Category: MAPB

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

WKAR’s Ilene ‘Beany’ Tomber Receives MAPB’s 2020 Public Media Impact Award

The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters has announced that WKAR Public Media’s  Beany Tomber will receive its 2020 Public Media Impact Award. Beany Tomber personifies the very best attributes of public media. Over her 55-year career, she has dedicated herself to children, education and the pursuit of knowledge.  As director of Corporate Development at  WKAR… read more

Interlochen Public Radio to Offer Milliken Broadcast to MPRN Stations

Interlochen Public Radio has announced that it will air and make available to other MPRN stations, the Memorial for Governor William G. Milliken, which will be held at Interlochen Center for the Arts on August 6. The memorial was previously set to take place in the Milliken Auditorium at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City…. read more

WDET Debuts New Broadcast/Podcast Series: Essential Cooking

WDET-FM 101.9’s Ann Delisi, host of Essential Music, and award-winning chef James Rigato of Hazel Park’s Mabel Gray restaurant formed a friendship several years ago over their mutual love of food and music. They have since collaborated on cooking events and talked about music and food on WDET’s airwaves. The duo’s latest joint venture —… read more

Michigan Radio Debuts ‘Kids These Days’ Podcast By Teens, About Teens

Michigan Radio has announced the debut of Kids These Days, a new podcast that offers an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to be a teenager today. This limited-run podcast is hosted by teens, and is a collaboration between Community High School in Ann Arbor and Michigan Radio’s Peabody Award-winning podcast team. Topics range from… read more