Zoe Clark

Reporter/Producer

Zoe Clark is a producer as well as the co-host of the Friday afternoon segment It's Just Politics on Michigan Radio. She produces Morning Edition, Jack Lessenberry’s daily essays, and Michigan Radio’s local interviews, including those by All Things Considered host Jennifer White and Morning Edition host Christina Shockley. She is also a substitute on-air host. She has been at Michigan Radio since 2006.

Zoe began her collegiate studies at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She holds degrees in Communication Studies and Political Science from the University of Michigan and lives in Ann Arbor, where she was born and raised.

Email: zoeclark@umich.edu

Twitter: @ZoeMelina

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3 Things: Election Edition
8:52 am
Tue October 12, 2010

3 Things: Ruth Johnson

Oakland County Clerk Ruth Johnson
Photo Courtesy of www.rj4mi.com

All this year, Michigan Radio has been asking people from across the state for their ideas on how to improve things in Michigan. The series is called 3 Things and, this week and next, we're mixing it up a bit. We're talking to the major candidates running in statewide elections. Today, we hear from Oakland County Clerk Ruth Johnson. She's the Republican candidate for Secretary of State.  You can hear her interview here.

News Roundup
8:39 am
Tue October 12, 2010

In this morning's news...

Report: State Budget Cuts Impact Birth Statistics

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3 Things: Election Edition
9:36 am
Mon October 11, 2010

3 Things: Jocelyn Benson

Jocelyn Benson, Democratic Candidate for Secretary of State
Photograph courtesy of the votebenson.com website

All this year, Michigan Radio has been asking people from across the state for three ideas of what we can all do to improve things. Now, we're mixing it up a bit. We're asking the candidates for statewide office to make three promises to the people of Michigan. It's 3 Things: Election Edition. This morning, we heard from the Democratic candidate for Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson.  You can hear the interview here.

News Roundup
8:34 am
Mon October 11, 2010

In this morning's news...

The (One and Only?) Debate

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ArtPrize
12:04 pm
Fri October 8, 2010

ArtPrize winner announced

A photo of Chris LaPorte's winning piece "Cavalry, American Officers, 1921"
Flickr user music2fish2 (Eric Lanning)

The winner of ArtPrize was announced last night in Grand Rapids.  Grand Rapids-based artist Chris LaPorte came in first place with his life-size pencil drawing titled, "Cavalry, American Officers, 1921." LaPorte won $250,000.  The drawing is based on a photograph that LaPorte saw in a Grand Rapids antique shop.

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News Roundup
8:12 am
Fri October 8, 2010

In this morning's news...

ArtPrize Winner Announced

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Lake Huron Oil Spill
12:57 pm
Thu October 7, 2010

Oil reported on Lake Huron beach

It appears there may be another oil spill in Michigan... this time on a beach on Lake Huron.  The Associated Press is reporting that investigators from the U.S. Coast Guard are searching for the cause of a spill at Cheboygan State Park.

The spill war reported Tuesday and cleanup crews were at the site yesterday.

The AP says the oil, "covered a section of beach measuring about 25 yards by 300 yards."

News Roundup
7:08 am
Wed October 6, 2010

In this morning's news...

Other People's Money

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ELECTION 2010
12:05 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

The candidates for governor take YOUR questions next week

Next week we'll be airing special, live call-in shows with the candidates running for governor.  On Monday, from 9-10AM we'll hear from Democratic candidate Virg Bernero.  On Friday, also from 9-10AM, we'll hear from Republican nominee Rick Snyder.  Rick Pluta, the Michigan Public Radio Newtork's Lansing Bureau Chief, will host.  You can call-in and ask your questions at (877) 952-7870.

ArtPrize 2010
9:26 am
Thu September 23, 2010

ArtPrize takes over Grand Rapids

ArtPrize visitors check out a piece titled "Vision" by David Spriggs, at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
Dustin Dwyer

ArtPrize opened in Grand Rapids yesterday.  The huge art competition runs until October 10th.  There are some 1,700 artists competing for this year's prize.  As Dustin Dywer reports, just like last year, the winner will be decided by popular vote.

News Roundup
7:05 am
Thu September 23, 2010

In this morning's headlines...

Regulators Give OK to Enbridge's Plan to Restart Pipeline

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News Roundup
7:46 am
Wed September 22, 2010

In this morning's news...

Strong Storms Leave Thousands without Power

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RACE RELATIONS
9:10 am
Tue September 21, 2010

Mapped: Racial Integration in Detroit

A color-coded map of racial integration in Detroit.
Eric Fischer

By using U.S. Census data, Eric Fischer has created a map that shows the racial integration of Detroit.  As Gawker.com explains, "one dot equals 25 people. The dots are then color-coded based on race: White is pink; Black is blue; Hispanic is orange, and Asian is green."   You can find the racial integration of other large U.S. cities here.

News Roundup
7:46 am
Tue September 21, 2010

In this morning's headlines...

Corrections Budget Stalled

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News Roundup
7:20 am
Mon September 20, 2010

In this morning's news headlines...

A Budget This Week (Maybe)

Legislative leaders in Lansing hope they can finalize the state's budget this week. By law the budget must be balanced by October 1st. It looks, as of now, that there are two issues holding up the budget negotiations: temporary amnesty for delinquent taxpayers and an early retirement proposal for state workers.

A Republican-led House?

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State Budget Negotiations
9:19 am
Fri September 17, 2010

Stem cell fight delays state budget

With two weeks to go before the October 1st budget deadline, lawmakers are fighting over controversial science funding.  As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, the budget remains in limbo over a deal on stem cell research funding for the state's 15 public universities.

Election 2010
8:01 am
Fri September 17, 2010

Robert Steele wants Rep. John Dingell's job

Dr. Robert Steele
Photo courtesy of Dr. Rob Steele for Congress website

Republican Dr. Robert Steele is challenging Democratic incumbent John Dingell in this year's election. Congressman Dingell represents Michigan's 15th district and is the longest serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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News Roundup
6:54 am
Fri September 17, 2010

In this morning's news...

Kalamazoo River Clean Up Progressing

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Poverty in Michigan
1:42 pm
Thu September 16, 2010

14% of Michiganders Lived in Poverty in 2009

According to new data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, 14% of people in Michigan last year lived in poverty.  As the Detroit News reports that is, "the highest for the state since it hit 14.1 percent in 1994.'' Nationally, in 2009, the poverty rate was 14.3%.  That means 1 in 7 people, or 43.6 million Americans, lived in poverty last year.

Offbeat
12:02 pm
Thu September 16, 2010

Hearses in Hell

Chris Chan

The Associated Press reports, 

A Hell-based car club will try to set a world record for the longest procession of hearses.  Just Hearse'N Around will try to set a new Guinness World records mark... Saturday.  Club member Steve Frey says to qualify for the record, each of the expected 50-plus hearses must be driven in procession for just over two miles.

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