Clark Smith http://wemu.org en 89.1 Program Director, Clark Smith, Hangs Up the Headphones After 30 Years At WEMU http://wemu.org/post/891-program-director-clark-smith-hangs-headphones-after-30-years-wemu <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: normal;">Program Director, Clark Smith, is retiring after 30 years at the station. His last day was Friday, May 3.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 12pt; line-height: normal; ">Originally hired as News Director in May of 1983, Smith was named Program Director in 2007 and filled both positions until Morning Edition anchor, David Fair, was named News Director in August of 2012.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: normal;">Under Smith’s direction the </span>WEMU<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: normal;"> news department expanded its coverage of </span>Washtenaw<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: normal;"> County to include the city councils and school boards in </span>Ypsilanti<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: normal;"> and Ann Arbor, the </span>Washtenaw<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: normal;"> County Board of Commissioners, </span>AATA<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: normal;">, and many other civic groups.</span><br> Wed, 01 May 2013 18:52:34 +0000 Clark Smith 28799 at http://wemu.org 89.1 Program Director, Clark Smith, Hangs Up the Headphones After 30 Years At WEMU Cinema Chat: The Cannes Fest, Great Gatsby, Cinetopia, and more! http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-cannes-fest-great-gatsby-cinetopia-and-more <p>Cannes Film Festival set to open,&nbsp; The Great Gatsby, Cinetopia, and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:36:50 +0000 Clark Smith & Russ Collins 28507 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: The Cannes Fest, Great Gatsby, Cinetopia, and more! Issues of the Environment: Where are the safe routes to school? http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-where-are-safe-routes-school <p>Grants encourage students to walk or bike to school rather than ride in a car or school bus.&nbsp;&nbsp; First ward Ann Arbor city council member Sabra Briere is our guest this week on Issues of the Environment from WEMU.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:36:21 +0000 Clark Smith 28455 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Where are the safe routes to school? Cinema Chat: Guide to the Oscars http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-guide-oscars <p>More about the Oscars, including Russ's sure-fire winners; Oscar nominee shorts at the Michigan, and new openings downtown and at the cineplexes.&nbsp; It's all on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.</p><p></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:35:48 +0000 Russ Collins & Clark Smith 25837 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Guide to the Oscars Issues of the Environment: Winter Seed Sowing http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-winter-seed-sowing <p>Get a head start on your summer garden with winter seed sowing.&nbsp; Master gardener Monica Milla is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.</p><p></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:39:17 +0000 Clark Smith 25786 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Winter Seed Sowing Cinema Chat: Sure-fire Oscar Picks http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-sure-fire-oscars-picks <p>Sure-fire Oscar picks; great new openings downtown, and new releases too on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.</p><p></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:26:14 +0000 Russ Collins & Clark Smith 25560 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat: Sure-fire Oscar Picks Issues of the Environment: Public Transportation in Washtenaw County http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-public-transportation-washtenaw-county <p>The status and future of public transportation in Washtenaw County is the topic of this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.&nbsp; Our guest is Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Chair Yousef Rabhi.</p><p></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:22:46 +0000 Clark Smith 25505 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Public Transportation in Washtenaw County EMU Reaches Contract With Part-Time Lecturers http://wemu.org/post/emu-reaches-contract-part-time-lecturers <p>Eastern Michigan University and the union representing part-time lecturers have reached tentative agreement on a new four-year contract.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.</p><p></p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:33:27 +0000 Clark Smith 25448 at http://wemu.org Wednesday Night EMU - Ohio U. Basketball Game Canceled http://wemu.org/post/wednesday-night-emu-ohio-u-basketball-game-canceled <p>Tonight's scheduled basketball game between the Eastern Michigan University Eagles and Ohio University Bobcats has been canceled due to a robbery on the Ohio University campus this morning.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Ohio University officials say a gunman robbed a student around 9:30 this morning.&nbsp; Because the suspect has not been apprehended, Ohio University canceled classes and activities for the remainder of the day.&nbsp;&nbsp; Tonight's game will be re-scheduled.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:49:52 +0000 Clark Smith 24894 at http://wemu.org Vigils Tonight for EMU Student http://wemu.org/post/vigils-tonight-emu-student <p>Two vigils will be held tonight for Eastern Michigan University junior Julia Niswender, who was found dead in her off-campus apartment Tuesday night.</p><p>One vigil will be held at 8:30 tonight at the Lakehouse near the Student Center on the Eastern Michigan University campus.&nbsp; The other will be held at Munson Park in Niswender's hometown of Monroe.</p><p>Ypsilanti police are investigating Niswender's death as a "possible homocide".&nbsp; Preliminary autopsy results were inconclusive and more tests will be conducted to determine the cause of death.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:30:42 +0000 Clark Smith 23144 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-369 <p>Award nominations; Sundance at the Michigan Theater; new releases, special screenings and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:21:03 +0000 Russ Collins & Clark Smith 23083 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-361 <p>"Frankenweenie" is the word, and Michigan Theater Programming Director Amanda Bynum explains why on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 13:38:40 +0000 Clark Smith & Amanda Bynum 20328 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat 8/16/12 http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-81612 <p></p><p> Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins made his weekly visit to "Morning Edition" and joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss what movies are available locally this week. The conversation begins with an issue that's been sending ripples through the community of fans that love the "Twilight" franchise.