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

With Jessica Yorko’s decision against running for re-election in Lansing’s fourth ward, seven candidates are pursuing the open seat. WKAR’s conversations with council candidates continue with Kathi Ann Raffone, who’s making her first bid for public office.


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After calling President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement climate goals "reckless," Lansing mayor Virg Bernero joined more than 300 mayors across America in an effort to hold up the Agreement's goals. 


WKAR Special Report: Marijuana in Michigan
illustration / WKAR-MSU

This week in our Marijuana in Michigan series, we’ve heard from veterans and others who say that medical marijuana has changed their lives. However, traditional medicine in not yet ready to embrace marijuana, as WKAR’s Scott Pohl found out when he talked with a local health official.


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U.S. House Republican Tim Walberg’s office reports that he doesn’t play on the congressional baseball team and wasn’t at the practice when the shootings occurred this morning. His predecessor did play in the game for two years.


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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Marijuana-related arrests in Lansing are way down in recent years, and not just because of the proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.

Isaac Constans / WKAR

With temperatures hovering around 90 degrees in Lansing, beating the heat was a goal for many people today.


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WKAR-MSU

CORRECTION: The proposed legislation would repeal currently required safety training.

A leading gun rights advocate says he opposes proposed legislation that would require safety training for people who want a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Michigan.


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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

MSU has made some changes to campus parking regulations for moped riders.


Joshua King photo with attorney Shannon Smith
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Following Tuesday’s arraignment of former MSU football player Demetric Vance on a charge of third degree criminal sexual conduct, two more former players implicated in the same incident were in court today.

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Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

Former Michigan State University football player Joshua King taken into custody after arraignment. He is one of three players accused of sexual assault. 

Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Former MSU football player Donnie Corley Jr. attended his arraignment in East Lansing on Wednesday morning. 

MSUSpartans.com

Former MSU football players Josh King, Demetric Vance and Donnie Corley were officially charged with sexual assault on Tuesday morning. 

Dale Copedge was elected president of the Lansing branch of the NAACP this weekend.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Following the recent resignations of all of their officers, the Lansing branch of the NAACP will hold a special election on Saturday.

Lansing Labor Holiday photo
Courtesy photo / Ralph W. Lewis Collection, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

The city of Lansing is commemorating an important event in labor history this weekend. On June 7th, 1937, businesses and factories in the city were shut down by what has come to be known as the Lansing Labor Holiday.

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