Peter Whorf

Radio Station Manager

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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Today’s WKAR Women’s History Month feature is a home-grown story.


The importance of early childhood reading is discussed by WKAR’s Brooke Allen and Michigan Library Youth Educator Cathy Lancaster.  Michigan’s “one book” for March reading month is Lisa Wheeler’s Bubblegum, Bubblegum

 

 

 

 

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Roberta Bondar grew up in Ontario, camped in Michigan as a girl, and grew to become her nation’s first female astronaut. She shares her story today on WKAR.


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WKAR Current Sports host Al Martin and WKAR's Brad Walker talk spring training for the 2017 Detroit Tigers.


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Throughout Michigan's history, the state's African American population is often portrayed as an urban population... but that depiction overlooks a part of Michigan’s history.

 


 

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U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein plans to introduce legislation requiring Olympic national governing bodies to immediately report sexual abuse allegations.  

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Sandra Clark is director of the Michigan Historical Society.  She met in 2016 to speak with Peter Whorf about the Michigan 102nd Regiment. Their conversation is part of WKAR's Black History Month series.


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Michigan State has identified a suspended member of the football staff who specializes in mentoring athletes.

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Michigan State Police say dozens of schools around the state will get a share of about $2 million to improve safety and security at school buildings.

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The Michigan Capitol's age is showing

Everything from electrical to plumbing, mechanical to fire suppressions systems is in need of upgrade at the Capitol building.

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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.

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