East Lansing Insider: Freedom of the Press

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Alice Dreger for ELi

Consumers Energy workers repairing the gas lines on June 4, 2021.

On this episode of East Lansing Insider, brought to you by ELi in partnership with Impact 89FM, ELi’s Publisher and Executive Director Alice Dreger and Managing Editor Emily Joan Elliott chat with attorney Brian Wassom about freedom of the press granted by the First Amendment, threats to those protections, and the future of the press in Michigan and the United States. Dreger and Elliott then discuss a gas leak that occurred near Dreger’s home and how Dreger reported on that story using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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Future episodes will be available online and will air at 9 a.m. on Sundays on WDBM at 88.9 FM.

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