Anthony Brown | Michigan Radio

Anthony Brown

Web Producer

Anthony Brown is Web Producer at Michigan Radio. His duties at the station include website production as-well as on air and streaming production. Anthony has worked at Michigan Radio since 2014.

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This contest has ended. Winners were notified on December 5, 2017.

The Nutcracker
Saturday, December 9 at 6:30 PM.
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor

Presented by the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet. A must-see holiday event for the entire family!  Join Clara on her magical journey through the enchanting Land of Snow to the Kingdom of the Sweets. 

With an impressive cast of talented Michigan ballet students, joined by international professional ballet dancers as guest artists, the Nutcracker is a wonderful holiday tradition to be enjoyed by all ages.

Courtesy of The Moth

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on November 21, 2017.

The Moth GrandSlam Championship: Fuel to the Fire
8:00 PM, Wednesday, Nov. 29
The Ark, Ann Arbor

The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words - fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. Listen as ten StorySLAM champs tell tales of escalation and acceleration. A blaze of love or a bonfire of woe. Heated words, toasty tempers, and the catalyst to the final straw. Going from zero to sixty. Bad to worse or worse to wonderful.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on November 10, 2017

Grand Rapids Wine, Beer and Food Festival
Thursday – Saturday, November 16-18, 2017
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids

Now in its 10th year, The Grand Rapids Wine Beer and Food Festival has established itself as the tasting event that is sure to please every palette. Attendees of the Festival can enjoy a variety of food and beverages, including:


Monday, November 20, 2017, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Zingerman's Greyline 
100 N. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104  

What happens when the controversies of politics and the realities of life intersect with the sports we love to watch? Issues like domestic violence, players kneeling for the national anthem, and payoffs to college players have all helped to move stories about our favorite players from the sports page…to the front page.

Join Michigan Radio’s Morning Edition host Doug Tribou as he talks with sports experts about some of the controversies facing the world of sports. Joining Doug will be author and Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon, former NBA player and UM 'Fab Five' member Jimmy King and sports journalist Joanne Gerstner. 

This contest has ended. Winners were notified October 25, 2017.

David Sedaris
Friday, November 3 – 8:00 PM
Wharton Center, East Lansing

The celebrated NPR humorist and bestselling author returns for an evening of captivating conversation and social satire. His sardonic wit and incisive social critiques make David Sedaris one of the world’s pre-eminent humorists. He slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness with masterful satire and keen observations on the human condition. 

This trip is SOLD OUT.

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Join Michigan Radio’s Stateside host Cynthia Canty for a fabulous tour of Ireland in June, 2018.

Cynthia has enjoyed a life-long love affair with Ireland. It began when she spent her junior year of college at University College Cork. There she met Cork City local Sean Canty…and the two have been married 41 years. Cynthia has made dozens of trips back to Ireland through the years, and has come to know Ireland intimately. She looks forward to sharing “her” Ireland with Michigan Radio listeners!

On this trip, you’ll visit Ireland’s vibrant capital city-Dublin, experience the Ring of Kerry, overnight on the grounds of a regal castle, enjoy hearty Irish meals…and of course, kiss the famed Blarney Stone. That’s just to name a few of the great experiences that await you. When you join Cynthia on this trip, you'll enjoy a unique vacation and proceeds from the trip help support programming on Michigan Radio.

Special Travel Presentation
 You can learn more about our Shades of Ireland trip by watching this video from our recent travel presentation. 

For pricing, itinerary and to sign up, click here. 

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on Thursday, September 28.

Battle of the Dishes
6:00 PM, Monday, October 2nd

Marriott GM Renaissance Center, Detroit

Battle of the Dishes, a fundraiser for CATCH – Sparky Anderson’s Charity for Children, will offer an opportunity for Detroit Chefs to showcase their talent and creativity, while highlighting some of the most innovative cuisines around the city of Detroit. You definitely will not want to miss a bite of this.

Issues & Ale: The Future of Public Education
Wed, Sept. 27, 6:30-8:00 PM

Arcadia Brewing Co.
701 E. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Host: Doug Tribou

Most people would agree that public K-12 education in Michigan is facing challenges – issues like teacher turnover, budget cuts, and reduced enrollment due to the growth of charter schools. And the most recent Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Report ranks Michigan 41st in the country for education outcomes.

