Saturday, August 13, 2022

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Voting-rights groups sue AZ to block 'Election Security' Bills; U.S House vote expected today on the new Inflation Reduction Act; the Attorney General moves to release details on search of Trump s home.

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Local election officials detail how election misinformation is fueling threats; Media outlets ask a court to unseal the search warrant of Donald Trump's home; and the CDC changes its approach to COVID-19.

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Infrastructure funding is on its way, ranchers anticipate money from the Inflation Reduction Act, and rural America is becoming more diverse, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the leadership.

Michayla Savitt

Producer

Michayla (pronouns: she/her/hers) joined the team of Public News Service producers after 7 years working in both commercial and non-profit media in Ithaca, New York. Most recently, she served as a News director at WRFI Community Radio. There, she strived to lift up the voices of people who are not typically heard in mainstream media, on topics such as social and racial justice, public health, and climate change. She is also currently pursuing a Master's degree in health and science audio reporting at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. Originally from just outside Worcester, Massachusetts, Michayla grew up immersed in choir, orchestra, and musical theater - which translated to an affinity for radio storytelling and broadcast news.


Honors and Awards: College Broadcasters, Inc: Second Place for On-Air Talent (2017)

Languages Spoken: English

Topic Expertise: Health, gun violence prevention, social justice, climate change, water quality, arts

Local Expertise: Greater New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts areas.

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Demographic Expertise: Women, children, seniors, students

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Latest Work

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