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 massacre in Las Vegas is renewing the calls for changing gun laws in America.


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Meredian Township Manager Frank Walsh talked with Brooke Allen for our "Mondays with the Mayor" segment.  He talked about families, nature trails and the township's 75th anniversary celebration. 


This week on Current State, reaction to a state inquiry being opened after a controversial Facebook post by Michigan State Police Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue. We'll talk with two students with family in hurricane damaged Puerto Rico. We'll visit a piece of Vietnam and American history at the Gerald Ford Presidential Center. Also, learn the connection between the opioid epidemic and rising levels of STD's. Learn why a wine expert from DeWitt is earning national attention. Plus, a sneak listen to three new shows coming to WKAR this fall.


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The Michigan Department of Transportation is asking drivers to avoid a section of I-96 after a truck hit the Pleasant Valley bridge over the highway.

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Years before the escalation, Michigan State University became very close with the South Vietnamese government. An archive at MSU containing 80,000 documents -- including papers, film and pictures contains the information. 


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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. 

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