The Great Gatsby opens in theaters this weekend! In this week's installment of Cinema Chat, WEMU's David Fair and Russ Collins discuss several film options for the weekend and preview the upcoming Cinetopia Film Festival. The conversation began, however, with some sad news out of Hollywood.
WEMU has teamed up with the Humane Society of Huron Valley to add another fundraising option during WEMU’s spring fundraising campaign. Donors who select the special CD premium, NPR’s Driveway Moments: Cat Tales or Dog Tales CD will have $5.00 of their contribution go to the Humane Society. There are other options to add funds for the Humane Society as well.
“WEMU and the Humane Society already have several common friends. Pets, and especially rescue pets, are hugely important to our staff and to our audience. When I saw these CDs I saw a great opportunity for us to work with one of our outstanding community organizations for our mutual benefit. We’re looking forward to a friendly competition among our donors to see which CD generates more support. If it’s Cat Tales, our donation will go to cat adoption care. If it’s Dog Tales, it’ll go to dog adoption care. But, as we see it, everyone wins.” - Molly Motherwell, WEMU General Manager
Current WEMU donors have the opportunity to give through the recently-sent mail campaign. WEMU’s on-air pledge drive runs April 4-11 and listeners may give online anytime at wemu.org. WEMU will use its web page and Facebook page to promote the partnership and to post pictures of on-air hosts and their pets.
“Music and pets make life so much more enjoyable! We are very excited to be included in the WEMU Spring Fundraising Campaign. If our collaboration helps in any way to keep listener-supported radio alive and well in our community, we are glad to be a part of that.” - Deb Kern, Humane Society of Huron Valley Marketing Director
WEMU's Spring Pledge Drive is scheduled to begin April 4th, and we hope you'll help us take pledges in the studio. Volunteering your time during an on-air fundraiser is a wonderful opportunity to support WEMU, and the experience is always fun!
Please plan on a two hour shift. This allows for smooth transitions each hour as newly arrived volunteers come up to speed.
Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins made his weekly visit to "Morning Edition" and joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss what movies are available locally this week. The conversation begins with an issue that's been sending ripples through the community of fans that love the "Twilight" franchise.
This month marks the one-year anniversary of "River Up!" It's a community movement to embrace and celebrate the assets of the Huron River for the benefit of local economies and residents. In this installment of 1st Friday, WEMU's David Fair, Michigan League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Lisa Wozniak and Huron River Watershed Council Deputy Director Elizabeth Riggs, discuss "River Up!"
Founder and host of GreenovationTV Matt Grocoff arrives on the air to talk about Greenovation's mission and some ideas to save costs on energy, as well as his 'Mission Zero' to eliminate the negative environmental impact of every home in America.