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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Betty Baxter and Doug Fritch photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Our Live Music Friday guest is the veteran local jazz singer Betty Baxter. On Sunday, the Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan is honoring her at their seventh annual Tribute Concert.

East Lansing city hall photo
WKAR Photo

On this day after city council elections in Lansing and East Lansing we have the results and talk with newly-elected members of the East Lansing city council: Mark Meadows, Shanna Draheim and Erik Altmann.

Bob Carr photo
Courtesy photo / M. Robert Carr

Several former Michigan congressmen have joined a national effort called the ReFormers Caucus, hoping to change the campaign finance system. Current State talks with former congressman Bob Carr about the group’s efforts.

Fred Roberto Jr. photo
Courtesy photo / Jodi Roberto Hancock

This week and next, Lansing’s Peppermint Creek Theatre Company will stage a production of stories told by veterans and their families. Current State talks with director Blake Bowen and Jodi Hancock, who will tell the story of her father’s Vietnam service in “Telling: Lansing.”

Eric Smith photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Our Live Music Friday guest is MSU music major Eric Smith. He’s a student in MSU’s Jazz Studies program, and he’s just released an EP called “Hey There Miss.” He’s joined by three other music students who play on the release with him: Zach McKinney, Ari Teitel, and Louis Leager.