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

Democrat Paul Clements will not appear on the ballot for the Sixth Congressional District primary this August. The Berrien County Commission is unhappy about a proposed tax break for utility companies. The campaign manager for Democratic candidate for governor Shri Thanedar is arrested, and more headlines from WMUK News.

Amanda Lentz / Kalamazoo Public Library

The Kalamazoo Public Library doesn't have a branch in southern Africa. But it's helping get books into the hands of kids there. The library has partnered with the nonprofit African Library Project to collect books for a school in Swaziland. Kalamazoo branch librarian Amanda Lentz says they need new or "gently used" books.

A Portage man who fostered a young Guatemalan girl taken away from her father at the U.S. border by immigration agents says he feels conflicted about that role. Portage City Councilman Chris Burns says he believes home stays are better for children than mass shelters. But he says he and his wife felt like kidnappers as they tried to comfort a three-year-old who desperately missed her family. The girl was away from her family for about six months.

Courtesy Matt Grocoff

Your next house might be “net-zero.” So says the keynote speaker at a conference in Kalamazoo. Matt Grocoff of Ann Arbor promotes the practice of building or converting homes so that they generate as much energy as they use, something he says does more than lower utility bills.


Sehvilla Mann / WMUK-FM

The Kalamazoo Public Schools and the Kalamazoo Public Library are expanding their efforts to promote reading and head off the so-called "summer slide." That's the drop-off in reading skills among kids who don't read much, if anything, over the long summer break.


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