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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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Some places hit hard by the opioid epidemic are also seeing an increase in sexually transmitted diseases. The New York Times recently reported on the rise of syphilis in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where officials say the trading of sex for drugs has caused a spike in syphilis cases.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

Lansing is expecting an early autumn heat wave over the next few days, with high temperatures possibly reaching or exceeding 90 degrees.


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Patrick Center / WGVU

The new Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center was dedicated today in a ceremony that included U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

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Courtesy photo / MSU College of Human Medicine

Michigan State University researchers are trying to understand the causes of infertility and why so many women lose their pregnancies.


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Courtesy photo / MSU College of Human Medicine

Early detection and treatment is the best path to reducing the severity of autism in children. The opening of the new MSU College of Human Medicine research facility in Grand Rapids this week will include an expansion of efforts to find markers that could result in earlier detection.


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Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Another slate of Friday night folk music concerts begins tonight with the first Ten Pound Fiddle show of the season.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Former U.S. Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning was in East Lansing today to campaign for Democratic congressional candidate Elissa Slotkin. Both are Michigan natives with extensive military and national security credentials.

Author Vanessa Grigoriadis explores the causes and possible solutions to sexual assault at American colleges and universities in her new book “Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power and Consent On Campus.”


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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

In the summer of 2011, Michigan State University started a fundraising campaign called Empower Extraordinary. The goal was $1.5-billion dollars by the end of 2018. Today, more than a year ahead of schedule, MSU announced that the goal has been met.


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Flickr/Creative Commons / NOAA Satellites

One of the Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma is St. Maarten, where widespread destruction and several deaths have been reported. Rina Risper of Lansing is anxiously awaiting news on relatives on the island.


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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The emergence of competitors like Whole Foods led the East Lansing Food Co-Op to close its doors in January after 41 years of operation. At the time, leaders of the customer-owned enterprise expressed hope that they would be able to re-open at some point. Now, it appears that will not happen.

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NPR

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been invited to speak at the opening of the new Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center later this month.


Courtesy / Delhi Township

The Ingham County Sheriff’s office says the suspect in a home invasion in Holt is now in custody.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Melanoma is a dangerous form of skin cancer, claiming 10,000 lives every year in the United States. Research now underway at Michigan State University has focused on a potential new drug that could reduce the spread of melanoma cells by up to 90-percent.


MSU Grand Rapids Research Center artist rendering
Courtesy Image / MSU College of Human Medicine

Next month, the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine will open a new research facility in Grand Rapids.


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