Gretchen Millich

News Reporter and Announcer

Gretchen Millich retired from WKAR in June 2012. Gretchen first worked for WKAR as a reporter-announcer for several years in the 1970s. She then worked at WAMU in Washington D.C. and as a producer on the staff of "All Things Considered" at NPR. Gretchen returned to WKAR in 1990, where she worked as a general assignment news reporter with an emphasis on public policy, legal issues, the arts and the environment.

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Gretchen Millich, WKAR News

Until recently, Border Collies were bred specifically to work livestock.  Now, they’re getting more popular as pets, but sometimes people who have a Border Collie find themselves accommodating the dogs’ natural instinct to herd. 

Keeping a Border Collie busy can become a new way of life for some dog owners.

Photo courtesy of the Michigan Hemingway Society.

Growing up, Ernest Hemingway spent many summers in northern Michigan, hunting and fishing with his father.  Those years had a great influence on his work, especially the Nick Adams stories.  While the International Hemingway Society often holds their conferences in Hemingway haunts such as Paris and Key West,  this year, for the first time, it will be held in Petoskey, starting June 17th.

Photo courtesy of Such Video.

A new television series called LRN 101 is airing on WKAR TV.  It’s the brainchild of Keep Learning, a non-profit group committed to promoting education in the Lansing area.   Our reWorking Michigan report looks at how the show can influence the perception of education.  

Photo courtesy of Lansing Community College

Last Saturday, hundreds of students graduated from Lansing Community College.  It was a time for celebration, but many of them are already in debt.  Some will go on to four-year universities, where they’ll probably have to borrow a lot more money.

Photo courtesy of Michigan State University.

It isn't only football and hockey players who suffer from concussions.  Any athlete is at risk, including females.   Studies show girls are reporting nearly twice as many concussions as boys in sports played by both.  Now, new research out of Michigan State University shows that females and younger athletes who suffered concussions took longer to recover than males and older athletes.