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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.

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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.


Evan Dougherty

A new way of detecting cancerous tumors is being researched by a University of Michigan professor that could someday replace the notoriously uncomfortable mammogram.

89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry spoke with University of Michigan biomedical engineering professor Greg Thurber about this new process.


Wild Swan Theater

This week, Art and Soul is about the performing arts in our area.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by local writer and arts reviewer Jenn McKee to talk about upcoming shows and events.


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Getting older can be difficult for some women.

But 89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry reports on a new study out of the University of Michigan that found for the majority of women, the older they got, the less stress they experienced!


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Ypsilanti's historic Bell Kramer neighborhood is going through rezoning problems, which has made some houses in the area practically worthless.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Lisa Barry and Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly talk to Erin Snyder and Michael Simmons, two Ypsilanti homeowners who have experienced these issues firsthand.


Michigan Department of Corrections

The suspect in three separate racist vandalism incidents at Eastern Michigan University plead guilty Monday to three counts of malicious destruction of property.


League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area
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In this week's bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, 89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry talks with Sue Smith, a member of the Ann Arbor area league and a board member of the League of Women Voters of Michigan.


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Whether you use it yourself of know someone who does, the use of medical marijuana in Michigan continues to grow and evolve.

We recently shared a Hidden In Plain Sight feature about what it’s like inside the dozen or so medical marijuana dispensaries around Washtenaw County.  Now, 89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry talks to some patients and an Ann Arbor doctor who’ve seen or experienced first hand the benefits of using medical marijuana.


Earth Day
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Earth Day will be observed on Sunday, April 22, and there's an annual festival taking place in Ann Arbor.


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The largest teacher job fair in Michigan is taking place today on the Eastern Michigan University campus.


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This week, Art and Soul is about living a self-aware, well-balanced life with hope and happiness.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by Ann Arbor business leader and author Peter Morville.  Lisa and Peter see how their starkly different work experiences can merge into one healthy perspective offering balance and hope and a sense of well-being.


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The director of CultureSource and chair of the Michigan Arts Council Omari Rush joins 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry for a conversation about the many different visual arts events happening around Washtenaw County right now and in the coming weeks:


Ann Arbor Public Schools

The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday afternoon in two separates cases involving guns in schools.  One of those cases involves the Ann Arbor public school district.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke with Ann Arbor school superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift about the district's stance on guns in school.


City of Ypsilanti

City of Ypsilanti officials are still waiting for the final full report from an independent investigation into a trip to China taken by four city leaders.

Ypsilanti city manager Darwin McClary confirms he let city economic development director Beth Ernat go from her job last Thursday after receiving the investigative report.  The investigation was launched to find out how much those who went on to China knew who paid for the trip.  It now appears the $40,000 trip was paid for by a local developer hoping to build a multimillion dollar development in the city.


Part of the findings of an outside investigation into a trip to China taken by four City of Ypsilanti officials has been released.


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In this second edition of "In The Public Interest," a bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor area, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by two guests talking about their efforts to get local high school students registered to vote and inspiring their interest with art as in a poster contest.


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There is a lot to be gained from hands-on learning.  At Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, there’s a program that combines learning and eating that area residents can also benefit from.

89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry takes you to the campus restaurant that serves as a training experience for culinary and hospitality students at WCC open to the public, but Hidden in Plain Sight…

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Ann Arbor school superintendant Dr. Jeanice Swift was one of three finalists for a similar job in the Seattle Public School District.  She learned April 4th that she did not get the job and says she is now looking ahead at the next chapter in her position with the Ann Arbor public school district.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke with Dr. Swift about the decision and her vision moving forward in Ann Arbor Public Schools...


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It took years to turn the old Elbow Room in Ypsilanti into a new Mexican food restaurant called Dolores.  It was created and is run by a married couple Marcela Rubio and Andrew Epstein.

They join 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster to talk about their vision for the restaurant, their attachment to the community, and the kinds of food they are offering.


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Moved by music as young children, Peter and Will Anderson began playing music in the fourth grade.  They both attended Julliard and have been called “virtuosos” by the New York Times.  They talked with 89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry in advance of their Monday night performance at the Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor and talked about what it is like to be identical twin brothers and perform together and played a song in-studio.

Garlin Gilchrist
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With millions of users, the social media site Facebook has been under scrutiny recently after it was learned they were monetizing user data.  WEMU's Lisa Barry speaks to Garlin Gilchrist II from the Center of Social Media Responsibility at the University of Michigan's School of Information about the best ways to protect your information on social media.


Easter Eggs
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There are some "egg-stra special" activities happening locally for the Easter Sunday holiday.


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There will be some rare astronomical events happening over the next several days.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke with local amateur astronomer Dr. Brian Ottum about what we might see...


Habitat for Humanity
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Habitat for Humanity has building and repairing homes for the less fortunate for decades, and its efforts have been felt here in Washtenaw County.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Lisa Barry and Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly talk to Sarah Teare, community development manager for Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley, about the organization's latest efforts.


League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area

We're kicking off a new segment on WEMU called "In The Public Interest."  It is a bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area talking about the importance of a politically engaged community.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry begins. 


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