Peter Whorf

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Peter Whorf is station manager for WKAR Radio. He also oversees the news division of WKAR Radio, and is host of What's New on WKAR.

Peter Whorf joined WKAR in August 2012.

Peter arrived at WKAR from Chicago, where he was program director and vice president of content at WFMT, the only commercial classical radio station in the country. He was previously with public stations WNYC/New York, KBIA/Mid-Missouri Public Media and WBEZ/Chicago. Peter Whorf graduated from Eastman School of Music, studying the violin.

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Tuesday night's rally at The Rock at MSU brought hundreds together in opposition to President Trump's recent executive order barring immigrants and refugees from select countries.

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Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has advanced towards final confirmation by the U.S. Senate.  The Vice President of East Lansing's school board shares her comments.

Yesterday's U.S. Senate Education Committee vote resulted in a 12-11 approval of Michigan nominee Betsy DeVos.

The vote was divided along party lines with all 11 Democrats on the Senate Health and Education Committee opposed to DeVos.  The committee's 12 Republicans voted for approval.

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UPDATE - 2:00pm, Wednesday, February 1.   The City of East Lansing has passed a resolution stating that it "will continue to be a safe haven for those immigrants and refugess yearning to be free and provide sanctuary to those persons." East Lansing has not declared itself a sanctuary city, one that takes measures to shelter immigrants who may be in the country illegally and do not enforce federal immigration laws.

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A U.S. Senate Education Committee has voted 12 to 11 to advance Michigan's Betsy DeVos for  Education Secretary.

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Immigration enforcement is not a primary function of Michigan state and local police, according to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.

The Ingham County Prosecutor's Office has issued what it calls "numerous" charges against an East Lansing man in last weekend's double homicide in Meridian Township.

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A U.S. Senate committee vote is expected soon for Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos. WKAR's Peter Whorf has analysis from his Washington D.C. - based guest.


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LANSING - Somewhere between 8,000 and 9,000 people gathered on the lawn of the Michigan State Capitol today in solidarity with hundreds of rallies around the nation and the Women's March on Washington, D.C.

 


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This week, Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos faced U.S. Senate confirmation hearings as President Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education.

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Bishop Wayne T. Jackson hosted then-Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump at his Great Faith Ministries International in Detroit during the campaign season. Jackson is one of six high-profile faith community leaders invited to take part in Inauguration Day 2017. WKAR's Brooke Allen reached Rev. Jackson by phone today to ask what his inauguration benediction would be all about.


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Nathan Moore's research in climate change has taken him to such places as China, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and the Amazon. Moore is an assistant professor at MSU's College of Environmental and Resource Sciences. He examines climate change a little closer to home in a conversation with WKAR Morning Edition host Brooke Allen.


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Republicans and Democrats split over today's Betsy DeVos hearings. Meanwhile, one Capital Region school board leader responds to the Secretary of Education nominee's views.

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Michigan's State Senate Minority leader anticipates State of State addressing his home base of Flint.

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A Michigan policy group will listen for further economic development plans in Governor's Snyder's address tonight.

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Michigan's MIDAS system falsely identified unemployment claimants as fraudulent.  Michigan's Senate Minority leader seek answers.

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