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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Waste Not Dump Not?

Apr 25, 2012
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Republican state lawmakers are racing to repeal Michigan's ban on yard waste going to landfills. David talks to Jeff Irwin this week, a member of the House Committee on Energy and Technology.

Earth Day is Sunday

Apr 20, 2012

Congressman John Dingell talks with WEMU's David Fair about new congressional battles to protect the environment.

Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin discusses college costs and more with WEMU's David Fair.

Cinetopia Preview

Apr 19, 2012
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Today, David and Russ talk about the Cannes Film Festival, and also talk in detail about some movies that are going to be at Cinetopia!

Healthy reptiles and amphibians mean a healthier environment for all.   It's the focus of this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Apr 12, 2012

Hunger Games director may not direct sequel; more Hollywood buzz;  Three Stooges, Cabin in the Woods, new openings downtown, and much more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Saving money and your health during the warm weather months.

Cinema Chat

Apr 5, 2012

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, a Grande Ballroom documentary, Razzie results, new openings, and special screenings on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Biofuels may not be as useful as first thought.  Hear more on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Mar 29, 2012

Everything you want to know about the 50th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival is on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Reducing waste and energy use on a major college campus.  This week's guest on Issues of the Environment is Eastern Michigan University's Manager of Energy and Sustainability, Stephen Moore.

Building rain gardens to protect our rivers and streams.  Susan Bryan from the Washtenaw Water Resource Commissioner's office is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Mar 8, 2012

Oscar nominees and winners opening downtown; new releases at the cineplexes, special screenings, and an Ann Arbor Film Festival preview on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

There's an incredible amount of waste in the production and delivery of food in America.  Find out more on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

This month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU examines Governor Snyder's budget proposals and how they might impact the health of Michigan's environment.

Cinema Chat

Mar 1, 2012

Oscar review, Oscar winners at the Michigan,  new openings downtown, and at least a couple of new releases on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Feb 23, 2012

Oscars this weekend!  Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins makes his picks on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Series on local food movement continues.  

Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin says Governor Snyder's budget proposal for higher education fails to recognize EMU tuition restraint and other factors.

Cinema Chat

Feb 16, 2012

Oscars coming up, film festival winding down, and a tremendous variety of special screenings coming your way on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Growing the local food movement.  Our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU is Jane Bush, owner of Apple Schram Orchard near Lansing, and a business development consultant for food and farm systems.

Cinema Chat

Feb 9, 2012

More Film Festivals than you can count!  New openings downtown, and new releases too.  Cinema Chat from WEMU features the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.

This month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU examines new plans to keep Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes.  Our guest is the Executive Director of the Great Lakes Commission, Tim Eder. 

Cinema Chat

Feb 2, 2012

Oscar nomination details, new openings downtown, and the latest releases at the cineplexes on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

New CAFE standards are doable, according to Charles Griffith, the Climate and Energy Program Director at the Ecology Center in Ann Arbor.   He's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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