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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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
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

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
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

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
Women's eNews / flickr.com

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


Michael Finney
Edward Vielmetti / localwiki.org/ann-arbor

The former president and CEO of Ann Arbor Spark has a new position now-- finding jobs for the mostly unemployable.


Ann Arbor Public Schools

The Ann Arbor school district was included in a number of social media threats made to schools across the country.

Ann Arbor School Superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift said they take such threats very seriously and are working with local law enforcement officials and have established emergency procedures as a precaution:
 

Rape U-M
Creative Commons / ANdrewHorne

Despite increased efforts at the University of Michigan to deal with sexual assaults on campus, there's been an increase in the number of incidents.


Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

The Eastern Michigan University Police Department has its first ever dog on the force.  "Nitro" is a 75 pound Belgian Malinois that will turn 2 years old in April.

Nitro lives with and is trained by EMU police officer Bridget Bofysil.  She says he eats a raw diet of meat, organ and bone.  He is trained primarily in explosive detection but can also help in other searches. 

More than 50 local restaurants are coming together this week to celebrate Ann Arbor Restaurant Week.

It's a twice-a-year celebration of Ann Arbor's dining scene in which participating businesses offer meals at fixed prices as a way to attract customers and encourage more residents to sample local cuisine.


United States Senate

U.S. Senator Gary Peters from Michigan honors the life and legacy of a true American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  He also shares the latest on the Flint water crisis and what he hopes to hear from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in his State Of The State address.


Washtenaw County Seal
Washtenaw County / ewashtenaw.org

Washtenaw County officials are narrowing down their search for a new county administrator.


EMU Practice Facility
Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

The recently re-inflated indoor practice dome at Eastern Michigan University has a new problem.


Ann Arbor Art Center

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.

Included in the discussion is an upcoming event called, "GIG The Art of Michigan Music," an event featuring concert photography, GIG posters and shirt designs at the Ann Arbor Art Center.

Construction Barrels
89.1 WEMU / wemu.org

There will be an informational meeting next week on a major construction project planned for the M-14 freeway affecting the Ann Arbor area commute.  
 


Christopher Taylor
City of Ann Arbor / a2gov.org

As the first full week of the New Year gets underway, the Mayor of Ann Arbor has released a "year in review" touching on a number of issues important to city residents. 


Gentoo penguins
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

It's a busy time of year for package deliveries, but 89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry reports on one recent special delivery at the Detroit Zoo.

 

Detroit Police Department

The City of Ann Arbor is starting over in looking for a new police chief, after James White who had accepted the position changed his mind and is staying on as assitant Detroit police chief. 

Ann Arbor Mayor Chrisopher Taylor says they're "moving forward" since getting the news in an email from White.

"We were all looking forward to James White's service as police chief of Ann Arbor, so yes we are disappointed. We are fortunate however to have an outstanding, experienced and respected interim chief," Taylor says. 

Lisa Barry

 The CEO and co-founder of Zingerman's in Ann Arbor, Ari Weinzweig is speaking at the Zing Train Speaker Series about "hope in the workplace."  After encountering some employees engaged in a non hopeful conversation, Weinzweig decided to do some research on the topic and plans to incorporate what he learned in his next book.

  


Amanda Mae Photography

Art and Soul is a conversation between 89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry and Omari Rush, the curator of public programs at the Ann Arbor Art Center about the visual arts in our community.

mmm... pie
Evan-Amos

With the holidays upon us, efforts to eat healthfully become more difficult with all the goodies offered at special dinners and parties.  

Michigan Supreme Court

National Adoption Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families.    

Lisa Barry spoke with state Supreme Court Justice Bridget McCormack about the court's involvement in educating the public about the adoption process.

Lisa Barry

Ann Arbor's Performance Network Theatre is premiering a new show Called "Why Not Me? A Sammy Davis Jr. Story" starring Sean Blake.  The one man show written by Tim Rhoze runs November 24-December 19, 2015. 

Straight from its critically acclaimed sold-out run in Chicago, the show reveals the man inside the entertainer who became known as "Mr. Wonderful," the greatest entertainer of his time.

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