Scott Pohl

News Reporter and Host

Hello! I'm Scott Pohl, a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews for Current State and an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."

I've been working for WKAR since 1984. Previously, I've worked with the Michigan News Network, WFMK, WKHM in Jackson and WALM in Albion (along with Concord, my home town). I'm a 1979 graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Telecommunications.

My family keeps me busy with acting performances and dance recitals, and I enjoy travel and sports (I'm a decent tennis player and a less accomplished golfer).

I'm also an annual day sponsor on WKAR!

Thanks for listening!

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Michigan State University's Hannah Administration Building. Photo: Courtesy University Relations, MSU

Brian Breslin, the chairman of the Michigan State University Board of Trustees, has announced that he will not run for another term on the board this year.

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WKAR File Photo

Eight applicants met the deadline to apply for vacancies on the Lansing Board of Education. There are two spots to be filled, due to the death of Shirley Rodgers and the resignation of new Lansing city council member Peter Spadafore.

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Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

For the first time, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt has recounted being sexually abused by Larry Nassar, the former doctor being sentenced in an Ingham County courtroom this week.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The Associated Students of Michigan State University, MSU’s student government organization, voted unanimously Thursday night to call for the resignation of President Lou Anna Simon, or for the Board of Trustees to remove her.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The North American International Auto Show opens at Cobo Center in Detroit on Saturday. Hundreds of Thousands of people will be checking out all the cars, trucks and SUV's on display by the world's leading automakers.

The Detroit Free Press reports that white supremacist Richard Spencer will speak at Michigan State University after all.

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WKAR file photo

The city of East Lansing will hold another community engagement meeting to discuss budget priorities tonight.


We have one school closing to report today: there's no school at the high school in Mason, due to a water main break.

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Lansing School District

The Lansing Board of Education has announced a plan for filling two vacancies.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The art world looks down on paintings on velvet. The images conjured by the phrase “velvet art” might be things like children with big eyes, or Elvis Presley. A Lansing art gallery is challenging the notion that this is low-brow art. Casa de Rosado is hosting an exhibition called “Black Velvet, a Rasquache Aesthetic” through February 3rd.


Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The Lansing Board of Education now has two vacancies to fill this year. Board member Shirley Rodgers passed away last week, and at Thursday night's board meeting, Peter Spadafore submitted his resignation. In November, Spadafore was elected to the Lansing city council.

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Lansing School District

The Lansing Board of Education will hold an organizational meeting tonight. Filling a vacancy, and possibly two vacancies, will be a major consideration.

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Courtesy Image

The most iconic name in modern art history might well be that of Andy Warhol. Even casual observers of the art world know about his works depicting soup cans or celebrities like Marilyn Monroe. Starting Saturday, the Broad Art Museum on the MSU campus will be the site of an exhibition of works by Warhol. “Andy Warhol: A Day in the Life” can be seen through May 6th.


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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

After asking about their course of treatment and how likely it is that it will succeed, many cancer patients have another question: will I lose my hair? Sparrow Hospital has begun using a new process that aims to prevent the hair loss that often accompanies chemotherapy.


Schor family on stage
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Lansing elected a new mayor in 2017, and Andy Schor will take the oath of office today.


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