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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Ypsilanti Community Schools
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With the first half of the academic school year behind us and most classes on hold until the New Year, we take a look at what's happening in one local school district.


12 Dangers of Christmas
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Do you prefer to savor the holiday, or, now that Christmas is over, are you anxious to take down all the lights and decorations?  Here's some post-holiday safety advice for all the light-up decorations.


Lisa Barry

With Christmas just a few days away, local college campuses become a lot quieter as most students head home to be with their families.  But not every student has that opportunity.


University of Michigan
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Ann Arbor Police now say there is no merit to the claim by a University of Michigan student, who said she was threatened for wearing a hijab.


Lisa Barry

On this week's Art & Soul, I am joined by local journalist and blogger Jenn McKee and a special guest the marketing director for the Ark in Ann Arbor, Barb Chaffer-Authier.

The 40th Annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival is the last weekend in January, Friday, January 27th and Saturday, January 28th.


Debbie Dingell

The new year always brings new experiences, and this year includes a new president.

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (Democrat) from the 12th district says, even with an unconventional Republican in the Oval Office, she will continue to fight for Washtenaw County residents.


Ann Arbor Public Schools
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There's been a major setback in the search for a new Ann Arbor school board member. 


University of Michigan

This week on Art and Soul, I am joined by University of Michigan professor Dr. Robert Pasick, who holds a PhD in psychology from Harvard University.

Dr. Pasick has written six books with the latest one on self awareness.  It's called "Self Aware-A Guide for Success in Work and Life."

He talks about how well do we know ourselves, how well do we know other people, and how do we manage ourselves and our relationships, including intimacy and one-on-one relationships.

Eastern Michigan University

In response to several incidents of racist grafitti found on the Eastern Michigan University campus in recent months, a "President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion" has been named by Dr. James Smith.

Income Tax
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The idea of a city-imposed income tax in Ann Arbor is once again under consideration.


James Williams
Haley Moraniec

The holidays are meant to be a happy time, but that is not always the case for many people living in our area.


Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

It's Thanksgiving week, and while many families gather for large dinners and celebrations, not everyone is as fortunate.  For some college students, it's an even bigger struggle including in Washtenaw County.  

I was on hand when students and staff gathered to put together Thanksgiving dinner food baskets at Eastern Michigan University's "Swoop Food Pantry."


Washtenaw County Road Commission

Cold and snowy weather has made driving in the Washtenaw County area challenging.

89.1 WEMU

I am joined by Omari Rush, the director of Community Engagement at the Ann Arbor Art Center, and Cara Rosaen, lead organizer of the newly created Winter Art Tour happening this weekend in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.

Rosaen explains why the art tour was created and how it incorporates a number of different art shows and sales happening locally this weekend into one big event.


Rebekah Warren
Michigan State Senate / senatedems.com

Speed limits could soon be going up on some Michigan highways.


Shoveling snow
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With the possibility of snow hitting our area this coming weekend, the city of Ann Arbor is reminding residents about local snow removal rules.


Jorge Avellan

  

More students at Eastern Michigan University are now facing discipline for an overnight protest on campus just over a month ago.

I spoke with one of the original four students to be disciplined for that protest.

Lisa Barry

With six months under his belt as the new president of Eastern Michigan University, Dr. James Smith gave an update on where the University stands Monday at an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti regional chamber luncheon.

Texting While Driving
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Even though it's illegal in Michigan, a high percent of young adult drivers admit to using social media while driving.


Susan Pearlman

An Ann Arbor woman expressing her support for the LGBT community is getting support from neighbors after receiving an anonymous letter concerning her public display of support.

 


89.1 WEMU

On this week's Art & Soul: The Culinary Arts, I talk with Jessica Webster, life and culture reporter for MLive.com and host of The In Crowd on 89.1 WEMU, about 50 things you need to eat and drink in Ann Arbor.

Black Friday
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Black Friday actually started on Wednesday for one area woman who works and shops in Ann Arbor.  That means Thanksgiving dinner has been pushed back a day to accommodate her holiday shopping tradition.


James Smith
Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

Between several instances of racist graffiti on campus and student and community protests, it's been a tumultuous start for the new president of Eastern Michigan University.  James Smith plans to connect with the community moving forward.


Debbie Dingell

There was a groundbreaking ceremony Monday at the former Willow Run Bomber Plant in Ypsilanti Township which will soon be a center for driverless vehicle testing, the American Center for Mobility.

Among the elected officials on hand for the ceremony was 12th District Congresswoman Debbie Dingell.  She says the facility will be a great step forward for Michigan and the auto industry.


Amtrak
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With the Thanksgiving Day holiday a few days away, it's the busiest travel week of the year.  Local Amtrak train service will be at max capacity.


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