Join Michigan Radio’s Morning Edition host Doug Tribou as he talks with education experts about the major challenges facing public schools in Michigan, and potential solutions.

Tues, Aug. 15, 6:00-7:30 PM
Bill’s Beer Garden
218 S Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
- Free Admission –
Host: Rebecca Williams: Reporter/Host – The Environment Report

This past June, President Trump fulfilled a campaign promise when he announced that the United States would withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate accord, and end the implementation of carbon reduction targets set under the Obama administration. What are the implications of this decision on climate policy in the United States? And can local governments and the private sector fill in the void left by the federal government?

Mon, July 17, 2017; 6:30-8:00 PM
Northern Lights Lounge
660 W. Baltimore St
Detroit, MI 48202

Free Admission

Host: Lester Graham

This July marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit uprising, a civil disturbance that turned into one of the deadliest and most destructive riots in the history of the United States. The uprising resulted in dozens of deaths, thousands arrested, and National Guard and U.S. Army units deployed to patrol the streets of Detroit.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on June 19, 2017.

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless Tour
8:00 PM, Saturday, June 24
The Power Center, Ann Arbor

The Capitol Steps at Ann Arbor Summer Festival
4:00 PM, Tuesday, July 4
The Power Center, Ann Arbor

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on May 30, 2017.

Cinetopia International Film Festival
June 1-11, 2017
Various venues in Detroit, Dearborn & Ann Arbor

Created for the people of southeastern Michigan, the Cinetopia International Film Festival features the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals (e.g. Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW, Tribeca, etc.).

Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Top of the Park – Annex Tent
Wed, June 14, 5:30-7:00 pm

2017 has already been an eventful year in politics, with the start of the Trump presidency, a single party controlled yet divided Congress, and lots of action in the state legislature. Join Michigan Radio’s “It’s Just Politics” team of Zoe Clark and Rick Pluta and other political pundits for this special Issues & Ale event under the Annex Tent at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival as we discuss what it all means for Michigan. 

Issues & Ale–President Trump: A Michigan Report Card
Monday, May 22 - 6:30-8:00 PM
Celebration Cinema North

2121 Celebration Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Host: Jack Lessenberry

The first several months of Donald Trump’s presidency have passed, and it’s been eventful so far. Join Michigan Radio’s senior political analyst Jack Lessenberry and a panel of political experts as we take a look at the Trump administration’s plans and actions so far, and the impact they may have on Michigan.

Planned panelists include:

- TJ Bucholz, Democratic strategist and President & CEO of Vanguard Public Affairs

- Scott Hagerstrom, Michigan state director for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign

- Cheyna Roth, Capitol reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network

- Gleaves Whitney, presidential historian and director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on June 19, 2017.

Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Love & Comedy Tour
Sunday, September 3 – 5:30 PM
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, Rochester

American author, storyteller, humorist, voice actor, and radio personality Garrison Keillor presents two-plus hours of stories, love duets, family drama, poetic outbursts and the famous Singing Intermission at which the Eager & Able-Bodied stand and sing around the campfire. Keillor will be joined by sound-effects genius Fred Newman, Rich Dworsky & the Road Hounds and musician Heather Masse.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on May 31, 2017.

Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!
Thursday, June 15 – 7:30 PM
Fox Theatre, Detroit

NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!" returns to Detroit for this nearly-sold-out show! Host Peter Sagal and announcer Bill Kurtis will lead a panel of comedians, humorists and journalists, listener contestants and celebrity guests through a comic review of the week’s news.

Contestants vie for the most coveted prize in all of public radio: a custom-recorded greeting by scorekeeper emeritus Carl Kasell for their voicemail.

This contest has ended. Winners were selected on May 16, 2017.

The Ann Arbor Moth GrandSLAM Championship:
Breaking Ground

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
8:00 PM - (doors open at 7 PM)
The Ark, Ann Arbor

The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, Tales of new horizons. Checkpoints and firsts. Growing pains and ice breakers. Pioneers, explorers, and builders. Pulling up anchors and digging in.

The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night, using words as weapons, they compete to determine the Moth GrandSLAM Story Champion.

Issues & Ale: Protecting Our Drinking Water
Tues, April 25, 6:30-8:00 PM
Bell’s Brewery

355 E. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
- Free Admission –
Host: Rebecca Williams: Reporter/Host – The Environment Report

Michigan is fortunate to have an abundance of freshwater, both above and below the ground. But there are threats to this huge water supply including pollution, water diversion and an aging infrastructure system. Join Rebecca Williams of The Environment Report as she hosts this panel discussion on the challenges facing Michigan’s fresh water supply.

