Mark Bashore

Host, All Thing Considered and Current State

Mark Bashore is WKAR local host for All Things Considered, and managing editor and host of Current State, WKAR's weekly 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 Mayor Virg Bernero says he is temporarily dropping a plan to consolidate city police operations in a single location.

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The East Lansing City Council votes tonight on a proposed budget that could give residents some short-term relief from tax hikes.

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A group of Michigan House Democrats is urging that something be done for the state’s working poor.

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Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero says new studies show the city is falling farther behind in the funding of employee retirements.

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Bargaining units representing administrators and unionized faculty at Lansing Community College have announced a tentative four-year contract agreement.

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Michigan lawmakers have begun addressing the state’s often criticized medical marijuana law.  Voter approval of the statute in 2008 has been followed by years of legal confusion over its enforcement.  Last November, a State Court of Appeals ruling—People versus McQueen--led to the closure of many marijuana dispensaries and made the drug more difficult to obtain, even for cardholding patients.

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Election year momentum is starting to pick up in Michigan.  Tonight, Republicans convene county conventions across the state.

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Next Tuesday, voters in Delhi Township will weigh the costs and benefits of getting greener.

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Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has announced the city will be hiring more police officers.

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A past President of Lansing's Downtown Neighborhood Association so far is supportive of a proposed $6.8 million  development there.

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Delhi Township voters will soon decide whether to move forward with a plan to build a cutting edge solar facility. 

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About 1800 runners braved blustery conditions Sunday for what  organizers call the first ever Lansing Marathon.

A Michigan State University researcher says improving the writing skills of America's K-12 students may be harder than anticipated.

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In a new study, the U.S. Geological Survey shows an increasing correlation between Midwest energy drilling and earthquakes.

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A rare joint gathering of the Lansing City Council and the Lansing School Board became a forum Friday for neighborhood leaders who are upset over the school district's reorganization process.