Michigan is fortunate to have a network of strong public and private universities. This month, we’re talking about the role that colleges and universities play in improving residents’ health care, food choices, and access to information, education and job training. It’s a responsibility that colleges and universities are taking on willingly, both as a way to help our cities and as a way to improve town-gown relationships. My co-host for this month’s show is Detroit Free Press higher education reporter David Jesse. Our guests are Jeff Mason from Michigan’s University Research Corridor, Scott MacInnes from the Michigan Municipal League, and Ned Staebler, vice president of economic development for Wayne State University.
The Michigan Prosperity Agenda is a monthly radio show that challenges listeners to help make Michigan a better place to live, work and play by creating vibrant and prosperous local communities. It has aired on News/Talk 760 WJR since 2010. The hour-long radio program is hosted by me, Dan Gilmartin, CEO of the League. The show is sponsored by the League and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA). The League’s next show airs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, on News/Talk 760 WJR, but you can listen anytime at the League’s website or by subscribing to the FREE iTunes podcast. Learn more about the League’s placemaking work here on this blog.