Reginald Hardwick

Digital News Director and Host of Current State

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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Lansing mayor Andy Schor, U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop and Lansing township supervisor Dion'trae Hayes talked Friday morning about the flooding caused by the Grand River. 

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Despite the flooding and some evacuations, the Lansing School district says 83 percent of students attended class on Thursday. 

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INCLUDES MAP | UPDATED Thursday 2:00 p.m.: There are no evacuations on the Michigan State University campus as water from the Red Cedar River continues to rise. Several roads and parking lots remain closed.


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WLNS-TV meteorologist Erik Kostrzewa joined WKAR Morning Edition host Brooke Allen in studio on Thursday morning to talk about the conditions that caused the severe flooding around the Lansing area. He also explained why driving in even 2-feet of water is terribly dangerous and what's created an epidemic of potholes in our area. 


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Lansing mayor Andy Schor expects nearly 300 homes to be severely flooded. A lot of concern is in the Urbandale neighborhood west of US 127 and north of I-496. WKAR went with along with two volunteers as they spread the word about evacuation orders for the Urbandale neighborhood in Lansing on Wednesday evening. 


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Police in Shiawassee County took into custody a high school student who threatened violence on Wednesday, causing Perry High School to go into lockdown.

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Miles Bridges scored 19 points, Joshua Langford had 16 and No. 2 Michigan State beat Illinois 81-61 on Tuesday night, sealing a share of the Big Ten championship.

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In the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal, many Michigan lawmakers are proposing changes to strengthen reporting of sexual abuse or assaults.. so the victims will be believed.. the first time they speak out. State representative Erika Geiss of Taylor wants to place an independent person on campuses to hear from students who do not believe their university is taking their sexual misconduct claims seriously. 


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Chelsea Mayor Melissa Johnson was the guest of WKAR Morning Edition host Brooke Allen on the February 19 "Mondays with the Mayor" segment. 


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Monday at 9:00 p.m., a documentary about Historically Black Colleges & Universities debuts on WKAR TV 23. Two Michigan natives who attended HBCU's said their experiences at the schools was extraordinary. 


On this edition of Current State: an update on restructuring at Michigan State University following the Larry Nassar Scandal; two Michiganders share their views of attending a Historically Black College or University; see how the Lansing Lugnuts are preparing for Spring Training; we'll remember late MSU President Cecil Mackey, Jr; a Spartan athlete gives a record gift to MSU; and find out where you can celebrate Chinese New Year this weekend! 


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Administrators at  Stockbridge Community Schools saids schools are back on Friday after a threat. But the student who made the threat will not be allowed back in class.

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On the Michigan State University website, Trustee Dan Kelly says he’s an attorney representing school districts. Now WXYZ-TV in Detroit reports in at least seven cases, Kelly represented districts accused of failing to protect students from sex abuse.

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One of the Democratic candidates for Michigan governor announced she asked for the resignation of her campaign manager after details of "inappropriate behavior in the workplace" surfaced. 

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On Thursday, the Elections and Ethics committee in the Michigan House of Representatives will hear a bill that would allow the Governor to appoint the Boards of Trustees for Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University instead of being elected by the voters. 


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