David Cassleman is a reporter and Morning Edition host for IPR News Radio. He got his start in public radio at WDET in Detroit, and joined Interlochen Public Radio in June 2014. He’s a graduate of the University of Michigan.
Michigan has one of the largest populations of homeless students in the United States, according to new research from the University of Michigan. Communities in northern Michigan have some of the highest rates of child homelessness in the entire state.
Child homelessness rates are high in northern Michigan, according to a news study from the University of Michigan.
President Donald Trump’s plan to fix the nation’s crumbling infrastructure hasn’t gone anywhere yet.
Earlier this year, Trump proposed investing $1.5 trillion in the nation’s roads, bridges and other systems. However, only a fraction of the money would come from the federal government in the plan. Instead, most would come from state and local governments.
John Austin, director of the Michigan Economic Center, says President Trump's infrastructure funding plan puts too much of the burden on state and local governments.
The U.S. Coast Guard has organized a command post in Mackinaw City to respond to a mineral oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac. Around 600 gallons of fluid leaked from underwater electrical lines west of the Mackinac Bridge earlier this week.
Coast Guard Ensign Pamela Manns gives an update on the mineral oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac.
A Great Lakes group wants paddlers to help in the fight against invasive species.
Michigan Sea Grant – a group run by the University of Michigan and Michigan State University – is starting a program to teach kayakers and canoers to report aquatic invasive species found along waterways.
Michigan State University’s interim President John Engler criticized state lawmakers last week for a package of bills that would give sexual assault victims more time to file lawsuits, among other changes.
A group of state lawmakers is proposing to end public elections for university boards in Michigan and to give that power entirely to the governor.
The people who govern Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University are elected by the public. The state’s 12 other public universities have board members that are appointed by the governor.
Michigan Public Radio reporter Cheyna Roth discusses a measure that would end public elections for choosing governing boards at MSU, UM and WSU.
A trial attorney from Traverse City is running as a Democrat for Grand Traverse County’s seat in the state House. Dan O’Neil made the announcement at Horizon Books in Traverse City on Thursday morning.
A business that makes wine, mead and beer in Benzie County has been told to stop holding events.
St. Ambrose Cellars has hosted open mic nights, fundraisers and even weddings on the property for several years. But a letter from the Homestead Township zoning administrator said the business is not allowed to do that in their zoning district.
Officials are making last-minute changes to the popular White Pine Stampede cross-country ski race in Antrim County.
For the second year in a row, organizers are canceling the 50-kilometer race because there’s not enough snow on the course from Mancelona to Bellaire. The 10 and 20-kilometer races will be held at Shanty Creek Resorts on Saturday.
Last fall, northern Michigan’s congressman announced he was joining the Climate Solutions Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. It’s a group of more than 60 Democrats and Republicans who want to address the challenges of climate change.