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  • Enjoy a variety of holiday specials on WKARSEASON GREETINGS!

    DEC. 2018

  • 9:00 Michigan Out Of Doors 9:30 Under The Radar

    Michigan 10:00 Death In Paradise 11:00 Amanpour And Company14 | Fri 8:00 Washington Week8:30 Off The Record

    9:00 K.D. Lang: Landmarks Live In Concert

    10:30 Great Performances15 | Sat 6:00 PBS NewsHour Weekend 6:30 Growing Bolder 7:00 Lawrence Welk Show 8:00 Antiques Roadshow 9:00 Death In Paradise 10:00 BackStage Pass: Sisters

    Of Your Sunshine Vapor 11:00 Austin City Limits16 | Sun 6:00 PBS NewsHour Weekend 6:30 Washington Week 7:00 Downton Abbey S6 8:00 Little Women 9:00 Victoria S2 11:00 Consuelo Mack

    Wealthtrack 11:30 Off The Record17 | Mon 8:00 Antiques Roadshow 9:00 Christmas With The

    Mormon Tabernacle Choir 10:00 Independent Lens 11:00 Amanpour And Company18 | Tue 8:00 We'll Meet Again 9:00 Lidia Celebrates America

    10:00 Brad Paisley: Landmarks Live In Concert

    11:00 Democracy Now!8 | Sat 6:00 PBS NewsHour Weekend 6:30 Growing Bolder 7:00 Lawrence Welk Show 8:00 Antiques Roadshow 9:00 Death In Paradise 10:00 BackStage Pass: Lil' Ed &

    The Blues Imperials 11:00 Austin City Limits9 | Sun 6:00 PBS NewsHour Weekend 6:30 Washington Week 7:00 Downton Abbey S6 8:00 Secrets Of Scotland Yard 9:00 Murder On The Home

    Front 10:30 Secrets Of Underground

    London 11:30 Off The Record10 | Mon 8:00 Antiques Roadshow 9:00 Hope College Christmas

    Vespers 2017 10:00 Sacred11 | Tue 8:00 We'll Meet Again 9:00 Letters From Baghdad 10:30 Frontline12 | Wed 8:00 Nature 9:00 NOVA 10:00 Impossible Builds 11:00 Amanpour And Company13 | Thu 8:00 This Old House Hour

    1 | Sat 7:00 Lawrence Welk: Precious

    Memories 9:00 Ed Sullivan's Rock And

    Roll Classics 11:00 Neil Diamond: Hot

    August Night III2 | Sun 6:30 Downton Abbey S6 8:00 Viewer Favorites3 | Mon 8:00 Antiques Roadshow 9:00 Antiques Roadshow 10:00 Independent Lens4 | Tue 8:00 We'll Meet Again 9:00 Ghost Army 10:00 Frontline5 | Wed 8:00 Nature 9:00 NOVA 10:00 Nazi Mega Weapons6 | Thu 8:00 This Old House Hour 9:00 Michigan Out Of Doors 9:30 Under The Radar

    Michigan 10:00 Chef's Life Holiday

    Special7 | Fri 8:00 Washington Week8:30 Off The Record

    9:00 Christmas At Belmont

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    WHAT'S ON TV

    SEASON NINEBackStage PassSaturdays, Dec. 8–29, 10pmBackStage Pass continues with its ninth season, this month featuring Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor, and Jesse Ray & the Carolina Catfish. As a special benefit for WKAR Passport members, all 10 episodes are NOW available for streaming!

    SPECIALHanukkah: A Festival Of DeLightsSun, Dec. 2, 3pmExplore the evolution of Hanukkah from its origin as a small holiday within Judaism to one of major prominence in assimilated American Jewish life. Interviews include actors William Shatner and Lainie Kazan, author Abigail Pogrebin, rabbis, historians, artists, and more. Watch for special offers!

