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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Lansing City Market photo
Courtesy photo / Lansing City Market

Leaders of the Lansing City Market say it's about to enter another phase, with more vendors and more attractions, and they say they hope to announce a deal soon with a new anchor tenant. Current State talks with the market's new director, Audrey Tipper, and the CEO of the Lansing Public Entertainment and Facilities Authority, Scott Keith.

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Baer Law Firm, Pharmacy Attorney, Aurora, CO.

America is eager to do something about the recent surge in prescription drug overdoses and fatalities.Here in Michigan, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley heads the Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force.  Current State sorts through the challenges of tackling the problem and asks the Lieutenant Governor about his take on the road funding challenge and Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat. 

Judy Putnam with Sue Carter
Scott Pohl/WKAR

Current State talks to Lansing State Journal columnist Judy Putnam about her recent columns on the Lansing City Market and taxidermy squirrels, among other topics. 

photo of Uzi Eilam
Byrum Fisk Communications

America is debating the pros and cons of the Iran nuclear deal.  Some influential legislators, including Michigan Senator Gary Peters, are still making up their minds. They might be swayed by retired Israeli general Uzi Eilam, who is in Detroit to explain why he supports the controversial accord.   

Arguably the most pressing issue currently before the U.S. Senate and House is whether to support the Iran nuclear accord. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been a vocal opponent of the accord.

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Courtesy photo / Rep. Todd Courser

The Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta updates us on the latest in the scandal involving Michigan Representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat.