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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Michigan’s anti-truancy polices are backfiring, especially for students of color. That’s the message from activists in Kalamazoo who say they’re working with lawmakers on an overhaul.

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(This story orginially aired in October 2018.)  Mount Ever-Rest is different from Kalamazoo’s other cemeteries, and Jeff Sarnacki wants to know why.

Webb Miller was trying to get a story when he became the news himself. 

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Dowagiac Area History Museum

Webb Miller was just trying to get a story when he found himself tied up in a salt baron’s car.

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Lawmakers may vote today on a deal to overhaul no-fault car insurance. PFASes have turned up in wells in the Hartford area. The Detroit Metro Airport is expecting lots of travelers for Memorial Day Weekend, and the Coast Guard is reminding boaters how to stay safe. The Kalamazoo Air Zoo is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. A funeral home in Battle Creek is shutting down on orders from the state. The FBI adds to its list of alleged evidence against indicted Rep. Larry Inman.  The State Court of Appeals says a commitment ceremony is not a legal marriage. And are mushrooms the next blueberry in Michigan?