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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Michigan Suicide Prevention Commission

Michigan’s Suicide Prevention Commission published its first full report, recommending steps that the authors said would decrease the number of suicide attempts and deaths in the state.

“We must act now,” Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the state’s chief medical executive, wrote. “The preventable nature of suicide makes Michigan’s current suicide rates unacceptable.”

Michigan Radio

Arsenic concentrations in Michigan’s groundwater are already higher than in much of the rest of the country, and they could get higher still if a drought hits the state, a study from the United States Geological Survey has found.

Arsenic is a poisonous substance that’s associated with developmental impairments, cardiovascular disease and several types of cancer.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Northern Michigan public health officials said Thursday that the growing prevalence of COVID-19 variants that are more contagious than the original strain of the virus is making outbreaks increasingly difficult to control.

Michigan Attorney General's Office

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel warned residents Tuesday about scams connected to COVID-19 vaccines.

The New York Times

Michigan cities are five of the country’s top six for new COVID-19 cases per capita, according to analysis by the New York Times. Mount Pleasant, home of Central Michigan University, is No. 2 in that data.