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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Ways to Connect

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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


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.