Mark Bashore

Host, Current State

Mark Bashore is managing editor and host of Current State, WKAR's daily news show focusing on community issues, arts and culture, music and more.

Mark Bashore joined WKAR in May 2007. Prior to his arrival at WKAR, he hosted a talk show on WJIM AM in 2005 and previous to that was morning show host and producer at WFMK in Lansing for 14 years.

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marijuana photo
Brett Levin / Flickr Creative Commons

Various efforts are underway in Michigan to better regulate or legalize marijuana. MLive state capitol reporter Jonathan Oosting helps us understand all the activity.


C.J. Vanston photo with Mark Bashore
Scott Pohl / WKAR

C.J. Vanston's music career has taken him from Williamston to Chicago and Los Angeles, where he has worked with stars like Barbra Streisand and Joe Cocker. Current State host Mark Bashore talks with Vanston about his time at the keyboards in the studio and on tour.


Heidi Washington photo
Courtesy Michigan Department of Corrections

Prison reform is one of Michigan’s hottest ongoing topics. As the discussion continues, an East Lansing resident takes the helm of the Department of Corrections. Current State speaks with Heidi Washington.


Carol Wood photo
WKAR file photo

The Lansing Board of Water and Light may embark on a study to help justify its status as a city-owned utility. City council member Carol Wood likes the idea.


Courtest Old Town ScrapFest

The Old Town ScrapFest returns this weekend. Artists will get creative with all sorts of unwanted scrap metal and plastic.

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