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.

Grand Ledge
Facebook/Grand Ledge Government

The city of Grand Ledge has issued a Boil Water Advisory for people who live along Brookside Drive, Gretchen Lane as well as Beagle Elementary School, including concessions at the track and ball fields.

Anne-Sophie Bohrer

Beyond our gardens, our salads or simply looking at trees.. what do we really know about plants? On Saturday, May 19, dozens of scientists at Michigan State University will share knowledge that goes way past having a green thumb. 


Larry Nassar photo
WKAR photo

Michigan State University confirms it is settling hundreds of lawsuits filed by survivors of Larry Nasser’s sexual abuse for a half-billion dollars.


Workers on the tower.
Rick Thomas / WKAR-MSU

As you’ve probably noticed, our radio signal has been a lot harder to tune in recently. So we sought out some answers. 


This week's Current State focuses on an MSU's "New Day" proposal, a new sexual assault investigator in Ingham County, virtual learning in Michigan, learning everything there is to know about plants and why WKAR may be a little harder to tune in these days. 


North Korea leaders
Courtesy / PBS

On June 12, U.S. President Donald J. Trump is scheduled to hold a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jung-Un. At Michigan State University, the Sr. Vice President on the Council of Korean Studies is watching the developments closely. 


Carol Siemon
Reg / WKAR-MSU

The Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office will soon add a new investigator to review untested sexual assault kits. Some of the kits are part of cases that have already been closed.

Brian Whiston
YouTube/Michigan Dept. of Education

Governor Rick Snyder, Lansing mayor Andy Schor and others shared memories of Michigan State Superintendent Brian Whiston, who succumbed to cancer. 

Waverly Golf Course
Courtesy Brandon Howell / MLive Media Group

On Monday night, the Lansing Township Board may vote to re-zone a former golf course. A Grand Rapids company proposes to turn it into a mixed-use area for housing, senior living and businesses. 

This weekend's Current State updates you on school walkouts, Adado Park in Lansing, Michigan roads, the next generation of veggie burgers and memorable moments from past Michigan State University commencement speakers. 


Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Delta Township supervisor Ken Fletcher stopped by to talk with WKAR's Scott Pohl on the April 30, 2018 "Mondays with the Mayor" segment. 


Michigan State University’s Office of Institutional Equity has cleared Journalism professor Sue Carter of a complaint of sexual harassment. 

On the April 28-29, 2018 edition of Current State: new information in the case against an MSU Dean; a one-on-one with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver; gluten-free diets; a free recordings of nationally televised concerts in East Lansing and more. 


John Engler photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

In a statement issued late Friday, Michigan State University interim President John Engler announced mediation for lawsuits stemming from the Larry Nassar scandal will continue May 14 and 15.

Reginald Hardwick, Kevin Lavery, Jamie Paisley
Peter Whorf / WKAR-MSU

WKAR, the NPR station for Michigan's Capital region, won seven awards from the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Lansing.

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