Sophia Saliby

All Things Considered local host and producer

Sophia Saliby is the local producer and host of All Things Considered, airing 4pm-7pm weekdays on 90.5 FM WKAR.

Sophia Saliby joined WKAR and MSU ComArtSci in April 2020.

Sophia comes to WKAR from Georgia Public Broadcasting, where she was the producer for GPB's All Things Considered broadcast in Atlanta.

Prior to that experience, Sophia was a reporter for WFIU/WTIU in Bloomington, Indiana. She has won numerous awards from the Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association and the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists. Saliby graduated from Indiana University with degrees in international studies and Arabic.

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Lars Brudvig digs a hole in the dark of night. A green light illuminates the hole.
Derrick L. Turner/Michigan State University

It sounds like a scene out of a movie.

Four specialists moving into an undisclosed location with only a map of landmarks to guide their way. They’re working under the cover of darkness, digging to find what they’re looking for in a race against the sunrise.

Paige Lackey posing in front of an RV
Paige Lackey

For the next five months, one Michigander will be traveling around the state's rustic campgrounds and gathering data as part of a project with the Department of Natural Resources.

Rally in Richmond, Virginia. November 21, 2020.

A new documentary from PBS' Frontline and ProPublica airing on WKAR-TV investigates the rise of extremism and white nationalism in America.

WKAR's Sophia Saliby spoke with Richard Rowley who directed “American Insurrection.”

Moores Park Pool with Eckert Power Plant in the background
Mary McGuire

The Moores Park Pool has been a summer staple in Lansing for almost 100 years.

It has fallen into some disrepair in recent years, but now, work is being done to create a plan to preserve and revive it.

On May 18, 1927, Andrew Kehoe, an embittered member of the Bath Consolidated School Board detonated hundreds of pounds of dynamite in the school.

38 children and 6 adults were killed as a result of the blast, and the so-called Bath School Disaster remains the worst school massacre in American history.

Harold Schechter is a true crime writer who wrote “Maniac: The Bath School Disaster and the Birth of the Modern Mass Killer.”

vial of the Pzfier COVID-19 vaccine
U.S. Secretary of Defense/ Wikimedia Commons

More than 2.5 million people in the state have gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

On April 5, all Michiganders 16 and older will be eligible to get their shot.

WKAR put the call out for what listeners wanted to know about the vaccine and the ongoing pandemic.

Picture of a Quality Dairy with text that reads "This Must Be The Place, Quality Hits From Lansing"
GTG Records

Lansing musicians and bands have come together to a make a compilation album.

It's titled, "This Must Be The Place: Quality Hits From Lansing" and features 24 covers.

Open library card filing box filled with packets of seeds. A sign on top reads, "Seed Library. Take Up To Five Packets To Plant, Grow And Enjoy!"
Amber Laude/ East Lansing Public Library

The East Lansing Public Library has its own seed library for visitors to take home and grow. Each person, no matter their experience with gardening, can “check out” up to five packets of heirloom seeds.

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Ingham County has become the first in the state to ban hair-based discrimination. 

The Ingham County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the resolution Tuesday.

2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Kristen Gillibrand outside her campaign bus surrounded by reporters including Abigail Censky with a microphone

WKAR’s politics reporter Abigail Censky is leaving the WKAR newsroom.

Censky is headed to Kansas where she’ll be a statewide political reporter for the Kansas News Service.