Kevin Lavery

Kevin Lavery has been news director at WKAR since September 2006.

Just prior to coming to WKAR as news director, Lavery was a reporter at KWMU in St. Louis, Missouri, covering local politics, government, and biotechnology issues.

Lavery's journalism career began in the 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.

"Ripples in the Olympic pool" by Ben Sutherland is licensed with CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees met today (Fri) for the first time since announcing plans to discontinue the school’s historic swimming and diving program. Some on the team are making last ditch appeals to keep it afloat.

"Michigan Capitol Building - Lansing" by Lord is Good is licensed with CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

Michigan election officials are bracing for some big challenges on November 3rd., while a final vote count may take several days.

"water drops" by fox_kiyo is licensed with CC BY-SA 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

A public laboratory now open in Flint has set a goal of testing the tap water of 21-thousand households over the next three years.  The Flint Community Water Lab will employ high school and college students who will collect and analyze water samples for lead. 

The service will be free to the public.

"Lansing Capitol" by Joe Dearman is licensed with CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

Proposed legislation in the Michigan House would deny legal immunity to police who act with unreasonable force.

Courtesy Governor Gretchen Whitmer's Facebook Page

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has formally dedicated a state office building with a new name that honors two civil rights pioneers.