Metro Detroit: Newsmakers May 24, 2007




Michigan Radio investigates state’s economic future

Michigan Radio, the public radio service from the University of Michigan, is set to cover this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference. During the week of May 28, the station will air special reports on Michigan’s economy and other topics to be discussed at the conference, followed by a one-hour special program from the conference on Friday, June 1 at 9 am.

This annual Detroit Chamber of Commerce conference presents an opportunity for Michigan’s lawmakers and industry leaders to explore the issues deemed critical to Michigan’s future.

Before and during the conference, Michigan Radio’s news team and other public radio reporters throughout Michigan will pool their resources and present in-depth reports on our state’s economy. These reports will examine transportation, education, rebuilding Michigan’s economy, and the role of government. Michigan Radio, as well as public radio stations around the state, will air the reports during “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”

Friday’s program, “Michigan’s Bottom Line: Perspectives on Fixing the Economy,” will be co-hosted by Michigan Radio News Reporter/Producer Sarah Hulett and Michigan Public Radio Network Director Rick Pluta.

“This project, the independent features and the one-hour special, will give listeners a good sense of how communities across the state are faring in this economy and how they’re preparing for the future,” states Hulett, who is also the program’s story editor.

“Morning Edition” on Michigan Radio airs weekdays from 5:00 to 9:00 am. “All Things Considered” airs weekdays from 4:00 to 6:30 pm.

Michigan Radio to launch summer documentary series

Michigan Radio will begin its annual Summer Documentary Series this Tuesday, May 29th. The programs will air at 9 pm every Tuesday night between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Each week, the program will explore a given topic in depth with some of public radio’s best producers. The series begins with five new shows from RadioLab, public radio’s curiosity-driven investigation into how things work.

For a complete schedule of Michigan Radio’s Summer Documentary Series, visit

CKWW celebrates the first weekend of summer

This holiday weekend Oldies CKWW AM 580, Motor City Favorites, will kick-off the unofficial start of summer with the “AM 580 Summer Weekend”, spotlighting some of the best “summer oldies” songs throughout the weekend. From the Beach Boys to Stevie Wonder, the sounds of summer will be heard on AM 580.

Plus, as an added bonus AM 580 will air “The Beach Boys: Warmth of the Sun” radio special this Sunday at 12 noon. The Beach Boys are synonymous with summer and their new CD collection: “The Warmth of the Sun” features 28 career-spanning tracks in a sunup to sundown musical journey through the rich musical legacy of “America’s band”. This hour-long broadcast goes behind the scenes with fascinating new interviews with Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and Al Jardine.







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