Claire Bryan | Stateside

Claire Bryan is a Stateside production assistant and 2017 graduate from the University of Michigan. Claire studied Political Science and English. She previously worked for The Michigan Daily for four years, serving as the 2016 Editorial Page Editor.
Claire is from San Diego, California and feels strongly about the importance of hiking, journaling and jumping in bodies of water. When Claire is not helping produce Stateside at 535 W. William, she is studying to become a yoga teacher.
Recent stories by Claire Bryan:
  • Nachwehen LEL2017
    Die besonders schönen Seiten kommen doch durch die Familie, was für ein Empfang – egal ob Sieger oder Teilnehmer. Ich habe drei echte Fans 😉
  • London Edinburgh London 2017: Eindrücke eines Laien
    Seit drei Wochen bin ich nun wieder aktiv im Job und Familie. Die Eindrücke von LEL2017 sind aber präsent – einige Eindrücke werden erste verarbeitet und auch der Körper hat noch ein paar Wunden, die …
  • n+1 oder eine neue Leidenschaft
    Das Radfahren war schon immer ein Teil von mir, aber die Vielfalt und die Möglichkeiten des Bezugs machen die Liebe zum Rad vielschichtiger, erlebbarer, veränderbarer. Daher habe ich es mal wieder get …
  • Open Source verstehen, leben
    Aktuell konzentrieren sich viele Menschen in meinem Umfeld eher auf geschlossene Pakete, keine Transparenz und möglichst wenig Mitarbeiter. Weihnachten 🎄 steht vor der Tür und genießt den "Sommer …
  • Die Bedeutung des Gleichgewichts
    Beim Menschen ist es wie beim Velo, er muss in Bewegung bleiben um das Gleichgewicht zu halten. Albert Einstein am 5. Februar 1930 in einem Brief an seinen Sohn Eduard

Jacob Meschke | Stateside

Jacob Meschke is a production assistant on Stateside. He is a rising senior at Northwestern University, where he studies journalism. Jacob originally hails from Williamston, Michigan. Previously he was the editor of North by Northwestern magazine and a reporter for the Medill News Service in Washington. He loves the Michigan outdoors, and everything about the sport of soccer.

Recent stories by Jacob Meschke:

  • Nachwehen LEL2017
    Die besonders schönen Seiten kommen doch durch die Familie, was für ein Empfang – egal ob Sieger oder Teilnehmer. Ich habe drei echte Fans 😉
  • London Edinburgh London 2017: Eindrücke eines Laien
    Seit drei Wochen bin ich nun wieder aktiv im Job und Familie. Die Eindrücke von LEL2017 sind aber präsent – einige Eindrücke werden erste verarbeitet und auch der Körper hat noch ein paar Wunden, die …
  • n+1 oder eine neue Leidenschaft
    Das Radfahren war schon immer ein Teil von mir, aber die Vielfalt und die Möglichkeiten des Bezugs machen die Liebe zum Rad vielschichtiger, erlebbarer, veränderbarer. Daher habe ich es mal wieder get …
  • Open Source verstehen, leben
    Aktuell konzentrieren sich viele Menschen in meinem Umfeld eher auf geschlossene Pakete, keine Transparenz und möglichst wenig Mitarbeiter. Weihnachten 🎄 steht vor der Tür und genießt den "Sommer …
  • Die Bedeutung des Gleichgewichts
    Beim Menschen ist es wie beim Velo, er muss in Bewegung bleiben um das Gleichgewicht zu halten. Albert Einstein am 5. Februar 1930 in einem Brief an seinen Sohn Eduard

Pechulano Ngwe Ali | Stateside

Pechulano Ali is a production assistant on Stateside.  He recently graduated from MSU with a master’s degree in journalism.  He moved to East Lansing in 2015 from his country, Cameroon, where he worked as a host and producer for local radio stations and as a freelance reporter for a Norwegian newspaper.

In the fall, Pechulano heads to Penn State University for a Ph.D. in Mass Communications.  He is having a robust experience in an American newsroom as he juggles researching stories, booking interviews and writing web posts for Stateside.  He sings Christian a cappella music, and his smile is his biggest asset.

 

Recent stories by Pechulano Ngwe Ali:

  • Nachwehen LEL2017
    Die besonders schönen Seiten kommen doch durch die Familie, was für ein Empfang – egal ob Sieger oder Teilnehmer. Ich habe drei echte Fans 😉
  • London Edinburgh London 2017: Eindrücke eines Laien
    Seit drei Wochen bin ich nun wieder aktiv im Job und Familie. Die Eindrücke von LEL2017 sind aber präsent – einige Eindrücke werden erste verarbeitet und auch der Körper hat noch ein paar Wunden, die …
  • n+1 oder eine neue Leidenschaft
    Das Radfahren war schon immer ein Teil von mir, aber die Vielfalt und die Möglichkeiten des Bezugs machen die Liebe zum Rad vielschichtiger, erlebbarer, veränderbarer. Daher habe ich es mal wieder get …
  • Open Source verstehen, leben
    Aktuell konzentrieren sich viele Menschen in meinem Umfeld eher auf geschlossene Pakete, keine Transparenz und möglichst wenig Mitarbeiter. Weihnachten 🎄 steht vor der Tür und genießt den "Sommer …
  • Die Bedeutung des Gleichgewichts
    Beim Menschen ist es wie beim Velo, er muss in Bewegung bleiben um das Gleichgewicht zu halten. Albert Einstein am 5. Februar 1930 in einem Brief an seinen Sohn Eduard

Update: CPB Included in Final FY 2017 Omnibus Spending Package

As you may have heard, President Trump has signed the fiscal year 2017 omnibus spending bill, which funds the government for the remaining five months of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017.

