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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Twyla Birdsong photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Our Live Music Friday guest this week is Twyla Birdsong, the winner of this year’s Capital Area Blues Society competition. As a result, she’ll  perform in January at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Ozay Moore photo
Carla Brooks

Last week, the hip hop music website Rapzilla named Lansing’s Ozay Moore one of the top 20 Christian rap artists of all time. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Ozay Moore about his music.


Graham Beal photo
Courtesy photo / Broad Art Museum

Graham Beal ushered the Detroit Institute of Arts through that city’s bankruptcy. Now a visiting Hannah Distinguished Professor at MSU, Beal is helping the university search for a new director of the Broad Art Museum. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Beal about what lies ahead for the university’s landmark art museum.


Back in the days of hippie clashes with police over the war in Vietnam, the two sides met on the gridiron in games that were dubbed the Bull Bowl. Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with two men who played in the Pigs vs. the Freaks football games.


Melissa in Studio
Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

Today was "Morning Edition" host Melissa Benmark's last day at WKAR, and her friends and colleagues send her off with this retrospective.


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