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Brady declares candidacy for 1st Congressional seat

Dwight Brady

MARQUETTE, MI - A Northern Michigan University professor is announcing his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives 1st Congressional District. Department of Communications and Performance Arts Professor Dwight Brady made his announcement this afternoon (Monday) at the Marquette County Courthouse.

   Brady, a Democrat and native of the U.P., says quote “in a political environment hostile to rural areas like Northern Michigan, it is especially important to have a representative who is truly from here to be truly for here” – end quote. He points to the push to cut funding to help keep the Great Lakes clean and taking away programs for senior citizens.

   Brady teaches multimedia journalism and media law at NMU. He has worked with students to create award-winning documentaries on topics from gray wolves to renewable energy. He won and Emmy Award for “Michigan’s Green Energy Economy” and was appointed to the Michigan Climate Action Council by then-governor Jennifer Granholm. The Mining Journal listed him as one of the “Movers and Shakers” of 2016 for his documentary “Boxed In” which looks at the Dark Store issue.

Hans Ahlström is the host of several programs including the daily musical variety show Weekday, the mostly straight ahead jazz show Night Studio, the self explanatory Blues Today, and the eclectic Sound Spectrum. You can also hear Hans as the local host of NPR's All Things Considered news magazine. He also helps manage Public Radio 90's web content, interviews local and visiting writers and artists, works with NMU student interns, and writes the occasional news story.