Peter Whorf

Radio Station Manager

Peter Whorf is radio station manager for WKAR Public Media. He oversees the news and music divisions of WKAR Radio, and is host of MSU In Concert, numerous live broadcasts and the 90.5 New Release Of The Month feature.

Peter joined WKAR in August 2012.

Peter arrived at WKAR from WFMT, where he was radio program director and vice president of content for the Chicago commercial classical station. 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 with a degree in violin performance.

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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.

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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