The long-awaited Cinetopia Film Festival officially starts this week! In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the start of Cinetopia and all the movies opening this weekend.
Washtenaw County is planning to regulate the use of single use, plastic bags. However, the Michigan State Legislature has slowed the process of passing this measure. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's Patrick Campion speaks with Washtenaw County Commissioner Yousef Rabhi about the controversy surrounding the proposed ordinance.
Issues of the Environment: 06/01/16
Editor's note: Wednesday evening, the Washtenaw County commissioners voted 6-2 to approve a new carryout bag ordinance that would put a 10-cent "tax" on customers for every single use (paper or plastic) bag they receive at stores in Washtenaw county. Stay tuned for follow-up discussion on the issue.
89.1 WEMU, Eastern Michigan University’s public radio station won the 2015 Station of the Year award for Public Radio Group 1 at the Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ (MAB) annual Broadcast Excellence Awards ceremony Tuesday, May 4, 2016, at the Lansing Center.
WEMU also won three Best Awards for Mini Documentary or Series for the regular Wednesday feature, Issues of the Environment; Best Newscast, and for the narrative that accompanied the entry for Station of the Year consideration.
The lineup for the Cinetopia Film Festival has been set! In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins and Cinetopia chief programmer Brian Hunter about the films coming to Cinetopia. Plus, you'll hear about all the movies heading to theaters this weekend.
Same great movie news, different morning host. In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion fills in for David Fair and talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the film business and all the movies heading to the big screen this weekend.
Dr. David Schwab, Research Scientist for the UM Graham Sustainability Institute Water Center, discusses his latest findings about the extensive spills that will happen if Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac ruptures and how that oil would spread through the Great Lakes.
WEMU's Patrick Campion discusses Great Lakes weather modeling and how that can be applied to predicting the potential spread of oil in the event of a rupture of lines under the Straits of Mackinac.
WEMU lives in a digital world. Laptops, smartphones, connected cars, oh my! We're firmly committed to making our content available wherever you may roam on the information superhighway, and that takes people like Patrik to make it all "work." When you support WEMU, you're helping us to bring what we do to a worldwide audience, 24/7.
What happens when you take a radio junkie and technophile and plop him down in the middle of one of the great public radio stations in the United States? Well... You've been hearing and seeing parts of it for just a little more than two years. Patrick Campion loves the idea of what radio once was, what it still can be, and what it must become into the future. WEMU is the very embodiment of all those great concepts, and your continued support lets WEMU thrive and flourish in unprecendented ways.
Marc Taras surrounds himself with records for a living. In his "day job" he's the proprietor of a local record shop. Saturday evenings he spins tunes for all of us during Cuban Fantasy. He's a prime example of how WEMU's hosts turn their passion for music and community service into great radio.
Joe Tiboni has spent most of his life as a devotee to the blues. You get to experience that experience and passion every Sunday evening when he steps in to host Big City Blues Cruise. That's what you support when you give to WEMU - passion. Shows like these are slowly disappearing from the radio landscape, but, at WEMU, they're an important part of our schedule because that's what our community has told us is important.
When Jorge Avellan joined WEMU's staff he had never spent time working in public radio. His background as a professional news man, however, impressed us enough to know that he'd do a great job for you. What you've heard over the past few months is his commitment to news coming through in his reports. Jorge loves telling the stories of our community, and when you support WEMU you support those efforts.