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
2:47 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Kalamazoo library gets facelift

The downtown Kalamazoo Public Library
Credit WMUK

The sounds of construction will soon begin ringing in the Kalamazoo Public Library's main location downtown. Library officials say the main branch will remain open during the work that begins this summer. It is scheduled to be complete early in 2014.

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SW Michigan
2:23 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

New "health campus" planned in Kalamazoo

Map showing the location of the new "living campus" project
Credit KVCC

A $42 million "health campus" planned in downtown Kalamazoo will include a location for Kalamazoo Valley Community College. It plans to open a new program on sustainable production, distribution, and preparation of food. The new campus will rise on 13 acres of land donated by Bronson Healthcare near the hospital's main facility.

The new project will also feature a psychiatric clinic run by Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

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SW Michigan
2:00 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Van Buren freeway could get new name

Kalamazoo Public Safety patrol car (file photo)
Credit WMUK

A stretch of I-94 in Van Buren County could be named in honor of a Michigan State Police trooper who was killed in the line of duty.

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1:49 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Environmentalists criticize fracking plan

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The company behind the plan says it's focusing on sites in the northern Lower Peninsula.
LANSING - A proposal to draw natural gas from as many as 500 wells in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula by using hydraulic fracturing is attracting attention from environmentalists. The Detroit News reports Monday that Calgary, Alberta-based Encana Corp. proposed the wells. Spokesman Doug Hock says the company is "in the early stages" of new drilling in Michigan.
WMUK News
2:09 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

ISAAC "Porch Patrol" surveys Kalamazoo

An ISAAC "Porch Patrol" team speaks to a Kalamazoo resident in 2011
Credit ISAAC Kalamazoo

ISAAC, the Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy and Action in the Community, is sending people to several neighborhoods in Kalamazoo and Portage to find out what issues are on the minds of residents. This is the organization’s second “Porch Patrol”. The first was in 2011.

ISAAC Director Brendan Flanagan says the “Porch Patrol” helps set the organization’s agenda. Two years ago the group heard that gang and gun violence as well as drug-related crime topped the list of concerns in the less well-to-do areas of Kalamazoo.

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