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
4:00 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Could you get by on $4 a day?

Temeka Williams, right, of Detroit, uses her Bridge card tokens at the Farmer's Market in Detroit in 2010.
Credit AP Images

In 2012, nearly 67,000 people in Kalamazoo County needed “food stamps” to get by. A week-long program called the “SNAP Challenge” is underway to draw public attention to the service known in Michigan as the “Bridge card”. 

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12:22 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Yucca Mountain nuke waste study back on

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The site in Nevada could become the destination for highly rasioactive spent fuel rods from nuclear reactors like the one at Palisades near South Haven.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals said today that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission must resume its long-slumbering review of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage project, which the Obama administration and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have labored for years to kill. “[U]nless and until Congress authoritatively says otherwise or there...
1:31 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

One South Haven beach reopens

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The problem was caused by high levels of E. coli bacteria following recent heavy rains.
SOUTH HAVEN, MI -- North Beach has been re-opened to water activities after E. coli testing Friday, while South Beach is still under a no body contact advisory. Both beaches were closed to swimming and water activities Thursday due to tests by by the Van Buren/Cass County District Public Health Department showing high E.
1:20 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Fake coyotes scare birds at Kalamazoo airport

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The airport uses animated coyote decoys to scare away Canada geese that can pose a threat to aircraft landing or taking off.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The snarling, crouching coyotes seen lurking about the Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport this summer still startle the employees- even though they know the animals are only decoys, relocated by operations staff every day or two to keep small animals and large birds away from the airport runways.
1:11 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Meteor shower to light up the weekend

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The Perseid shower is expected to reach peak intensity on Sunday and Monday nights.
Put out the lawn chair, set the alarm and maybe bring something to wet your whistle while you gaze into the nighttime sky - the year's best shooting star show has started. August's annual Perseids meteor shower peaks Sunday and Monday, promising perhaps 70 meteors an hour those evenings.

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