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.

Three new people are poised to become Lansing city council members in 2018. Incumbent Kathie Dunbar will return. That's the result of the November 7, 2017 election. 


WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

A small Michigan community scheduled a candlelight vigil for two Michigan natives who are believed to be among the dead after a gunman opened fire in a South Texas church. 

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On the November 6 edition of "Mondays with the Mayor," WKAR's Brooke Allen was joined by Marlon Brown, mayor pro team of Mason, the county seat of Ingham County. He talked about jobs, schools and security in the county.


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Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) talked with WKAR Digital News Director Reginald Hardwick about what keeps him going and what gives him hope during a recent appearance at Michigan State University.


Tami Moore, Toni Harrison

One of the legacies of the Vietnam War thrives in countries around the world. During the war, thousands of children were left in orphanages. Many were biracial, the product of relationships between American military men and Vietnamese women. This is the story of two women searching for their biological parents. One has had success thanks to technology. The other is hopeful despite running into dead ends.


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While visiting East Lansing, Georgia congressman John Lewis said he is not surprised about the money laundering and conspiracy charges against Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates.


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Flint mayor Karen Weaver joined Brooke Allen for "Mondays with the Mayor." She gave her opinion about the city council's request for more time to study Flint's long-term water source options, the Lifetime movie on Flint and rerouting of the Flint river.


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This week's Current State focuses on the opioid crisis. MSU's pyschiatry chair explains the potency of drug overdoses and East Lansing police dept. shares how it stays prepared for overdoses. We update people on the statewide application process for medical marijuana. Current Sports' Al Martin reviews the MSU football team's great start and a special charity game played Sunday.


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The East Lansing police reported at least two overdose patients have been saved since the department began requiring all officers to carry Naloxone kits. 


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The chair of Michigan State University's  Department of Psychiatry said the decision to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency will help divert resources to stopping the epidemic. 


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During an hour and half discussion about her new memoir What Happened, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton urged the crowd of mostly supporters to not be discouraged by her loss to Donald Trump in the presidential race last year. 


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"I'm not going anywhere except in the middle of the debate" is what 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said to cheering crowds at the University of Michigan's Hill auditorium on Tuesday night.


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Grand Rapids based Meijer stores announced it recalled several brand produce items because it may be contaminated with Listera. The organism can make healthy people sick. It has the potential of being fatal to people with weakened immune systems. 

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Some highlights from the 2017 Michigan State University homecoming parade.

MSU Today : Solar carports; Twitter/Miles Bridges; The Bodyguard promotional graphic

It's homecoming weekend at Michigan State University. The first half of Current State is all about the green and white. Find out why there are new solar panels over several parking spaces; we catch up with YouTube sensation and alum Tyler Oakley; an outgoing senior and incoming freshman talk about campus life; and Al Martin updates us on the basketball season ahead. 


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