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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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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Real Madrid defender José Ignacio Fernández Iglesias, known as Nacho, tweeted a photo of himself donning Eagles green and white Thursday evening after soccer practice at EMU.

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Are you a curious and imaginative listener, interested in fresh approaches to old problems and new ways to teach and learn? Tune in for this collaboration between NPR and TED, hosted by Guy Raz, on 89.1 WEMU at Noon each Saturday.

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After several requests from station supporters to give The Roots Music Project more time on the 89.1 WEMU airwaves, management has decided to move the program to a new time and expand it from two hours to three.  Starting this Saturday, July 19, the popular show and its host, Jeremy Baldwin, can be heard starting at 4:00pm.

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Eastern Michigan University has been authorizing charter schools since the state of Michigan first passed laws allowing the practice in the early 1990s.

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If you’re looking for some hints for dining out for lunch or dinner, MLive's Jessica Webster has accumulated a few in the 25 summers she's spent here.

RIP, Charlie Haden

Jul 11, 2014
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Charlie Haden, born August 6, 1937 in Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away today at 10:11 Pacific time in Los Angeles after a prolonged illness.

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Check out 14 reasons why the 2014 EMU football season will be filled with excitement

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