Steve Chrypinski http://michiganradio.org en Michigan Radio Reporter named Young Journalist of the Year http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-radio-reporter-named-young-journalist-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has named Michigan Radio reporter </span><a href="http://michiganradio.org/people/lindsey-smith" style="line-height: 1.5;">Lindsey Smith</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the Young Journalist of the Year. Based in Grand Rapids, Lindsey is Michigan Radio's West Michigan Reporter. She has worked at the station since 2010.</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:54:01 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 17270 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Radio Reporter named Young Journalist of the Year Tamar Charney named Chair of Public Radio Program Directors http://michiganradio.org/post/tamar-charney-named-chair-public-radio-program-directors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigan Radio Program Director&nbsp;</span><a href="http://michiganradio.org/people/tamar-charney" style="line-height: 1.5;">Tamar Charney</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been elected chair of the Public Radio Program Directors Association, the organization announced today.&nbsp;She succeeds Todd </span>Mundt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Louisville Public Media (formerly of NPR Digital Services and Michigan Radio) who had reached his term limit.&nbsp;&nbsp;She will assume leadership of the board at its annual retreat in Chicago later this month Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:00:54 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 17191 at http://michiganradio.org Tamar Charney named Chair of Public Radio Program Directors Lindsey Smith finalist for Young Journalist of the Year http://michiganradio.org/post/lindsey-smith-finalist-young-journalist-year <p>The Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists announced today that Michigan Radio reporter <a href="http://michiganradio.org/people/lindsey-smith">Lindsey Smith</a> is a finalist for Young Journalist of the Year. Lindsey Smith is Michigan Radio's West Michigan Reporter, and has worked at the station since 2010.</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:40:59 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 17066 at http://michiganradio.org Lindsey Smith finalist for Young Journalist of the Year The Moth Mainstage coming to East Lansing http://michiganradio.org/post/moth-mainstage-coming-east-lansing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There was a time&nbsp;when stories were not shared on the singular screens of computers, but breathed into existence by living performers.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Join Michigan Radio and Wharton Center in reveling within one of the most profound and ultimately human experiences of live storytelling through&nbsp;</span><a href="http://The Moth Mainstage: Twist of Fate" style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Moth&nbsp;</span>Mainstage</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://The Moth Mainstage: Twist of Fate" Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:12:04 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 16968 at http://michiganradio.org The Moth Mainstage coming to East Lansing Michigan Radio resumes spot as #1 station in Ann Arbor & top rated public radio station in U.S. http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-radio-resumes-spot-1-station-ann-arbor-top-rated-public-radio-station-us <p>Following a two year hiatus, radio audience ratings have returned to Ann Arbor. <a href="http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/nielsen-solutions/audience-measurement/nielsen-audio.html" target="_blank">Nielsen Audio</a> (formerly Arbitron) has resumed its audience measurements for the Ann Arbor market beginning with the Fall 2013 (Oct-Nov-Dec) survey period.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:35:20 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 16888 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Radio recognized as public radio station of the year http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-radio-recognized-public-radio-station-year <p>Michigan Radio was recognized Wednesday with eight awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for achievement in broadcasting in 2013. The station’s awards include recognition as Public Radio Station of the Year – Group 2, an award Michigan Radio has won every year for the past 11 years.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:17:34 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 16844 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Radio recognized as public radio station of the year Michigan Radio RDS breach http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-radio-rds-breach <p>On Monday afternoon, Michigan Radio became aware that our Radio Data System (RDS) had been hacked for our WVGR (104.1 FM) and WFUM (91.1 FM) transmitter sites. RDS is a system that allows radio stations to embed digital information in their broadcasts which can be displayed on RDS equipped radios. Typical RDS data includes station identification and program information. &nbsp;This security breach allowed the hacker to post unauthorized messages that were displayed on RDS equipped radios in the west Michigan and Flint areas. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:23:46 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 16795 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Radio Receives Detroit Journalism Cooperative Grant http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-radio-receives-detroit-journalism-cooperative-grant <p>Michigan Radio has been selected to receive a cooperative grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative for coverage of the city of Detroit as it moves through bankruptcy. The grant is intended to support news in the public interest and improve the quality and quantity of news coverage about Detroit. Data-driven journalism will explain the city’s financial issues and engage citizens in looking at solutions. Michigan Radio’s reporting will focus on the city’s bankruptcy and its impact on community life and the city’s future. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:00:28 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 15514 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Radio Receives Detroit Journalism Cooperative Grant Join in our discussion about the changing Great Lakes http://michiganradio.org/post/join-our-discussion-about-changing-great-lakes <p>The Great Lakes are changing. Warming air and water, shorter winters with less snow and ice and more extreme weather are impacting the lakes and the fish that live there. In addition, harmful algal blooms are creating dead zones that are bad news for fish, and impact recreational users as well.<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/qz9_eyhhhAQ" width="480"></iframe> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 16:58:26 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 14641 at http://michiganradio.org Join in our discussion about the changing Great Lakes “The Story" to end eight-year run due to departure of host Dick Gordon http://michiganradio.org/post/story-end-eight-year-run-due-departure-host-dick-gordon <p>“The Story,” a nationally syndicated public radio news interview program hosted by the award-winning journalist Dick Gordon, with the final episode scheduled to air Friday, November 22nd. Gordon plans to return to his native Canada, where he started his journalism career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, to be closer to his family.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 15:36:15 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 14332 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Radio honored by the National Association of Black Journalists http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-radio-honored-national-association-black-journalists <p>Michigan Radio was recognized by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) with two Salute to Excellence Awards this past weekend. The station won a Salute to Excellence Award in the Documentary category for “Infant Mortality in Michigan,” and Feature category for “Idlewild, the Black Eden, celebrates 100 years.”