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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9:30 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

State Rep. Sean McCann explores Senate campaign

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Republican Tanya Schuitmaker of Lawton who holds the 20th District now is expected to run in a different district in 2014.
KALAMAZOO, MI - State Representative Sean McCann has announced he has formed a committee to gauge interest he would have for a potential run for the state Senate seat in the 20th district. According to documents filed with the state, McCann formed the committee "Sean McCann for State Senate" on July 22, but he says he hasn't made any final decisions about the 2014 election.
11:13 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Gov. Snyder to scuba dive Lake Huron shipwreck

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The governor's office says the dive is intended, in part, to highlight the "Pure Michigan" campaign promoting tourism.
LANSING, MI -- Gov. Rick Snyder is jumping in. Snyder, who celebrated his 55th birthday on Monday, is expected to scuba dive a Great Lakes shipwreck Tuesday morning in the Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary, which is in Lake Huron off the coast of Alpena.
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10:56 am
Tue August 20, 2013

KPL 2014 "Reading Together" picks two books

Credit Kalamazoo Public Library

The Kalamazoo Public Library has picked two books for its "Reading Together" program next year. Both have to do with food and farming.

One is The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Appleby's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan. The other is Novella Carpenter's Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer. Library officials say the books were selected because of a growing demand by people to know more about the food they eat.

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10:32 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Do schools face a digital revolution?

School bell at the Pioneer Farmstead at Wildlife Prairie State Park in Hanna City, Illinois
Credit fritzmb / Flickr

The “digital revolution” has swept over retailers, the media, and the entertainment industry. Katherine Prince says schools are next. She’s the senior director of the Foresight project at nonprofit KnowledgeWorks foundation based in Cincinnati.

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6:49 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commission OK's digital billboards

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The new rules would allow as many as seven large digital signs in the city, including two in the downtown area.
The Kalamazoo City Commission voted 6-0 on an ordinance amendment that would regulate digital billboards in the city, with some tweaks. Commissioners added restrictions that will require billboards to be located 2,500 feet apart, therefore allowing seven sites for static billboards to be converted to digital billboards.

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