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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From the Disney film G-Force to the movie trailer from Paul Blart: Mall Cop...from Carlton Beer to Domino's Pizza.

Decades of media appropriation have placed Carl Orff's O Fortuna opening to the scenic cantata Carmina Burana among classical music's greatest cliches. However, hearing the more than 60 minutes of music you may not know from this sprawling work will bring a startling freshness to the experience.


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This week on Current State: Review and commentary on the Sanctuary City debate within Lansing City Council, MSU's new archaeological techniques in Greece, Wharton Center's Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, MSU's new hockey coach Danton Cole, Holy Week in Lansing and more.


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WKAR TV producer John J. Valadez is a Peabody award-winning filmmaker who has written, directed and produced many nationally broadcast documentary films. He speaks with WKAR's Brooke Allen about the film "The Chicano Wave" and its inspiration.


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Workers continue to shore up the failing south wall of Lansing’s St. Paul Episcopal Church. High winds last week caused the wall to separate from the ceiling above, threatening collapse.

When you think of the great women of history, your mind probably goes to people like Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks.  These are women who’ve done brave, trailblazing things as adults. Michigan author Patricia Majher’s book Great Girls of Michigan History explores the stories of young women who accomplished remarkable things before age twenty...

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In the nineteenth century, Woman's Exchanges formed a national network that created economic alternatives for financially vulnerable women in a world that permitted limited employment options.

One of the nation's oldest continuously operating voluntary movements -- many are still in business after more than a century.

 


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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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