Kevin Lavery

Education Reporter

Kevin Lavery is WKAR's education reporter. In 2018, he began a year-long focus on the challenges of improving literacy in Michigan schools.  He also reports general assignment stories, produces news features and interviews for Current State and serves as an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."

Prior to coming to WKAR in 2006, Lavery was a reporter at KWMU (St. Louis Public Radio), covering local politics, government, and biotechnology issues.

Lavery's journalism career began in the U.S. Navy. He studied journalism at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana; worked as news director and television producer for American Forces Network-Japan; and served in Antarctica as radio program director at the McMurdo Station Research Facility on Ross Island.

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Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has issued his budget recommendations for the city’s upcoming fiscal year. 


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Starting Tuesday, the East Lansing School District will provide COVID-19 rapid testing for those returning for in-person instruction. 

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Thursday, the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine presents the final event of the 2021 Dr. William G. Anderson Lecture Series, “Slavery To Freedom.”  Due to COVID-19, the event will be conducted virtually. Closing the series today is author, professor and social justice advocate Dr. Cornel West.

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Today (Feb. 11), the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine continues its 2021 Dr. William G. Anderson Lecture Series, “Slavery To Freedom.”  Due to COVID-19, the lecture will be conducted virtually.  The next speaker is Patrisse Cullors, an activist and co-founder of Black Lives Matter, which has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. 

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Today (Feb. 4), the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine presents the first of three speakers as part of the 2021 Dr. William G. Anderson Lecture Series, “Slavery To Freedom.”  

WKAR’s Kevin Lavery talks with Dr. Marita Gilbert, the associate dean of diversity and campus inclusion at the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

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A rare celestial event that some are calling the “Christmas Star” will unfold over the next few days.   

 


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Today we’re starting a weekly series we’re calling “Messages from the Mitten.” 

This holiday season is unlike any other, and we thought we’d find out how people are adapting – or pressing on – with their holiday traditions. 

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Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope is in Georgia this week to help the state conduct a hand tally of nearly 5 million ballots. 

 


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For months, Michigan military personnel have been supporting state agencies on the front lines in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19.  WKAR's Kevin Lavery talks with Michigan National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Paul Rogers, who says more than 1,100 troops were involved in fighting the pandemic at the height of the response.

 


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Michigan voters have elected two new members to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees.

 


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