  • Vespers26 | Wed 8:00 Nature 9:00 NOVA 10:00 Tesla: American

    Experience 11:00 Amanpour And Company27 | Thu 8:00 This Old House Hour 9:00 Michigan Out Of Doors 9:30 Under The Radar

    Michigan 10:00 Death In Paradise 11:00 Amanpour And Company28 | Fri 8:00 Washington Week 8:30 Off The Record 9:00 Great Performances29 | Sat 6:00 PBS NewsHour Weekend 6:30 Growing Bolder 7:00 Lawrence Welk Show 8:00 Antiques Roadshow 9:00 Vicious 10:00 BackStage Pass: Jesse

    Ray & The Carolina Catfish

    11:00 Austin City Limits30 | Sun 6:00 PBS NewsHour Weekend 6:30 Washington Week 7:00 Downton Abbey S6 8:00 Little Women 9:00 Victoria S2 11:00 Consuelo Mack

    Wealthtrack 11:30 Off The Record31 | Mon 8:00 Antiques Roadshow 9:00 Live From Lincoln Center 10:30 Austin City Limits: Hall Of

    Fame New Year's Eve

    8:00 Antiques Roadshow 9:00 Death In Paradise 10:00 BackStage Pass:

    Christmas Special 11:00 Austin City Limits23 | Sun 6:00 PBS NewsHour Weekend 6:30 Washington Week 7:00 Downton Abbey S6 8:00 Little Women 9:00 Victoria S2 11:00 Consuelo Mack

    Wealthtrack 11:30 Off The Record24 | Mon 8:00 Antiques Roadshow 9:00 Getting To The

    Nutcracker 10:00 Independent Lens 11:00 Amanpour And Company25 | Tue 8:00 We'll Meet Again 9:00 Call The Midwife Holiday

    Special 10:30 Hope College Christmas

    10:00 America's Test Kitchen Special: Home For The Holidays

    11:00 Amanpour And Company19 | Wed 8:00 Nature 9:00 NOVA 10:00 Andes: Kingdoms Of The

    Sky 11:00 Amanpour And Company20 | Thu 8:00 This Old House Hour 9:00 Michigan Out Of Doors 9:30 Under The Radar

    Michigan 10:00 Death In Paradise 11:00 Amanpour And Company21 | Fri 8:00 Washington Week 8:30 Off The Record 9:00 Craft In America 11:00 Democracy Now!22 | Sat 6:00 PBS NewsHour Weekend 6:30 Growing Bolder 7:00 Lawrence Welk Show

    HOLIDAY SPECIALCall The MidwifeTue., Dec. 25, 9pmThe Christmas special kicks off with Sister Mildred arriving unexpectedly at Nonnatus House, hands full with orphans. Then Trixie returns in time to cover for the Sisters as they leave for the Mother House. Later, a new spiritual leader is needed to be elected and Sister Julienne is the favored candidate!

    SPECIALChristmas With The Mormon Tabernacle ChoirMon., Dec. 17, 9pmJoin Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster and Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville, guest musical artist and narrator, for this year's beloved Christmas tradition. The special has been the top-viewed holiday program on PBS nearly every year for the past 14 years.

  • The full WKAR KIDS

    schedule is available on wkar.org

    Supported in part by

    Nov. 30–Dec. 2The Daniel Tiger MovieWon’t You Be Our Neighbor?Dec. 7–9SpecialsThe Highway Rat, Stick Man,and Friends

    Dec. 14–16Let’s Go Luna!Luna’s Christmas Around The WorldDec. 21–23SpecialsHoliday Marathon

    Dec. 28–30ArthurD.W. And The Beastly Birthday

    7pm–9pm Fri, Sat, Sun

    KIDSChannel 23.4 • Comcast 293

    GREAT PERFORMANCESLeonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration At TanglewoodFri., Dec. 28, 9pmCelebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday with this tribute concert at Tanglewood. Featuring the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the centennial concert is hosted by Audra McDonald and includes guest artists Midori, Yo-Yo Ma, and more.

    NOVAApollo’s Daring MissionWed., Dec. 26, 9pmThe U.S. space program suffered a bitter setback when Apollo 1 ended in a deadly fire. In disarray, NASA decided upon a radical and risky change of plan: turn Apollo 8 from an earth-orbit mission into a daring sprint to the moon. Fifty years later, the Apollo 8 astronauts and engineers recount the feats of engineering that paved the way to the moon.

