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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Cinema Chat

Nov 1, 2012

Join us in celebrating Russ Collins' 30 year anniversary as Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor.

This week, WEMU's Issues of the Environment takes one last look at Michgian's 25X25 ballot proposal.  Our guest is the Executive Director of the Sierra Club's Michigan chapter, Anne Woiwode.

Cinema Chat

Oct 25, 2012

Red carpet roll-out for latest Bond film;  film world salutes Andrew

Sarris; new openings, and special screenings, all on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

On this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, Megan Brown of Clean Affordable Renewable Energy, or CARE, explains the group's opposition to proposal 3 on Michigan's November ballot.

LBD Awareness Month

Oct 10, 2012

LBD is Lewy Body Dementia, similar to Alzheimers, but it attacks the body as well as the mind.  Former Arts Alliance Executive Director Tamara Real speaks with WEMU's David Fair about this little-known disease.  Her husband is suffering from LBD.

This week, WEMU's Issues of the Environment examines ways to improve solid waste management.  Our guest is the CEO of Resource Recycling Systems, Jim Frey.

Land conservancies are the topic of October's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU.

Sizing up the health of Ann Arbor's trees.  Ann Arbor's Urban Forest and Natural Resources Planning Coordinator Kerry Grey is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Sep 27, 2012

An Oscar boycott?   Looper, Three Corpse Circus, the latest buzz from Hollywood, and much much more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Climate Change
Angela Cesere | AnnArbor.com

Sizing up the effects of climate change in our area.  UofM research associate Evan Mallen is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Sep 20, 2012

Toronto Film Festival wrap-up; Sleepwalk With Me; The Making of Steinway, Motor City Movies and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Dr. Mike Shriberg has the  'pros' of the 25X25 ballot proposal facing Michigan voters in November on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Sep 13, 2012

Detropia, Kubrick's first film coming to home video, Finding Nemo 3D, new openings downtown and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Some environmentalists oppose the 25X25 proposal on Michigan's November ballot.  Hear why on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

First Friday Focus on the Environment

Sep 7, 2012
Even more than 54.
http://forum.datacad.com/viewtopic.php?t=6761

54-point-five mile per gallon CAFE standard by 2025 is doable and worth achieving.  So says our guest on this months First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Sep 6, 2012

Toronto Film Festival gets underway; new releases, special screenings and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Ann arbor Greenway
http://michigan.sierraclub.org/huron

Planning underway for a new park and greenway for Ann Arbor's Allen Creek corridor.   Find out more on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Aug 30, 2012
Sugar Man
http://www.annarbor.com/entertainment/cinema-chat-aug-30/#.UEEdmtZlRKg

Searching for Sugar Man, The Queen of Versailles, and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater, Russ Collins.

Spring Valley Trout Farm
Spring Valley Trout Farm

This week, Issues of the Environment from WEMU is "goin' fishing" with Spring Valley Trout Farm owner Jim Kaercher.

Cinema Chat

Aug 23, 2012
annarbor.com

Chinese film festival driven underground;  new openings downtown and at the cinemalls, and much more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Checking in on Ann Arbor's Greenbelt program as it nears the

ten year mark.

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.

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