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Crissy Zamarron

Marketing Assistant,

Crissy Zamarron is a U of M alumna and has been a part of the U of M community in a variety of roles since graduating in 2013. As a student she spent two years interning for Michigan Radio in the Operations, Production, and Marketing departments wanting to soak up all of the knowledge she could about public radio. She is currently finishing up her master’s in Strategic Communication at MSU.

 

Before returning to Michigan Radio as a Marketing Assistant, she worked in the College of LS&A as an Intercultural Programs Advisor, helping expand a global perspective to the next generation, while getting to travel the world. Crissy has explored Mexico, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, and more. She enjoys trying new foods, dancing, and spending time with her puppy.

Issues & Ale: Michigan's Growing PFAS Crisis
Tues, July 23, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Perrin Brewing Co
5910 Comstock Park Dr NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321

Over the past two years, PFAS (or perfluoroalkyl substances) contamination  has emerged as a growing problem across Michigan. The chemicals have been found in more than 100 public water systems across the state and people are being advised not to drink, come in contact with or eat fish from bodies of water that may be contaminated. Join Lester Graham of The Environment Report as we discuss the scope of the problem, the heath concerns and what's being done about it.

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After a radio and TV career that has spanned more than 40 years, Cynthia Canty is announcing her retirement. The host of Michigan Radio’s Stateside talk show will leave her news desk for some well-deserved travel and time with family at the end of this year.

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Listeners can now download Michigan Radio's new and improved smartphone app. The Michigan Radio app has got a new look, making it easier to navigate, listen to the station, and find your favorite Michigan Radio podcasts. 

Michigan Radio’s Mornings in Michigan series has been awarded a National Edward R. Murrow Award. The series installment, “The early birder gets the warblers, chickadees, and orioles,” was given the honor for excellence in sound in the large market radio category. Winners in the excellence in sound category demonstrate creative use of sound to tell a story.

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Michigan Radio’s Peabody award-winning reporters Lindsey Smith and Kate Wells have been recognized once again for their work on the Believed podcast.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the University of Michigan named the pair winners of the 2019 Livingston Award for Young Journalists for “Local Reporting.” The awards honor reporting that advances civic engagement and bolsters the work of young reporters producing powerful storytelling in the spirit of a free press.

This August, Michigan Radio will welcome StoryCorps’ renowned Airstream-trailer-turned-recording-booth to Flint, Michigan to collect the stories of local residents. StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Flint as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour.

The Capitol Steps Comedy Showcase
July 4, 2019 @4 pm
Power Center, Ann Arbor

Michigan Radio is a media sponsor of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, presenting The Capitol Steps at the Power Center. The comedy troupe makes its annual appearance at the festival, singing up-to-the-minute political parodies on during a celebration of Independance Day.

Evolution of a Sonero
June 29, 2019 @8 pm
Power Center, Ann Arbor

Michigan Radio is a media sponsor of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, presenting Evolution of a Sonero at the Power Center. Poet and singer, Flaco Navaja delivers an ode to his upbringing in the Bronx and Latino culture with a fusion of comedy, poetry and music.

Special onstage, black-box performance. Limited seating available.

Wednesday, June 26, 6:30 -8:00 PM
Michigan Princess Riverboat
Grand River Park, Lansing, MI 48917

The divided political climate in the U.S has ushered in a new generation of leaders across the country. We're beginning to see more people of color, women, and young people running for public office. At our next Issues & Ale event, we'll discuss Michigan's next generation of leaders...where they're coming from, who they're representing, and what has motivated these first-time candidates to bring their voices to politics.

Join host Zoe Clark and our panel, as we talk about the potential impact these new faces are having on government. Have a pint, and let's talk politics as we cruise down the the Grand River for this special Issues & Ale on the Michigan Princess River Boat in Lansing.

Issues and Ale is an event series from Michigan Radio designed to engage people in conversations about important issues facing our area...in an informal atmosphere.

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Michigan’s wavering spring weather was in our favor this week as Issues & Ale took the discussion outside for the first time this year. Our panelists and listeners joined us on the patio of J.B.’s Smokehouse in Canton for a discussion on the state of child care in Michigan.

Michigan Radio’s Doug Tribou hosted the discussion, bringing his own experience as a father of two young girls who has encountered these issues firsthand. Doug was joined by fellow parents and experts in children’s education and care in Michigan:

Free Admission to the Yankee Air Museum
Willow Run Airport, Belleville

Go back in history, to the days when our fathers and grandfathers fought in the skies around the world. Touch, feel, and interact with some of the most amazing aircraft throughout aviation history. Learn how they were made and operated. The science of flight has intrigued man for years. Learn everything about flying in the skies from gliders to jet engines.

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Michigan Radio reporters Lindsey Smith and Kate Wells have been named the 2018 Journalists of the Year by the Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ Detroit). They were recognized for their collaborative work and coverage throughout the Believed podcast. The awards from SPJ Detroit recognize the highest quality journalism across metro Detroit.

Michigan Radio reporters Lindsey Smith and Kate Wells have been named finalists for the 2019 University of Michigan Livingston Awards for Young Journaists. The nomination of the pair in the “Local Reporting” category recognizes their work on the award winning podcast series, Believed.