    PBS KIDS and the PBS KIDS Logo are registered trademarks of Public Broadcasting Service. Used with permission. DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD © 2012 The Fred Rogers Company. All rights reserved. Wild Kratts® © 2018 Kratt Brothers Co. Ltd./ 9 Story Media Group Inc. Wild Kratts®, Creature Power® are owned by Kratt Brothers Company Ltd. All rights reserved. PEG + CAT © 2018 Feline Features LLC. All rights reserved. THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! © 2018, CITH Productions, Inc. and Red Hat Animation Ltd. Underlying characters © 1957, 1985 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. LUNA ©LATW Productions Inc. All rights reserved.

    Celebrate SeasontheHoliday Specials All Month Long

    with your PBS KIDS friends

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    MORE HOLIDAY SPECIALS! Lidia Celebrates America: A Heartland Holiday Feast Tue., Dec. 18, 9pm Join Emmy and James Beard Award-winning chef Lidia Bastianich as she travels to the heartland of America, immersing herself in diverse cultures that provide inspiration for the holidays.

    Under The Radar Michigan: Holiday Extravaganza Thu., Dec. 27, 9:30pm Hold onto your sleigh bells as UTR Holiday Extravaganza shows you some of their favorite holiday happenings around Michigan!

    Live From Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert Mon., Dec. 31, 8pm Ring in the new year with a night of American classics!

    Austin City Limits: Hall Of Fame Mon., Dec. 31, 10:30pm Celebrate the induction of new Austin City Limits Hall of Famers Ray Charles, Los Lobos, and Marcia Ball, with performances by Boz Scaggs, Gary Clark Jr., Norah Jones and more.

  • The full WKAR WORLD

    schedule is available on wkar.org

    22 | SAT 8:00 Little Women 9:00 Victoria S2 11:00 Walking The Camino: Six

    Ways To Santiago 23 | SUN 8:00 Nature 9:00 Craft In America 24 | MON 8:00 Three Faiths, One God:

    Judaism, Christianity, Islam 9:00 POV Shorts 9:30 Stories From The Stage 10:00 PBS NewsHour 11:00 Legends Of Airpower 25 | TUE 8:00 America ReFramed 9:00 Let There Be Light 10:00 PBS NewsHour 11:00 Nightly Business Report 26 | WED 8:30 Independent Lens 10:00 PBS NewsHour 11:00 Nightly Business Report 27 | THU 8:00 Impossible Builds 9:00 Tesla: American

    Experience 10:00 PBS NewsHour 11:00 Nightly Business Report 28 | FRI 8:00 Death In Paradise 9:00 Antiques Roadshow 10:00 PBS NewsHour 11:00 Nightly Business Report 29 | SAT 8:00 Little Women 9:00 Victoria S2 11:00 Let There Be Light 30 | SUN 8:00 Nature 9:00 Great Performances 10:30 POV 31 | MON 8:30 Call The Midwife Holiday

    Special 10:00 PBS NewsHour 11:00 Legends Of Airpower

    10:00 PBS NewsHour 11:00 Articulate With Jim Cotter 12 | WED 9:00 Frontline 10:00 PBS NewsHour 11:00 Nightly Business Report 13 | THU 8:00 Impossible Builds 9:00 Quietest Place On Earth 10:00 PBS NewsHour 11:00 Nightly Business Report 14 | FRI 8:00 Death In Paradise 9:00 Antiques Roadshow 10:00 PBS NewsHour 11:00 Nightly Business Report 15 | SAT 8:00 Secrets Of Scotland Yard 9:00 Murder On The Home

    Front 10:30 Secrets Of Underground

    London 16 | SUN 8:00 Nature 9:00 Everest: A Climb For

    Peace 10:00 Doc World: Among The

    Believers 17 | MON 9:00 Bright Lights Little City 9:30 Stories From The Stage 10:00 PBS NewsHour 11:00 Legends Of Airpower 18 | TUE 8:00 America ReFramed 9:00 Walking The Camino: Six

    Ways To Santiago 10:00 PBS NewsHour 11:00 Articulate With Jim Cotter 19 | WED 8:00 Independent Lens 9:00 Frontline 10:00 PBS NewsHour 11:00 Nightly Business Report 20 | THU 8:00 Impossible Builds 9:00 Dinosaur Echo 9:30 POV Shorts 10:00 PBS NewsHour 11:00 Nightly Business Report 21 | FRI 8:00 Death In Paradise 9:00 Antiques Roadshow 10:00 PBS NewsHour 11:00 Nightly Business Report

