for Easing Pain (3/15) Larry McCray (3/31)
Anniversary (3/5) 4:30 StoryCorps (3/8) 9:00 Downton Abbey
Victor Borge (3/12) Behind the Drama (3/17)
1:30 Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra (3/12) 6:00 Music Voyager
6:30 Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Frontline
2:30 StoryCorps (3/5) 10:00 B-52s
3:00 3 Steps to Incredible Health (3/5) 7:00 Journal
7:30 America’s Heartland With the Wild Crowd (3/3)
Use your Brain (3/12) Secrets of the Manor House (3/17)
6:00 From Glory Days 8:00 American Experience
6:30 Closer to the Truth Amish (3/1) Masterpiece Classic (3/24, 3/31)
Into the Deep (3/22) 11:00 Official Best of Fest (3/17, 3/24, 3/31)
7:00 Journal 11:30 Focal Point (3/24,3/31)
7:30 Under the Radar: Michigan Triangle Fire (3/29)
8:00 Beneath the Pines (3/5, 3/12) Legends of Folk (3/8)
The Teaching Channel (3/19, 3/26) Alone in the Wilderness (3/15)
8:30 Oscar Hammerstein II (3/5) 9:00 Quest for the Lost Maya (3/29)
Under the Streetlamp (3/12) 10:00 Don McLean (3/8)
9:00 Independent Lens (3/19) John Tesh Big Band (3/15)
Mystery of Chaco Canyon (3/26) 11:00 Small Farm Rising (3/8)
10:00 Easy Yoga for Easing Pain (3/5) Niagara Falls (3/15)
Story of the Costume Drama (3/12) Virginia Lee Burton (3/22)
11:00 Independent Lens (3/5) Roots of Health (3/29)
World of Julia Peterkin (3/12)
Leading with Kindness (3/19) Friday
Secrets of the Manor House (3/26) Noon 3 Steps to Incredible Health (3/9) The B-52s, left to right: Keith Strickland, Cindy
Wilson, Fred Schneider, and Kate Pierson
Tuesday Angelique & Friends (3/16)
2:00 Spend Well, Live Rich (3/9)
Noon Under the Streetlamp (3/6)
Trial & Errors (3/13)
Yanni Live (3/16) Sunday
3:30 Use Your Brain (3/9) 10:00 Ed Slott’s Retirement Rescue (3/4)
1:30 Horses of the West (3/6) Idina Menzel (3/16)
Kickstart Your Health (3/13) Protect Your Family Fortune (3/11)
6:00 Growing a Greener World Change Your Brain (3/18)
2:30 Ed Slott’s Retirement Rescue (3/6) 6:30 New York Originals 2:00 Alone in the Wilderness (3/4)
3:00 Suze Orman’s Money Class (3/13) 7:00 Journal Rick Steves’ Hidden Europe (3/11)
4:30 Beneath the Pines (3/6) 7:30 Great Getaways Greart Performances (3/18)
6:00 On Story 8:00 Albert King with 3:30 Over Hawaii (3/4)
6:30 Wider World Stevie Ray Vaughan (3/9) Victor Borge (3/18)
7:00 Journal Northrup/Menopause (3/16) 4:00 Horses of the West (3/11)
7:30 My Generation Red Green (3/30) Tony Bennett Duets (3/18)
8:00 Dr. Wayne Dyer (3/6) 8:30 Keeping Up Appearances (3/30) 5:00 Suze Orman’s Money Class (3/4)
3 Steps to Incredible Health (3/13) 9:00 Great Performances (3/9) Alone in the Wilderness II (3/11)
QuizBusters (3/20, 3/27) American Masters (3/23) 6:00 Growing Bolder
8:30 QuizBusters (3/20, 3/27) Mulberry (3/30) Joe Bonamassa at
9:00 Clarence John Laughlin (3/20) 9:30 Last of the Summer Wine (3/30) Beacon Theatre (3/18)
Steve Jobs: One Last Things (3/27) Before There Were Parks (3/23) 6:30 Alone in the Wilderness II (3/11)
10:00 Easy Yoga for Easing Pain (3/5, 3/13) 10:00 A Community Sings (3/16) Why Quilts Matter
11:00 How the Beatles 11:00 Charlie Rose (3/16, 3/23) 7:00 Horses of the West (3/4)
Rocked the Kremlin (3/6) NOVA (3/25)
Made in Miami (3/13)
Saturday 7:30 StoryCorps (3/18)
10a 3 Steps to Incredible Health (3/3) 8:00 Nature (3/4)
Weaving Worlds (3/20) Suze Orman’s Money Class (3/10) Superstars of ‘70s Soul (3/11)
Finding Your Roots (3/27) A.D.D. and Loving It?! (3/17) Dr. Wayne Dyer (3/18)
Antiques Roadshow (3/25)
Wednesday 11:30a Rick Steves’ Hidden Europe (3/3)
