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

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SW Michigan
7:01 am
Fri August 23, 2013

DNR: No Asian carp DNA in the Kalamazoo River

Asian carp
Credit Michigan Sea Grant / Flickr

Officials at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources say tests have not turned up any evidence for the presence of Asian carp in the Kalamazoo River. The invasive species has moved up the Mississippi River to Chicago. Traces of "environmental DNA" from the fish have been found in Lake Michigan beyond an electronic barrier in the Chicago Ship Canal designed to keep them out of the Great Lakes.

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WMUK News
12:08 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Reading Together about the food we eat

Credit Kalamazoo Public Library

Two books on food and farming will be the focus of the annual “Reading Together” program in Kalamazoo next year. The Kalamazoo Public Library has picked The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan and Novella Carpenter’s book 

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9:16 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Right-to-work lawsuit trail delayed

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The new trial date is in March 2014.
MASON - A lawsuit contending Michigan's right-to-work laws violated the state's Open Meetings Act is being pushed into next year. Attorneys for a coalition of labor groups say they need more time to gather evidence and interview witnesses.
7:01 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Enbridge dredging decision in Comstock Thursday

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The EPA ordered Enbridge to dredge parts of Morrow Lake to clean up oil left from a massive spill into the Kalamazoo River in 2010.
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - A months long debate between Enbridge, Inc., Bell's Brewery and Comstock Township should reach its conclusion tonight. Enbridge will have its answer as to whether or not it will receive site approval for two dredging locations surrounding Morrow Lake when the Comstock Township Planning Commission makes its final ruling on both applications.
6:55 am
Thu August 22, 2013

WMU's Archives moving into its new home

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The materials in the University Archive had been located for many years on Western's East Campus.
This summer, all 30,000 cubic feet of documents, photographs, government records, letters and diaries, as well as 100,000 volumes worth of books, serials and bound volumes are being moved to their new $8.7 million home, the Zhang Legacy Collections Center on Calhoun St. on the Oakland Drive campus.

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