Anthony Brown

Web Producer

Anthony Brown


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When: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Jolly Pumpkin Dexter
2319 Bishop Circle East,
Dexter, Michigan 48130
Host: Joe Linstroth


An Evening with David Sedaris
April 18, 2018
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, DAVID SEDARIS has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms & political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. 

This paid internship runs from mid-May through August.

Interns will help pitch ideas, book guests, record audio, assist with social media, and write web posts. Stateside interns will develop insights into daily show production, gain real-world journalism experience in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment, and become familiar with how a public radio station in a major market operates.

March 23-25, 2018
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids

The annual Cottage & Lakefront Living Show is a preseason destination for property and vacation homeowners or those looking to buy, build, rent or maintain cottage and lakefront property. Show goers will find plenty of exhibits for building or renting a cottage, replacing a dock or seawall and adding cottage furnishings or water toys.

Grand Rapids Boat Show: This contest has ended. Winners were notified on February 13, 2018.

Grand Rapids Boat Show
February 14-18, 2018
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids

A West Michigan tradition! In its 73rd year, the Grand Rapids Boat Show is launching into an era where they will be showing their broadest array of power boats ever…5 acres of them, especially for the Great Lakes!

The array of Motor Yachts, Cruisers, Runabouts, Fishing Boats, and Ski and Wakeboard Inboards is exceptional. Pontoon Boats continue to excel in new designs, features and cruising abilities.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on February 23, 2018.

Enter to win a pair of tickets to ‘Flint,’ by Jeff Daniels at the Purple Rose Theater
8:00 PM, Thursday, March 1, 2018
Purple Rose Theater, Chelsea, Mich.

For a century or more, generations of men and women in Flint, Michigan earned good pay and benefits manufacturing automobiles and the things that go into making them. Almost overnight everything changed. The people whose dedication and hard work earned them a place in the most prosperous middle class in history found themselves unemployed and adrift.

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Gift and Donor Administration Assistant

Job Summary:
Working as part of Michigan Radio’s development team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the daily processing and depositing of donations to the station.  Sources of donations include direct mail solicitations as well as previously made pledges.  The individual will prepare, record, verify, and report donor payments, as well as post them on a timely basis following all external and internal controls and policies.  They will also assist in the maintenance and reconciliation of fundraising biographical data and will work with donors in person or by phone for the purpose of receiving gifts. 

I went down to the Detroit Auto Show earlier this week and took this quick video. Think of it as a snapshot of what you'll see if you head down to Detroit this weekend. Enjoy!

Michigan International Auto Show

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on January 23, 2018. 

Michigan International Auto Show in Grand Rapids
February 1-4, 2018
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids

Discover what drives you when the automotive world comes to Grand Rapids! Car manufacturers from around the world will showcase the most recently released or “soon to be released” models. Presented by the Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association. And, exclusively for the Michigan International Auto Show, Michigan Radio presents the Gilmore Car Museum, an extraordinary selection of vintage automobiles in the Grand Gallery of DeVos Place.

For more information, visit http://showspan.com/MAS

Entry deadline: Sunday, January 23, 2018 | Contest rules click here

If you have a new Amazon Alexa or Google Home smart speaker, you have an easy way to access Michigan Radio and NPR news and information. On either device, just say "Play Michigan Radio."

Monday, Jan 22,  2018
6:30 - 8:00 pm
208 5th Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067

2017 was certainly an eventful year in politics, and 2018 promises to be more of the same. We have a race for governor and every statewide office in Michigan up for grabs, open Congressional seats across metro Detroit, key ballot issues, and national mid-term elections to look forward to.

Tony Brown / Michigan Radio

The demolition of the stadium was supposed to begin early Sunday morning with a series of explosions designed to bring it down. Curious onlookers and the media gathered with their cameras at the ready. The demolition crew detonated their charges, but the stadium refused to come down.

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This contest has ended. Winners were notified on December 5, 2017.

The Nutcracker
Saturday, December 9 at 6:30 PM.
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor

Presented by the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet. A must-see holiday event for the entire family!  Join Clara on her magical journey through the enchanting Land of Snow to the Kingdom of the Sweets. 

With an impressive cast of talented Michigan ballet students, joined by international professional ballet dancers as guest artists, the Nutcracker is a wonderful holiday tradition to be enjoyed by all ages.

Courtesy of The Moth

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on November 21, 2017.

The Moth GrandSlam Championship: Fuel to the Fire
8:00 PM, Wednesday, Nov. 29
The Ark, Ann Arbor

The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words - fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. Listen as ten StorySLAM champs tell tales of escalation and acceleration. A blaze of love or a bonfire of woe. Heated words, toasty tempers, and the catalyst to the final straw. Going from zero to sixty. Bad to worse or worse to wonderful.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on November 10, 2017

Grand Rapids Wine, Beer and Food Festival
Thursday – Saturday, November 16-18, 2017
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids

Now in its 10th year, The Grand Rapids Wine Beer and Food Festival has established itself as the tasting event that is sure to please every palette. Attendees of the Festival can enjoy a variety of food and beverages, including:


Monday, November 20, 2017, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Zingerman's Greyline 
100 N. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104  

What happens when the controversies of politics and the realities of life intersect with the sports we love to watch? Issues like domestic violence, players kneeling for the national anthem, and payoffs to college players have all helped to move stories about our favorite players from the sports page…to the front page.

