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

WMUK

Opponents of a proposal to keep toxic PCB contamination in a Kalamazoo landfill plan to hold a protest march next week. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has suggested that the material could be safely contained at the Allied Paper Landfill on Kalamazoo’s east side. But area residents, city officials, and environmental groups say it should be completely removed.

The resolution may allow the county to get federal disaster relief funding.

Kalamazoo College

Two organizations will take home new awards from the Arcus Center at Kalamazoo College on Saturday, May 11th. It is the first time the center will hand out its Global Prize for Collaborative Social Justice Leadership worth $25,000 as well as a $5,000 regional prize. Eighteen finalists are vying for the awards. The jurors for the competition include nationally known activist and academic Angela Davis.

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.

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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