Anthony Brown

Web Producer

Anthony Brown

Tuesday, July 31, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Michigan Princess River Boat
Grand River Park, Lansing, MI 48917

Voters across Michigan will go to the polls on August 7 for Michigan’s primary election. They’ll be selecting the Republican and Democratic candidates in statewide races for governor and attorney general, as well as candidates in several open U.S. House of Representatives seats and State House and Senate districts.

Willow Run, a World Premiere by Jeff Duncan
8:00 PM, Friday, July 13, 2018
Purple Rose Theatre, Chelsea, Mich.

Michigan Radio is looking for a determined and persuasive sales person to meet, and work with businesses and organizations around Michigan.  If you are goal oriented, a motivated self-starter with a high sense of accountability, able to organize your time effectively, while maintaining a winning attitude, and you love public radio, then contact us.

Job Summary – Do Work That Matters
Working as a Corporate Sponsorship Account Executive in public broadcasting is similar to that of a salesperson in commercial broadcasting or local print media. Media sales experience is desired, but if you have background in fields such as insurance, job placement, professional services, or pharmaceutical sales many of those skills may also apply. 

In this special episode, MorningSide 48224 teams up with WYPR's Out of the Blocks to share voices from MorningSide.

On the east side of Detroit, the streets of MorningSide are lined with stately, brick Tudor-style houses. But today, one in four of those houses is abandoned, boarded up, gutted, or burned out.

The foreclosure crisis of 2008 hit MorningSide like a tidal wave, and the neighborhood is struggling to sprout again from the rubble. There’s a lot of buzz about a new Renaissance in downtown Detroit, but the locals in this corner of town are wondering when – and if – the revival is going to make its way to them. In the meantime, they’re holding their own and looking out for each other.

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

Need a good laugh about Washington? Michigan Radio is pleased to welcome The Capitol Steps back to Ann Arbor Summer Festival for their annual 4th of July show!

This contest has ended. Winners were notified on May 18, 2018
The Moth GrandSLAM: The Tipping Point
Wednesday, May 23rd at 8:00 PM (doors open at 7 PM)
The Ark, Ann Arbor

The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story

Wed, May 9, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Fillmore 13 Brewery
7 N. Saginaw St
Pontiac, MI 48342

Transit in Southeast Michigan has again surfaced as a major issue as area leaders have been unable to agree on a regional transit plan. Should Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties all work together to develop rapid bus transit lines and commuter rail, or should car dependent areas focus on maintaining or expanding their network of roads?

Join Michigan Radio Program Director and It’s Just Politics host Zoe Clark for a fabulous news junkie tour of our nation’s capital this October. You’ll enjoy seeing many of the landmarks that make Washington, D.C. famous as well as the places where many of your favorite NPR programs are created. This trip includes:

Issues & Ale: "That’s What They Say" Grammar Night
Wed, April 25, 6:30-8:00 PM
JB’s Smokehouse BBQ
 225 S Canton Center Rd
Canton, MI 48188

If it drives you crazy when someone uses "literally" to mean "figuratively," or have ever wondered how "YOLO", "bracketology," and "bromance" became actual words, then this event is for you. 


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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


This contest has ended. Winners were notified on April 10, 2018

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 contest has ended. Novi show winners were notified on February 27, 2018; Grand Rapids show winners were notified on March 16, 2018

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.

Michigan Radio public files are located at the links below.

WUOM Public file click here

WFUM Public file click here

WVGR Public file click here 

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 auto show
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

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?