Brett Dahlberg


Brett joined WCMU in February, 2021, as a general assignment reporter. He was previously the health reporter at WXXI Public Broadcasting in Rochester, N.Y., and has filed stories for National Public Radio, IEEE Spectrum, The Village Voice and other outlets.

Brett earned a master’s degree in journalism from the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. He grew up on Washington state’s Kitsap Peninsula and is proud that his cell phone number still carries the 360 area code.

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Three women in their 80s and 90s sat around a table together last month, taking swipes at a bright yellow balloon emblazoned with a smiley face.

Margaret Clark, Diane Chisholm and Betty Doyle were residents at New Hope Valley, an assisted living facility just outside Saginaw.

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Health departments in Michigan have begun turning down vaccine allocations from the state because they’re unable to find enough people willing to get the shots.

Michigan Technological University

Michigan is looking for new uses for old tires.

A set of grants from the state Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy will fund projects to mix recycled tires with asphalt to pave roads.

U.S. Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service has opened an investigation into how a prescribed burn in northeastern Michigan escaped control and became a wildfire last week.