The long-awaited Cinetopia Film Festival officially starts this week! In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the start of Cinetopia and all the movies opening this weekend.
Washtenaw County is planning to regulate the use of single use, plastic bags. However, the Michigan State Legislature has slowed the process of passing this measure. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's Patrick Campion speaks with Washtenaw County Commissioner Yousef Rabhi about the controversy surrounding the proposed ordinance.
Issues of the Environment: 06/01/16
Editor's note: Wednesday evening, the Washtenaw County commissioners voted 6-2 to approve a new carryout bag ordinance that would put a 10-cent "tax" on customers for every single use (paper or plastic) bag they receive at stores in Washtenaw county. Stay tuned for follow-up discussion on the issue.
89.1 WEMU, Eastern Michigan University’s public radio station won the 2015 Station of the Year award for Public Radio Group 1 at the Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ (MAB) annual Broadcast Excellence Awards ceremony Tuesday, May 4, 2016, at the Lansing Center.
WEMU also won three Best Awards for Mini Documentary or Series for the regular Wednesday feature, Issues of the Environment; Best Newscast, and for the narrative that accompanied the entry for Station of the Year consideration.
The lineup for the Cinetopia Film Festival has been set! In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins and Cinetopia chief programmer Brian Hunter about the films coming to Cinetopia. Plus, you'll hear about all the movies heading to theaters this weekend.
Same great movie news, different morning host. In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion fills in for David Fair and talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the film business and all the movies heading to the big screen this weekend.
Dr. David Schwab, Research Scientist for the UM Graham Sustainability Institute Water Center, discusses his latest findings about the extensive spills that will happen if Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac ruptures and how that oil would spread through the Great Lakes.
WEMU's Patrick Campion discusses Great Lakes weather modeling and how that can be applied to predicting the potential spread of oil in the event of a rupture of lines under the Straits of Mackinac.
WEMU lives in a digital world. Laptops, smartphones, connected cars, oh my! We're firmly committed to making our content available wherever you may roam on the information superhighway, and that takes people like Patrik to make it all "work." When you support WEMU, you're helping us to bring what we do to a worldwide audience, 24/7.
What happens when you take a radio junkie and technophile and plop him down in the middle of one of the great public radio stations in the United States? Well... You've been hearing and seeing parts of it for just a little more than two years. Patrick Campion loves the idea of what radio once was, what it still can be, and what it must become into the future. WEMU is the very embodiment of all those great concepts, and your continued support lets WEMU thrive and flourish in unprecendented ways.
Marc Taras surrounds himself with records for a living. In his "day job" he's the proprietor of a local record shop. Saturday evenings he spins tunes for all of us during Cuban Fantasy. He's a prime example of how WEMU's hosts turn their passion for music and community service into great radio.
Joe Tiboni has spent most of his life as a devotee to the blues. You get to experience that experience and passion every Sunday evening when he steps in to host Big City Blues Cruise. That's what you support when you give to WEMU - passion. Shows like these are slowly disappearing from the radio landscape, but, at WEMU, they're an important part of our schedule because that's what our community has told us is important.
When Jorge Avellan joined WEMU's staff he had never spent time working in public radio. His background as a professional news man, however, impressed us enough to know that he'd do a great job for you. What you've heard over the past few months is his commitment to news coming through in his reports. Jorge loves telling the stories of our community, and when you support WEMU you support those efforts.
Jeremy Baldwin is another man of few words on the WEMU staff. That just leaves him more time to listen to great music and share it with you every Saturday during The Roots Music Project. His passion for discovering new tunes and sharing them with you is what you support when you give to WEMU. Let's learn a little about what makes him tick, a few words at a time.
Have you ever met someone at their "day job" and wondered what they do for a hobby? We wonder how many people have bumped into Nik Thompson during the week would know that he gets his groove on with you every Sunday morning on WEMU. Get to know a little more about the host of "The Sunday Best" and his passion for bringing you the very best music he can find. That's what you support when you listen and donate to WEMU - the passion of folks just like Nik.
If you listen to WEMU, then you're automatically part of the "In Crowd." Our listeners and supporters make the station hum, and our hosts know and love this energy. That's where Jessica Webster comes in. She's been with WEMU for a few years, but recently she's come to Sunday afternoons and taken possession of the 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. time slot as the host of "The In Crowd." Here's a glimpse into what makes her tick.
Weekday mornings at 4:30 a.m., most people are still soundly sleeping in their beds. Mat Hopson is already in the WEMU studios, getting things ready to bring you the best possible Morning Edition he can produce. Your reward for supporting WEMU is the dedication of people like Mat. We sat down with him to learn a little about what makes Mat tick.
Taylor came to WEMU as a student employee while he was finishing his undergrad work at EMU. We were so happy with what he did in our newsroom we offered him a gig when he graduated. This is the kind of effort you support when you listen and donate to WEMU. He's a man of few words, but he makes them all count!
Here's another example of great passion for public radio and performance leading to a long term love affair with WEMU. Wendy Wright hosts "From Memphis To Motown" every Saturday at 1:00 p.m. But that's not where she started. Wendy followed the path from listener to volunteer to host that many of our staff have been on. Your passion for and support of WEMU helps us keep weekends "live and local" with great hosts like Wendy.
One of the great things about WEMU is that we have passionate and loyal fans/listeners/supporters. Some of them are so passionate that they just have to get involved. This is what led today's featured staff member to WEMU. As of last year, Daniel Long has been handling hosting duties on The Groove Yard. He continues a long tradition of audiophiles, passionate about sharing their passion for jazz, working for you on the airwaves of WEMU.
What you hear on the air on WEMU is the result of a lot of hard work behind the scenes. Your donations to WEMU keep things moving on both fronts. Our next "meet the staff" interview is with a hard working woman that never stops trying to make the best WEMU possible. She's our Music Director and host of 89.1 Jazz, Linda Yohn.