Scott Pohl

News Reporter

Scott Pohl is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews. He is also is an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."

Scott joined WKAR in 1984.

Prior to that, he worked with the Michigan News Network, WFMK, WKHM in Jackson and WALM in Albion.

Scott is a 1979 graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Telecommunications.

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Michigan State University will now require incoming freshmen to live on campus for two years instead of one. WKAR’s Scott Pohl reports on what that might mean for East Lansing landlords.


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Michigan State University requires freshmen to live on campus. Starting next fall, MSU will require new arrivals to live in campus housing for a second year.


Leaders of the Michigan Senate have not responded to a letter about COVID-19 health rules enforcement from Ingham County’s top health official.


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Mayors from Michigan cities that collect income taxes, including Lansing and East Lansing, are backing a plan that would protect expected income tax revenues during the pandemic.


Due to the pandemic, the state of Michigan Bar Exam for new attorneys was administered virtually for the first time this year. On Monday, those who passed the exam were sworn in, also virtually.


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Passenger traffic at Lansing’s airport is picking up this holiday week, but with the ongoing pandemic, it’s lower than a normal year.


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In July, Mónica Ramírez-Montagut arrived as the new executive director of the Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. Before that, she had run a contemporary art museum at Tulane University in New Orleans.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl spoke with Ramírez-Montagut about managing the museum during a pandemic. She says of the things that appealed to her about this job, the “cherry on top” was the striking building designed by the late world-famous architect Zaha Hadid.


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Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, but at a flattening rate, in Ingham County.


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Sparrow Hospital in Lansing is changing a near decade-old policy prohibiting the hiring of applicants who test positive for nicotine. Instead of requiring applicants to pass a test showing that they don’t use tobacco, Sparrow Health System will now consider hiring tobacco users who agree to participate in a four-week cessation program.


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Health department guidelines in Michigan mean many families have decided not to get together for Thanksgiving this year. Maybe you want a traditional meal, but you’ve never done it yourself. For first-timers, WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks via Zoom with MSU executive chef for residential dining Kurt Kwiatkowski.


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