Karel Vega

Producer and Host of All Things Considered and Serving Up Science

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.

In 2018, he and Sheril Kirshenbaum launched "Serving Up Science." The weekly segment on All Things Considered explores food and its scientific history and impact .

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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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.


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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.


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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.

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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.


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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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A Lansing area group is working to rename sections of Grand River Avenue after a famous civil rights activist. WKAR’s Karel Vega has more.


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Lansing is steadily becoming more diverse. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the rate of people living in the city who identify as two or more races rose by over 62-percent between 2000 and 2010. 


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Summer may be over soon, but the dangers of Lake drownings are always present. WKAR’s Karel Vega has more…

This week marked the 30th anniversary of the deadliest plane crash in Michigan history, WKAR’s Karel Vega reports.

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Black bear populations are on the rise in Michigan, particularly in the northern Lower Peninsula.

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UPDATED 07.13.2017 5PM: Police in Lansing are investigating an attack on an Hispanic immigrant as a "hate crime."

Karel Vega sits in for Peter Whorf to host Current State.

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The United States has seen a rise this year in the number of nonviolent undocumented immigrants being deported. Human rights organization Families For Freedom estimates that about 100-thousand undocumented parents are separated from their children each year. WKAR's Karel Vega takes us to the home of one family facing that situation.


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