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Tiffany Easthom, Executive Director of the Nonviolent Peaceforce
Next week, the executive director of an organization dedicated to creating peace will be speaking in Midland.
Tiffany Easthom has been extensively involved in efforts to create peace in places like South Sudan and Syria. She’ll be speaking to members of Midland’s chapter of the Nonviolent Peaceforce on Monday, May 15. Continue reading
The Michigan Department of Agriculture has issued a consumer advisory for certain lots of Pepsi. State Officials said some plastic bottles of the soft drink have been found to contain small flecks of metal. Continue reading
Michigan may join a handful of other states with increased reporting requirements for child abuse and animal abuse. Continue reading
Tuesday is Equal Pay Day in the United States. It’s a symbolic day representing when the average woman’s pay catches up to what her male counterparts made in the previous year. Continue reading
Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)
Congress returned to Washington, D.C. this week, and Democrats find themselves very much in the minority. Continue reading
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