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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Melissa in Studio
Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

Today was "Morning Edition" host Melissa Benmark's last day at WKAR, and her friends and colleagues send her off with this retrospective.


science classroom photo
woodleywonderworks / flickr creative commons

From Kindergarten through 12th grade, Michigan is adopting new standards for teaching science. One Lansing area educator supports the standards. Current State speaks with the Ingham Intermediate School District’s Rob Stephenson.


Jim Ananich at podium
Michigan Senate Democrats

There are already three investigations looming to learning more about the Flint water crisis.  State Senator Jim Ananich wants another. Current State talks to Ananich about that and the road funding plan he's calling a "sham."

Mike Bishop photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Mid-Michigan Republican Cong. Mike Bishop voted for Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House. Current State talks with Lansing and East Lansing’s Representative in Congress why and about his votes against the House budget that will become law.


Aerial view of auto assembly plant
Courtesy / Second Shift

General Motors’ 52,000 UAW workers are voting on a proposed new contract with the automaker. We get an update and explore what the agreement could mean with Crain’s Automotive’s GM beat writer Mike Colias.

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