April Baer is the new host of Michigan Radio’s Stateside talk show.
Prior to her arrival in Michigan, April was the host of the weekly show State of Wonder on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) for the past six years. Before that, she was the Morning Edition host and a reporter at OPB, covering beats including government and legal affairs, changing demographics and the arts. Continue reading “April Baer | Host, Stateside”
Lia is a Stateside production assistant and a junior at the University of Michigan, where she studies English and History. She is also the editor-in-chief of What the F, a student feminist magazine. She is passionate about sexual education reform and, last spring, was fortunate enough to be able to help facilitate a reproductive health class in Moshi, Tanzania. Continue reading “Lia Baldori | Stateside Production Assistant”
Suzanne Belanger is a Marketing Associate at Michigan Radio, coordinating community and media partnerships, public relations, special events, and more. She started working in radio when she was 14 years old at her hometown station in Delphos, Ohio. Throughout her radio career, she’s worked at a number of stations in Ohio, Florida and Michigan. She was most recently with CBS/Entercom as Marketing Director of WOMC and WYCD in Detroit. Continue reading “Suzanne Belanger | Marketing Associate”
Will Callan, the intern for Michigan Radio’s new politics podcast The 8th, hails from the Bay Area, where he lived in Oakland and San Francisco and reported for local newspapers and magazines. He enjoys a long swim in chilly water (preferably followed by a sauna) and getting to know new cities. That’s one reason he’s excited to be in Ann Arbor, which he can already tell has just the right combo of urban grit and natural beauty to make him feel at home.
Laura is the executive producer and fill-in host on Stateside. She came to Michigan Radio from WDET in Detroit, where she was senior producer on the current events program, Detroit Today. She began her career in public radio as a Michigan Radio intern before taking a job as a Capitol-beat reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network. Continue reading “Laura Weber Davis | Executive Producer, Stateside”
MaKayla is a recent Michigan transplant hailing from Arkansas with a deep love for storytelling which has translated to a love for public radio. She loves being outdoors (and welcomes any recommendations for great hiking spots), cooking for her fiancée, and is a budding horticulturist. She is studying Mass Communication at the University of Arkansas Little Rock.
Brad Gowland joined Michigan Radio in 2019 to help with the station’s growing digital side, specializing in data collection and digital audio. Brad got his start in radio at New York City’s WNYC, where he was a data analyst and computer programmer (and made lots of great friends). He loves Morning Edition, the Grateful Dead, and crosswords.
Rachel Ishikawa joined Michigan Radio in 2020 as a podcast producer. She’s currently working on a youth-led podcast with students from Community High School in Ann Arbor. Continue reading “Rachel Ishikawa | Podcast Producer”
Catherine Nouhan is a Stateside production assistant and senior at the University of Michigan studying English and Philosophy. She is also a news reporter and the managing podcast editor at the university’s student newspaper, The Michigan Daily. Catherine finds reporting on issues pertaining to the environment, big tech, and public health most intriguing. Besides stressing about post-grad life and making TikToks of her cat, Catherine enjoys teaching her college friends how to cook and thrifting her entire wardrobe from Value World. Will usually be found wearing large, obnoxious earrings.
Nell Ovitt is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she studied English and Religious Studies. After spending a year working at a university in Japan, she has traded humid summer for Midwestern winter and is so excited to be part of the Stateside team. She’s interested in storytelling and the way it connects, affects, and shapes us, and she can’t wait to learn more about it with Michigan Radio! Continue reading “Nell Ovitt | Stateside Production Assistant”