Noon Alone in the Wilderness II (3/10) 9:00 Women Who Rock (3/25)
Noon A.D.D. and Loving It?! (3/7) 1:30 A.D.D. and Loving It?! (3/3) 9:30 3 Steps to Incredible Health (3/4)
Ed Slott’s Retirement Rescue (3/14) Use Your Brain to Change 10:00 B-52s
1:30 Magic Moments (3/7) Your Age (3/10) With the Wild Crowd (3/4)
2:00 Use Your Brain (3/14) 3:00 Joseph Campbell & Red Rock Rondo (3/25)
3:30 Surviving Disaster the Power of Myth (3/3, 3/10) 10:30 StoryCorps
4:00 Horses of the West (3/14) A Community Sings (3/17) Stories of Love (3/11)
6:00 Visionaries 4:00 Moments to Remember (3/17) 11:00 Who Does She Think She Is? (3/18)
6:30 Roadtrip Nation 6:30 StoryCorps (3/17) Global Voices (3/4, 3/11)
7:00 Journal 7:00 Moyers & Company Afropop (3/25)
StayTuned | March 2012 11
Kids’ Daytime Everyday Moments
are Learning Moments
Monday-Friday Saturday, March 18, 1-4 p.m
7:00 Arthur Hannah Community Center
7:30 Martha Speaks Join WKAR, Clifford the Big Red
8:00 Curious George Dog, and a host of other favorites,
8:30 The Cat in the Hat including Corduroy and Tacky
Knows a Lot About That the Penguin, at a family event!
9:00 Super WHY! In addition to the characters,
9:30 Dinosaur Train three interactive stage shows
10:00 Sesame Street (1:30, 2:15 and 3 p.m.) will
11:00 Sid the Science Kid feature the Merry Music Maker,
11:30 Word World
who will make music come alive
12:00 Super Why!
as children engage in a playful
12:30 Clifford the Celebrate the 108th birthday of
Big Red Dog
musical experience. Jean Bolley
and Karrie Korroch will be at the the beloved Dr. Seuss with a two-
storytelling corner. hour Cat in the Hat marathon
1:30 Peep & BWW/Pocoyo
2:00 Wild Kratts WKAR Ready To Learn Service on Friday, March 2, at 8 a.m. and
2:30 The Cat in the Hat will be there, too, with infor- 2 p.m., and Saturday, March 3,
3:00 Curious George mation on how you can best at 7 a.m.
3:30 Cyberchase use WKAR’s terrific children’s The four episodes include two
4:00 Arthur programs to best help your premieres – Seasons and When
4:30 WordGirl child develop literacy skills. I Grow Up/Doing It Differently.
5:00 Dragonfly TV (M),
Fetch (T/Th/F), Biz Kid$ (W)
Each family will receive a free Other episodes focus on ice and
5:30 Electric Company book, while supplies last. rainbows.
The event is free and made pos- The Cat in the Hat Knows a
saturday Mornings sible by the Early Childhood Lot About That! is designed to
7:00 Curious George Literacy Coalition. For a down- help young children learn core
7:30 The Cat in the Hat loadable brochure about literacy science skills to prepare them for
8:00 Sid the Science Kid month activities continuing success in school – while taking
8:30 Dinosaur Train March 19-30, visit cadl.org. them on Seussian adventures
9:00 Thomas & Friends that inspire their curiosity.
Bob the Builder
Raising Readers Families, schools and communi-
ties around the country pay trib-
10:30 Signing Time Family Fun Workshops! ute to Dr. Seuss at this time each
WKAR’s Ready To Learn Service year, and WKAR joins them in
sunday Mornings will host TWO free Raising Read- honoring his legacy with content
7:00 Franny’s Feet ers Family Fun Workshops this that encourages kids to explore
7:30 Angelina Ballerina month at Sycamore Elementary the world around them.
8:00 Sesame Street School (Holt) and Gier Elementary
For fun Cat in the Hat activities
9:00 Wild Animal (Lansing). See page 2 for details
Baby Explorers or to watch video from The Cat
9:30 Mister Rogers’ in the Hat Knows a Lot About
Neighborhood That, visit pbskids.org and click
10:00 Zula Patrol on the Cat!
10:30 Miffy & Friends
PLEASE NOTE: Facebook Page
On Thursday, If you’re on Facebook, be the first
March 16, at to know about new activities or
10 a.m. and 1 p.m., workshops when you “like” WKAR’s
Education Services page! We’ll
provide useful links that both
parents and teachers will find
air a Colonial helpful. And while you’re there,
Williamsburg check out WKAR – Public Media
Electronic from Michigan State University
Field Trip. on Facebook, too!
“Today’s programming is made possible, in part, by a contribution…”
WKAR AM/FM Radio Day Sponsors March 1
• from Anne and John Cauley, in
• from Robert Cierzniewski in
• from Joan C. Smith.
honor of American Red Cross honor of his mother, Sophia. • in memory of Marcia
volunteers and blood donors. • from Cynthia and Andy Beal in Schneiderman on her birthday.
• from two returned Peace Corps celebration of Natalia’s 16th March 23
volunteers, in celebration of birthday. • in memory of Zolton Ferency
Peace Corps Day today. • from Michigan Court of Appeals from his family.
• from Marie L. Wolfe. Judge Amy Ronayne Krause. • In memory of Gertrude Olsen
March 2 March 14 who shared her love of classical
• from Parker Fairey, in celebration • from Mark Leventer and music with her nieces.
of Texas Independence Day. Kathleen Anzicek. March 24
• honoring Mikhail Gorbachev! • from Ken Glickman in celebration • from David M. Craun in
No tanks across the Russian of Karen’s birthday. appreciation of public radio.
Empire. He simply let the • from Robert Morris and Linda March 25
people go. Peckham celebrating the 25th • in memory of William Smith, on
• from JoAnn Kistler celebrating anniversary of A Rally of Writers. his birthday, from Joan C. Smith.
her grandson John’s 14th March 15
birthday and his brother Will’s March 26
• from Jacob celebrating his grandma • from Walter Adams, in memory
10th birthday. Joan Hoffman’s birthday and her of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising,
March 4 gift of classical music. 1943.
• in honor of all the music • from Dr. Barry reminding everyone • from John and Jenny Bond in
educators who help us that safety belt use is a healthy celebration of their anniversary
find joy through music. habit! and good times together.
March 5 March 16 March 27
• from Crossroads Physical • in memory of Charles and Catherine • from Dr. Stephen Wilensky, in
Therapy in Okemos. McLellan. honor of the birthday of Wilhelm
March 6 • in memory of Howard Mauntler Conrad Roentgen, the discoverer
• from Harry Marsden in memory with thoughts for his family. of x-rays.
of Erica Weiss Marsden. Her • from Brian Lefler in celebration of • in celebration of the 30th
friends miss her. his son’s birthday. Happy Birthday wedding anniversary of Jim
• from Judith Anderson and Lucas! and Sue Bence today. Happy
David Wentworth to celebrate March 17 anniversary!
36 wonderful years of marriage. • from Gene and Suzanne R. Sullivan. • from Lynne Martinez in
March 7 • from Tina and David Bowen celebration of the 20th wedding
• from Gary and Mary Alice supporting traditional Irish, anniversary of Andy and Miya
Stollak for their appreciation Scottish, and old music radio Martinez.
of the Prime Time Seniors’ programming. March 28
Program. March 18 • to commemorate mathematician
March 8 • in honor of the birthday of Juliet Claude Shannon, a Gaylord,
• from Julie in memory of her Anne Newcomer. Happy Birthday, Michigan boy and founder
dear friend and composer, Juliet. of mathematical information
John Moss, on his birthday. • from Susan Howard who is exceed- theory.
• from MSU’s Center for Gender ingly pleased to wish Susie Mallory March 29
in Global Context in honor of a happy 75th birthday. • from Karen Blackman in honor of
International Women’s day. March 19 the birthday of her folk hero, Bob
March 9 • from Jonathan and Elizabeth K. Blackman.
• from Karen and Clyde Flory Hanna. • honoring Bob Blackman’s
in celebration of their 49th • from Jim and Jane Waun in birthday and the 27 year run of
wedding anniversary. celebration of Florence Lyons’ his program “The Folk Tradition.”
• to honor Susan Lawther on 86th birthday. • from Doctor Susumu Inouye in
her birthday and to send March 20 celebration of his wife Mary’s
much love and kisses. • in celebration of Maureen birthday.
