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Students hear firsthand about Flint water crisis

Two Linden High School classes had the opportunity to listen and meet with the pediatrician and scientist who played a major role in uncovering the Flint water crisis. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who alerted officials and the public about increased lead levels in the...

Monroe County ‘One Book’ activities announced

This year’s book selection is “What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City,” by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. Environmental justice. Immigration. Motherhood. Science and medicine. With so many thought-provoking themes from this...

Houghton student going to Poetry Out Loud finals

In her first year competing in Poetry Out Loud, Adeline Frazier is going to the state finals. Frazier, a ninth-grade student at Houghton High School, is one of 36 high-school students from around the state who will compete this weekend in Lansing. “I really like...

OHS senior competes in poetry competition

An Owosso teen will be among 36 high school students competing in three rounds of poetry recitation for the chance to be named Michigan’s 2020 Poetry Out Loud Champion March 13-14 at the Lansing Crowne Plaza, 925 S Creyts Road. Round one is from 2:30 to 5 p.m. March...

What the Eyes Don’t See’ author coming to Alpena

On April 24, the Alpena County Library is welcoming Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the author of this year’s Great Michigan Read selection, “What the Eyes Don’t See,” to Alpena. The memoir is a riveting first-hand account about the Flint Water Crisis. She is a physician,...

GV preps for visit from Great Michigan Read author

Every year, Michigan Humanities chooses a book themed in their field to be read across the state. With the help of regional organizations, they aim to bring Michigan together through literature. One of the Great Michigan Read program’s many partners is the Kutsche...

Smithsonian celebrates opening weekend in Reed City

REED CITY — With the Smithsonian Crossroads exhibit now open to the public, those looking to learn more about small-town America can head over to the Reed City Depot. In collaboration with the Reed City Area District Library, opening weekend kicked off Saturday, Feb....

Holland Museum hosting exhibition ‘Them: Images of Separation’

Negative imagery found on postcards, license plates, games, souvenirs, and costumes has promoted stereotyping against such groups as African-Americans, Asian- Americans, Hispanics, Jews, and poor whites, as well as those who are “other” in terms of body type or sexual...

Flint water crisis whistleblower to speak

The whistleblower who exposed the dangerous levels of lead in Flint's drinking water after testing blood lead levels in its children is set to speak in Caro this week. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha will speak at 3 p.m., Oct. 17, at the Caro High School Auditorium, 301 N....

Museum Awarded Grant from Michigan Humanities

LANSING, MI — Michigan Humanities announces $203,101 in grants to 16 Michigan organizations in support of public humanities programming. The Gilmore Car Museum was awarded $3,850 for the educational program titled Birth of the Automobile: Horse-drawn Buggy to...

Poetry competition opens

LANSING — Michigan Humanities has opened registration for the 2019-20 Poetry Out Loud program, a recitation competition for high school students. “We are excited to celebrate the fifteenth year of Poetry Out Loud in Michigan, and look forward to seeing the creative,...

Marquette Mining Journal: Anatomy of an exhibit

The images probably aren’t familiar to most people, even those who have seen multiple showings of one of the most riveting dramas ever depicted on a movie screen. There’s George C. Scott practicing his lines at the Marquette County Courthouse. The light level is...

Marquette Mining Journal: A little piece of history

For those who wish to experience a miniature slice of history, scale models of ships, aircraft, cars and more by will be on display at the Marquette Regional History Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The event, which features work by the Upper Peninsula Scale...

Alpena News: DDA offering Free Family Zone Saturday

From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Alpena DDA will be hosting a free Family Zone at the Alpena Blues Festival, just outside the main festival area in front of the State Theater on 2nd Avenue. The area will have free activities for people of all ages. The DDA will be...

The Mining Journal: The Bulletin Board

Exhibits on the 60th anniversary of the making of the film “Anatomy of a Murder”and traditional wooden boat building in the Upper Peninsula are currently on display at Northern Michigan University. They can be viewed at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center in Gries Hall....

ABC 10 News: Two exhibits on display at Northern Michigan University

The Beaumier Heritage Center began featuring two new exhibits in their gallery in Gries Hall on June 15th. The exhibits on display are ‘The Making of Anatomy of a Murder’ and ‘Wooden Boats Afloat’. Although they are two very different exhibits, they are both important...

The Mining Journal: History center opens new exhibit

The opening reception of the Marquette Regional History Center’s Heritage Crafts exhibit was held recently. Dan Truckey, director of Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center, discussed a brief history of immigration in the U.P.,...

Michigan Radio Stateside: Poetry Out Loud state champ

Stateside’s conversation with Tajah-Rayne Davise April is National Poetry Month, and what better way to mark it than by talking with the high school student who is Michigan’s champion in the Poetry Out Loud competition. Tajah-Rayne Davise — the first Poetry Out Loud...

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