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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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.

Election 2010
7:35 am
Thu September 16, 2010

Poll: Snyder continues to lead Bernero

Rick Snyder
Matthew G. Bisanz

A new poll released yesterday shows Republican Rick Snyder leading Democrat Virg Bernero in the race for Governor.  The EPIC-MRA poll surveyed 600 likely voters.  53% of respondents say they support Snyder, 29% favor Bernero and 15% say they are undecided.  The election is November 2nd.

News Roundup
7:19 am
Thu September 16, 2010

In this morning's news headlines...

Foreclosure Numbers Improve

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Jobs
1:49 pm
Wed September 15, 2010

Michigan's jobless rate unchanged

Michigan's jobless rate remained steady from July to August.  The state umployment rate was 13.1%   The nation's August unemployment rate was 9.6%, up from 9.5% in July.  Michigan has the nation's second highest jobless rate.  Nevada has the highest.

Kalamazoo Oil Spill
12:16 pm
Wed September 15, 2010

Enbridge officials testify before Congressional Panel

Officials at Enbridge Energy are testifying before a House panel this afternoon in DC.  They're being questioned about their pipeline that broke in July near Marshall, MI and leaked more than 800,000 gallons of oil.

Asian Carp
11:21 am
Wed September 15, 2010

Granholm to meet "Asian Carp Czar"

The Bighead Asian Carp found in Lake Calumet
REUTERS/Illinois Department of Natural Resources/Handout

Governor Granholm is part of a delegation from the Great Lakes region that is meeting today with officials from the Obama administration. They're meeting in D.C. to discuss how to keep the invasive Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes.

The meeting also includes Governor Ted Strickland of Ohio and John Goss, the White House's newly appointed "Asian Carp Czar."

Officials from the Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies will also attend.

Hollywood in Michigan
10:39 am
Wed September 15, 2010

The celebrities are coming, the celebrities are coming...

Hollywood, California
Jon Sullivan

As more companies claim Michigan's film tax incentives, more and more celebrities are being seen around the state. Celebrities like David Arquette are tweeting about Michigan sunsets or talking about the state's hot spots. But, Michigan is still experiencing the economic doldrums.

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Election 2010: Debate-gate
10:34 am
Wed September 15, 2010

Lessenberry: Bernero crashing Snyder's town hall was "politically brilliant"

Michigan Radio's Political Analyst Jack Lessenberry
Michigan Radio

Michigan Radio's political analyst Jack Lessenberry says Democratic candidate for Governor Virg Bernero's crashing of GOP nominee Rick Snyder's town hall meeting on Monday evening was, "politically brilliant."

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News Roundup
7:33 am
Wed September 15, 2010

In this morning's news...

Pipeline Execs To Be Grilled

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News Roundup
7:22 am
Tue September 14, 2010

In this morning's news...

Christmas Day Bomber to Represent Himself

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Election 2010
8:29 am
Mon September 13, 2010

Debate-gate

 

It appears Democratic candidate for Governor Virg Bernero and GOP nominee Rick Snyder aren't any closer to debating before the November election.  Discussions between the two campaigns about debate-specifics (including where and when) have broken down.  This news, of course, has many political observers across the state adding their two cents about 'debate-gate.' Here's a rundown of what they're saying:

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News Roundup
6:52 am
Mon September 13, 2010

In this morning's news...

Debates Continue (About Debates)

It seems Democratic candidate for Governor Virg Bernero and GOP nominee Rick Snyder aren't any closer to debating before Election Day. Discussions over scheduling the debates have broken down between the two campaigns and Bernero is now asking Michigan TV stations to host debates. Bernero says he'd show up to the debates, and hopes Snyder would too.

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News Roundup
8:33 am
Fri September 10, 2010

In this morning's news...

Temporary Ban on Federal Funds for Stem Cell Research Lifted

As Michigan Radio's Rina Miller reports, many Michigan scientists are welcoming news that an appeals court lifted a temporary ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Scientists working on stem cells have been under a cloud of uncertainty since President George W. Bush vetoed legislation that would have expanded the research.

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