    HAVE QUESTIONS?contact Carolopedia

    (517) 884-6990

    [email protected]

    1 | SAT 9:00 Aging Backwards 2 10:00 Great Performances 2 | SUN 9:00 Brain Body Mind

    Connection 11:00 Aging Backwards 2 3 | MON 8:00 Forever Painless 9:30 Stories From The Stage 10:00 PBS NewsHour 11:00 Legends Of Airpower 4 | TUE 8:00 America ReFramed: There

    Are Jews Here 9:30 Our American Family: The

    Mays 10:00 PBS NewsHour 11:00 Articulate With Jim Cotter 5 | WED 8:30 Feel Better Fast And Make

    It Last 10:00 PBS NewsHour 11:00 Start Up 6 | THU 9:00 Aging Backwards 2 10:00 PBS NewsHour 11:00 Story In The Public Square 7 | FRI 9:30 Stories From The Stage 10:00 PBS NewsHour 11:00 Nightly Business Report 8 | SAT 10:00 America ReFramed 9 | SUN 8:00 Nature 9:30 Brain Secrets With Dr.

    Michael Merzenich 10 | MON 9:00 Everyone Has A Place 9:30 Stories From The Stage 10:00 PBS NewsHour 11:00 Legends Of Airpower 11 | TUE 8:00 America ReFramed 9:30 Beth Ames Swartz:

    Reminders Of Invisible Light

    Check out the highlighted specials for this month's theme: Religion and Spirituality

    Channel 23.2 • Comcast 904 • WOW 157WORLD

  • The full WKAR CREATE

    schedule is available on wkar.org

    SUNDAYS 6:00am Crafting

    7:00am Cooking

    9:00am Travel

    10:00am Home Improvement

    11:00am Gardening & Crafting

    12:00pm MARATHON

    6:00pm Home Improvement

    6:30pm Cooking

    10:00pm Home Improvement

    10:30pm Travel

    11:30pm Cooking

    SATURDAYS 6:00am MARATHON

    12:00pm Cooking

    3:30pm Home Improvement

    4:00pm Travel

    5:00pm Cooking

    6:00pm MARATHON to midnight

    Some programs may be preempted for specials

    WEEKDAYS 6:00am Crafting

    7:00am Cooking

    8:30am Health & Fitness

    9:30am Travel

    10:00am Home Improvement

    11:00am Gardening & Crafting

    1:00pm Cooking

    3:00pm Travel

    4:30pm Home Improvement

    5:00pm Gardening & Crafting

    6:00pm Home Improvement

    6:30pm Cooking

    10:00pm Home Improvement

    10:30pm Travel

    11:30pm Cooking

    MARATHONSSaturdays 6am–noon & 6pm–mid | Sundays noon–6pm

    Gift Of Giving | Dec. 1 & 2This weekend, join Create lifestyle experts for holiday inspiration. Travelers Joseph Rosendo, Rudy Maxa, and Jim West bask in the glow of Europe's Christmas markets. Sara Moulton makes peppermint bark to share with friends while Katie Brown adds custom flourishes to store-bought gifts. Weekends With Yankee celebrates the season with sleigh rides, skiing, and more!

    Martha’s Magnificent Meals | Dec. 8 & 9Settle in for some comfort food this weekend while you binge on back-to-back episodes from Martha Stewart’s Cooking School and Martha Bakes. During the marathon, the lifestyle guru prepares dozens of regional desserts—from cakes and cookies to puddings and pies—as well as hearty, cold-weather classics from pad Thai to chicken pot pie.

    Brunch-Time | Dec. 15 & 16Lidia Bastianch prepares an Italian-style family brunch, complete with a bellini bar. Kevin Belton’s grits and pain perdu take center stage in his New Orleans-style jazz brunch. Nigella Lawson shares her savory take on French toast. America’s Test Kitchen reveals the secrets to making eggs Benedict at home, and Jacques Pépin whips up crispy, Creole-inspired beignets.

