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)     Phone: (269) 387 5717


3:05 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

You Can Help Undergraduate Research at WMU

WMU senior Deirdre Courtney in the field with bug-eating pitcher plants.
Credit Western Michigan University

Graduate students are expected to do research. Undergraduates usually don’t. But a new project at Western Michigan University’s Department of Biological Sciences hopes to change that. It’s using a fundraising system modeled on Kickstarter to attract community support for SABRE: "Students Advancing Biological Research and Engagement."

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2:14 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Governor Wants Michigan Recycling Doubled

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Gov. Rick Snyder's 15-point plan includes a 100-percent increase in recycling by the end of 2016.
Gov. Rick Snyders administration is rolling out a statewide recycling plan today to boost Michigans recycling efforts that lag well behind most of its Midwestern neighbors. The governor is scheduled to be at plastic bottle recycler Clean Tech Inc.
12:28 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Running to Help Wounded Warriors

The starting line of the 2013 WMU Wounded Warrior Run

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have affected thousands of veterans. Many must cope with severe physical injuries while others grapple with emotional and psychological scars. This weekend an event at Western Michigan University will raise money for a national organization dedicated to helping them. The 5K run and walk for the Wounded Warrior Project is sponsored by the university’s Joint ROTC Community Outreach Corps.

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12:09 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Michigan Business Leaders Urge Ban on Gay Discrimination

Credit WMUK

A group of Michigan business leaders says the state should ban job discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The Gongwer News Service says Business Leaders for Michigan announced the proposal Thursday. It wants protections for gay and lesbian job seekers added to the state's Elliott- Larsen Civil Rights Act. It prohibits discrimination because of race, religion, gender, national origin, or disability. The group says extending protections for sexual orientation would help improve Michigan's business climate.

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11:41 am
Fri April 4, 2014

No Congressional Bid for Bernero

Lead in text: 
But at least one other Democrat and two Republicans are considering runs for the House seat how held by Mike Rogers.
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero will remain in the Capital City and not run for the Congressional seat being vacated by Mike Rogers. Bernero posted on his Facebook page Thursday that he will not seek the higher office. "So much is broken about Washington that it is tempting for me to contemplate a future trying to fix it," Bernero wrote.