Broadcast tower of WCMU-FM 89.5 Mt. Pleasant.
On Monday, November 14, CMU Public Radio will begin a major upgrade of our broadcast equipment for 89.5FM, serving Mount Pleasant, Midland, Big Rapids, Saginaw and surrounding communities. This will, at times over the next week and a half, have a significant impact on your ability to listen to CMU Public Radio in central Michigan. Continue reading
CMU Public Radio’s broadcast tower for WCMZ-FM 98.3 Sault Ste. Marie, located on Sugar Island.
Beginning Wednesday, November 2, WCMZ-FM 98.3 Sault Ste. Marie will be at reduced power for necessary transmitter maintenance during daylight hours. Reduced power is necessary to protect workers from potentially dangerous radiation while they are working on the tower. Continue reading
David Fougere (right), Senior Vice President of Kaplan International – North America.
New research is pointing to the value of studying abroad while in college. A recent study commissioned by Kaplan shows that students who travel internationally are more likely to land a job within six months of graduation, compared to those who don’t. Continue reading
State Rep. Peter Petallia (R-Presque Isle)
State Representative Peter Pettalia has died following a motorcycle crash in Montmorency County’s Loud Township Monday night.
Pettalia was in his third term in the Michigan House, where he served as the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He previously served as a township supervisor for 16 years, and as a volunteer firefighter for 15 years. He also operated an auto-repair business, and a seasonal cabin rental business. Continue reading
Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow
On Thursday, Hillary Clinton will deliver what is being billed as a major economic address in Warren, outside of Detroit. To preview the address, we spoke with Michigan’s senior senator, Debbie Stabenow, about Secretary Clinton’s economic plans, and the election in general. Continue reading
Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)
Congressman Dan Kildee is among the Michiganders gathered in Philadelphia this week for the Democratic National Convention. He spoke by phone this week with CMU Public Radio, and reflected on the campaign season so far, on the water crisis that is still affecting thousands of people in Flint, and on his own future political ambitions. Continue reading
Monday, the Democratic National Convention officially kicks off in Philadelphia. The youngest member of Michigan’s delegation to the convention hasn’t even been able to vote in a general election before. He’s an incoming Central Michigan University student experiencing the political process for the first time. Continue reading
Mackinaw City municipal water customers are under a boil water advisory Wednesday morning.
Problems began overnight following a water main break. More than 100 water customers were reportedly without service before advisory was issued. Continue reading
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If you’ve recently purchased food from salad bars, olive bars, or ready-to-eat hot and cold food areas at several mid-Michigan grocery stores, you’re being urged to throw it out by state health officials. They say it may have been deliberately contaminated by a mixture of mouse poison, hand sanitizer and water. Continue reading
Jeanne Schaller of Midland, at her graduation from Rotary’s Peace Fellows program
For years, Rotary clubs have been making a difference in communities around the United States. Many people know of the organization’s efforts at the local level… but very few are aware of its efforts to promote peace internationally.
Every year, Rotary International selects 100 people from around the world to be “peace fellows.” These are people who have been actively involved in promoting peace and conflict resolution in their communities. Continue reading
Michigan Public Radio Network Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta.
Each Friday, the Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta joins us to discuss politics. This week, he chats with Mike Horace about the Flint water crisis and some newly proposed guidelines for supporting LGBT students. We also ask what it means to leave the state legislature, either through resignation or expulsion. The answer is not as clear as you may think. Continue reading
Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)
Congressional hearings on the Flint water crisis resume in Washington Thursday. Governor Rick Snyder and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy are both expected to testify. Continue reading
As you head to the polls Tuesday, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure the process goes smoothly. Continue reading
Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)
More than two dozen members of Congress visited Flint on Friday, to learn more about that city’s water contamination crisis. Before the visit, he spoke with CMU Public Radio’s Mike Horace about Flint’s water woes, and his hopes for the congressional visit. Continue reading
A new poll has former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton up 10 points in Michigan on her opponent for the Democratic presidential nomination, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Clinton is leading Sanders 50 to 40 percent, with 10 percent of voters undecided. That’s a big improvement for Sanders, who was trailing Clinton by 30 points in Michigan earlier this month. Continue reading
A new documentary exploring the history of the Black Panther Party premieres tonight on PBS stations nationwide.
‘The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution’ is the first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party and its significance in American culture and to the cultural and political awakening of black people. Continue reading
Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association.
The Michigan Legislature is considering bills that would ban so-called teacher sickouts in Michigan. The practice has closed dozens of Detroit schools in recent weeks, as teachers try to draw attention to what they say are deplorable conditions in classrooms. Continue reading
Central Michigan University’s Speak Up Speak Out discussion series returns to campus this week. The topic is one sure to elicit strong emotions: “Racism, Police, Communities.”
Mike Horace sat down with the forum’s organizer, Dr. Liz Bradshaw of CMU’s sociology department, and student panelist Donovan Watts, to learn more. Continue reading
An Amber Alert has been cancelled for 2-year-old Mileah Hill of Saginaw. She was found with her cousin, 15-year-old Mikelah Williams after 3:00 today. Police say both children are safe
For nearly 20 years, Jane Keon has been on the front lines of a major environmental cleanup effort in mid-Michigan.
She’s from St. Louis, a town that gained national attention several times for all the wrong reasons: first an incident where a type of fire retardant entered the food supply, and later for an environmental mess left by a former chemical manufacturer. Continue reading
Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)
Canada recently announced it was delaying the approval process for a new nuclear waste storage facility near the shore of Lake Huron.
Rep. Dan Kildee has been one of the most outspoken American critics of the facility. He is optimistic the newly-elected government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will reconsider placing such a facility so close to the shore of Lake Huron. Continue reading
Tuesday is so-called “Giving Tuesday.” It’s a short break from the holiday shopping season, when the focus shifts to giving back to your favorite causes.
But for all the good that comes with the day, there are also bad actors out there, trying to take advantage of your generosity. Continue reading
15-year-old Megan Mahoney was last seen at the Culver’s in Gaylord at 5pm Saturday. Authorities believe she is being held against her will.
UPDATE 11:41AM: The Amber Alert for Megan Mahoney has been cancelled. According to the Gaylord Police Department, Mahoney was found Sunday morning in the Petoskey area. We will bring you additional details as they become available. Continue reading
Rep. Dan Benishek (R-Crystal Falls)
Congressman Dan Benishek has announced he will not run again for congress in 2016, just months after he broke a campaign pledge to not seek a fourth term in office. Continue reading
Our ‘On The Map’ tour of Bay City wraps up with a stop right near the foot of the of the Independence Bridge.
There, moored along the shore of the Saginaw River, sits the USS Edson. It’s a Forrest-Sherman class destroyer that served, with distinction, during the war in Vietnam.
The USS Edson is one of the engineering marvels to come out of the 1950s. Built in Maine, she was commissioned in late 1958, and remained in service for over 30 years. Continue reading