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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WKAR

Bill Ballenger will no longer be part of the Inside Michigan Politics newsletter that he founded. Current publisher Susan Demas explains why Ballenger will no longer be part of the publication.


Courtesy Rep. Dan Kildee

    

After more than four years in an Iranian prison, Flint resident Amir Hekmati is a free man.  Hekmati has arrived in Germany for a medical exam.  

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Scrutiny on Gov. Rick Snyder has intensified as his administration struggles to keep up with the fallout from the Flint water debacle. His signature on a campaign finance bill that some criticize as a gag order” has drawn more attention. We talk about those stories and others with the Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta.


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Anthony Cepak / WKAR-MSU

WKAR-TV will stay on the air in mid-Michigan. MSU President Lou Anna Simon disclosed that yesterday while announcing a new initiative with Detroit Public TV. We talk with President Simon about the factors that led to the decision to keep WKAR-TV and about the proposal involving Detroit Public Television and what it may involve.


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A  movement opposing a possible sale of WKAR-TV spectrum has strengthened noticeably in recent days.

Participants are upset over the chance Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon will decide to participate in a federal auction of that broadband spectrum that could lead to an end of over-the-air WKAR-TV broadcasting.  

Current State's Mark Bashore talks with two members of that opposition.

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