89.1 WEMU

David Fair

News Director

Nearly three-quarters of David Fair’s 20+ years in radio has been at WEMU. Since 1994, he has been on the air at 5am each weekday on 89.1 FM as the local host of NPR’s Morning Edition. Over the years, Fair has had the opportunity to interview nationally and internationally known politicians, activists and celebrities. But he feels the most important features and interviews have been with those who live and work here at home. He believes his professional passions and desires fit perfectly into WEMU’s commitment to serving a local audience.

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Ways to Connect

Issues of the Environment

Jan 9, 2013

Evan Pratt is Washtenaw County's new Water Resources Commissioner, and he's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Tips from Washtenaw County- RiverSafe

Michigan Environmental Council Communications Director Hugh McDiarmid discusses environmental decisions made by state lawmakers in 2012 on this month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU.

Top Ten Films of 2012

Jan 3, 2013

Michigan Theater Program Director Amanda Bynum joins Russ Collins to discuss their picks for top-ten films of 2012 on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

The best and worst films of 2012 on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Brenda Bentley is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.  She's the author of "River Walks Ann Arbor", with tips on enjoying the outdoors in the Ann Arbor area.

Cinema Chat

Dec 20, 2012

It's the holiday season at the theaters, with new releases, more special screenings downtown, and more about Sundance at the Michigan Theater on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Ann Arbor's city council has approved an ambitious climate action plan.   Local architect and chair of the Ann Arbor energy commission, Wayne Appleyard,  has been at the center of the construct of the Climate Action plan, and he's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

December's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU examines Michigan's energy future with Bill Rustem, the Strategy Director for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

Cinema Chat

Dec 6, 2012

More Star Wars news; National Board of Review names top films; holiday movies, and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

What mode of holiday travel is best for the environment?  Dr. John DiCicco has some answers.  DiCicco is a professor at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources, and a researcher at the UofM Energy Institute.   He's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Nov 29, 2012

Russ Collins is back from France and getting ready for the Sundance Film Festival on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Ann Arbor's Public Services Communications Liason Nancy Stone discusses how you can 'go green' this holiday season on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Nov 21, 2012

Football at the Michigan Theater;  Russ is off to Paris; new releases,  a White Christmas sing-along, and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Learn about Dawn Farms' "Green Farm Project" on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Nov 15, 2012

Sleznick Award; Star Wars news; new releases; new openings downtown, and much more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Michigan's bat population is at risk.  Eastern Michigan University biology professor Dr. Allen Kurta explains why  on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Nov 8, 2012

More on the Disney purchase of Lucas Films;  Skyfall and other cineplex openings, plus new openings downtown, all on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Voters in the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts have approved consolidation of the districts.  Washtenaw Intermediate School District Superintendent Scott Menzel discusses what's next with WEMU's David Fair.

Hugh McDiarmid is the Communications Director for the Michigan Environmental Council, and he weighs in on the failure of the 15X25 ballot proposal on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

This month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU is an in-depth examination of Proposal 3 on the November 6th Michigan Ballot, more commonly known as the 25X25 proposal for renewable energy.  The guests are Steve Transeth and Doug Jester.  Transeth is a spokesperson for the group Clean Affordable Renewable Energy, which opposes proposal 3.  Jester is a principal at the strategy and consulting firm 5-Lakes Energy.  Jester speaks in favor of proposal 3.

Cinema Chat

Nov 1, 2012

Join us in celebrating Russ Collins' 30 year anniversary as Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor.

This week, WEMU's Issues of the Environment takes one last look at Michgian's 25X25 ballot proposal.  Our guest is the Executive Director of the Sierra Club's Michigan chapter, Anne Woiwode.

Cinema Chat

Oct 25, 2012

Red carpet roll-out for latest Bond film;  film world salutes Andrew

Sarris; new openings, and special screenings, all on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

On this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, Megan Brown of Clean Affordable Renewable Energy, or CARE, explains the group's opposition to proposal 3 on Michigan's November ballot.

LBD Awareness Month

Oct 10, 2012

LBD is Lewy Body Dementia, similar to Alzheimers, but it attacks the body as well as the mind.  Former Arts Alliance Executive Director Tamara Real speaks with WEMU's David Fair about this little-known disease.  Her husband is suffering from LBD.

This week, WEMU's Issues of the Environment examines ways to improve solid waste management.  Our guest is the CEO of Resource Recycling Systems, Jim Frey.

Land conservancies are the topic of October's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU.

Sizing up the health of Ann Arbor's trees.  Ann Arbor's Urban Forest and Natural Resources Planning Coordinator Kerry Grey is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Sep 27, 2012

An Oscar boycott?   Looper, Three Corpse Circus, the latest buzz from Hollywood, and much much more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Climate Change
Angela Cesere | AnnArbor.com

Sizing up the effects of climate change in our area.  UofM research associate Evan Mallen is our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.

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