Cathy ShafranHost and Reporter, All Things Considered
Cathy Shafran has spent nearly three quarters of her life as a journalist working somewhere in the world. She has covered conflicts from the streets of Flint, Michigan to battlefields in the Middle East.
Whether covering missile attacks in Southern Lebanon, being on the political beat in Flint, or teaching young journalists at the university level - Shafran’s focus has always been the same. She stresses the importance of listening to people and telling their stories in a way that impacts the audience. She has been guided in her journalism efforts by the thoroughness of NPR-style reporting and the ability to bring emotion to a story with sound and video.
After 3 decades of television reporting in Michigan and internationally, Shafran is excited to be able to be a listening ear to the folks of Washtenaw County, and equally excited to bring the NPR tradition of balanced storytelling to 89.1 WEMU.
Washtenaw Community College is responding to a growing shortage of truck drivers. WCC has partnered with an Ohio-based truck driver training program to offer local opportunities to be trained for almost-immediate employment. WEMU's Cathy Shafran explains.
Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell says she is furious about the spill of toxic chemicals into the Huron River. And she has called for an emergency response team from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to step in. WEMU's Cathy Shafran has more.
The Washtenaw County Health Department is ramping up efforts to vaccinate at risk people against monkeypox. But they caution supplies are low. WEMU's Cathy Shafran reports.