Update: Monday,  April 10, 2017

We have received confirmation that the Michigan Radio app has been successfully updated and now running on Apple iOS V10.3.

On Monday, March 27, 2017, Apple officially released iOS 10.3 to the public. We want you to be aware that this update is causing issues with some of the apps in the App Store, including the Michigan Radio V4 app.

We are working with the developers of our app on fixing the problem that this update has caused. 

We currently don’t have a timeframe, and will update you as soon as this has been resolved. Until this issues is resolved please consider using one of the following apps to receive our broadcast:

Issues & Ale: Moving the Needle on Poverty – A State of Opportunity Re-cap
Tues, April 11, 6:30-8:00 PM
Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery

720 Norris Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
- Free Admission –

Host: Michigan Radio Senior Editor Sarah Hulett

This contest has ended. Winners were selected on March 24, 2017.

The Who 2017: Tommy & More
Tuesday, July 25, 7:30 pm
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids

The Who visits Grand Rapids in July for one of only four US gigs this summer beyond their Las Vegas residency. Don’t miss this chance to see Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey play all your Who favorites live!

Tickets for the show go on sale to the public on Friday, March 24.

This contest has ended. Winners were selected on May 10, 2017.

Hall & Oates, with Tears for Fears
Wednesday, May 17
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Daryl Hall & John Oates, are partnering with international multi-platinum selling band, Tears For Fears, for a 29-city North American tour that will visit the Joe Louis Arena on Wednesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. as part of the “Farewell Season at The Joe”. The summer arena tour will also feature a special acoustic performance by opening act, Allen Stone.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified March 17, 2017

The 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival
March 21-26, 2017
The Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America, established in 1963. Internationally recognized as a premiere forum for independent filmmakers and artists, each year's festival engages audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences.

This contest has ended. Winners were selected on April 21, 2017.

Vino Veritas
8:00 PM, Friday, April 28, 2017
Purple Rose Theatre, Chelsea, Mich.

On Halloween night, two couples prepare to attend an annual costume party. Though the evening begins as usual, familiar traditions unravel when the foursome shares a bottle of South American ceremonial wine made from the skin of blue dart tree frogs. 

Under the influence of this tribal truth serum, the couples experience an unpredictable night of unbridled honesty that stretches the bounds of their friendship forever.

This contest has ended. Grand Rapids winners were notified on March 15, 2017. Novi winners were notified on February 21, 2017.

Win tickets to the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show
February 23-26, 2017
Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

March 24-26, 2017
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids

The annual Cottage & Lakefront Living Show is a preseason destination for property and vacation homeowners or those looking to buy, build, rent or maintain cottage and lakefront property. Show goers will find plenty of exhibits for building or renting a cottage, replacing a dock or seawall and adding cottage furnishings or water toys. 

Issues & Ale: That’s What They Say
Mon, Feb 20, 7:00-8:30 PM
Pretzel Bell – Captain’s Room
226 S. Main St,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Does it drive you crazy when someone uses "literally" to mean "figuratively," or "impact" as a verb, or "they" as a singular pronoun? And how did "YOLO", "bracketology," and "ginormous" become actual words?  

Issues & Ale: The State of Journalism
Mon, Feb. 13, 6:30-8:00 PM
HopCat, 4265 Woodward Ave,
Detroit, MI 48201
Free Admission

Host: Zoe Clark
Panelists: Rick Pluta: Michigan Public Radio Network
Chad Livengood: Crain’s Detroit Business
Chastity Pratt Dawsey: Bridge Magazine
Lee Wilkins: Department of Communication, Wayne State University  

America’s news media landscape has changed dramatically over the past several years. Newspaper circulation continues to decline and many newsrooms of all types are cutting reporting staff. 

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on February 3, 2017. 

Masterworks 4: From Spain to the Americas
Saturday, February 11 at 8PM, Wharton Center

Multiple Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin joins the Lansing Symphony for a flavorful evening of music with Rodrigo’s sultry Concierto de Aranjuez. Traveling musically from Spain to the Americas, prepare yourself for a splashy and energetic night, full of exotic rhythms and rich harmonies!