March 10 McDonough and Dennis Propst’s March 30
• from Doug and Bev Federau 30th wedding anniversary. • from Kris and Dirk in memory
in celebration of their wedding • from Karen and Dan Friderici, in of William Kooiman on the
anniversary. celebration of Spring, no matter anniversary of his birth.
March 11 what the weather. March 31
• in memory of Raymond Winter • in celebration of Robin and Jim for • in celebration of Robert and
Frankmann on his birthday. the joy they have given their family. Renee Leonard’s 45th wedding
• in celebration of 50 years of life. March 21 anniversary.
Happy Birthday Nanette! From • from Chris and Susan Andrews in • from Gretchen in celebration of
Lief, who loves you. loving memory of Jack Good, who her husband Rick’s birthday.
• in honor of Lucas and Ella. loved classical music.
March 12 • from Lois Ann Reed in honor of
• from Marjorie M. Renfrow. Bach’s birthday.
Day Sponsors give $180 annually to sponsor a day on WKAR Radio. Your gift includes mention of
the dedication in Stay Tuned and on-air announcements on that day. To become a Day Sponsor
call Barbara Beers at (517) 432-3120, ext. 358.
StayTuned | March 2012 13
Dan Bayer – In the Groove AM 870
Dan has been playing everything 3/1-10 – Sign On 6:45 a.m.; Sign Off 6:45 p.m.
from jazz legends to local artists, 3/11-31 – Sign On 7:45 a.m.; Sign Off 7:45 p.m.
new releases to classics and even Weekdays
jazz-inspired performances out Morning Edition
of that genre. When it comes to Sign On 8:30 a.m., 9-10 a.m.
setting up your own jazz library,
he offers a few suggestions. Radio Reader
“I’d start with the Smithsonian On Point
Jazz Collection or Ken Burns’ Jazz, 10 a.m.
both multiple CD sets that give the Fresh Air
listener a pretty good overview of Noon
the genre from its birth to nearly
the present,” he says. “As for indi- SportsTalk 870
vidual albums, Kind of Blue by Miles Call (517) 355-WKAR (355-9527) or
Davis comes to mind first. It truly toll-free (877) WKAR-870 (9527-870).
is a jazz milestone. Then I’d jump
to Time Out by the Dave Brubeck
Talk of the Nation
Now that The Dan Bayer Jazz quartet, a wonderful experiment Call 1-800-989-TALK (8255)
Show has been on WKAR for a with time signatures that gave us
few months, the show is making the hit “Take Five.” All Things Considered
Facebook friends and getting lots of
attention from listeners. Dan adds Listen to The Dan Bayer Jazz BBC World Service
a variety of anecdotes and links to Show Saturday nights at 8 p.m. Overnight Stream on WKAR.org
or find it online at WKAR.org.
his posts and always includes an
The program’s online stream Saturdays
overview of the week’s show. Ondas en Español
is Saturdays and Mondays at
“I keep my eye out for local per- 8 p.m. and Thursdays at 1 p.m. Begins at Sign On
WKAR AM/FM Radio
formances, whether they be area Weekend Edition Saturday
artists or widely known musicians Dan Bayer’s 10 a.m.
making a stop in town,” he says,
discussing the information he
New Release Picks! Car Talk
includes in his online posts. “I’m also The Maureen Choi Quartet -
The Maureen Choi Quartet Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me
on the lookout for news about jazz 1 p.m.
artists, whether it be music award Pat Metheny - What’s It All About
nominations, new recordings, Corea, Clarke and White - Forever
Only A Game
interviews, or life events, illness or Wynton Marsalis -
death. Of course, I always give a Fresh Air Weekend
The Music of America 3 p.m
little advance notice about what’s Planet D Nonet - Old School
coming up on this week’s program.” Prime Time Radio
“LIKE” The dan Bayer All Things Considered
Jazz show on Facebook! Ondas en Español
6 p.m. until Sign Off
Radio Reader AM 870 – Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. Ondas en Español
Begins at Sign On
The Litigators by John Grisham Weekend Edition Sunday
The work of John Grisham comes to WKAR on Thursday, March 29, 10 a.m.
when Dick Estell begins reading “The Litigator” on The Radio Reader. Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me
The Washington Post called the book “a snappy, well-turned novel.” Noon
David Zinc, a young but burned-out attorney, walks away from his fast-track On the Media
career at a fancy downtown Chicago firm and finds himself at the doorstep 1 p.m.
of Finley & Figg, a two-bit operation always in search of their big break. Hearing Voices
With their new associate on board, F&F is ready to tackle 2 p.m.
a really big case, a case that could make the partners rich Car Talk
without requiring them to actually practice much law. 3 p.m.
