Scott Pohl

News Reporter and Host

Scott Pohl is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews for Current State. He's also an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."

Scott has been working for WKAR since 1984. Previously, he was employed by the Michigan News Network, WFMK, WKHM in Jackson and WALM in Albion.

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Courtesy photo / Jackson Area Civil Rights Awareness Association

On Saturday in Jackson, former prison inmates will meet with concerned citizens and others to discuss reforms to America’s prison system. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Christine Peterson of the Jackson Area Civil Rights Awareness Association, and Hakim Crampton, who spent time in a Wisconsin prison before moving back to Jackson.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR

The Lansing Board of Education has wrapped up a series of public forums on a multi-million dollar bond proposal that will go before voters next year. We talk with the president of the Board of Education, Peter Spadafore about what voters have had to say about the Pathway Promise plan.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR

Kristine Thatcher was a fixture on the Lansing theatre scene for many years. Tomorrow night, a special staging of  one of her plays will help her pay medical bills. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Kristine Thatcher about her play “Waiting for Tina Meyer.”

Steve Sneed and Jerry Jodloski with spaceship photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

If you’d like to plan a Halloween display that’s a bit more elaborate than store-bought skeletons and cardboard gravestones, “How to Halloween” in Lansing on Saturday is the place to pick up some tips. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Robot Pumpkin co-founders Steve Sneed and Jerry Jodloski about do-it-yourself Halloween projects.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR

Our Live Music Friday guest this week is local guitarist and singer Drew Howard. He’s played with everyone from Steppin’ In It to Bo Diddley.