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 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. 


The 2017 Michigan State University homecoming parade will shutdown streets starting at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Parade route: The parade begins at the Hannah Community Center and travels south on Abbot Road to Grand River Avenue and into campus at the Collingwood Drive entrance, concluding at the corner of Farm and Shaw Lanes.

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For nearly 8-million people on YouTube, Tyler Oakley's radiating personality is must-see TV. Ten years after posting his first video while living in a Michigan State University residence hall, Oakley will lead the 2017 homecoming parade as grand marshal.


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Dr. Christina DeJong, MSU associate professor in the school of criminal justice explained part of the reasons the #MeToo postings on social media went viral this week. She talked with WKAR's Brooke Allen during "Morning Edition" on October 18. 


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11:25 a.m. UPDATE: Michigan State Police say the driver of a car has died and two emergency workers are injured after a crash that sent an ambulance off a bridge and into waist-deep water of a creek below. It happened in Saginaw County. 

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This weekend, hear from Michiganders heading south to help hurricane victims; learn why lawmakers want to abolish our state's Board of Education; learn more about Hispanic identity in 2017; hear from the daughter of Malcolm X as she acknowledges painful part of her family's past in Lansing; meet the legend who changed advertising in America and the host of QuizBusters reflects on nearly 30 years of fun.


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Update - MDOT reports US 127 North at M-43 is now open.

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A large truck incident closed US 127 at M-43 (Saginaw Highway) around noon on Wednesday. It's unclear when the road will reopen. 

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The man behind the McDonald's "you deserve a break today" and State Farm's "Like a good neighbor" campaigns visited the Michigan State University campus this week. Keith Reinhard, chairman emeritus of DDB, talked with WKAR's Reginald Hardwick about his midwestern roots, forming the most successful ad campaign of the 20th century and the company that's getting "branding" right in 2017. 


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WKAR's Reginald Hardwick talked with Shannon McGregor, University of Utah assistant professor, who wrote an article for Buzzfeed. It said both Presidential campaigns heavily targeted Michigan voters with Facebook ads and used embedded employees from Facebook to spread their message.s


This week on Current State: new efforts to make sure every sexual assault evidence kit in Michigan is tested; advice if your child is frightened by the Las Vegas massacre; meet college students doing good deeds in the face of bad news; learn about the application process for Medical Marijuana businesses in Lansing; learn how people with disabilities are enjoying recreation along the Great Lakes; the MSU/Michigan rivalry helping students with disabilities; find out the surprising places where "Sparty" shows up; and we salute WKAR's Tony "El Chayo" Cervantes with an Hispanic Heritage Month salute.


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