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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Our Live Music Friday guests today are Brian Westrin and Peter Mowry. The Lansing-based singing-songwriting duo placed two songs from their album “The Past Rushes In” in the semifinals of the 2014 International Songwriting Competition.

In June, they opened a New York City program for the National Music Publishers Association honoring Billy Joel.

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Our summer visits to historic Detroit-area sites concludes with a stop at the Wilcox Plymouth Mill. Once a simple grist mill, it became a part of the Arsenal of Democracy, but is now in disrepair. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Jack Dempsey of the Michigan Historical Commission about the history that will be lost if it isn’t preserved.

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Every year, MSU and the city of East Lansing launch the new academic year with the “One Book, One Community” program. Incoming freshmen are assigned to read a book before they arrive on campus, and city residents are encouraged to read the same book.

There will be a series of events to discuss the themes of the book, and the author is invited to speak. This year’s book is “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson. He’s the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative.

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ESPN football analyst Ray Bentley has written his first novel. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with him about “Driftwood.” Bentley also has high expectations for the Michigan State football team this season.


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Our Live Music Friday guest this week is Rachel Brown. She has a Friday night Pump House concert with her band the Beatnik Playboys in East Lansing, and you can also see here during a solo Acoustic Lunch show today at the Broad Art Museum.


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