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WGVU G.M. discusses value of Governor's Council on Genocide and Holocaust Education

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This year Michigan Governor Rick Snyder appointed a 15 member Council on Genocide and Holocaust Education. Its mission is to educate Michigan school children about world atrocities and provide resources for training teachers.

WGVU Public Media General Manager Michael Walenta is serving on the council. We talk with him about the impact genocide and Holocaust education can have on children in the classroom.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.