Join Michigan Radio’s Morning Edition host Doug Tribou as he talks with sports experts about some of the controversies facing the world of sports. Joining Doug will be author and Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon, former NBA player and UM 'Fab Five' member Jimmy King and sports journalist Joanne Gerstner. 

This contest has ended. Winners were notified October 25, 2017.

David Sedaris
Friday, November 3 – 8:00 PM
Wharton Center, East Lansing

The celebrated NPR humorist and bestselling author returns for an evening of captivating conversation and social satire. His sardonic wit and incisive social critiques make David Sedaris one of the world’s pre-eminent humorists. He slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness with masterful satire and keen observations on the human condition. 

This trip is SOLD OUT.

Check back for more future travel opportunities from Michigan Radio.

Join Michigan Radio’s Stateside host Cynthia Canty for a fabulous tour of Ireland in June, 2018.

Cynthia has enjoyed a life-long love affair with Ireland. It began when she spent her junior year of college at University College Cork. There she met Cork City local Sean Canty…and the two have been married 41 years. Cynthia has made dozens of trips back to Ireland through the years, and has come to know Ireland intimately. She looks forward to sharing “her” Ireland with Michigan Radio listeners!

On this trip, you’ll visit Ireland’s vibrant capital city-Dublin, experience the Ring of Kerry, overnight on the grounds of a regal castle, enjoy hearty Irish meals…and of course, kiss the famed Blarney Stone. That’s just to name a few of the great experiences that await you. When you join Cynthia on this trip, you'll enjoy a unique vacation and proceeds from the trip help support programming on Michigan Radio.

Special Travel Presentation
 You can learn more about our Shades of Ireland trip by watching this video from our recent travel presentation. 

For pricing, itinerary and to sign up, click here. 

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on Thursday, September 28.

Battle of the Dishes
6:00 PM, Monday, October 2nd

Marriott GM Renaissance Center, Detroit

Battle of the Dishes, a fundraiser for CATCH – Sparky Anderson’s Charity for Children, will offer an opportunity for Detroit Chefs to showcase their talent and creativity, while highlighting some of the most innovative cuisines around the city of Detroit. You definitely will not want to miss a bite of this.

Issues & Ale: The Future of Public Education
Wed, Sept. 27, 6:30-8:00 PM

Arcadia Brewing Co.
701 E. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Host: Doug Tribou

Most people would agree that public K-12 education in Michigan is facing challenges – issues like teacher turnover, budget cuts, and reduced enrollment due to the growth of charter schools. And the most recent Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Report ranks Michigan 41st in the country for education outcomes.

Join Michigan Radio’s Morning Edition host Doug Tribou as he talks with education experts about the major challenges facing public schools in Michigan, and potential solutions.

Tues, Aug. 15, 6:00-7:30 PM
Bill’s Beer Garden
218 S Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
- Free Admission –
Host: Rebecca Williams: Reporter/Host – The Environment Report

This past June, President Trump fulfilled a campaign promise when he announced that the United States would withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate accord, and end the implementation of carbon reduction targets set under the Obama administration. What are the implications of this decision on climate policy in the United States? And can local governments and the private sector fill in the void left by the federal government?

Mon, July 17, 2017; 6:30-8:00 PM
Northern Lights Lounge
660 W. Baltimore St
Detroit, MI 48202

Free Admission

Host: Lester Graham

This July marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit uprising, a civil disturbance that turned into one of the deadliest and most destructive riots in the history of the United States. The uprising resulted in dozens of deaths, thousands arrested, and National Guard and U.S. Army units deployed to patrol the streets of Detroit.

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on June 19, 2017.

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless Tour
8:00 PM, Saturday, June 24
The Power Center, Ann Arbor

The Capitol Steps at Ann Arbor Summer Festival
4:00 PM, Tuesday, July 4
The Power Center, Ann Arbor

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on May 30, 2017.

Cinetopia International Film Festival
June 1-11, 2017
Various venues in Detroit, Dearborn & Ann Arbor

Created for the people of southeastern Michigan, the Cinetopia International Film Festival features the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals (e.g. Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW, Tribeca, etc.).

Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Top of the Park – Annex Tent
Wed, June 14, 5:30-7:00 pm

2017 has already been an eventful year in politics, with the start of the Trump presidency, a single party controlled yet divided Congress, and lots of action in the state legislature. Join Michigan Radio’s “It’s Just Politics” team of Zoe Clark and Rick Pluta and other political pundits for this special Issues & Ale event under the Annex Tent at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival as we discuss what it all means for Michigan. 

Issues & Ale–President Trump: A Michigan Report Card
Monday, May 22 - 6:30-8:00 PM
Celebration Cinema North

2121 Celebration Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Host: Jack Lessenberry

The first several months of Donald Trump’s presidency have passed, and it’s been eventful so far. Join Michigan Radio’s senior political analyst Jack Lessenberry and a panel of political experts as we take a look at the Trump administration’s plans and actions so far, and the impact they may have on Michigan.

Planned panelists include:

- TJ Bucholz, Democratic strategist and President & CEO of Vanguard Public Affairs

- Scott Hagerstrom, Michigan state director for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign

- Cheyna Roth, Capitol reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network

- Gleaves Whitney, presidential historian and director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University