Patrik Holubik

New Media

Patrik is a recent graduate of Eastern Michigan University and currently holds the position of the New Media/ Social Media manager for 89.1 WEMU. 

Please contact Patrik regarding any issues with WEMU's online stream, the WEMU app, or our weekly e-update newsletter.

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Volunteer For The WEMU Fall Pledge Drive

Sep 29, 2014

During WEMU's Fall Pledge Drive,  October 16 through October 23, we must have your help.

 We rely on the support of volunteers  to provide the essential services of answering calls and entering new pledges from listeners. All volunteer work will take place at our studio in King Hall on Eastern Michigan University's campus.

 If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up online by checking the available volunteer time slots. Volunteer shifts are a minimum of two consecutive hours, but of course, you are welcome to stay as long as you'd like if we have room at the phone table!

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The Muscatine Journal highlights Mr. B's Joybox Express visit to town. As always, stick with WEMU to keep up with The Joybox Express' Mississippi River Ride for updates throughout the whole journey!

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Jewett was a fixture at the Farmers Market for 45 years, known for his hand-crafted pine furniture and most notably his Adirondack chairs that he sold.

Mr. B and the Joybox Express give us an update from the road. 

This epic 2,000-mile, 90-day bicycle trek begins at the Mississippi headwaters in Lake Itasca, Minnesota and concludes in New Orleans, Louisiana. It will visit cities, towns and villages along the Mississippi River Road to perform, educate, conduct group-rides and inspire blues, jazz and bicycling appreciation. 

Benny Green sat down with Linda Yohn to talk about his new position as an instructor in the University of Michigan's Department of Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation studies. 

Gerald Wilson
Dr. Jazz

Bandleader, composer and arranger Gerald Wilson died Monday at his home in Los Angeles. Wilson's career stretched from the swing era of the 1930s into the 21st century.

  

President Obama will address the nation tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 9:00 PM ET from the White House.

He will outline his administration's strategy for fighting the militant group, ISIS. WEMU will provide live anchored special coverage hosted by NPR's Robert Siegel that will include the President's speech and analysis.

Joybox Express

  Mr. B and the Joybox Express give us an update from the road.

This epic 2,000-mile, 90-day bicycle trek begins at the Mississippi headwaters in Lake Itasca, Minnesota and concludes in New Orleans, Louisiana. It will visit cities, towns and villages along the Mississippi River Road to perform, educate, conduct group-rides and inspire blues, jazz and bicycling appreciation. 

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Our public radio friends at KPLU in Seattle's excellent post on Mr. B's Mississippi River Ride. Stay tuned to WEMU for exclusive updates from the road!

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EMU was led on the ground by Bronson Hill (Grand Rapids, Mich.-Catholic Central) and Darius Jackson (Sparta, Ill.-Sparta), who combined for 187 yards rushing. Hill surpassed the century mark for the 10th time in his career, going 114 yards on 19 carries. Jackson notched a career high in rushing with 73 yards on 17 carries and also set a career mark in receiving yards, pulling in five catches for 22 yards. Reginald Bell, Jr. (Los Angeles, Calif.-Susan Miller Dorsey) led the offense, making a start in the first game of his collegiate career and throwing 11-for-16 with a total of 59 yards.

The 2014 Detroit Jazz Festival wrapped up in Hart Plaza and a few blocks of Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit this Labor Day Weekend,  marking the 35th annual Jazz Festival for Detroit, the largest free jazz festival in North America, with a top notch lineup.

Music and conversation from 89.1 Jazz with Linda Yohn. Our guest is  jazz saxophonist Chris Collins - artistic director of the Detroit Jazz Festival which starts tonight (Friday) featuring artist-in-residence Joshua Redman.

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John Blake Jr., a jazz violinist who combined strong classical technique with the expressive power of African-American spirituals, folk music and blues, died on Friday in Philadelphia. He was 67.

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The 35th annual Detroit Jazz Festival, which runs Friday through Monday on four downtown stages stretching from Hart Plaza to Cadillac Square, promises to illustrate Parker’s truism at every turn. Among the roughly 65 groups on the bill of the largest free jazz festival in the world are some of the great individualists in jazz — musicians of vast experience who effectively tell their life stories every time they step on the bandstand.

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The Washtenaw County Public Health Department's restaurant inspections for July 2014 are in. Of the 182 restaurants and food service facilities inspected in July, 37 had two or more priority violations, which are the most serious violations that are most likely to lead to food-borne illness. 20 restaurants this month had three or more priority violations, and six restaurants had four or more priority violations.

Michigan Public Radio Network's Rick Pluta talks with the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Gary Peters this morning, to take questions listeners across the state of Michigan. 

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After the Bad Plus tackled an interpretation of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” on their last album, the avant-jazz trio was happy not to have any specific direction in mind for their latest, “Inevitable Western.” The Minneapolis group premieres the album today on Speakeasy.

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Host of 89.1 Jazz and MLive's food and dining writer reports:

WEMU's Michael Jewett sits down with Mr. B (Mark Braun) to talk about his efforts to traverse the length of the Missisippi River by piano bike to promote and increase access for children's arts and athletics programs in local communities all over the US.  

  • Listen to the full interview, above.
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Golden & WEMU Detroit Jazz Fest Shuttle is Back!

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Last week, stores in Washtenaw County sold out of bottled water due to an influx of residents from the Toledo, Ohio area where local tap water was declared unfit to consume after toxic algae blooms infected Lake Erie.

A man in a movie once said, "no matter where you go, there you are." Since you'll most likely have your phone with you, you'll also have WEMU available via iTunes Radio. We're happy to announce that WEMU's radio stream has been added to iTunes Radio.

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Paul Mawhinney, a former music-store owner in Pittsburgh, spent more than 40 years amassing a collection of some three million LPs and 45s, many of them bargain-bin rejects that had been thoroughly forgotten. The world’s indifference, he believed, made even the most neglected records precious: music that hadn’t been transferred to digital files would vanish forever unless someone bought his collection and preserved it.

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