Zoe Clark


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


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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6:57 am
Mon August 30, 2010

News roundup: August 30th

A 'Conventional' Weekend

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1:36 pm
Fri August 27, 2010

Reports: Bernero picks Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence as running mate

The Gongwer News Service and Detroit News are reporting that Democratic nominee for Governor Virg Bernero has chosen Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence as a running mate.

Election 2010
12:03 pm
Fri August 27, 2010

Bernero to name Lt. Gov on Saturday

A campaign official says Democratic candidate for Governor Virg Bernero will name his running mate Saturday morning.

It's still unknown just who it will be.

Bernero will name his nominee for Lt. Gov at 9:30AM in Detroit.

The announcment will come as Democrats attend thier state nominating convention at Cobo Hall in Detroit.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder announced his choice of state Representative Brian Calley as his running mate on Wednesday.

10:59 am
Fri August 27, 2010

Snyder leads Bernero in latest poll

A new poll shows Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder leading Democrat Virg Bernero.

The EPIC-MRA poll, released yesterday, showed 51% of voters favored Snyder, 29% backed Bernero.  Interestingly enough, with 10 weeks to go before the November 2nd election, 1 in 5 voters say they are still undecided.

Snyder spent $2.3 million on TV ads before the Aug. 3 primary. He's now better known and more favorably regarded by voters than the Lansing mayor.

7:05 am
Fri August 27, 2010

News roundup: Friday, August 27th

Stabbing suspect awaits trial in county jail

Elias Abuelazam, the man suspected in more than a dozen stabbings in Flint, made his first court appearance yesterday. A motive for the crimes is still unknown. Genesee County prosecutor David Leyton says he will seek a life sentence for Abuelazam.

Granholm names new Michigan Supreme Court justice

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7:07 am
Thu August 26, 2010

News Roundup: August 26th

Zoe Clark Michigan Radio

Michigan's New Home Sales Better Than Nation's

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