David Cassleman

Morning Edition Host, Reporter

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.

David Cassleman

Forests in Michigan are under threat – that’s what the state wrote in the report it published last week. There are diseases to worry about and invasive species like the ubiquitous emerald ash borer.

The state and federal governments spend millions in Michigan each year trying to contain these threats. 

But that effort is complicated because most forest land in the state is privately owned.


Traverse City is one of the nation’s most vibrant arts communities, according to new research from Southern Methodist University.

The study ranked the northern Michigan community as number 20 in the nation among small and mid-sized cities.

A new session began for state lawmakers last week. 

The newest members of the state House of Representatives and Senate from northern Michigan are settling into new offices and hiring staff, among many other things.

Right now they’re learning about new jobs and about the challenges of getting anything done in Lansing.


National Writers Series

A best-selling thriller writer is one of the authors coming to Traverse City during this season’s National Writers Series.

Harlan Coben will appear at the Traverse City Opera House in July. He's one of five writers that the National Writers Series has announced are coming in 2015.

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