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
1:39 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

WMU speaker considers "health equity"

Professor Brian Gibbs
Credit Brian Gibbs / Johns Hopkins University

The federal government says black babies are up to three times more likely to die than white infants. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say more African-Americans suffer from high blood pressure than whites do. Those and other disparities in health and health care are the subject of the annual Burian Lecture on Wednesday, February 20th, at Western Michigan University.

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3:17 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Panel to study noise from downtown events in Kalamazoo

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An earlier proposal to limit nighttime hours of events held at Kalamazoo's Arcadia Creek Festival Site proved to be controversial.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission will consider a request Monday evening from Mayor Bobby Hopewell to appoint seven people to a task force to study the impact of late night festival and venue noise in downtown Kalamazoo. Hopewell was tasked by the Kalamazoo Downtown Development Authority last fall to convene a group of stakeholders to study the issue.
3:12 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Michigan film tax credits get renewed support

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State lawmakers added money back into the program in 2012 after Gov. Snyder sought an earlier round of cuts the year before.
Michigan film producers and some lawmakers say they will lobby to maintain the state's $50 million film credits cap, which could be slashed 50% under Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's budget proposal. Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, a fellow Republican, said the reduction is "too drastic" and would devastate workers in the film industry.
2:56 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Bed bugs strike another Kalamazoo library

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The KPL Washington Square branch, which closed late last week after bed bugs were discovered in books there, re-opened Friday, February 15th, after treatment by a pest control company.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Beg bugs have been located in the Children's Room of the Kalamazoo Public Library on Rose Street. The pests were discovered after the library ordered all library branches be inspected as a result of Kalamazoo Public Library's Washington Square Branch closing last week when bed bugs were found hiding in the bindings of returned books.
SW Michigan
2:53 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

K College president tapped for national post

Kalamazoo College President Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaren
Credit NAICU-Kalamazoo College

The president of Kalamazoo College is getting some national attention. Eileen Wilson-Oyelaren has been named chairwoman of the board at the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

She took the position at the group’s annual meeting in Washington last week. The association represents the interests of private non-profit colleges and universities.

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