    Joy To The World | Dec. 22 & 23The cast of America’s Test Kitchen shares its tips for planning a stress-free gathering including its five favorite recipes. Nigella Lawson retreats to the idyllic countryside for a cozy Christmas filled with festive flavors. A Chef’s Life explores Vivian Howard's favorite Southern-style recipes. P. Allen Smith enlists a flower expert for some seasonal decorating ideas.

    New Year’s Celebration | Dec. 29 & 30Countdown to 2019 with Create's experts! Indulge in crowd-pleasing appetizers and creative cocktails prepared by Jacques Pépin, Hubert Keller, Ellie Krieger, Steven Raichlen, and Julie Taboulie. Then smart traveler Rudy Maxa provides tips on buying bubbly in France, and P. Allen Smith and Katie Brown reveal simple and elegant ideas for hosting with style.

    Brunch-Time

    Channel 23.3 • Comcast 27 • WOW 155CREATE

  • HAVE QUESTIONS?contact Carolopedia

    (517) [email protected]

    to Billy. Loving you and missing you on your 75th birthday • from Wes and Susan Reedy in memory of Carol and Paul Fowler.

    WED | 12 • in memory of Dr. Noble L. Stein, their four-legged companion for many years • from Coletta Moser, celebrating her birthday!

    THU | 13 • celebrating Caitlin's 23rd birthday with love from her mom, her dad, and Megan.

    FRI | 14 • wishing a happy 50th anniversary to Ben and Denise Bartlett.

    SAT | 15 • from Hiram and Dolores Fitzgerald in honor of their 56th wedding anniversary • celebrating 45 years of marriage by Karen and Jerry Jennings.

    SUN | 16 • from Cindy Mielock in honor of the

    thanking him for 15 years.

    THU | 6 • in loving memory of Tom Schneider's birthday from Becky and his family that misses him • wishing a happy anniversary to Bob from Harriet. The best is yet to come.

    FRI | 7 • in memory of Betty MacDonald from her daughter • from Bill Davidson and Mary DuChene in honor of their 15th wedding anniversary.

    SAT | 8 • in honor of the anniversary of Nancy Marino and Frank McBath.

    MON | 10 • in memory of William Steinhagen from a grateful daughter on his Yahrzeit. Still remembered • from MaryAnn Martin

    SAT | 1 • from Helen F. Welford, remembering those who've died from AIDS and thanking all who offer support.

    SUN | 2 • from Lawrence Lee, supporting public radio and the civil exchange of diverse thought and insight.

    MON | 3 • from Jenny Grace, wishing a happy anniversary to Travis and

    For just $20 a month, you can sponsor a day on WKAR Radio with a

    personal message.

    For more information, please call

    ShaDonna Crosby(517) 884-4747.

    Thank You WKAR Radio Day Sponsors!Programming this month is made possible,

    in part, by these contributions:

    90.5 FMWEEKDAYS 12 a Classical Music 5 a Morning Edition W Emily Fox 9 a Classical Morning 1 p Classical Afternoon 2 p NY Philharmonic (F) 4 p All Things Considered

    W Karel Vega 6 p This American Life (F) 7 p Flint Symphony Orchestra (M) 7 p Community Concerts (T) 7 p The Fugue (W) 7 p Michigan Matinee (Th) 7 p MSU In Concert (F) 8 p Classical Music 8 p Wind & Rhythm (F)

    SATURDAYS 12 a Classical Music 8 a Weekend Edition 10 a Wait Wait Don't Tell Me 11 a Current State 12 p Community Concerts 1 p Classical Music 5 p All Things Considered 6 p Live From Here W Chris Thile 8 p Full Moon Hacksaw 10 p European Jazz Stage

    SUNDAYS 12 a Classical Music 8 a Weekend Edition 10 a Live From Here

    W Chris Thile 12 p The Fugue 1 p Michigan Matinee 2 p Chicago Symphony 4 p Current State 5 p ATC Weekend 6 p Folk W Matt Watroba 8 p Folk Alley 9 p Thistle And Shamrock 10 p Sunday Classics 11 p Classical Music

    Listen anywhere and anytime at wkar.og!

