Rick Pluta

Rick Pluta appears in the following:

Kalamazoo Shootings Update

Sunday, February 21, 2016

In Kalamazoo, Mich., at least six people are dead and others injured after multiple shootings Saturday. Authorities say the shootings were random. Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta has an update.


Hillary Clinton Stops In Flint, Spotlighting The City's Struggles

Sunday, February 07, 2016

The Democratic presidential candidate visited Flint, Mich., on Sunday. While on the campaign trail, she's been highlighting the city's recovery from lead contamination in its water.


Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager To Step Down

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

The state-appointed emergency manager of the Detroit public schools system is calling it quits. Darnell Earley was a big target because of his job before this one — as emergency manager of Flint.


Michigan Lawmakers Play Catch-Up In Flint Water Crisis

Thursday, January 21, 2016

It's been a tough week for lawmakers in Michigan. On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Snyder apologized to Flint residents about the water contamination scandal. Then the next day, the governor's o...


Uproar Grows Louder Over Lead Contamination Of Flint's Water

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The water contamination crisis in Flint became more political Wednesday when President Obama met with Mayor Karen Weaver. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has apologized to the people of the city.


Michigan Governor Vows To Fix Flint's Drinking Water Emergency

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Gov. Rick Snyder delivered his State of the State address, and apologized for the drinking water disaster in Flint. He said he will release his emails on the lead-contaminated tap water in Flint.


Calls To Resign Overshadow Michigan Governor's State Address

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Gov. Rick Snyder is to deliver his sixth state of the state address Tuesday. It comes at a time of crisis for the state and the governor. He's criticized for his handling of Flint's water problems.


Same-Sex Parenting Goes On Trial In Detroit

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage goes on trial today in Detroit, and Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta is there. A lesbian couple wants to settle the doubts over same-sex parenting.


Michigan Works To Match Dropouts With Degrees Already Earned

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

There's a nationwide search underway to find former students who don't know they've already done all or most of the work needed to earn a credential that might help them land a better-paying job.

In Michigan, several hundred community college dropouts were recently surprised to learn they had enough credits ...


Romney To Michigan Voters: 'I Am a Son of Detroit'

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"I am a son of Detroit." That's the first line from an op-ed Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney published in The Detroit News on Tuesday. The candidate's father, George Romney, was the Governor of Michigan in the 1960s; Mitt Romney grew up in Michigan, and with the Michigan primary contest just a week away, he’s been vigorously re-asserting his roots. But given the fact Romney hasn't lived in the state in years and "corporate-raider" past, whether or not Michigan voters will accept him as a native son remains to be seen.

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