Dustin Dwyer reports enterprise and long-form stories from Michigan Radio’s West Michigan bureau. He was a fellow in the class of 2018 at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. He’s been with Michigan Radio since 2004, when he started as an intern in the newsroom. He left the station in 2010-2011 to be a stay at home dad, and returned to be part of the Changing Gears project, a collaboration between Michigan Radio, Ideastream in Cleveland and WBEZ in Chicago. From 2012 – 2017, he was part of the team for State of Opportunity, and produced several radio documentaries on kids and families in Michigan. He lives in Grand Rapids with his wife and three kids.
Contributions from Dustin Dwyer
- Read the text of MLK's "lost" Kalamazoo speech
It was four months after he gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and only four weeks after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
- Kent County changes its policy on ICE requests after Marine veteran mistakenly detained
The Kent County Sheriff’s Department is changing its policy on cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
- He was born in the U.S. He's a Marine veteran. Immigration enforcement tried to deport him.
Jilmar Ramos-Gomez is a U.S. citizen. Born in Grand Rapids. He served in the Marines and saw combat in Afghanistan. And last month federal immigration authorities took him into custody to face possibl …
- Home values rise in Grand Rapids, while the number of homes for sale hits 20-year low
The number of homes listed for sale in metro Grand Rapids hit a 20 year low last year, according to new numbers released by the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors . That’s as the average price of ho …
- Michigan layoff notices remain flat for 2018, despite GM announcement
About 7,000 Michigan workers went through a layoff in 2018, according to data from the state . That number was about the same as in 2017. The list doesn’t include everyone who lost a job for the year. …