Category: MAPB

WKAR Teams Up with MSU’s College of Engineering for Mask Video

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) has collaborated with Michigan State University’s College of Engineering to produce a video showing the effectiveness of wearing a mask during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Entitled “Display it, don’t spray it,” the video features Dr. Rob Stephenson, science educator and Emmy-award winning host of WKAR’s Curious Crew, along with high-resolution, slow-motion… read more

WCMU Public Media hosts Back-to-School Virtual Conversation

On September 2, WCMU Public Media (Mt. Pleasant) hosted a “virtual conversation” on Zoom, offering insight on how local Michigan communities are approaching both online and in-person learning while keeping their communities safe.  “Returning to School” featured speakers including Superintendent of Gaylord Community Schools, Brian Pearson; Superintendent of Bay City Public Schools, Stephen C. Bigelow,… read more

WKAR’s Gary Blievernicht Announces Retirement

Gary Blievernicht, highly respected engineer in the Michigan broadcasting industry and nationwide, has announced his retirement from WKAR and MSU, effective early February 2021. Blievernicht is senior director of engineering for WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University. During his 28 years at MSU, Blievernicht led WKAR’s transition from analog to digital television broadcasting, headed… read more

Michigan Radio’s Stateside Highlights Station Alum Jenn White

In conjunction with NPR 1A host Jenn White’s appearance as a one-day “takeover” host of  the station’s Stateside program this past Tuesday, Stateside interviewed White to talk about about her career and public radio.  White is a veteran of Michigan Radio and was longtime local host of  All Things Considered before leaving for Chicago’s WBEZ-FM… read more

WCMU Public Media Hosts Town Hall on Moving Forward from Flooding

On August 11, WCMU Public Media and the Midland Center for the Arts hosted a one-hour virtual town hall titled “Moving Forward: Midland.”  The town hall was a forum to talk about how businesses, nonprofits and families are moving forward, following millions of dollars of flood damage in the Midland area which occurred on top… read more

NPR’s ‘1A’ to Takeover Michigan Radio’s ‘Stateside’ Next Week

By: Steven Chrypinski, Michigan Radio The speculation about Governor Whitmer as a potential vice presidential candidate has been put to rest, but Michigan is still in the national political spotlight for the November election. Next Tuesday, Jenn White, host of NPR’s national 1A program, will be taking over Michigan Radio’s Stateside show to talk with… read more

Interlochen Public Radio, DPTV Remember Gov. William Milliken

On August 6, Interlochen Public Radio and Detroit Public Television (DPTV) paid tribute to William G. Milliken, who served as Michigan’s governor from 1969-1983, with a celebration of life.  Milliken was remembered, among many other things, for being a symbol of a different era of politics, less divisive and more collaborative, when the ability to… read more

Lexi Krupp Joins IPR as Science Reporter for Northern Michigan

Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) has announced that Lexi Krupp has been hired as the station’s new science and conservation reporter. Krupp comes to IPR from Gimlet Media, where she helped the “Science Vs” podcast team distinguish what’s fact from what’s not, and has written for a range of publications including Audubon and Vice. She will… read more

Detroit Public TV Will Expand Early Childhood Services to City Neighborhoods

Detroit Public Television (DPTV) is moving ahead with plans to take its acclaimed early childhood programs and services to children, families and educators across the city of Detroit. This work is supported by a $400,000, grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and will enhance the work of Hope Starts Here – Detroit’s Early Childhood Partnership… read more

Protect My Public Media Urges Support for Funding as Appropriations Bills Move Through Congress

Protect My Public Media has renewed its call for public media support after the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved increased funding for public media stations as it approved annual spending bills on Wednesday (7/15). Learn more about the spending bills on the Protect My Public Media blog. “The Committee’s endorsement of robust public media funding… read more