David Fair

News Director

Nearly three-quarters of David Fair’s 20+ years in radio has been at WEMU. Since 1994, he has been on the air at 5am each weekday on 89.1 FM as the local host of NPR’s Morning Edition. Over the years, Fair has had the opportunity to interview nationally and internationally known politicians, activists and celebrities. But he feels the most important features and interviews have been with those who live and work here at home. He believes his professional passions and desires fit perfectly into WEMU’s commitment to serving a local audience.

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Veganism and the environment. In this week's installment of Issues of the Environment WEMU's David Fair talks with the President of "VegMichigan."

Cinema Chat 8/9/12

Aug 9, 2012

After a week up north at the Traverse City Film Festival, Russ Collins returned to the WEMU studios and joined David Fair with plenty of Cinema Chat news!

This week's focus is local, sustainable and healthy food options, and the growing interest in expanding these options in Washtenaw County.

David and Russ talk about the Traverse City Film Festival, new releases, the latest Hollywood buzz and the Aurora theater shooting this week on Cinema Chat.

Electric Cycle Savings

Jul 25, 2012
A red electric motorcycle.
Current Motor Company

Electric cars get a lot of media buzz, but how about electric motorcycles?  This week David talks to Nik Klopf, Sales Manager of Current Motor Company.

Beers, Brats, Music, and Movies

Jul 19, 2012
A shot of the Ann Arbor Art Fair with the Michigan Theater in the background.
visitannarbor.org

Amanda and David talk about movies and the Ann Arbor Art Fair. The Michigan Theater is still open during the Art Fair, so come on down!

Parks and Creeks

Jul 18, 2012
An image of Mill Creek Park.
villageofdexter.org

This week David talks to  Allison Bishop, the Village of Dexter Community Development Manager about Mill Creek Park. After three years of hard work, Dexter's Mill Creek Park is set to open soon.

Portrait of Ernest Borgnine
Mark J. Terrill/AP

David and Russ remember Ernest Borgnine and talk about The Hobbit this week on Cinema Chat. They also talk about Ice Age: Continental Drift and mumblecore movies.

Start Your Engines

Jul 11, 2012

David talks to Susan Harley, the Michigan Policy Director of Clean Water Action about cleaning up old diesel engines and making new ones more environmentally friendly this week.

Voters may decide if Michigan must get 25%

of its energy from renewable sources by 2025.

Comic Con and Movies

Jul 5, 2012

David and Amanda talk about ComicCon and movies to go with it - or not - on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Au Sable Institute promotes environmental

stewardship.

The Safe Chemicals Act

Jun 27, 2012

This week, David talks to the Environmental Health Campaign Director for the Ann Arbor-based Ecology Center, Rebecca Muenink, about the new "Safe Chemicals Act" that's been stalled in Congress.

Rapping for Local Food

Jun 20, 2012

This week, David talks to Lucas DiGia (a.k.a. "Homegrown"), who has been rapping for a decade and also works with  Project Grow in Ann Arbor. www.rapforfood.org

A silhouette of a guitarist with fans reaching up to them with a light in the background and a blue backdrop.
FreeDigitalPhotos.net

David and Russ talk about Rock of Ages, Hysteria, and more movies showing this weekend on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Complete Streets role in sustainability

plan for Washtenaw County.

Fighting to  keep Asian carp out of the great lakes.

 

Cinetopia International Film Festival at the Michigan Theater

David and Russ talk to Amanda Bynum, the director of Cinetopia International Film Festival at the Michigan Theater and discuss 'the year of Snow White' that seems to be sweeping through the theaters.

U.S. Partnership for Education and Sustainable Development

Today David talks about government policies regarding recycling, renewable energy, and environmental impact with Debra Rowe, President of the U.S. Partnership for Education and Sustainable Development.

Cannes Film Festival

Russ and David talk today about the Cannes Film Festival. Also, Cinetopia is coming! Are you ready?

A reddened Earth.
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Dr. Michael Mann

Why do some people deny global warming? David talks to Dr. Michael Mann, author of 'The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines' to try to understand why.

Growing food locally is Growing Hope in Ypsilanti area.

Cinema Chat

May 3, 2012

Find out more about Cinetopia on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

A sign for MichCon.
Annarbor.com

DTE Energy to clean up polluted MichCon site in Ann Arbor.

Rows of red movie chairs.
FreeDigitalPhotos.net

This week David and Russ talk about movie news this week - To Rome with Love, Skyfall, and more! Also, Cinetopia news!

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