    Michigan MatineeThursdays 7pm On 90.5 FMRepeat Broadcasts Sundays At 1pm

    Dec. 6Best Of Michigan Matinee: A Winter's TaleCelebrate the change of the season with wintry film music from Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush to Danny Elfman's Edward Scissorhands.

    Dec. 13Rachel PortmanShe was the first woman composer to win a Best Score Academy Award. This week, we sample the various scores by Rachel Portman, including The Cider House Rules, Benny & Joon, and her Oscar-winning music to Emma.

    Dec. 20Best Of The Michigan Matinee: Home For The HolidaysAn encore episode of our Christmas episode with visits to the Peltzer family from Gremlins, the McCallisters of Home Alone, and, of course, the Baileys of It's A Wonderful Life.

    Dec. 27Listener Requests And New ReleasesOur monthly episode highlighting recently released soundtracks and music requested by film score fans. Email your request to [email protected]

    HEAR THISHoliday SpecialsEnjoy A Variety Of Holiday Music On 90.5 FMDec. 3 8 p Chanukah In Story And Song9 p Hanukkah Lights

    Dec. 7 9 p Hanukkah Lights10 p Chanukah In Story And Song

    Dec. 17 7 p Gloria In Excelsis8 p A Chanticleer Christmas

    Dec. 18 7 p Chatham Baroque8 p Christmas With The Tabernacle Choir

    Dec. 19 8 p Welcome Christmas

    Dec. 20 8 p Baroque Christmas In The New World

    Dec. 22 12 p A Chanticleer Christmas8 p Jazzy Little Christmas

    Dec. 24 10 a Festival Of Nine Lessons And Carols7 p Festival Of Nine Lessons And Carols

    Dec. 25 9 a Festival Of Nine Lessons And Carols7 p St. Olaf Christmas Festival

    Dec. 26 8 p Season’s Griot

  • Stan and Diane Dudek as their holiday gift to all WKAR listeners.

    TUE | 25 • from Peter Heydon, honoring the memory of Rita Heydon—the musician, equestrian, and "humaniac"—born in 1947 on that happy Christmas Day.

    WED | 26 • with love and warm wishes by family and friends of Dr. Robert Messer in celebration of his birthday.

    SUN | 30 • from John and Christine English in celebration of their 17th wedding anniversary.

    MON | 31 • Louise Somerlot in celebration of her husband Ken's birthday • from Ken Nadler in memory of his wife, Ronnie, on her birthday.

    FRI | 21 • from Jim and SB in honor of the winter solstice. Welcome back to the sun! • from Dennis and Carol, celebrating their Golden Anniversary.

    SAT | 22 • from Ken and Karen Glickman in celebration of 50 years of music and laughs • from Debra McGuire in honor of her anniversary.

    SUN | 23 • in honor of their mother, Rosemarie Herbert, who gave them adventures in good music • from Carmen, Forrest, and Carol, wishing a happy 61st birthday to Dave Flesher.

    MON | 24 • honoring Nancy Elizabeth Hand, whose love and compassion for all living things made the world a better place • from George and Marijke Guerin, celebrating their grandson Thomas. Happy Birthday from Opa and Oma • from

    good work of Habitat for Humanity, Capital Region • from Liz and Sam Febba in celebration of the music of Beethoven and their wedding anniversary • from Howard to Nedra Downing on their anniversary. Thank you for all the years.

    MON | 17 • in memory of Robert Coleman by his grandchildren • from Anna Leas to celebrate the memory of her son, Kent Leas, on the anniversary of his birth • from the Richard Johnson family in memory of Robert Coleman, former station director of WKAR.

    WED | 19 • from Dr. Robert Brubaker in memory of his daughter, Bonnie, on the anniversary of her birth • from George Orban and Rae Ramsdell in honor of the music that brought them together.

