Reginald Hardwick

Digital News Director

Reginald Hardwick is digital news director for WKAR Public Media, leading the creation of news reporting and commentary across all station platforms, including online, radio and television.

Hardwick joined WKAR in March 2017.

Before joining WKAR, Hardwick spent nearly 18 years at KXAS-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth Texas. His most recent role was as multi-platform producer of a weekly Texas politics show and news specials.  He is a seven-time regional Emmy® winner. Prior to Texas, Hardwick worked in Denver, Colorado. He spent his childhood summers visiting family in Michigan.

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The Cristo Rey Community Center started in 1968 to help out Hispanics on Lansing's north side but now it's helping families of all types with everything from food to health services to counseling and much more.

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With temperatures on forecasted to be near record highs, several schools will dismiss early on  Monday.

This weekend, Current State takes an in-depth look at what happened when organizations asked the state Civil Rights Commission to ban discrimination of GLBTQ people in Michigan. Plus, we hear from Capital region residents who have loved ones in earthquake damaged Mexico City and hurricane damaged Puerto Rico. We'll go on a tour of a community center helping Lansing for nearly 50 years. 


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Dozens of Lansing families with roots in regions destroyed by a deadly earthquake and hurricane this week prayed together on Wednesday night. 


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This weekend, Current State looks closer at the Lansing and the state of Michigan's new regulations of medical marijuana and what it will mean for dispensaries, patients and law enforcement. Also, three local sports columnists or hosts weigh in on MSU graduate/ESPN host Jamele Hill's Twitter comments about President Trump. 


On Wednesday night, four development firms presented their plans to transform the current space occupying Lansing city hall across the street from Michigan's State Capitol. 

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Dozens of people in Lansing paused to remember and honor the lives lost on September 11, 2001 in New York, Pennsylvania and The Pentagon.


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Monday is the day when many Americans pause to honor the victims who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. A series of deadly hijackings killed more than 3,000 people in New York City, The Pentagon and Pennsylvania. Here is a list of events in the mid-Michigan area: 


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Brian Lewerke faked a handoff and the middle of the field opened up, so when the Michigan State quarterback took off running, it was clearly going to be a nice gain.

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Police at Michigan State University triggered a campus alert after the attempted sexual assault on Saturday evening. 

This week on Current State, we speak with a Lansing woman whose family was affected by Hurricane Irma. Also an MSU professor explains the intensity of this year's hurricanes. Learn how spiders and two Michigan companies are working to protect members of the military. Learn why Charlotte might be cheering for the Dallas Cowboys these days. Plus, the story of buying Spartans gear that turned emotional.


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The East Lansing school announced Friday the Empower Extraordinary campaign has raised significant money for improving its business and music colleges as well as health science research.


Various signs of medical marijuana dispensaries in Lansing.
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There is a new Medical Marijuana ordinance in Lansing.

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Nearly 2-dozen workers from Michigan are driving to Florida to help get power restored after a killer hurricane named Irma batters the Sunshine state. 

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Earlier this year, Matinga Ragatz was honored at The White House for the second time. This year, she was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame after spending nearly 20 years inspiring students at Grand Ledge High School. 


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