Laura Michels

News Reporter

Laura Michels joined the WKAR News Team as a reporter in July of 2018.

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On this week's show: Michigan's Governors Race; Lawsuit alleging a 1992 sexual assault by Larry Nassar and cover-up; Political climate affecting international students at MSU; The Great American Read; "talking" sidewalks in Lansing; Archived interview with Dr. Lena Wen; the history of apples in America.


Pop-Up Stories
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

We are excited to host our next Pop-Up Stories event for the first time in Jackson!  It will be this Thursday at 7 pm at the Ella Sharp Museum. The theme is "random acts of kindness." Click here to sign up. Meanwhile, here's a story from our last event in Meridian Township.


microphone with Pop-Up stories button pins
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

We are excited to host our next Pop-Up Stories event for the first time in Jackson!  It will be this Thursday at 7 pm at the Ella Sharp Museum. The theme is "random acts of kindness." Click here to sign up. Meanwhile, here's a story from our last event in Meridian Township. 


Pop-Up Stories Storyteller
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

We are excited to host our next Pop-Up Stories event for the first time in Jackson!  It will be this Thursday at 7pm at the Ella Sharp Museum. The theme is "random acts of kindness." Click here to sign up. Meanwhile, here's a story from our last event in Meridian Township.


WLNS-TV Lansing (WKAR media partner)

After a woman and her child died in a fire at a Lansing public housing complex, the city of Lansing is posting its inspection reports for public viewing.


A former national security advisor will take on the Republican incumbent in the race for the 8th Congressional District which runs from Lansing to Detroit. 


Kelly Tebay
Laura Michels / WKAR-MSU

More than a dozen people are vying for two open Michigan State University Board of Trustees candidates spots. On Tuesday, the APA, MSU’s union for administration professionals held a "meet-and-greet" to give members the opportunity to learn about the candidates. 


Laura Michels

Michigan State University’s 2018 freshmen class is expected be among the most diverse due in part to one of the largest contingents of American students from outside of Michigan.


Phil Pavona

An Okemos father says his son would probably have been an accountant or a lawyer had he not died of an opioid overdose in 2011 when he was 25 years old.  Now the dad is on a mission to help stop addiction as soon as possible.


LAURA MICHELS

Cristo Rey Parish in Lansing announced Monday it will serve as a sanctuary church to protect immigrants on the verge of deportation in response to President Trump’s immigration reforms.


Laura Michels

The motto of the youth development group 4-H is head, heart, heath and hands.

The largest young person leadership group in Michigan is where many future agriculture workers get their starts. Notable, because the farming industry makes up nearly a quarter of the state’s workforce.


Sparty with ice cream
Courtesy / MSU Dairy Store

The Michigan State University Dairy Store is hailed as one of the tastiest ice cream shops in the country.

Demand for the dessert only rises with the temperatures.