Metro Detroit: Newsmakers August 19, 2010




The Environment Report Wins National Environmental Award

The Environment Report from Michigan Radio has been recognized by the Society of Environmental Journalists with an Award for Reporting on the Environment. The Environment Report received a second place award in the "Outstanding Beat/In-Depth Reporting, Radio" category, for the documentary "Coal: Dirty Past, Hazy Future."

In the documentary, The Environment Report's Mark Brush, Rebecca Williams, Lester Graham and Shawn Allee take an in-depth look at the future of coal in this country. The series explored the role that coal plays in our lives and in the lives of those who depend on coal mining for a living. According to the SEJ judges, the documentary was "Ambitious, balanced, and deeply indispensable guide to North America's most prevalent and most hidden source of energy. It's a complex, nuanced and immediately accessible piece that should be required listening for the nation." "Coal: Dirty Past, Hazy Future" was originally broadcast in January, 2010.

The Environment Report was the only Michigan news organization to receive a 2010 SEJ award. Other award recipients in the "Outstanding Beat/In-Depth Reporting, Radio" category were public radio programs "The World" and "Living on Earth."

SEJ's journalism contest is the world's largest and most comprehensive award for journalism on environmental topics. In all, there were 216 entries, with twenty-nine winners chosen in 11 categories. The finalists represented the best environmental reporting in print and on television, radio, the Internet and in student publications.

The Environment Report is a news service committed to revealing the relationship between the natural world and the everyday lives of people. The Environment Report airs on Michigan Radio every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:55 am and 5:45 pm. Michigan Radio broadcasts at 91.7 FM in southeastern Michigan, 91.1 FM in Flint, and 104.1 FM in western Michigan.

Weathercaster KAM CARMAN returns to CLEAR CHANNEL AC WNIC/DETROIT on MONDAY, AUGUST 23rd with JAY TOWERS in the Morning. "I am ecstatic to be working with JAY TOWERS and to be back on WNIC again," said CARMAN. "I feel like I'm coming home." "KAM has been a great friend of mine for over 10 years and to have her as a part of the morning show at WNIC is exciting for all of us," says TOWERS... Kam Carman Returns To WNIC With Jay Towers (Thu, 8/19)



Detroit News:

A lawsuit filed last week against WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) anchor Carolyn Clifford claims she owes a food-service company more than $100,000 after personally guaranteeing bills at the defunct Detroit Fish Market restaurant owned by her husband, Frank Taylor. Sysco Detroit's suit in Wayne County Circuit Court alleges it "agreed to extend credit to the Detroit Fish Market and to continue to provide goods and services" in October after Clifford personally guaranteed to pay the bills. The restaurant closed in April; Taylor filed for bankruptcy in June and Sysco claims Clifford now owes $104,749.36... Carolyn Clifford sued after vouching for husband's bills (Thu, 8/19)







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