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
12:00 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Getting bikes and cars to co-exist

Criterium bicycle race at WMU's BTR Park
Credit WMU University Relations

When bikes and cars mix on the road it can be a tense situation for everyone. Helping two- and four-wheeled traffic co-exist is a major theme of the second annual Kalamazoo Bike Week. It starts Thursday, May 9th, with a “Community Forum on Cycling”. Bike Week Co-Chairman David Warwick says he hopes it attracts motorists as well as bicyclists. The forum starts at 6 p.m. in the Lawrence Education Center at Borgess Medical Center, 1521 Gull Road, in Kalamazoo.

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WMUK News
9:33 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Upton reacts to latest Palisades leak

Palisades Nuclear Power PLant
Credit US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

UPDATE: Upton says he will tour the Palisades plant on Monday, May 13th, along with Nuclear Regulatory Commission member Kristine Svinicki.

Congressman Fred Upton says he's "outraged" by a new leak at the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant near south Haven. The Saint Joseph Republican says he wants to get a first-hand look at the problem along with a member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission "in the near future".

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WMUK News
9:53 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Kalamazoo goes medieval for a week

Broadsword demonstration at the 2011 Congress
Credit WMU University Relations

This week Kalamazoo becomes a virtual time machine as hundreds of scholars arrive for the annual International Congress on Medieval Studies. The 48th gathering at Western Michigan University will include serious academic discussions along with some that are more accessible to the public. The latter category includes sessions on medieval themes in the Harry Potter books and recent movies like The Hobbit.

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WMUK News
9:26 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Project Connect helps get services to the poor

A haircut at Project Connect in November 2011
Credit Kalamazoo County Poverty Reduction Initiative

If you’re poor in Kalamazoo County, getting vital social services can be a challenge. It’s even harder if you don’t have a car. But twice a year, Project Connect helps low-income residents get the services they need through one-stop shopping. The next one will be on Wednesday, May 8th, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Kalamazoo County Expo Center at the county fairgrounds, 2900 Lake Street.

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SW Michigan
1:46 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Wolf hunting bill clears the state House

Wolves on Isle Royale in 2006 (hunting would not be allowed there even if the state law is approved)
Credit John Vucetich/Michigan Technological University / AP Photo

It looks increasingly like Michigan voters will not get to decide whether or not wolves can be hunted in the Upper Peninsula. The state House has approved a bill that would let the Natural Resources Commission decide which species can be hunted. The Gongwer News Service says supporters of hunting say that’s the best way to control the wolf population.

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