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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A reward is now being offered for the return of an external computer hard drive stolen from a family in Washtenaw County.  Reports say it contained pictures of a five year-old boy who died recently from cancer.


Town Hall
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Town hall conversations are taking place in Washtenaw County this week to give citizens a chance to interact with their elected officials.


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The troubled Ypsilanti Heritage Festival is going to take place later this summer, thanks to the help of two volunteers.  


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Hoppy Beer Day!  89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry spoke with Eastern Michigan University professors Dr. Cory Emal and Dr. Gregg Wilmes, who co-founded the Fermentation Science program at EMU about the science behind the beer-making process.


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On this week's Art & Soul, the new owner of the old Jefferson Market on the west side of Ann Arbor joins Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster to share what will be new at the restaurant when it reopens soon.  We also discuss the recent opening of a new Guatemalan bakery on Cross Street in Ypsilanti, "Panadería La Bendición."


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If you're interested in a way to feed your brain and your stomach at the same time, there is a special event going on tonight in Ann Arbor.


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The 11th annual "Fool-Moon" and "FestiFools" events are coming up this weekend.

89. 1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to the original creator of the annual Ann Arbor public art event...


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Four Washtenaw County police agencies are working together this month to increase education, compliance, and knowledge about driving through one of the county's 18 roundabouts.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with Sergeant William Clock of the Ann Arbor Police Department's Special Services division about the "roundabout enforcement project" underway now through the first of May.


The Dispute Resolution Center

A single freeway stands between two Washtenaw County communities. but some aspects of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti can seem much farther apart.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke with the Executive Director of the Dispute Resolution Center of Washtenaw County, Belinda Dulin, about a special community conversation they are organizing to give people a safe space to talk about their perceptions and expectations for the two cities.


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Ernestine Ruben, or "Ernie" as she prefers to be called, toured the Willow Run Industrial Complex a few years ago in Ypsilanti Township and took a series of pictures.  The plant was designed and built by her grandfather, famed architect Albert Kahn.  Those pictures are now on display at the University of Michigan Art Museum in an exhibit called "Mobilizing Memory."

Lisa Barry recently had a chance to tour the exhibit with the 86 year-old artist, and she explains what she was trying to capture.


Ann Arbor Art Fair
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Barely into spring, there is already talk about an annual summer event in Ann Arbor that brings thousands of people into the city.


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Plans are in the final stages for an art installation as part of the under-construction Stadium Boulevard project near Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.


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It was “Eastern Michigan University Day” Tuesday at the state Capitol.


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A community forum is planned for Tuesday evening, March 28th to gather input for the creation of a Community "Unity" Mural being planned for the Eastern Michigan University campus.

I spoke with one of the organizers, EMU student Steven Kwasny.

Ann Arbor Police believe there has been a break in the case of a recent bomb threat made against an Ann Arbor Jewish School.


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This week on Art & Soul, I am joined by local arts blogger and journalist Jen McKee to talk about performing arts in our community.

We discuss what is happening in the theater scene, including shows such as Brian Cox’s Clutter and the Encore Musical Theatre Company’s developmental premiere Into The Wild.


Meals on Wheels
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Proposed federal budget cuts are threatening some services hundreds of Washtenaw County residents depend on.

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This week, I talk with Dr. Scott Sonenshein, a member of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business Center for Positive Organization’s Research Advisory Board and currently a professor at Rice University about the concept of "stretching" when it comes to our minds and how we can create more satisfying lives by being happy with what we already have versus always trying to get more.

Donald Trump
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Preparations are underway in Ypsilanti Township, in advance of a visit Wednesday by President Donald Trump.


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Getting a good night's sleep seems to be a rare event for a lot of people.  A Michigan Medicine doctor is blaming our smart phones for the problem and is issuing a "sleep challenge!"


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It’s been a rough week for a lot of people as we continue to pick up the pieces from what is now being called a “once-in-a-century weather event.”


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This week on Art & Soul, I am joined by Omari Rush from the Ann Arbor Art Center and Lisa Herbert Borgsdorf, manager of public programs for the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

We discuss the visual arts activities going on right now in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti areas.


International Women's Day
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Today is International Women's Day, a day for worldwide reflections on the current state of women's rights and gender equality. 


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It's Sap Season, and Michigan ranks 5th in maple syrup production in the United States.

In Ann Arbor's "Greenbelt region," an area of protected farmland, there is a multi-generational family-owned farm which is busy this time of the year making syrup.


A rally and march will be held this week on the Eastern Michigan University campus. It's part of International Women's Day.  


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