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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A Ready-Mix concrete company, McCoig Materials, is looking to open up a mine on a site north of Chelsea, between the Waterloo and Pinckney Recreation areas. The area has numerous bodies of water and natural areas that could be impacted by the move. McCoig wants to operate the mine for 22 to 30 years and remove 11 million tons of sand and gravel. 

This week on 89.1 WEMU's Issues of the Environment, Dr. Lynn Walter, Professor Emerita of Geology at the University of Michigan, will discuss the environmental impacts of sand mining and the controversial operation proposed for Lyndon and Scio Townships.

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You may not recognize the names of Laura Heffner or Taylor Pinson, but if you listen to 89.1 WEMU, the public broadcasting service of Eastern Michigan University, chances are you’ve heard their work.

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The Bay County Sheriff's Department is asking for help finding a man missing for close to two weeks. Twenty-five-year-old Alex Schuhmacher was last seen at around 2 p.m. on March 14, when he left a job interview at Logan's Roadhouse in Saginaw Township.

UPDATE 4:52 PM Rick Pluta is reporting that no decision was reached in today's hearing.  The trial is likely to go to the Supreme Court which is not likely to decide another same-sex marriage case before its next session. Attorneys seeking to overturn Michigan’s ban say holding up recognition of same-sex marriages hurts families with children. 

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The symposium, one of the highlights of the academic year at Eastern, celebrates the exceptional academic work of EMU undergraduate students, showcasing student research and a wide variety of creative projects. The presentations, completed with the help of faculty mentors, represent all academic disciplines at the University.

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The Los Angeles Times was the first newspaper to publish a story about an earthquake on Monday - thanks to a robot writer. Don't let this happen to WEMU. Pledge now to support real local news and professional journalism.

WEMU's spring pledge drive ends in just two days, Thursday, March 20, at 7:00 p.m. We are still nearly $100,000 short of our overall goal of $200,000.

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The Saginaw native also traveled to Germany, Albania and Macedonia, and had opportunities to sample such delights as homemade baklava and unusual dishes as pig’s head. “When you accept an invitation to eat something, you’re not just saying ‘yes’ to food, you’re accepting an outreach of hospitality,” he says.

Fifty years after The Beatles took America by storm, we examine why the group was so innovative.

“We in the radio industry know what radio is.  It is companionship, it is emotional.  It is a human connection with the presenter and other listeners.  It is full of powerful stories.  That powerful story might be a hard-hitting feature on a local NPR station; but it could also be an equally powerful story from the local breakfast team about their day yesterday inspired by a listener’s tweet.”

                                                                           -  James Cridland, Radio Futurologist

 

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The trumpet, made of copper, helps Belgrave create his signature sound. He says he won't press charges and may even give a reward if his trumpet is returned.

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Listeners Can Leave Appreciation Voice Mails for Kasell by Calling 1-888-WAIT-WAIT

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Ten restaurants are slated to participate in the first Taste of Ypsilanti at the EMU Convocation Center (799 N Hewitt Rd.) Saturday, March 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for Ypsilanti's SOS Community Services, a nonprofit that serves homeless families and children.

State of Michigan Senator Rebekah Warren has announced today on 89.1 WEMU she will officially launch a Congressional Exploratory Committee for the seat being vacated by Representative John Dingell.

Warren made the announcement herself Friday morning during the Morning Edition with 89.1 WEMU’s David Fair. Listen to Warren’s announcement above.

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A woman killed Sunday when her car plummeted into the Otter Creek in Oregon was a 20-year-old college student who was likely lost and trying to find her way back to I-75, authorities said.

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The State of Michigan’s highly anticipated gay marriage trial began Tuesday in Detroit, where a Federal judge will hear the pros and cons of raising children in same-sex families and rule on the definition of marriage in Michigan. 

The architect of the Public Broadcasting Act, Rep. John Dingell spoke to WEMU advocates at the first State of the Station in 2013 on the importance of public broadcasting in the community.

John Dingell, who served a record 58 years in Congress, has announced he will be retiring after his current term. Among Dingell's many achievements in Congress, he helped sign the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 into law, which paved the way for the CPB, PBS and NPR.  

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“It’s an adrenaline rush to propel myself through the air, from advancing the throttle of a plane or diving into a pool,” says Cameron, who is on track to receive a bachelor’s degree in aviation flight technology in 2017. Cameron, 19, also competes on the EMU Women’s Swimming and Diving Team.

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Mlive Food writer and WEMU host, Jessica Webster shares some great tips to make your Valentine's Day stress-free.

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Coleman Jewett held a special presence in the Ann Arbor educational community and at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, where he sold his handcrafted furniture from a corner post for over forty years. When he died in January 2013, the community response was filled with calls for some kind of memorial to honor a man whose example touched hundreds of lives.

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WEMU's Adrienne Ayers contributed this report for the MotorCity Muckracker. It’s been 8 years since the passing of native Detroiter, hip hop artist, producer, and innovator, James Yancey, who was better known to the public and hip hop world as J Dilla.

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This story comes from the Ann Arbor News. WEMU is following up on the matter, stay tuned for an update.

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Jason Moran and his trio will play Dave Brubeck's 'The Gates of Justice' at the Fillmore Detroit on Sunday.

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