Karel Vega

Producer and Host of All Things Considered

Karel Vega is the producer and host of All Things Considered airing 4pm-7pm weekdays on 90.5 FM WKAR. He also reports and produces features and digital media creation.

Karel joined WKAR and ComArtSci in January 2017.

Karel comes to WKAR from KHSU, Humboldt State University's NPR station in Arcata, California, where he was local host of All Things Considered.

Ways to Connect

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For the next few days, WKAR reporters are sharing how technology built or tested here in Michigan may change our lives. But some of the most useful technology for modern day communication is over a century old. WKAR's Karel Vega visited a dedicated group on Michigan State University’s campus devoted to ham radio.

Outgoing Lansing Mayor Bernero "Not Surprised" By Election

Nov 8, 2017
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Lansing mayor Virg Bernero said he is not surprised that State Rep. Andy Schor was elected as the next mayor on Tuesday night.


Brown Clarke Looking At "Next Steps" Post-Mayoral Race

Nov 7, 2017
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Despite losing her mayoral bid, at-large Lansing City Council member Judi Brown Clarke called the campaign a positive experience. 


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Mike Duggan has beaten challenger Coleman A. Young II and will remain the mayor of Michigan's largest city.

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Flint Mayor Karen Weaver has survived a recall attempt with over 54-percent of the city's voters electing to keep her as Mayor. 

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On this week's Current State - Election 2017. Lansing voters will elect a new mayor on Tuesday, November 7. A conversation with Civil Rights Leader Congressman John Lewis. In East Lansing, voters will consider Income Tax, Property Tax Cut and vote on city council members. On Nov.7, the city of Lansing will ask voters to approve the sale of the 1903 Cooley Haze House. And the race for mayor in Jackson heats up.


Various signs of medical marijuana dispensaries in Lansing.
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A Referendum Petition aiming to stop Lansing’s Medical Marijuana Ordinance has been determined invalid. WKAR’s Karel Vega reports.

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A Lansing area group working to rename part of Grand River Avenue after civil rights activist Cesar Chavez is organizing a rally Monday at the State Capitol. WKAR’s Karel Vega reports.

Courtesy / Rocío Quispe-Agnoli

Rocío Quispe-Agnoli is a professor at Michigan State University who specializes in topics including Colonial Latin American Studies and Women's and Gender Studies. WKAR’s Karel Vega spoke with Quispe-Agnoli about the evolution of Hispanic identity in modern times.


NPR

In the wake of Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas, WKAR's Karel Vega spoke with retired Brigadier General Michael McDaniel about the possible fallout of the event. General McDaniel is also Associate Dean and Director of LL.M. in Homeland and National Security Law at Cooley Law School.


Flags at half-staff
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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) ordered flags around Lansing lowered tomorrow after the shooting that killed at least 58 in Las Vegas. 


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A Michigan State University economist says he believes President Donald Trump’s proposed tax plan would not be a good replacement to the current system.

Brick building with a hole in it and broken windows
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

The Lansing State Journal reports that a school bus driving south on Cedar St. ran a red light at Michigan Ave. this morning, crashing into another car and the Stadium District Building across from Cooley Law School Stadium.

 

No children were on the bus. The driver and passenger of the car did not require medical attention, and the bus driver and bus monitor were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Lansing is expecting an early autumn heat wave over the next few days, with high temperatures possibly reaching or exceeding 90 degrees.


Courtesy / Consumers Energy

The Consumers Energy workers who made their way down to Florida from Michigan last week are currently working in the Boca Raton area as the number of those affected by power outages continues to rise. WKAR's Karel Vega reports.

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