89.1 WEMU

Lisa Barry

Host, All Things Considered

Lisa Barry is a reporter, and host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU. Contact her at 734.487.3363, on twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her lbarryma@emich.edu

Most recently a reporter with Detroit’s WJR-AM, Lisa Barry is a lifelong metro Detroiter with a wealth of broadcast experience.  She began her career covering the Michigan Governor’s Office and State Capitol in Lansing and continued on to stints with Detroit stations WXYT and WNIC in addition to WJR.  She is a seasoned interviewer whose resume includes conversations with U.S. Presidents, celebrities, and medical professionals.  Lisa has won numerous awards; among them the prestigious ‘Outstanding Woman in Communications,’ bestowed annually by the American Women in Radio and TV Association of Metro Detroit.

Ways to Connect

It's called The American Arachnological Society, and they are having their national meeting on the Eastern Michigan University campus June 22-26th.  EMU biology professor Cara Shillington is co-hosting the event and along with EMU student Matt Angelosanto spoke to 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry about her studies of arachnids and Matt's research on tarantulas.


Ypsilanti Community Schools

A local high school team is getting national attention, but it's not for sports.  The Ypsilanti Community School district Grizzly Robotics team is being featured on HBO'S "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel."

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with the team's mentor Scott Heister and school superintendent Dr. Benjamin Edmondson about the award-winning program, its national exposure, and an upcoming team trip to China.


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On "In The Public Interest," our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, 89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry talks with Donna Crudder of the local league about their ongoing candidate public forums.


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As the leader of CultureSource, Omari Rush came across a study done about trends in cultural participation across the country.  He brought some of the people involved with the study to Ann Arbor to talk about some of their findings.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Rush and LaPlaca Cohen managing director Maggie Hartnick for this week's Art and Soul.


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Ann Arbor’s world-renowned Peony garden has peaked for the season but there is still plenty of color and flowers to be seen at the University of Michigan garden.

89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry has the update…


Many people have experienced shock and sadness following the suicides this week of popular fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.  Even though we didn't know them personally, some people are struggling to process the deaths.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Ann Arbor psychologist and lecturer at the University of Michigan Dr. Robert Pasick about what to do to cope, and the stigma of mental health issues.


Gabrielle Rossmer Gropman and Sonya Gropman

Tradition and surprises can be found in the Jewish-German cookbook put together by a mother-daughter team coming to Ann Arbor June 12th.

Gabrielle Gropman and her daughter Sonja Gropman will prepare dinner from their cookbook at Zingerman's Roadhouse on the 12th and teach a baking class the next day.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with the mother-daughter team...


Grange Kitchen and Bar

For this week's Art and Soul, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by Jessica Webster and the creator and chef of Grange Kitchen And Bar in Ann Arbor, Brandon Johns.  The restaurant was opened nearly 9 years ago as a genuine farm-to-table restaurant trying to serve as much local produce and meats and fish as possible.  Grange presents itself as a place for locally sourced farm-to-table dining.


Brian Calley
Courtesy Photo / Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Regional Chamber

Touting the improvements made in Michigan under Governor Rick Snyder's leadership, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley will speak about why he should be the state's next governor at the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Regional Chamber luncheon Thursday, June 7th.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke to the lieutenant governor about his vision for the state.


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Michigan is known as the “Great Lakes State” with a lot of focus on water, but many people may not realize there are numerous prairie fields here including in Washtenaw County.

89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry takes you to some of the area’s “large open grasslands” hidden in plain sight…


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In this week's "In The Public Interest," our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by Washtenaw County Elections Director Ed Golembiewski and league member Cheryl Depner.  They talk about what's involved in being a county elections inspector and other issues related to rules and regulations concerning several upcoming elections.


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As the school year wraps up for most seniors today in Washtenaw County, one student at Ypsilanti Community High School is going home with more than just a diploma!

A free expungement workshop is taking place Saturday, June 2nd in Ypsilanti.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Johnny Epps, the service manager of the Michigan Works Washtenaw Service Center, and with Herb Fluker, a career adviser for Michigan Works, about what impact the event can have on the lives of those who participate and the overall community.


Mckinley

Thousands of Starbucks stores, including in Washtenaw County, closed down Tuesday afternoon for special employee training.


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From utility boxes to manhole covers, Ann Arbor is known for having a great deal of public art in some unusual places.

Now there’s a new work of art on the recently reconstructed Stadium Boulevard, and 89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry takes you there to meet the artist as he finished the project in a public space in Ann Arbor…


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The bloom season is just beginning at Ann Arbor’s historic peony garden in the Nichols Arboretum.

89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry visited the garden and has details…


Ann Arbor Summer Festival

The 35th season of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival kicks off June 5th, and the festival's executive director Mike Michelon joined 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry for this week's Art and Soul to talk about the many different events on the schedule for this year.


This week on “In the Public Interest,” 89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry has a conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area to talk about their co-sponsored events around town, including a recent public forum on carbon pricing, where Ginny Rogers of the Citizens Climate Lobby in Ann Arbor spoke.


Living With Wellness

Dealing with a chronic illness can be difficult for the patient, as well as friends and family members.

This week on Art and Soul: The Art of Well Being, 89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry speaks with an Ann Arbor physician Dr. Janet Greenhut and artist Idelle Hammond-Sass about local workshops they conduct called Living Well With Illness.


LEO
Courtesy Photo / Lecturers' Employee Organization

As contract negotiations continue for the University of Michigan lecturer's union, a "protest picnic" is planned for this afternoon in advance of today's Board of Regents meeting.


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In this edition of Art and Soul, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by Omari Rush, executive director of CultureSource and chair of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.  Local artist John Gutoskey joins the conversation to talk about his upcoming show, "Pulse Nightclub 49 Elegies."


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This week, as part of the bi-weekly conversation with the local League of Women Voters, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with league publicist Mary Seelhorst and one of the league's newer members, Paige Nong.


AAACF

From its youth council to serving the growing needs of seniors in Washtenaw County, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation is a philanthropic organization with a broad community focus intending to connect and engage with area residents.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry talks with foundation president and CEO Neel Hajra about the foundation's annual community meeting taking place on May 7th.


A democratic candidate for governor in Michigan is speaking to the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti chamber luncheon tomorrow.

Gretchen Whitmer, the first major candidate to file to run for the position, is sharing her vision for the state should she be elected to replace Rick Snyder.


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Now that the weather has warmed up there are a lot of outdoor dining options around Washtenaw County. 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster talk about just some of the many places to enjoy a meal or a beverage outside a local restaurant.


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