We can now report that the package includes full funding for all of public media’s programs. The spending package was passed and signed before the Continuing Resolution funding of the government expired on Friday, May 5, 2017.  This is phenomenal news for all public radio and television stations.

As a reminder, the spending package only resolves FY 2017.

Later this month, we expect the House of Representatives to start working on their FY 2018 budget and a full version of the President’s FY 2018 budget to be released. We will also closely monitor those items as well.

As you may know, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting provides funding to stations annually via the Community Service Grant (“CSG”).  For Michigan Radio, this year’s CSG grant amount is $ 449,000, representing about 6% of our income.  The CPB also helps to defray other expenses for public radio stations like ours, such as music license fees and satellite interconnection service, which means we don’t have to make additional cash payments for these basic and necessary services.

In summary, we are very pleased to retain the value and continuity of the CPB-funded Community Service Grant.  The CSG direct dollars and other indirect support remain critical to our financial health.  Thank you for your support and belief in this funding source as we continue to extend our excellence in public media service to the citizens of Michigan.

Regards,

Steve Schram
Executive Director and General Manager

Bryce Huffman | 2016 Intern

Reporter and producer at Michigan Radio

Bryce Huffman is Michigan Radio’s West Michigan Reporter. Huffman has been serving as a reporter for Michigan Radio since Fall 2016. He has covered a variety of Michigan stories, including immigrants facing deportation, the Detroit-area doctor involved in the female genital mutilation case, and residents concerned about a massive sinkhole in Macomb County. A Detroit native, Huffman graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Journalism. He joined Michigan Radio as a newsroom intern in May 2016.

Kaye LaFond | Online News Intern

Kaye is an alumna of Michigan Tech’s environmental engineering program. She got her start making maps for the Traverse City-based water news organization Circle of Blue, and, since then, she has been devoted to science communication and data visualization.

Kaye has created info-graphics for a variety of organizations, including government science agencies, universities, and nonprofits.

She lives in East Jordan, Michigan with her husband and fur children. East Jordan is in fact about 4 hours north of Ann Arbor. She does a lot of working from home and makes bi-monthly trips downstate. She enjoys living in rural northern Michigan, and spends her free time running, kayaking, drinking wine, and spending time with her four kids.

Kathleen Davis | Newsroom Intern

Kathleen Davis is currently completing her senior year at the University of Michigan, where she studies Political Science and International Studies. She previously worked at the Michigan Daily for four years, where she wrote about art and culture and was the 2015 Managing Arts Editor.

Kathleen is from Birmingham, Michigan, a northern suburb of Detroit. Growing up in a bilingual household, she quickly developed a sense for the power of words. The three loves of Kathleen’s life are coffee, dogs, and oxford commas, the latter of which she was forbidden to use at her previous place of employment.

Highlights of Kathleen’s journalistic career thus far include interviews with Miami design icon Craig Robins, drag superstar Bianca Del Rio, and founder of the Kronos Quartet David Harrington.

Emma Winowiecki | Online News Intern

Emma is currently an online news intern at Michigan Radio. In addition to covering news, she assists with The Environment Report and other programs. Emma is a senior at the University of Michigan, majoring in Communication Studies and Screen Arts & Cultures, and she plans to pursue radio and digital journalism in the future. When she is not at Michigan Radio, Emma can be found at various coffee shops around Ann Arbor. Continue reading

Emmarie Huetterman | 2008 Intern

Washington-based reporter for The New York Times

A graduate of the University of Michigan with degrees in political science and anthropology, Emmarie served as an intern for Jack Lessenberry’s daily show in 2008, calling it her “first valuable experience in political reporting.”  This experience gave her opportunities to not only generate and research story ideas, but also interview experts who were “all too happy to answer the phone for NPR.”

Of her time at Michigan Radio, Emmarie reports, “I still think about the lessons I learned from the journalists there who were willing to take the time to teach their craft.”

While earning a master’s degree in public affairs journalism at Northwestern University, she was part of a team that won an Online News Association award for an investigative project on the national security implications of climate change.  In 2011, she moved to the New York Times.  Emmarie also spent two months in Germany as a 2015 Arthur F. Burns Fellow, primarily reporting on the growing migrant crisis.

Clare Toeniskoetter | 2013 Intern

Producer at Marketplace’s New York City bureau

A graduate of the University of Michigan with degrees in sociocultural anthropology and French, Clare began her internship as a part-time student finishing her thesis at U-M and continued after graduation.

Clare proudly reports, “Interning at Michigan Radio launched my career in public radio.  I would not be working in the field now if I did not get the chance to intern in Ann Arbor.  I got hands-on production experience and met a wonderful network of accomplished colleagues and now lifelong friends.”

Today, Clare creates two Marketplace podcasts: Codebreaker, which explores the technology that consume us every day, and Actuality, which focuses on the inner-workings of the new global economy.

This Michigan native has also worked with Radiolab, On the Media, and Slate’s The Gist.