April Van Buren
April Van Buren is a producer for Current State with Mark Bashore. She produces daily segments and co-directs the show. She has a special interest in covering education and the environment. April also is the lead producer for Pop-Up Stories, a mobile storytelling project produced in collaboration with MSU's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.
Before coming to WKAR in September 2014, April worked as a reporting intern at WBEZ in Chicago where she covered public policy issues as part of the station's Front and Center series. She also helped produce the station's After Water series, a project looking at the potential impacts of climate change on the Great Lakes region.
April was born in Billings, Montana, but calls Grand Rapids home. She graduated from Harvard University in 2012 with a degree in American History and Literature.