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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Jim Harbaugh
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

It's going to be very busy in Ann Arbor this evening and a big night for U of M football fans.


Paper Mache
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

The outdoor festival season in Ann Arbor kicks off tonight with the tenth annual FestiFools celebration.


Lisa Barry

Many people have misconceptions about police and what they do.

To help clear up some of those issues, many local law enforcement agencies, including the Ypsilanti Police Department, give people a chance to travel with an officer and see what they do first hand in a 'ride along.'

Courtesy photos

  It's down to the final four for the Ann Arbor city administrator's job.


Lisa Barry

As the month of March, celebrated as Women's History Month, comes to a close, it's an opportunity to talk about some of the changes that are now taking place due to the growing number of women in the military.  WEMU's Lisa Barry reports on how that is impacting the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in Ann Arbor.


Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department

Local law enforcement is beefing up patrols and looking for impaired drivers now through early April.

 

Ann Arbor Art Center

This month on Art and Soul, we focus on the visual arts with Omari Rush, the Director of Community Education for the Ann Arbor Art Center:

There is an event coming up at the Ann Arbor Art center on March 23rd in which they will bring artists together and try to help them develop themselves as professionals by teaching them how to put their work and philosophy into writing. A  training session which will help artists learn about submitting proposals or getting people to understand their work better.

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A group of Eastern Michigan University students are in Washington, D.C. for National Arts Advocacy Day, and WEMU's Amanda LeClaire is along for the ride.  Lisa Barry spoke to Amanda before she traveled with the students to our nation's capital  as the EMU students learn to advocate for arts funding and support.


Lisa Barry

Ypsilanti Community Schools face some tough issues right now.  Doctor Benjamin Edmondson says there's a lot of work to be done but he is determined that high expectations are met not only in the schools but in the community.


Washtenaw County Sheriff
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Voters in Washtenaw County are deciding a millage renewal today. 


M-14
Courtesy Photo / MDOT

You may have seen the signs posted on your commute, but a major local freeway closure begins tonight. 


Lisa Barry

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton says community engagement and a thoughtful response are what is needed to deal with the issues they face in the county.

He said people may not want to acknowledge it, but there is a heroin epidemic throughout the entire county.

His deputies have saved 15 lives since they began carrying a drug that reverses the effects of an overdose since last summer.

Sheriff Clayton says mental health issues are also a challenge his department has to deal with.

He says they have partnered with community mental health experts and established crisis intervention programs so there are options for people dealing with a mental health problem.

He also spoke about an emergency communications millage renewal that will be on the local ballot for the March 8th election.

He is urging approval of the ballot question and said it enhances the infrastructure of first responders and improves the way they deal with crime and emergency situations.

Ann Arbor Planning Commission

A community bath house is expected to move one step closer tonight to opening in Ann Arbor.  


Stuart Collins / Pet City Pets

A male Yorkie-Poo puppy, valued at $700, was stolen from an Ypsilanti Township pet store, and the story is gaining national attention.

New County Plow Truck
Jim Harmon

With snow pummeling Washtenaw County, area roadways proved quite treacherous. As of 4:45 P.M., Washtenaw County saw anywhere from 4 to 6 inches of snow, with up to another 5 before the storm ends.


Fulbright
Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

With five from Eastern Michigan University awarded Fulbright grants for 2015-16, the University now has more Fulbright scholars than any other Master's degree granting university in the nation.

Chris Hughes
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The co-founder of the world's largest social networking site is speaking at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business today.


University of Michigan Health Service

Several hundred students sought treatment at the University of Michigan this week for what has now been confirmed as the norovirus by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

U of M's chief health officer Dr. Robert Winfield told WEMU'S Lisa Barry that at least 200 students have reported symptoms and suspects the number of infected students to be much higher.


Debbie Dingell
U.S. House of Representatives / house.gov

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell gave her now annual "state of the district" address at an Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Regional Chamber luncheon Thursday.


Randy Mascharka / Eastern Michigan University

A crowd of over 9,000 people gave a big welcome to Bernie Sanders at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center.  The presidential hopeful addressed the medical issues some Flint residents are having because of the water contamination.  Sanders wants Snyder to resign.


Bernie Sanders
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Bernie Sanders brings his bid for the presidency to Ypsilanti today. 

  ve In Rally at Eastern Michigan University."  The event begins at 2:30 this afternoon at the EMU Convocation Center and is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 12:30 pm. The Sanders campaign is asking those planning to attend to RSVP.  You can do so here.

Lisa Barry

Beginning next Fall, Eastern Michigan University will begin offering a four-year program in "fermentation science"  as either a major or minor.


WEMU

Art and Soul is a monthly review of visual arts activities around Washtenaw County with Lisa Barry and Omari Rush from the Ann Arbor Art Center.


Denist Washtenaw
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It's been nearly a year since the Washtenaw County Dental Clinic for low income and uninsured patients opened for business in Ypsilanti.


Sexual Assault Protester
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Today begins "Sexual Assault Prevention Week" on the Eastern Michigan University campus.


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