</p><p></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 18:07:24 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 13835 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Radio honored by the National Association of Black Journalists Michigan Radio receives national UNITY award for Infant Mortality documentary http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-radio-receives-national-unity-award-infant-mortality-documentary <p>The Radio Television Digital News Association has honored Michigan Radio with a RTDNA/UNITY Award for its recent “Infant Mortality in Michigan” documentary. Michigan Radio received the award in the large market radio category. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:51:51 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 13021 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Radio receives national UNITY award for Infant Mortality documentary Michigan Radio wins fourteen Michigan Associated Press Awards http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-radio-wins-fourteen-michigan-associated-press-awards <p>Michigan Radio has won fourteen awards from the Michigan Associated Press for news coverage, including the Overall Excellence Award for large market radio. The large market radio category includes both public and commercial radio stations in Michigan. In addition to the Overall Excellence Award, the station was recognized with six first-place awards and seven second-place awards. Michigan Radio received the following awards:</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Station Awards</strong></p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 18:46:41 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 12858 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Radio wins fourteen Michigan Associated Press Awards The Moth Mainstage Announces Lineup For Kalamazoo Show http://michiganradio.org/post/moth-mainstage-announces-lineup-kalamazoo-show <p>The Moth has announced the lineup of storytellers for its Moth Mainstage&nbsp; show in Kalamazoo on May 22. &nbsp;“Between Worlds: The Moth in Kalamazoo” will feature a host and five storytellers, each of whom will tell a ten minute story live without notes.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 13:29:35 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 12510 at http://michiganradio.org The Moth Mainstage Announces Lineup For Kalamazoo Show Fracktopia: A Town Hall Meeting on the Future of Fracking http://michiganradio.org/post/fracktopia-town-hall-meeting-future-fracking <p>Michigan Radio's <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/people/lester-graham">Lester Graham</a> will moderate a town hall meeting on the future of fracking in Michigan on Tuesday, April 16 at 7PM.&nbsp; The event will be held at the Blau Auditorium at the UM Ross School of Business, and is presented by Michigan Radio and the University of Michigan College of Engineering.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 21:23:11 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 12123 at http://michiganradio.org Fracktopia: A Town Hall Meeting on the Future of Fracking Michigan Radio Presents "Snap Judgment" show in Ann Arbor on June 29 http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-radio-presents-snap-judgment-show-ann-arbor-june-29 <p>Michigan Radio will welcome NPR’s <a href="http://snapjudgment.org/"><em>Snap Judgment</em></a>, with host Glynn Washington, to Ann Arbor for a live performance at the Power Center on Saturday, June 29, as part of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. <em>Snap Judgment</em> tells intriguing stories about extraordinary and defining events in people’s lives. The program’s raw, intimate, and musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see a sliver of the world through another’s eye. Host Glynn Washington takes listeners on a narrative journey that highlights people from across the globe who have put everything on the line. It’s storytelling… with a beat. The program airs on Michigan Radio, Saturdays at 2 p.m. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:07:00 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 11745 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Radio Presents "Snap Judgment" show in Ann Arbor on June 29 Michigan Radio Recognized as MAB Public Radio Station of the Year http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-radio-recognized-mab-public-radio-station-year <p>Michigan Radio received sixteen awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for achievement in broadcasting in 2012. The awards were announced Wednesday evening at the MAB’s annual Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference in Lansing. The station’s awards include recognition as Public Radio Station of the Year-Group 2, an award Michigan Radio has won every year for the past decade. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:06:33 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 11699 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Radio Recognized as MAB Public Radio Station of the Year Michigan Radio Presents The Moth Mainstage in Kalamazoo http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-radio-presents-moth-mainstage-kalamazoo <p>Michigan Radio will present a live performance of The Moth Mainstage in Kalamazoo on Wednesday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m. After sold out performances in Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor last year, The Moth Mainstage will return to Michigan with a line-up of writers, performers, and other unique national and Michigan storytellers, each with a ten-minute story to tell live without notes. The theme for this year’s Moth Mainstage show will be “Between Worlds.”</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:47:00 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 11611 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Radio Presents The Moth Mainstage in Kalamazoo "Issues & Ale" event to discuss early childhood education in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/issues-ale-event-discuss-early-childhood-education-michigan-0 <p>In his recent State of the State address, Gov. Rick Snyder called for a "major budget commitment" to fund Michigan's free pre-school program for at risk children. Michigan Radio’s next <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/join-us-issues-ale-what-preschool-worth">Issues &amp; Ale</a> event will examine the benefits of early childhood education, not only for the poor, but for society as a whole. How valuable is early education to children in Michigan, and how does our cash strapped state pay for it?</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:26:14 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 11013 at http://michiganradio.org Special Ticket Opportunity for A Prairie Home Companion in Ann Arbor http://michiganradio.org/post/special-ticket-opportunity-prairie-home-companion-ann-arbor <P></P> <P><FONT size=2 face=Arial>&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></P> <P><FONT size=2 face=Arial>Michigan Radio will be welcoming Garrison Keillor and "A Prairie Home Companion" back to Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium on June 1, 2013. Tickets for this special performance will go on sale to the general public in April. However, you can be among the first to get tickets to this special show...without even having to wait in line.</FONT></P> <P><FONT size=2 face=Arial>A very limited number of seats are available now for a new pledge of $750 to Michigan Radio. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:48:26 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 10431 at http://michiganradio.org Special Ticket Opportunity for A Prairie Home Companion in Ann Arbor