Dustin Dwyer is a reporter for a new project at Michigan Radio that will look at improving economic opportunities for low-income children. Previously, he worked as an online journalist for Changing Gears, as a freelance reporter and as Michigan Radio's West Michigan Reporter. Before he joined Michigan Radio, Dustin interned at NPR's Talk of the Nation, wrote freelance stories for The Jackson Citizen-Patriot and completed a Reporting & Writing Fellowship at the Poynter Institute.
Dustin earned his bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida. He's also lived in Colorado, California, Oregon and Washington D.C. He's always happy to explain - with detached journalistic objectivity - why Michigan is a better place to live than any of the others.
Police in Grand Rapids have released videos of an incident earlier this month when an unnamed officer shot a Black man in the back of his head following an apparent struggle for the officer's Taser.
The shortest route to get a ship from Asia to the U.S. is through America's West Coast ports. But given the pileup there, some ships are going the long way through eastern Canada into the Great Lakes.
When a disagreement on a Michigan street turned into a deadly gunbattle, with small children caught in the open, Carmesha Rogers ran into the line of fire, telling herself: "Just get the kids out the way. 'Cause I'd want someone to do that for my kids."