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Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jan. 25, 2010
Listen to the Jan. 27 show

Contact: Matt Bach
Dir. of Communications
(734) 669-6317 or mbach@mml.org

“Michigan Prosperity Agenda” Radio Show Premieres on News/Talk 760 WJR
Program Explores How to Make a Better Michigan


LANSING, Mich. — A new radio show that challenges listeners to help make Michigan a better place to live, work and play by creating vibrant and prosperous local communities premieres at 7 p.m. eastern time Wednesday on News/Talk 760 WJR.

The “Michigan Prosperity Agenda” hour-long program is hosted by Dan Gilmartin, CEO of the Michigan Municipal League (MML). Gilmartin will be joined by various co-hosts and guests. The show is sponsored by MML and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) and is scheduled to air at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month in 2010.

“Half of our college graduates are moving out of state, our cities are in retreat, and our industries are struggling to compete globally,” Gilmartin said. “This radio show is about challenging the old ideas and building a better Michigan with bold solutions that are working in other states and cities across the country. This is a great venue for the Michigan Municipal League and MSHDA to let WJR listeners know what we are doing, and what they can do, to make our state great again.”

For the first show, Gilmartin will be joined by co-host Mary Kramer, editor and publisher of Crain’s Detroit Business. They’ll interview several guests, including Peter Kageyama, founder of the Creative Cities Summit; David Egner, executive director of the New Economy Initiative; Joe Borgstrom of MSHDA; and Sean Mann of Let’s Save Michigan and letssavemichigan.com.

Once the show has aired, those unable to tune in Wednesday night can hear excerpts from the radio program at letssavemichigan.com under “The Prosperity Agenda.”

The Michigan Municipal League advocates on behalf of its member communities in Lansing, Washington D.C., and the courts; provides educational opportunities for elected and appointed municipal officials; and assists municipal leaders in administering services to their communities through League programs and services. For more information, visit mml.org.

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