Reginald Hardwick

Digital News Director and Host of Current State

Reginald Hardwick is digital news director for WKAR Public Media, leading the creation of news reporting and commentary across all station platforms, including online, radio and television.

Hardwick joined WKAR in March 2017.

Before joining WKAR, Hardwick spent nearly 18 years at KXAS-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth Texas. His most recent role was as multi-platform producer of a weekly Texas politics show and news specials.  He is a seven-time regional Emmy® winner. Prior to Texas, Hardwick worked in Denver, Colorado. He spent his childhood summers visiting family in Michigan.

Sue Carter on Quizbusters

In another fallout from the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal, Sue Carter, the Faculty Athletic Representative at Michigan State University resigned from her position. 

Some published reports say three former Michigan governors are being considered as interim leaders of Michigan State University.

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Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon's resignation is being welcomed in the Legislature, where pressure had been building for her to step down or be ousted by the university's board of trustees.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University student body president Lorenzo Santavicca said the resignation of Lou Anna K. Simon is "shocking." He also said the university must worker harder on behalf of sexual assault victims. 

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Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The NCAA has opened an investigation into how Michigan State University handled the case of sports doctor Larry Nassar, who faces prison time for sexually assaulting Olympic gymnasts and other young female athletes.

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Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

A reporter with the Chronicle of Higher Education said people around the country are closely watching the testimony of Larry Nassar's victims and calls for Michigan State University president Lou Anna K. Simon to step down.

Sand Dunes
Amanda Barberena

The national government shutdown closed at least one national park in Michigan. 

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AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have fallen by about 10 cents per gallon in the past week.

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Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

The council at Michigan State University that advises the Athletic Director and President issued a statement saying the university failed the women abused by fired gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. 

Current State for January 13-14, 2018

Jan 13, 2018

On this edition of Current State: A round-up of this week in Michigan politics; A trip to Potter Park Zoo; A new exhibit opening at the Broad Art Museum highlights the works of Andy Warhol; Discussing self-identity and discrimination with Latinx Michigan State University students, and more.

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Lansing School District

Services are pending for Lansing School Board of Education member Shirley Rodgers. 

WXYZ-TV, Detroit

WXYZ-TV editorial/public affairs director Chuck Stokes talked about what's ahead in the Michigan state legislature and Governor Rick Snyder's final State of the State address.

We look ahead to what the Michigan legislature will tackle in 2018; the remarkable singing career of Anita Baker as she prepares for a farewell tour; Jackson's new mayor Derek Dobies; MSU's top ranking in college basketball; an East Lansing place where you can volunteer and more. 

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Several mid-Michigan public schools will be closed on Friday, January 5 because of forecasted bitter cold temperatures.  Click here for the list.

Flint water
WKAR File Photo

The head of Flint schools wants a comprehensive plan from the state that includes multiple rounds of testing of faucet and drinking fountain water for lead.