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Nell Ovitt

Stateside Production Assistant

Nell Ovitt is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she studied English and Religious Studies. After spending a year working at a university in Japan, she has traded humid summer for Midwestern winter and is so excited to be part of the Stateside team. She’s interested in storytelling and the way it connects, affects, and shapes us, and she can’t wait to learn more about it with Michigan Radio!

Southwest Michigan Volunteer Militia members training in 2010
Pete Tombers

Rick Foreman heard the news on Thursday like everyone else. A group of men, many with ties to Michigan’s militia community, many who’d stood side-by-side with Foreman at demonstrations this spring and summer, had allegedly plotted to overtake the state capitol and kidnap the governor.

“When I heard about it, I couldn’t believe it,” Foreman says.