The Litigators is an entertaining read filled with the kind MSU Today
of courtroom strategies, theatrics, and suspense that 4 p.m.
have made John Grisham America’s favorite story- All Things Considered
teller. His nuanced understanding of law and his 5 p.m.
gentle touch make this one a don’t-miss selection!
Ondas en Español
6 p.m. until Sign Off
14 March 2012 | StayTuned
For additional listings and times visit WKAR.org
FM 90.5 Weekdays Sundays
5 a.m. – With WKAR local news airing 8 a.m.
Classical music airs weekdays from
shortly after the hour and half hour. A Prairie Home Companion
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. All Things Considered
4 p.m. – With WKAR local news airing All Things Considered
shortly after the hour and half hour. 5 p.m.
Online Music 24/7 Saturdays
at WKAR.org Weekend Edition The Folk Sampler
8 a.m. 8 p.m.
WKAR Classical 3/04 – Crazy Moon
Classical music 24/7, including Car Talk
10 a.m. 3/11 – Celtic Ladies
90.5 Classical with Jody Knol 3/18 – St. Patrick’s Great Day
and Mark Schwitzgoebel, Metropolitan Opera
Various times 3/25 – Guitar Month
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
3/03 – Verdi: “Aida” (1 p.m.) The Thistle & Shamrock
WKAR Jazz 3/10 – Mozart: “Don Giovanni” (Noon) 9 p.m.
Jazz 24/7, including The Dan 3/17 – Mussorgsky: “Khovanshcina” (Noon) 3/04 – Welsh Roots
3/24 – Verdi: “Macbeth” (1 p.m.) 3/11 – Heart of the Session
Bayer Jazz Show, Saturday
3/31 – Donizetti: “L’Elisir d’Amore” (1 p.m.) 3/18 – Brian OhaAirt & Julie Glaub
and Monday at 8 p.m and 3/25 – Continental Celtic
Thursday at 1 p.m. All Things Considered
WKAR Folk Alley 90.5 Classical
A Prairie Home Companion
All folk, all the time, that is 6 p.m. Classical music airs weekends and
right up your alley. evenings on 90.5 unless otherwise
The Dan Bayer Jazz Show indicated.
Jody Knol Hosts March LSO PreView Conversation
The Lansing Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will offer Brahms’ Piano Concerto
No. 2 on Saturday, March 10, at 8 p.m., as its fifth MasterWorks concert
Prior to the concert, Jody Knol will host a half-hour PreView Conversation
in Wharton Center’s Jackson National Lounge, beginning at 7:15 p.m.
The discussions include someone from the orchestra – possibly the guest
performer or orchestra members – who offer insight into the evening’s
concert, providing background for audience members. Patrons may
even hear passages of music performed or explained and gain an insight
that helps one feel more connected to the evening’s program. PreView
Conversations are free and the Q&A is lively!
The concert itself will include Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,
Strauss’ tone poem Death and Transfiguration, and Brahms’ second piano
concerto. Joining the orchestra is world-renowned Van Cliburn-medalist
Philippe Bianconi. Bianconi was described by the Washington Post as an
artist whose playing is “always close to the soul of the music, filling the
space with poetry and life.”
Timothy Muffitt will conduct the orchestra.
For more information about the concert, ticket purchase or other events
related to the LSO, visit their website – www.lansingsymphony.org
WKAR is a longtime partner with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and has included performances
from the LSO in its 90.5 Community Concerts series, which airs summers on 90.5 WKAR.
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The old saying goes “Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!”
Agree or not, there is little doubt that Irish music can bring a smile
to your face – and maybe even find your feet dancing a jig!
Here are some radio and TV music specials to fill your heart with a song.
Celtic Woman | Saturday, March 17, 2 p.m.
Celtic Thunder: Voyage | Saturday, March 17, 4 p.m.
Saturday Marathon | All Day Saturday, March 17
Tune in for an Irish marathon, with travel guides Rick Steves
and Burt Wolf and the music of Tommy Makem.
90.5 FM WKAR
The Folk Sampler | Sundays, 8 p.m.
College of Communication
Arts and Sciences
Listen on March 18 for a St. Patrick’s Day salute!
The Thistle & Shamrock | Sundays, 9 p.m.
Celtic music every week!