Category: MAPB

Michigan Radio Receives Grant to Expand Criminal Justice Reporting

Michigan Radio has received a grant from the Public Welfare Foundation to expand the station’s criminal justice reporting. This will allow the station to do more reporting surrounding youth and adult criminal justice issues in Michigan. The public often does not have insight into how the criminal justice system operates or how public dollars are… read more

Michigan Learning Channel Presents Statewide “Return to School” Townhall

On September 8, the Michigan Learning Channel, Detroit Public Television and the COVID313 Coalition presented “Michigan’s Great Return to School Statewide Town Hall.”  The 90-minute virtual live event was presented on Facebook along with the Michigan Learning Channel and DPTV’s One Detroit websites.  The program featured discussion, guidance and resources to help make this a… read more

Debbie Hamlett to Join WCMU as Executive Director/General Manager

WCMU Public Media (Mt. Pleasant) has announced that Debbie Hamlett will be joining the station as its new Executive Director/General Manager, effective October 4. Hamlett has 20 years experience in public media. Hamlett joins WCMU from Nebraska Public Media, where she held a dual role as Executive Director for the station’s 501c3 Foundation board and… read more

Public Media Workforce Collaborative Secures Two-Year, $450,000 Grant CPB

Public media organizations Buffalo Toronto Public Media in Buffalo, N.Y.; Detroit Public TV in Detroit; Ideastream Public Media in Cleveland; and WQED in Pittsburgh have secured a two-year, $450,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to advance the next phase of the first workforce collaborative in the public media industry. This next phase… read more

WDET-FM Wins National Murrow Award

On August 17, The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA) announced that Wayne State University’s WDET-FM (Detroit) is the recipient of a 2021 national Edward R. Murrow Award.  The station won in the Excellence in Innovation category in Large Market Radio for its “COVID Diaries: Stories of Resilience” project.  The COVID Diaries was presented in… read more

Heritage Center to Explore Public Broadcasting’s Impact In The U.P.

Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center Director Dan Truckey has announced that the organization is going to explore the impact public broadcasting has made in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Speaking with WNMU-TV Host Mike Settles, Truckey said they are particularly interested in how it affected young people in the region, whether they were going to attend Northern Michigan… read more

WKAR Radio Produces Weekly Spanish-Language News Podcast

WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University recently launched a new podcast series, ¿Qué Onda Michigan? The WKAR original is a weekly Spanish-language news podcast hosted by Bilingual Latinx Stories Reporter Michelle Jokisch Polo and WLNS-TV Reporter Araceli Crescencio. “It’s been really exciting to hear the positive feedback from community and how thankful they are… read more