Andrew Robins

News Director

Andy Robins has been WMUK's News Director since 1998 and a broadcast journalist for over 24 years. He joined WMUK's staff in 1985. Under his direction, WMUK has received numerous awards for news reporting.

Email: andrew.robins (at) wmich.edu     Phone: (269) 387 5717

From the Battle Creek Enquirer:

"A $51 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced Friday will support quality education while attempting to bridge racial and economic divides in one of Battle Creek's largest school districts."

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An Indian fisherman prays to a partial solar eclipse seen in the sky over Bay of Bengal in Konark, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar, India, Wednesday, March 9, 2016.
AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout

On August 21st, there will be a total solar eclipse - the first one visible in the United States in almost 40 years. Tyler Nordgren is a physics and astronomy professor at the University of Redlands in California and has written a book on eclipses called Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets. He’ll give a talk about eclipses on Saturday, April 29 at 11 a.m. during the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society’s Astronomy Day.


"KALAMAZOO, MI - The suspect in the June 2016 fatal bicycle crash has asked an appeals court to consider reversing second-degree murder charges against him. Charles Pickett Jr.'s attorney on Thursday, April 20, filed an application in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court asking the Michigan Court of Appeals to consider reversing a judge's March decision denying a motion to quash Pickett's bind over for trial on second-degree murder charges." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- The June 2016 crash in which a pickup driver, allegedly driving drugged, crashed into a group of nine bicyclists, killing five of them, could have been prevented with better 911 dispatch communication, the National Transportation Safety Board has ruled." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

Kathy Willens / AP Photo

Actor Scott Turner Schofield says we live in a society that's in transition when it comes to different ways to express gender. The traditional, binary, male-female paradigm doesn't work for everyone. Schofield will take about the issue during this year's "Respecting Differences" event in Kalamazoo on Wednesday, April 12.


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