The Moth GrandSLAM
May 29, 2019 @8 pm
The Ark, Ann Arbor

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Michigan Radio was presented with sixteen awards from the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors this weekend. The awards recognize excellence in news coverage from Michigan media throughout 2018. The station was honored with eleven First Place awards, including Outstanding News Operation and Best Digital Presence. The station also received five Second Place awards. Michigan Radio competes in the large market radio category, which includes both public and commercial radio stations that serve Michigan’s largest market of Detroit. 

Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 -8:00 PM
J.B.'s Smokehouse
225 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton, MI 48188

Join Michigan Radio's host of "Morning Edition" and father of two, Doug Tribou, for a discussion on the state of child care in Michigan. He and our expert panelists will talk about some of the current problems facing parents like affordability and quality of child care, and look for solutions.  Register to attend,  and join in the conversation.

Issues and Ale is an event series from Michigan Radio designed to engage people in conversations about important issues facing our area...in an informal atmosphere.

Michigan Radio has been recognized with five regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in the Large Market Radio category. The station won awards in the Continuing Coverage, Feature Reporting, Investigative Reporting, Hard News, and Use of Sound categories. The Murrow Awards are presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) to honor outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. The winning entries from Michigan Radio’s are as follows:

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) has announced Michigan Radio’s Believed podcast as the winner of the People’s Voice Award for Best Podcast - Mini Series in the 23rd Annual Webby Awards. The Webby Awards are the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet.

Michigan Radio’s Believed podcast was named a winner of a prestigious Peabody Award today in the Radio & Podcast category. This is the first time that Michigan Radio has won a Peabody Award.

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Hosts of Michigan Radio’s That’s What They Say, Rebecca Kruth and Anne Curzan, took over the latest Issues and Ale event in Grand Rapids to discuss an ever important issue to many public radio listeners: language and grammar! The pair led our audience in an educational, enlightening, and often hilarious conversation about everything from the newest slang, to the impact of texting on language, to the ever-controversial, Oxford comma.

Michigan Radio’s Believed podcast has been awarded its first Dart Award from the prestigious Columbia School of Journalism. The Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma recognizes outstanding reporting in all media that portrays traumatic events and their aftermath with accuracy, insight and sensitivity while illuminating the effects of violence and tragedy on victims’ lives.

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The Issues & Ale series was glad to provide a special presentation on March 7th featuring a visit from our colleagues from the BBC Newhour staff from London.

Michigan Radio and BBC fans flocked to The Rust Belt Market in Ferndale to join in a thought-provoking conversation about international and U.S. politics with our panel. Our own Lester Graham hosted the discussion while our visiting guest speakers included...

Thursday, April 18th, at 8:00pm
The Purple Rose Theatre
137 Park St., Chelsea, MI

 

The Purple Rose Theatre will feature Arthur Miller's "All My Sons", directed by Guy Sanville, through the spring season. Michigan Radio listeners have a chance win a pair of tickets to attend this Thursday evening performance.

"How far will a man go to protect his family and his interests? Joe Keller desperately wants to secure the business he spent so many years constructing, ready to hand it down to his son Chris. Joe’s wife Kate is still waiting for their eldest son Larry to return from war, determined that he is alive and will marry the former girl-next-door, Ann –the daughter of Joe’s former business partner. To complicate this family drama, Chris and Ann are in love and want to get married. All My Sons shows a post-war American family in a spiral of lies, greed, love, and loss."

Saturday, April 10, at 7:30pm
Great Cobb Hall, The Wharton Center
750 E Shaw Ln, East Lansing, MI 48824

With twenty Grammy Awards between them, two iconic groups have joined forces in The Summit. In The Summit, The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 have created musical moments on stage - performing nearly a dozen songs together. Experience the creativity, excitement, and renowned performances that only two such phenomenal groups can bring to one stage. The Manhattan Transfer's jazzy hits range from 1975's "Operator" to 1981's "The Boy from New York City to 1995's "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby". A cappella gospel group Take 6 has more of a soulful sound, with hits including "A Quiet Place," "Biggest Part of Me," and "O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion."

Monday, April 15, 6:30 -8:00 PM
City Built Brewing
820 Monroe Ave NW, #155, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Join University of Michigan English Professor Anne Curzan and Michigan Radio's Rebecca Kruth, the hosts of That's What They Say, for this fun evening discussing our changing English language and your favorite language pet peeves.

Issues and Ale is an event series from Michigan Radio designed to engage people in conversations about important issues facing our area...in an informal atmosphere.

Detroit (Novi)                                                  Grand Rapids
February 28 - March 3, 2019                     March 22 - March 24, 2019
Suburban Collection Showplace              Suburban Collection Showplace

 

Issues & Ale panel
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Gearing up for the State of the State Address on Feb. 12, our Issues & Ale crew gathered Monday, Feb. 4, at Brewery Becker in Brighton to talk about the new administration in Lansing. Over 100 politically engaged listeners packed into the venue for the entertaining night of local and national politics.