The White House

Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

Eastern Michigan University, in collaboration with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, is bringing a distinguished keynote speaker to the annual Martin Luther King Junior  celebration event this year.  White House correspondent for PBS and NBC and MSNBC political contributor Yamiche Alcindor will be delivering the keynote address virtually this year because of the pandemic.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talked with the award-winning journalist about her experiences covering President Donald Trump and what message she hopes to share in her address.


Gretchen Whitmer
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

The investigation is “ongoing” into an alleged plot by extremists that included plans to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer.  That’s according to Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and the FBI.  They announced Thursday that 13 men were charged with a variety of state and federal crimes.  Authorities say the men wanted to overthrow the state government and incite a civil war.  We have more from Rick Pluta.


White House
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she will announce plans soon to allow some businesses to re-open and to permit more public gatherings.  As we hear from Rick Pluta, Whitmer says the state is preparing the next phase of its response to the COVID-19 emergency.


Donald Trump
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

President Trump’s declaration that opioid abuse is a national emergency comes without a lot of new resources for states to deal with the health threat.  


Tim Kelly
Michigan House Republicans / gophouse.org

A state Representative could be headed to the White House. 


Michigan Ladder Company

This week, we launch what will be an occasional series that will introduce you to some of the people, places, and things that help comprise who we are as a community.  These are parts of our community that, in some way, are making a difference, and yet, you may not be at all familiar with them.  That’s why this feature series is called “Hidden in Plain Sight.”

Today, we take you to Michigan Ladder Company.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan spent time with the folks at the Ypsilanti factory that makes products found everywhere from Washtenaw County, to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, to the White House


Voting Booth
Sam Felder / flickr.com

The Michigan Secretary of State is willing to turn over some voter information to a federal commission.


Jarrod Agen
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Governor Rick Snyder’s chief of staff has taken a new job at the White House

Jennifer Granholm
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm will have a key role in Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s potential move into the White House.  The Clinton campaign announced Tuesday that Granholm is a co-chair on Clinton’s transition team.


veteransradio.net / Veterans Radio

President Barack Obama has announced he will award retired Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Kettles the Medal of Honor.  The award comes nearly 50-years after  the act of "conspicuous gallantry" took place. Kettles will receive the award for service in the U-S Army at the White House on July 18th. .