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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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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Lansing mayor Virg Bernero called it "a moral crime" for President Donald Trump to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — also called DACA, which could lead to thousands of people being deported from the U.S. 


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Thousands of Lansing students went back to class Tuesday morning. School district superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul told WKAR News, the district is in good shape going into the fall.

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All week on "Morning Edition with Brooke Allen" we are hearing the viewpoints of different issues from Lansing mayoral candidates Judi Brown Clarke and Andy Schor. Their interviews were taped separately and about a week apart. On Friday, both told us what makes Lansing special to them and their families.


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All week on "Morning Edition with Brooke Allen" we are hearing the viewpoints of different issues from Lansing mayoral candidates Judi Brown Clarke and Andy Schor. Their interviews were taped separately and about a week apart. Wednesday's topic is medical marijuana regulation in Lansing. 


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Michigan State University Athletics announced the passing of basketball coach Jud Heathcote. WKAR reporter Scott Pohl was a public announcer at the games for years. He talked about the coach's toughness, humor and how he personally connected with him. 


Current Sports host Al Martin remembered legendary Michigan State University coach Jud Heathcote, who passed away at the age of 90 on Monday night. 


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Michigan State University Athletics announced the passing of basketball coach Jud Heathcote. He led the Spartans to their first NCAA Championship in 1979.  


All week on "Morning Edition with Brooke Allen" we are hearing the viewpoints of different issues from Lansing mayoral candidates Judi Brown Clarke and Andy Schor. Their interviews were taped separately and about a week apart. Tuesday's topic is city council divisiveness. 


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Law enforcement officers want to know who stole nearly 2-dozen phones from the lockers of Lansing Catholic High School football players while the team played Waverly High School. 

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The Michigan Parole Board has agreed to review nine requests for pardons coming from Iraqi nationals facing deportation. 

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All week on "Morning Edition with Brooke Allen" we are hearing the viewpoints of different issues from Lansing mayoral candidates Judi Brown Clarke and Andy Schor. Their interviews were taped separately and about a week apart. Monday's topic is priorities. 


This week on Current State, a talk with one of the candidates running for mayor of Lansing. Also, meet the former educator in Grand Ledge public schools inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame! We'll take a stroll along a Michigan Labor Day holiday tradition. 


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This week on All Things Considered, we are hearing from five of your Michigan neighbors of diverse backgrounds their perspective on race and culture. Michigan State University senior Juwan Clarke is a Detroit native who is African-American. He explained how he learned about other races by being on a bowling league.


Mothers Against Drunk Driving will hold a charity walk on Saturday, August 26 at 10:00 a.m. The organization raises money to pay for services of families who have lost a loved one to drunk driving. 


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