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Michigan Radio welcomes BBC Newshour to Michigan

Michigan Radio will welcome the BBC Newshour to Michigan in early March as part of a reporting and outreach initiative. The week of March 4, members of the BBC Newshour team will be reporting from Ann Arbor and Detroit to help bring a Michigan news perspective to the world.

On Thursday, March 7 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Michigan Radio will host a special version of the station’s popular Issues & Ale discussion series. The topic for the discussion will be “International Perspectives on American Politics.” BBC Newshour host/presenter James Coomarasamy and Newshour editor Jo Floto will join Michigan Radio’s Lester Graham to talk about how some of the major stories in American politics, like the government shut down and the border wall, are viewed and reported elsewhere in the world. This free event will be held at the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale. Details can be found here.

The BBC Newshour is the award-winning flagship program of the BBC World Service. The program originates from London, providing the latest news and interviews with newsmakers, eyewitnesses, correspondents and analysts. Newshour is carried on more than 300 radio stations across the U.S. and reaches over 3.3 million listeners each week. The program airs on Michigan Radio every weekday between 9 – 10 a.m.

Steve is Michigan Public's Marketing Director. His job involves coordinating the station’s marketing, communication and public relations efforts, special events, car donation program and community & media partnerships.