Patrick Campion

89.1 WEMU Program Director

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One of the most important jobs at any public radio station is taking care of the people that take care of the station - donors and volunteers like you!

Marilyn does a great service for WEMU by taking of a lot of the "behind the scenes" work that keeps the station moving forward.

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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.

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Every afternoon you rely on WEMU to get you news, traffic, weather and more. We entertain you, inform you, and make you laugh. When you support WEMU, you fund the hard work that goes into making all of that possible. We will be spending some time with several of the people that make WEMU "go" over the next couple of weeks.  Today we sit down with our newest on-air host, radio veteran, Lisa Barry.

When you listen to WEMU, you spend time with the great people that work on and off the air.  And, when you support WEMU, you help keep them moving forward.  We will be spending some time with several of the people that make WEMU "go" over the next couple of weeks.  Today we're chatting with the man behind "Bluestime," Michael Jewett.

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  When you listen to WEMU, you spend time with the great people that work on and off the air.  And, when you support WEMU, you help keep them moving forward.  We will be spending some time with several of the people that make WEMU "go" over the next couple of weeks.  First up is a familiar voice to anyone who wakes up with WEMU - David Fair.  

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Normally, Ypsilanti residents have 24 hours to clear snow from walkways.  Some residents may have the entire weekend to shovel.


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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU program director Patrick Campion fills in for David Fair and talks with Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movies opening this Valentine's Day weekend.


Eastern Michigan University

  Faculty weighed in, students protested, and members of the community voiced their opposition, but Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents decided to not sever ties with the Education Achievement Authority.  

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News tipsters informed WEMU that the indoor practice facility at Eastern Michigan University, known as "The Bubble," collapsed earlier this morning.  EMU has confirmed this in an official statement noting that a split in the fabric of the roof caused a slow collapse. Two soccer teams were practicing in the facility at the time and were able to evacuate with no issues.  

Come here for recordings of all the exciting men's and women's Eastern Michigan University basketball action heard on WEMU.

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Charles "Chuck" Kettles has lived an interesting life worthy of celebration.  He is an Ypsilanti resident, an Eastern Michigan University alumnus,   a former faculty member at EMU, and a decorated veteran.  On May 15, 1967, he chose to put his own life at risk in order to save eight men stranded on the battlefield in Vietnam.  For his meritorious service, he has been nominated to receive the Medal of Honor.  

Patrick Campion sat down with Mr. Kettles to talk about his life, his service, and his loving devotion to his wife Ann Kettles (a longtime EMU employee).  


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The water crisis in Flint has reverberated throughout the state of Michigan.  Mike Nystrom of the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA) joins Lisa Wozniak to discuss Michigan's drinking water situation. 

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Starting this Friday, October 23, WEMU will be making some exciting changes to the weekend programming lineup.  All the local/live music programs you know and love are staying in place, as are most of the great national programs WEMU runs every weekend.  

The development of better, affordable housing. It's not just about where people live. A new foundational grant and programs that Eastern Michigan University are involved in.

We talk with Russ Olwell, Director of the Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Communities at EMU and Zac Fosler, the Executive Director of the Housing Comission about efforts in Ypsilanti to secure and ensure there's affordable housing options.


EMU's Interim President, Kim Schatzel, issued a campus wide announcement this morning saying that, after extensive research, the university's administration has decided to remove the Hurons logo from marching band uniforms.

Eastern Michigan University

  After nearly two months of formal negotiations, Eastern Michigan University and the American Association of University Professors have reached a tentative contract agreement.  

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Patrick Campion and Russ Collins on what's playing downtown and around town:


Wendy Lawrence, nationally-published freelance author from Ann Arbor, discusses how to make a home eco-friendly, green and safe for kids, and what resources are available to parents in Washtenaw County.


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Catch a preview of the upcoming Cinetopia Film Festival, and previews of films opening around town and downtown this weekend on this week's Cinema Chat with Patrick Campion and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO, Russ Collins. 

Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents held a special meeting today to announce Kim Schatzel, provost and executive vice president of academic and student affairs at Eastern Michigan University, will serve as interim president while Eastern conducts a national search for the successor to President Susan Martin. Provost Schatzel will begin her role following President Martin’s announced final day of July 7, 2015.

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This week's Cinema Chat is an extended length "special edition" focusing on this year's Ann Arbor Film Festival.  Patrick Campion talks with Russ Collins and Leslie Raymond. 

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The US-23 corridor between M-14 and Brighton is known as a rush-hour problem. The Michigan Department of Transportation is hoping to alleviate some of that congestion through use of 'Dynamic Shoulders'. One local group supports some of MDOT's proposal, but would like to see something other than these 'dynamic shoulders.'


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