Karel Vega

Producer and Host of All Things Considered and Serving Up Science

Karel Vega is the producer and host of All Things Considered airing 4pm-7pm weekdays on 90.5 FM WKAR. He also reports and produces features and digital media creation.

In 2018, he and Sheril Kirshenbaum launched "Serving Up Science." The weekly segment on All Things Considered explores food and its scientific history and impact .

Karel joined WKAR and ComArtSci in January 2017.

Karel comes to WKAR from KHSU, Humboldt State University's NPR station in Arcata, California, where he was local host of All Things Considered.

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Dolores Huerta speaking
WKAR-MSU

Dolores Huerta, the community organizer and civil rights leader who started the chant "Si Se Puede!" (Yes, we can!) wowed people of many generations during appearances at Michigan State University on Tuesday.

On the Feb. 24-25 edition of Current State: neighbors struggling with floodwaters & how you can help; learn where Michigan's gubernatorial candidates stand on gun debate; learn about Dolores Huerta and why she's coming to MSU; two Lansing men make sure dozens of children see Black Panther movie and helping feed fish thanks to whiskey by-products.


Grand River photo
WKAR File Photo

Later this week, the Grand River in Lansing is expected to be at its highest level since 1985. The National Weather Service predicts the river to be cresting at 14 feet on Friday.


On this edition of Current State: an update on restructuring at Michigan State University following the Larry Nassar Scandal; two Michiganders share their views of attending a Historically Black College or University; see how the Lansing Lugnuts are preparing for Spring Training; we'll remember late MSU President Cecil Mackey, Jr; a Spartan athlete gives a record gift to MSU; and find out where you can celebrate Chinese New Year this weekend! 


Brooke Allen
Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

After being off the air since December 26, 2017, WKAR "Morning Edition" host Brooke Allen will return to the airwaves. She talked with "All Things Considered" host Karel Vega about where's she been for the last few weeks.

  

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On this edition of Current State: Former MSU and USAG doctor Larry Nassar faces his victims in court; The 2018 North American International Auto Show opens to the public; A round-up of this week in Michigan politics, and more.


Nassar Sentencing Underway In Lansing

Jan 16, 2018
Larry Nassar photo
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

Tuesday was the first day of sentencing proceedings for former MSU doctor Larry Nassar in Ingham County. In November, Nassar pleaded guilty to seven counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct in Ingham County. During these proceedings, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is allowing Nassar's victims to speak before she passes a sentence.

This story contains descriptions of sexual abuse.


April Van Buren/WKAR

As Freezing winds continue to grip the state,  some places around Mid-Michigan also open their doors as warming centers to those in need.


A Holiday Movie Roundup With Karel and Cheyna

Dec 21, 2017

Christmas...what better time to snuggle up with your family and friends to watch your favorite holiday movies?

This holiday season, WKAR's Karel Vega and MPRN's Cheyna Roth thought it would be fun to talk about their favorite holiday movies and moments, and maybe introduce you to some new favorites you might not have heard about.


The Feminine Touch / Evening With WKAR

On Wednesday, November 29, WKAR will host a screening of the WEDU PBS Documentary The Feminine Touch at Michigan State University as part of An Evening With WKAR. Presented in partnership with the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Michigan Osteopathic Association.

WKAR Staff: "What We Are Thankful For"

Nov 22, 2017
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This is Thanksgiving week 2017. WKAR hosts, reporters, interns and more are sharing what they're thankful for and a favorite word associated with "Thanksgiving."


Lansing
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A Lansing area organization is holding an event this week to attract more workers to Michigan’s capital city. On Wednesday evening, Capital Comeback will take place in Lansing’s Cooley Law School Stadium. WKAR’s Karel Vega spoke with Chris Sell, founder and Executive Director of Lansing 5:01, the event’s organizers about what attendees can expect.

Karel Vega / WKAR-MSU

For the next few days, WKAR reporters are sharing how technology built or tested here in Michigan may change our lives. But some of the most useful technology for modern day communication is over a century old. WKAR's Karel Vega visited a dedicated group on Michigan State University’s campus devoted to ham radio.

Outgoing Lansing Mayor Bernero "Not Surprised" By Election

Nov 8, 2017
Virg Bernero photo
W.R. Richards / WKAR-MSU file photo

Lansing mayor Virg Bernero said he is not surprised that State Rep. Andy Schor was elected as the next mayor on Tuesday night.


Brown Clarke Looking At "Next Steps" Post-Mayoral Race

Nov 7, 2017
Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

Despite losing her mayoral bid, at-large Lansing City Council member Judi Brown Clarke called the campaign a positive experience. 


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