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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Chris Zehnder photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Our Live Music Friday guest today is Chris Zehnder. The singer-songwriter has a new EP called “Goin’ Through the Motions.” He’s worked extensively with Donny Brown, a former member of The Verve Pipe who has been a previous Live Music Friday guest.

Al Martin Pop-Up Story
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

We have another Pop-Up Story from our most recent storytelling event. The theme was “lucky break.” This one is from WKAR’s Al Martin, and it’s about avoiding trouble at a former workplace.


Courtesy Randy Napoleon / Facebook

MSU Jazz Studies professor Randy Napoleon is our Live Music Friday guest. He has a new CD called “Soon.” You can see him at Lansing’s Robin Theatre on April 29th.

Our Live Music Friday guest today is Randy Napoleon. He’s a professor of guitar in the MSU Jazz Studies Program. His new CD is called “Soon.” On the CD, he’s joined by Rodney Whitaker on bass and Gregory Hutchinson on drums.

Randy has a Lansing concert coming up at the Robin Theatre in REO Town on April 29th.

Peter Harper and Will Rideout photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Our Live Music Friday guest is Peter Harper of Harper and Midwest Kind. The band will perform at The Robin Theatre in Lansing Saturday night to release a new CD, “Show Your Love.”


Zaha Hadid photo
Giovanna Silva / Courtesy Broad Art Museum

The woman who designed Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum has died. Dame Zaha Hadid had been hospitalized for bronchitis in Miami this week; she suffered a heart attack that claimed her life this morning.

She was 65.

Her angular design has been controversial, winning the praise of admirers while also being scorned by others who feel it doesn’t fit in with the university’s surroundings.

Hadid’s projects around the world have included the London Aquatics Center for the 2012 Olympics and the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati.

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