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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DDT wiped out Osprey from Southern Michigan, but a reintroduction program has resulted in over fifty breeding pairs in the region.  It is reason to celebrate, but several challenges remain. Listen for more in the September edition of WEMU’s “The Green Room”. 

     


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A heartbreakingly tragic story, an acting tour de force from a couple of Saturday Night Live alums and some unique film events and opportunities. It's all covered in this week's edition of "Cinema Chat."   

  

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Pennsylvania-based Toll Brothers proposes a 109-acre, 491 unit housing development on Ann Arbor's Northeast side. The scope of the planned development has area residents concerned about traffic congestion and harm to area wetlands. In this week's "Issues of the Environment" we explore those concerns with Lisa Dusseau. Ms. Dusseau is spokesperson for the group, "Ann Arbor Northeast Alliance".  


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In this week's installment of  "Cinema Chat", you get news from the Toronto Film Festival, predictions of a box office comeback in 2015 and an insiders look at how "Star Wars" presents Disney with a huge opportunity. Additionally, Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins provides previews of this week's movie offerings. 

  

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Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO, Russ Collins, has plenty of movie news and previews in "Cinema Chat" this week. 

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There is no record of anyone becoming infected with Lyme Disease while in Washtenaw County. Still, the number of county residents diagnosed with the ailment is on the rise.

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Another summer of algae blooms in Lake Erie further points to the need for Conservationists and Agri-Business to work together. In this month's edition of WEMU's 1st Friday Focus on the Environment, you'll where that's happening in Michigan, and what more needs to be done.   

  

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Recycling batteries aren't always as easy as you might think. All too many end up in our landfills, and have the potential to cause serious environmental damage. In this week's installment of Issues of the Environment, you'll learn the environmental issues, the barriers to better recycling and what you can do about it.  


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Drawing on the powerful time-honored tradition of traveling shows,  Mr. B’s "Joybox Express" will ride the Blues Highway beginning today and running through December.

 

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After years of industrial contamination and economic stagnation, things may be turning around in Ann Arbor’s Lower Town, thanks to a new recreational feature in the Huron River, and the soon-to-be-announced DTE proposal to develop the Mich-Con property across the river.  Community responses are mixed, ranging from cautious optimism to elation.  


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There are plenty of film previews for you in this week's edition of Cinema Chat. But, the conversation begins with a discussion of the ongoing Venice Film Festival. 


Sharing and exchanging skills is not a new concept, but the A2 TimeBank hopes to corral locals into organizing into a true community resource, building for the future.  

  

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Movie openings, special screenings and Hollywood news. It's all covered in this week's installment of Cinema Chat with Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO Russ Collins!   

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This week's edition of Cinema Chat takes note of the passing of two Hollywood greats 

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Michigan's bee population has been devastated. Monarch Butterflies are in swift decline. Our food, and landscaping habits, may be to blame.


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A look back at the Traverse City Film Festival, Hollywood news, movie openings, special screenings and more. Cinema Chat!

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Two  affordable housing projects are planned in Ann Arbor that aim to create  sustainable and healthier lives for low-income residents. If it works as planned, it will also add economic and community benefit to the neighborhoods in which they reside. 

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The wife of Congressman John Dingell wins by wide margin over Ypsilanti Attorney Raymond Mullins    

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Ruth Ann Jamnick beats  out three others in primary race to take seat currently held by Rolland Sizemore Jr.  

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Fire protection and prevention measure passes 

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Tax renewal for Manchester Community Schools passes by wide margin 

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Less than 1,000 vote on tax question 

Conlin and Liem to face off in November  

With the retirement of the Honorable Donald Shelton, three candidates decided to make a run to serve as Judge in the 22nd Circuit Court. Pat Conlin and Veronique Liem are still in the race. Michael Woodyard is not.   

Owdziej and Van den Bergh top two vote-getters in five-way primary race. 

Sitting Judge Julia Owdziej and Tracy Van den Bergh    have won the right to face off in the November election for Washtenaw Probate Judge. 

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Main Street Bridge, over the River Raisin, to be replaced 

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