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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WMUK News
10:19 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Kalamazoo MLK March event targets military spending

The U.S. Navy tests a X47B drone aircraft in July 2013
Credit Steve Helber / AP Photo

The weekend of August 24-25 marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior’s “March on Washington” where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. A vigil and march planned on Sunday in Kalamazoo to commemorate the event takes aim at the nation’s military spending. It’s organized by the group Kalamazoo Non-Violent Opponents of War as part of a week-long series of events during Occupy (Inter)National in Kalamazoo.

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7:16 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Enbridge dredging permit denied

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A decision on a request to use a second site for a dredging "pad" was delayed until August 29th.
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - Enbridge, Inc. will likely be exploring new options tomorrow for locations to place its dredge pad around Morrow Lake. The Comstock Township Planning Commission voted unanimously late Thursday to deny a special exception use permit for an Enbridge dredge pad located in Comstock Commerce Park.
SW Michigan
7:12 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Minor league baseball returns to Kalamazoo

Battle Creek Bombers game in July 2013 (file photo)
Credit Joel Dinda / Flickr

Minor league baseball is coming back to Kalamazoo. City officials say they've signed an agreement to bring a team from the Northwoods League to the city in 2014.

The league that also includes the Battle Creek Bombers will pay Kalamazoo $35,000 a year to use Homer Stryker Field at Mayors Riverfront Park.

The Northwoods League features college players who want to maintain their skills over the summer.

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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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