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.

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Lansing Refugees Earn High School Diplomas

Jun 20, 2017
Students
Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

Five Lansing area refugees earned their high school diplomas this week as part of a program that aims to help expand their career options.


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Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

As part of WKAR's Marijuana in Michigan series, we’ve been highlighting the push to legalize marijuana in the state. In June 2016, the First Cannabis Church of Logic and Reason held its first service in a dispensary in Lansing. On the heels of its one-year anniversary, WKAR’s Karel Vega paid a visit to the church at its new location.

 

 

Marijuana plant photo
Flickr/Creative Commons

One of the biggest developments in the business of Marijuana is the explosion of the use of Marijuana edibles. In Colorado, where recreational marijuana is legal, the CDC estimates that about 49% or dispensary sales come from edibles. But with that boom in sales has come criticism that a lack of regulation has created a dangerous product.


Rod Sanford / Refuge Lansing

The city of Lansing is a destination for many refugees looking to start their lives in the United States. The Refugee Development Center in Lansing estimates that anywhere between 400 and 700 refugees are resettled in Lansing every year. That’s on top of the over 10,000 refugees who already call Mid-Michigan their home.


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Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Three Michigan State football players were charged Monday with criminal sexual conduct in connection with an incident that occurred on campus in January. WKAR's Karel Vega asked students around the Michigan State community how they felt about this case, and their safety.

 


Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

U.S. farmers have guarded optimism about China buying American beef for the first time in 14 years.  


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Courtesy / Michigan House of Representatives

Michigan lawmakers are remembering Rep. John Kivela, who died from an apparent suicide this week. Meanwhile, doctors remind all of us to take care of extra friends who may need treatment.  


newamericamedia.org

Voters in Ingham County will use new voting equipment beginning in August. 

Karel Vega / WKAR-MSU

The Greater Lansing Food Bank has opened a resource aimed at helping low-income families learn how to grow their own produce.  


PBS

WKAR TV producer John J. Valadez is a Peabody award-winning filmmaker who has written, directed and produced many nationally broadcast documentary films. He speaks with WKAR's Brooke Allen about the film "The Chicano Wave" and its inspiration.


Flood Warnings Issued; Local Roads Closed

Apr 7, 2017
East Lansing Police Dept.

Flooding caused by recent rains and snow melt closed some Lansing area roads on Friday.

Courtesy Photo / Jessica Yorko

After serving eight years as Lansing’s 4th ward representative, city council member Jessica Yorko has announced she will not be seeking re-election.

Amber Speed Mugshot
courtesy photo / State of Michigan Attorney General's Office

A Lansing woman is being charged with multiple felonies in relation to a human trafficking investigation. 

Jeremy Moss photo
Courtesy photo / Michigan House Democrats

A package of bills aiming at expanding the state’s Freedom of Information Act moves to the Senate floor this week, after passing unanimously in the Michigan House of Representatives.


A national protest is calling for women to take the day off of work and avoid shopping today.

Women’s March the same group that organized January’s March on Washington planned “A Day Without a Woman” to coincide with International Women’s Day. 

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