National Public Radio
As a freelance reporter for NPR, I file short pieces for newscasts, features and web stories of national interest. I also occasionally appear as a guest on various NPR shows.
Michigan Redistricting Power Put to a Vote
The Democrats for Governor in Michigan Want You to Know Just How Progressive They Are
Michigan State Reaches $500 Million Settlement Over Nassar Abuse
All Things Considered Guest: Michigan State Reaches $500 Million Settlement Over Nassar Abuse
1A Guest: Lame Duck Dynasty
Here and Now Guest: Primary Election Updates From Michigan and Kansas
I’m a co-host and producer of this weekly politics and news segment that airs on multiple stations across the state. The segment is a weekly conversation about important, and sometimes under the radar, statewide issues and why they matter to everyday people.
Cracks Forming in Foundation of Bipartisanship in Lansing
Justices Vow #AgressiveNonpartisanship on State Supreme Court
Experts Weigh Michigan’s Piggy Bank, Setting Stage for Divided Government
These Whitmer Cabinet Picks Will Inherit Huge Problems at Pivotal Moments
Attempt to Make Petition Campaigns More Difficult Could Backfire on GOP
Can You Handle This Truth? You Need to Research Your MI Supreme Court Races
Making ‘Boring Bills’ Sexy Again
Michigan Public Radio Network
I cover Capitol news – from bills to board meetings, and everything in between. Our coverage goes out to all NPR stations in Michigan and airs during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. I also appear as a regular guest on various station shows for political analysis, such as WCMU’s Morning Edition, WDET’s Detroit Today, and WKAR’s Current State.
Republicans push controversial lame duck legislation to curb Dems’ power
Blue Wave Hits Michigan
November election could signal change to Michigan’s political ‘color’
AG Schuette, former state Senator Whitmer, Libertarian Bill Gelineau win gubernatorial primaries
Television Ads Play Role In Democrats’ Race Leading Up To August Primary
Republican candidates in knock-down fight for governor
Engler defends his MSU interim presidency at US Senate hearing
Staffing shortage creates stressful, dangerous environment for Michigan corrections officers
Programs that reduce recidivism could be casualties in budget fight over prison spending
In about face, legislature OKs bills as donations pour in
Experts say outlawing female genital mutilation alone can’t stop it
Tribe working to make sure money isn’t an obstacle in school mascot debate
Michigan prosecutors balance new rights of juvenile lifers against promises made to victims
Two-Ways and Political Analysis
WMUK: Considering the State of the State
WMUK: The ‘Lame Duck’ Legislature Acts, But Court Challenges are Likely
Detroit Today: Engler Out As Interim MSU President
Detroit Today: What Bills Might Waddle Through the Legislature During Lame Duck?
Detroit Today: Who Are These People We’re Voting For or Against in November?
Current State: Conversation with Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice
Current State: Gov. Whitmer’s First Week as Governor
WKAR Freelance Reporter – Flint Coverage
Faces of Flint
Story of Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, an entrepreneur and Flint resident, and his quest to revitalize Flint.
Covered Pres. Barrack Obama’s visit to Flint for news spot used the following day during Current State. Interviewed locals and small business owners about what they would say to the Pres. Obama and what his visit means to Flint. Also provided social media updates throughout the day.
Assisted in covering a protest at the University of Michigan.
Assisted in covering the same sex marriage decision.
Engineered, edited and produced Jack Lessenberry’s daily essays and weekly morning interview from May 2015 – August 2015.
Organized, researched, and produced a week-long series for Stateside exploring marijuana in Michigan.
Produced an Audio Postcard following interviews with former female inmates.
The Food Fix Podcast
Host and assistant producer for weekly podcast dedicated to speaking with innovators trying to better feed the world.
Group creates animations to teach agricultural methods
ArtPrize artists explore Michigan’s abandoned farms and child hunger
ArtPrize artist creates piece on water scarcity
Aquatic life in Ghana
Researchers study food storage to reduce waste