Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen has been chosen by President Trump to serve on the Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals. Trump once put Larsen on his list of judges and lawyers he would consider naming to the US Supreme Court. Continue reading →
A man convicted of murder based on DNA evidence says he deserved to have his own court-appointed DNA expert as part of the defense team. The Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether he’s right. Continue reading →
For years, the Sea Grant program has helped Americans learn about the oceans, the Great Lakes and other waters. Now President Trump wants to stop funding it – and some t eachers fear the program will disappear Continue reading →
In President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress last week he said he hopes to switch to a “merit-based” immigration system. The details of what exactly that would entail have not yet been laid out. In the meantime, many young immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children say they are confused about what Trump’s immigration agenda will mean for them. Continue reading →
Aging infrastructure in the Great Lakes region affects the availability of safe drinking water and the ability of ships to navigate the lakes. President Trump campaigned on improving the country’s infrastructure, and one organization wants the needs of the Great Lakes at the top of the administration’s list. Continue reading →
Juan Esquivel Quintana legally immigrated to California with his family when he was 12. His sister, Eribey Esquivel Quintana, says her family worked in farm fields picking tomatoes, peppers and corn. Continue reading →
Central Michigan University announced today that it has sold its television station in Flint as part of the FCC’s broadcast spectrum auction. The station, which was purchased by CMU in 2009 for $1 million, sold for $14 million.
University President Dr. George Ross said, “This was a difficult decision. Two facts, however, greatly influenced our conversation. First, nearly all viewers will continue to have access to PBS through other sources. If that weren’t the case, we wouldn’t have participated in the auction. Second, our students are our core mission. Our mandate. We must focus our resources on their success. This decision was made to benefit Michigan families, including those in Flint.”
Additionally, Ross said said the Board of Trustees will discuss and determine how the auction revenue will be invested.
The station was sold in a historic auction conducted by the Federal Communications Commission to gain spectrum for the nation’s mobile wireless companies.
CMU will continue to operate 8 radio stations and 4 TV stations throughout central and northern Michigan.
CMU invests more than $3 million a year in its public broadcasting system
33 million dollars in federal grant money has been awarded ten communities across the nation; Including a group of counties in northern Michigan. The money is earmarked to help address youth homelessness. Continue reading →