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.

Ways to Connect

Mark Bashore / WKAR

A controversial new Michigan law bans “advertisement style” communication by local governments and school boards in the 60 days before bond and millage votes. Supporters say it’s an inappropriate use of public money. Critics complain the new law, which may be clarified with another, amounts to a gag order. We discuss the issue with two Lansing-based critics.

Cobo Center exterior photo
Courtesy photo / Cobo Center

Detroit’s Cobo Center has completed a $279-million renovation project. With the Detroit Auto Show open to the public this week, Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Cobo General Manager Thom Connors about the Motor City’s most important convention facility.

Michigan's Children photo
Michigan's Children / flickr creative commons

One of the few issues to find bipartisan support in the Michigan legislature last year were bills that proposed changes to the state’s child welfare system, which has come under fire for safety and timeliness issues in the past several years. We talk to Sen. Rick Jones, a sponsor of the changes to the Foster Care and Adoption Services Act, as well as CEO of the advocacy group Michigan’s Children, Matt Gillard.

Donny Brown photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Current State's Live Music Friday guest is Donny Brown. The former Verve Pipe drummer struck off on his own last year with “Hess Street E.P.” and he’s just released a second, self-titled EP.

Hank Horton, Chris Rollins and Timothy Wulff photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

For Live Music Friday, Hank Horton and Chris Rollins are our guests. They’re music instructors at Marshall Music, where there will be an open house Saturday. Performing with them is student Timothy Wulff.