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:04:33 +0000 Clark Smith 18154 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat 8/16/12 More Primary Election Results http://wemu.org/post/more-primary-election-results <p>In Dexter Township, James Drolett has won the republican primary for Supervisor, defeating Kathryn Bowring.&nbsp; Drolett will face incumbent Democrat Pat Kelly in November.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In the Dexter Township Republican primary for the Treasurer&#39;s post, Libby Brushaber has defeated Mark Wojno.&nbsp; Brushaber faces no opposition in November.<br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;In the Republican primary for Bridgwater Township&#39;s Board of Trustees, incumbent trustee David Faust and newcomer Wes Cowden won yesterday&#39;s vote.&nbsp; Both will be unopposed in November. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 07:52:15 +0000 Clark Smith 17685 at http://wemu.org Primary Election Results: Augusta Township http://wemu.org/post/primary-election-results-augusta-township <p>It&#39;ll be incumbent Democrat Pete Hafler facing Republican Brian Shelby in November for Augusta Township Supervisor.&nbsp; Both won their respective primaries yesterday.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In the Augusta Township Clerk&#39;s race, incumbent Democrat Kathy Giszczak and Republican Kathleen McDonald won yesterday&#39;s primary and will square off in November.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Challenger Linda Dew appears to have won the Democratic primary for Augusta Township Treasurer yesterday, defeating incumbent Susan Burek by less than one percent. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 07:47:15 +0000 Clark Smith 17684 at http://wemu.org Primary Election Results: Ballot Proposals http://wemu.org/post/primary-election-results-ballot-proposals <p>Overall, ballot propositions fared well in yesterday&#39;s voting in Washtenaw County.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Superior Township voters said &#39;yes&#39; to three money issues for police and fire services, and for a fund to defend the township&#39;s master plan and zoning ordinances.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Manchester voters approve a millage increase for fir protection services, and York Township voters said &#39;yes&#39; to a millage renewal for public safety services. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 07:45:11 +0000 Clark Smith 17683 at http://wemu.org Primary Election Results: Ypsilanti Township http://wemu.org/post/primary-election-results-ypsilanti-township <p>In Ypsilanti Township, the Residents First team slate of incumbents soundly defeated the challengers from the Y-Town Future team except in the Parks Commission race.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Brenda Stumbo is back in for another term as township supervisor;&nbsp; Karen Lovejoy-Roe remains township clerk, and Larry Doe remains Township Treasurer. &nbsp; Wed, 08 Aug 2012 07:43:06 +0000 Clark Smith 17682 at http://wemu.org Primary Election Results: County Races http://wemu.org/post/primary-election-results-county-races <p>Evan Pratt has won the democratic primary to be Washtenaw County&#39;s next Water Resources Commissioner.<br />Pratt will face Republican Eric Sheie&nbsp; in the November general election. &nbsp;<br /><br />In the non-incumbent 22nd circuit court race, James Fink and Carol Kuhnke were the top two vote-getters and will advance to the November ballot.<br /><br />And,&nbsp; in the new 7th district county commissioner democratic primary, Andy LaBarre defeated Christina Montague by a nearly two to one margin.&nbsp; LaBarre will face Republican David Parker in November.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 07:40:52 +0000 Clark Smith 17681 at http://wemu.org Primary Election Results: STATE HOUSE RACES http://wemu.org/post/primary-election-results-state-house-races <p>Incumbent Democrat Jeff Irwin has won nomination for another term in yesterday&#39;s primary voting in the 53rd state house district.&nbsp; Irwin will face republican John Spisak in November.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In the 55th district democratic primary, Adam Zemke defeated Andrea Brown Harrison and will face republican Owen Diaz in November.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 07:37:51 +0000 Clark Smith 17680 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Township Primary Races http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-township-primary-races <p>In Ypsilanti Township, voters have a lot of candidates from which to choose in the primary election, but it really comes down to two slates:&nbsp; All the incumbents, trying to hold on against a full roster of challengers. WEMU&#39;s Clark Smith has more.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:27:16 +0000 Clark Smith 17420 at http://wemu.org Cinema Chat http://wemu.org/post/cinema-chat-345 <p>Film festivals, new openings dowtown, and more.</p><p>__________________________________</p><p>Cinema Chat from WEMU features the Executive</p><p>Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor,</p><p>Russ Collins.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 13:27:26 +0000 Clark Smith & Russ Collins 13669 at http://wemu.org Fly, Butterflies! http://wemu.org/post/fly-butterflies <p><a href="http://www.sembabutterfly.com/" target="_blank">The Southeast Michigan Butterfly Association</a></p><p>This week, Clark talks to Brenda Dziedzic, co-founder and President of the Southeast Michigan Butterfly Association, about making your garden more attractive to butterflies.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 13:43:36 +0000 Clark Smith 13617 at http://wemu.org Fly, Butterflies! Issues of the Environment http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-359 <p>More on oil and gas exploration in Washtenaw County.&nbsp; Our guest this week is Jeffrey Cook, the President of Southwestern Oil Company based in Greenville, Michigan, and Chairman of the Michigan Oil and Gas Producers Education Foundation.</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 14:18:36 +0000 Clark Smith 9386 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-356 <p>Oil and gas exploration in Washtenaw County.&nbsp; Lodi Township residents organize to educate&nbsp; landowners about the dangers of mineral rights leases.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 15:06:15 +0000 Clark Smith 8491 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-352 <p>Helping the homeless helps the environment too. Wed, 21 Dec 2011 14:54:20 +0000 Clark Smith 7200 at http://wemu.org