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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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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Legislation
1:08 pm
Thu September 9, 2010

Roadside Drug Testing Coming to a Town Near You?

A proposal would allow Michigan police to use new, portable drug testing kits when they suspect a motorist is under the influence of substances other than alcohol.

Legislation to allow the roadside drug tests was introduced Wednesday in the state House.

The bills would create guidelines for using a preliminary oral drug test during a traffic stop. Republican state Rep. Rick Jones of Grand Ledge says police could know within minutes whether a driver is high on drugs, similar to tests for alcohol that have been given at roadside traffic stops for years.

Budget 2010
12:00 pm
Thu September 9, 2010

Granholm signs first part of a budget deal

Governor Jennifer Granholm
Michigan Radio

Governor Granholm has signed the first part of a budget deal that includes tapping the School Aid Fund to help retire a deficit. The bill shifts $208-million dollars from the schools fund and gives it to community colleges. That frees up funds to help eliminate about half of this year's budget shortfall. The governor and legislative leaders say it's a one-time measure that helps avert bigger cuts to critical services in the current fiscal year.

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Asian Carp
9:21 am
Thu September 9, 2010

There's A New Czar In Town

The White House has appointed a new "Asian Carp Czar."  Former Indiana environmental chief John Goss was tapped to coordinate the federal response to the Asian Carp.  Governor Granholm says she intends to get in touch with Goss soon.  The Chicago Breaking News Center explains the problems the fish cause:

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Election 2010
9:06 am
Thu September 9, 2010

Rep. John Dingell: I Intend to Win

Congressman John Dingell
Michigan Radio

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John Dingell says he intends to keep his seat as Representative of Michigan's 15th District in the November election.

News Roundup
6:49 am
Thu September 9, 2010

What's in the news...

Welfare Numbers Creep Up

Welfare cases in Michigan are on the rise. The state has almost 2 million people receiving some form of public assistance. And, that number is expected to rise as more people lose their extended unemployment benefits.

There's a New Czar In Town

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News Roundup
7:40 am
Wed September 8, 2010

News Roundup: Wednesday, September 8th

State Lawmakers Make Progress on Budget

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News Roundup
8:15 am
Tue September 7, 2010

In Today's Headlines...

Back to Court Over Carp

Michigan and four other states head back to federal court today in hopes of keeping Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes. They'll try to make their case to close Illinois River access to Lake Michigan in order to keep the fish out. A decision is not expected this week.

Labor Group Endorses Snyder

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News Roundup
7:04 am
Tue August 31, 2010

News roundup: Tuesday, August 31st

Court Rejects Tea Party

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9:03 am
Mon August 30, 2010

(Another) Vacation for state lawmakers

Well, it's that time.  The time to put away the beach bags, the flip-flops, and that industrial-size bottle of SPF 45.  Yes, friends, summer vacation is over.  As another Michigan August comes to an end and September comes knocking, it's time to say goodbye to lazy summer afternoons and  get back to business. 

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