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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flock of sheep
Sophia Saliby / WKAR-MSU

In Mid-Michigan, one municipal department has recruited some fuzzy animals to help maintain the grounds and lend their wool for some winter wardrobe staples.

For more than a decade, the Delhi Township Department of Public Services has kept a flock of sheep.


Flyer from MDHHS asking Michiganders to download the app.
MDHHS

Michigan continues to see record-breaking daily cases of COVID-19, but the state has a new tool aimed at preventing the spread of the disease.

The MI COVID Alert app will notify users using Bluetooth technology if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.


Essential workers testimonial saying, "Free tuition will set me free. I deserve a better quality of life and to be seen as who I am today insteadof being reminded of my past failures. I am ready to start my own business."
Michigan Futures For Frontlines Program

The state says more than 80,000 essential workers have applied for a free tuition program.

It’s called Futures for Frontliners, and it provides scholarships for people who worked in essential industries during the state’s COVID-19 shutdown between April 1st and June 30th.


Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope watchers new pollworkers training
Bob Hoffman /City of Lansing Clerk's Office

There’s now less than a week until the Presidential Election, and officials are bracing for record turnout.

The city of Lansing is training hundreds of new election workers to help those voters cast their ballots on November 3rd.


City of Lansing Ballot Drop-Box
City of Lansing Twitter

With two weeks until the election, more than one and a half million Michiganders have returned their absentee ballots. That’s out of the 2.8 million people in total who have requested ballots.

You may be wondering what happens once you drop your ballot off or put it in the mail.


Halloween is just around the corner, and many people are looking to get a good fright with a good ghost story.

Jenn Carpenter wrote the book, "Haunted Lansing." In it, she recounts the history and paranormal occurrences behind some of the Capital Region’s spookiest places.

WKAR’s Sophia Saliby spoke with her about the book.


White-Throated Sparrow
CheepShot/ Wikimedia Commons

During the pandemic, Michiganders have turned to new hobbies to keep themselves busy, like birdwatching.

According to USA Today, Google searches for “birds” reached an all-time high in the U.S. in early May and searches for “the best binoculars for birdwatching” increased 550%.


East Lansing voters photo
WKAR File Photo

The November election is now less than a month away, and officials are preparing to make sure every vote is counted whether it comes by mail or in person. There to help them will be poll workers, regular Michiganders, who will greet voters, issue them ballots and count mail-in votes on Election Day.

Nurse, Rhonda Lee, treats a patient recovering from COVID-19.
WKAR-MSU

More than 7,000 Michiganders have died from COVID-19 in the past 6 months, and every day, essential workers in the healthcare industry are putting their lives on the line to fight the pandemic.

WKAR-TV is premiering a new documentary this week that follows one visiting nurse who treats coronavirus patients after they leave the hospital.


Map Of Michigan Congressional Districts
U.S. Department of the Interior

As time runs out for Michiganders to fill out their census, that data will soon be used to redraw district lines for political offices in the state.

Voters amended the state constitution in 2018 to make citizens rather than legislators responsible for drawing congressional district lines.


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