    LIVE CONCERT SPECIAL

    DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    Fridays 10:40am On 90.5 FM

    Dec. 7 Brahms: Violin Concert Christian Tetzlaff, violin Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Dec. 14 J. Strauss Jr.: Overture to Die Fledermaus Schumann: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello Schumann: Overture to Manfred R. Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier Nikolaj Znaider, conductor

    NEWSTALKAM 870 & 105.1 FM

    WEEKDAYS 6 a BBC World Service 8 a Newsroom/Business Daily 9 a Morning Edition 11 a BBC Outside Source 1 p Current Sports W Al Martin 2 p BBC World 3 p The Takeaway 4 p BBC Newshour 5 p BBC World Service 6 p PBS NewsHour 7 p All Things Considered 9 p BBC World Service

    SATURDAYS 7 a Latino USA 8 a Ondas En Español 10 a Weekend Edition 12 p This American Life 1 p Hidden Brain 2 p It's Been A Minute 3 p Reveal 4 p Current State 5 p Kaleidoscope 6 p Ondas En Español 8 p BBC News

    SUNDAYS 7 a Latino USA 8 a Ondas En Español 10 a Weekend Edition 12 p Sportsworld 1 p National Writers Series 2 p Wait Wait Don't Tell Me 3 p Hidden Brain 4 p MSU Today 5 p Boomers Rock 6 p Ondas En Español 8 p It's Been A Minute 9 p Travel W Rick Steves 10 p BBC World Service

    AM 870 Sign-on and -off times vary with daylight hours

    MET OPERASaturdays at 1pm on 90.5Dec. 1Boito: MephistofeleDec. 8Puccini: Il TritticoDec. 15Verdi: La TraviataDec. 22Puccini: La Fanciulla del WestDec. 29Mozart: The Magic Flute

    90.5 FM NEW RELEASE OF

    THE MONTH

    100 YEARS OF NINE LESSONS & CAROLS

    Featured Throughout December

    With 100 Years of Nine Lessons & Carols, Stephen Cleobury and the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge celebrate the centennial of the English Christmas Eve favorite. Traditional selections join world-premiere works from Judith Weir, Arvo Pärt, Thomas Adès, and John Tavener.

    Scene from The Magic Flute Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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

    StayTuned (USPS 380-110) (Vol. 28, No. 12) is published monthly by WKAR Public Media, Communication Arts and Sciences Building, 404 Wilson Road, Room 212, East Lansing, MI 48824-6421, a service of Michigan State University and the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. The publication is distributed to donors who contribute $40 or more annually ($25 students/retirees) to WKAR.

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    Jody Knol WKAR Radio 90.5 FM Classical HostWhat keeps you invigorated about your work at WKAR?

    After my wife, Aleda, passed away a year ago, I took several months off from work to travel and to begin working through my enormous loss. As time went on, listeners began contacting the station asking when, and if, I would be coming back. I planned to return all along, but having people wanting me back on the air was a huge motivation for me and touched me deeply. The listening audience and I have developed a strong bond over the past three decades. And now, given the state of our country and our world, more than ever we need the unifying art of music to bring us together, to calm us and clear our minds, to comfort us, and give us hope.

    STATION PROFILE

    More at Station News on wkar.org

    WKAR Welcomes Abigail CenskyWe're pleased to announce Abigail Censky will join us as WKAR's new Government and Political Reporter. Censky joins us from St. Louis Public Radio. She will focus on in-depth reporting on the issues affecting Michiganders by talking with lawmakers and people impacted by changes in laws, including homeowners, farmers, small business owners, and more.

    WKAR Supports Blanchard Public Service ForumWKAR had the great opportunity to support the 2018 Blanchard Public Service Forum. This year's forum featured renowned author, journalist, and commetnator Cokie Roberts. Hosted by the MSU College of Social Science, the forum honors those who have distinguished themselves in politics, diplomacy, public service, and journalism.

    STATION NEWS

    More at In Your Community on wkar.org

    RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World Screening and Conversation | Indie Lens Pop-Up Thu., Dec. 6, 7pm–9pm | WKAR StudiosJoin WKAR for a film screening and community conversation! This first film in WKAR's Indie Lens series looks at Native American influences on popular music despite attempts to censor and erase their culture. RUMBLE brings the music and musicians to life with stories by the legends who were inspired by them. The event is free, however reserve your seat at wkar.org.

    Curious Crew Roadshow | Eaton Rapids Family Event Tue., Dec. 11, 5pm | Lockwood Elementary School, Eaton RapidsWKAR's original show Curious Crew will be at the event to do some interactive investigations, teaching kids that science is all around us!

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    Roa

    d R

    oom

    212

    Eas

    t La

    nsin

    g •

    MI 4

    88

    24