Sehvilla Mann

Local Government/Education Reporter

Sehvilla Mann joined WMUK’s news team in January 2014 as a reporter on the local government and education beats. Before that she covered a variety of topics, including environmental issues, for Bloomington, Indiana NPR and PBS affiliates WFIU and WTIU. She’s also written and produced stories for the Pacifica Network and WYSO Public Radio in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Sehvilla holds a B.A. in French from Earlham College and an M.A. in journalism from Indiana University.

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SW Michigan
4:57 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Upton: Heads at Veterans' Affairs "Needed to Roll"

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Representative Fred Upton says he’s glad the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will soon be “under new leadership.”

Department secretary Eric Shinseki resigned today. The V.A. is facing intense criticism following allegations that veterans were mistreated at its hospitals.

In a statement, Upton says Shinseki has had an “honorable and distinguished career in service to our country” but that the scandal meant “heads needed to roll.”

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WMUK News
12:00 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Volunteers Help Scientists Track Michigan's Butterflies

Some of the milkweed plants raised by Ilse Gebhard.
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A report on how volunteers are helping to conserve butterflies

More than one species of butterfly has seen its numbers drop – in some cases plummet – in recent years. The monarch is doing better than some.

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WMUK News
12:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Why Courtesy Matters in "Bike Friendly Kalamazoo"

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Bike Friendly Kalamazoo's Paul Selden on drivers and cyclists getting along

The members of Bike Friendly Kalamazoo have some ideas for how to make local roads safer and more inviting for cyclists.

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WMUK News
12:00 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Kalamazoo Area Could See Network of Bike Routes

The proposed bike routes would extend throughout the KATS area.
Credit Paul Selden / Bike Friendly Kalamazoo

Steve Stepek on how to make the Kalamazoo area more bike-friendly

A local bike-advocacy group and a federally mandated planning agency have worked together on a proposal for a network of bicycle routes covering Kalamazoo County and extending into Van Buren County.

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SW Michigan
5:15 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Amtrak Adds Summer Trains, Changes Schedules

Amtrak says it plans to run more trains in Michigan during the summer holiday season. It’ll also temporarily change some regular trains’ schedules while it works on tracks and signals.

The bulk of the shifts affect Blue Water service between Port Huron and Chicago. The Pontiac-to-Chicago Wolverine line will include an extra eastbound train most Sundays and an extra westbound one most Mondays.

The changes start Monday May 19 and end August 31.

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