89.1 WEMU

Soapbox Summer

It's Soapbox Summer! Any candidate appearing on the August primary election ballot in Washtenaw County will have access to free air time to communicate to potential voters on your community NPR Station, 89.1 WEMU. 

No reporter questions, no interruptions or interference. Soapbox summer gives candidates the opportunity to say exactly what they want, how they want. It gives WEMU listeners and potential voters the opportunity to hear a candidate's message, unfettered. 

Here's how it works: 

  1.  Record a message of up to 3 1/2 minutes.  Best advice is to do it in a quiet place without distractions or ambient noise.  It absolutely must be in your own voice and adhere to FCC guidelines regarding community standards for language.  
  2. Send the recording to pcampion@emich.edu (Patrick Campion, WEMU Program Director)

Candidates should also include in the submission, the following: 

  1. The office being sought (please note if you are an incumbent candidate)
  2. Website link(s)
  3. Candidate photo with appropriate credit information
  4. Transcription of comments in audio recording for use at wemu.org.

Submissions are being accepted immediately. No submission will be accepted after Friday, June 29th. Soapbox Summer will begin airing during 'Morning Edition' with David Fair beginning Monday, July 9.  

Soapbox Summer 2018-Anthony Morgan

Aug 2, 2018

Anthony Morgan is seeking election to Ypsilanti City Council in the 3rd Ward.  This is the candidate's submission to WEMU's 2018 Soapbox Summer.


Soapbox Summer 2018 - Trish Reilly

Jul 23, 2018

Trish Reilly would like to continue representing you and retain a seat on the Pittsfield Township Park Commission.  This is the candidate's submission to WEMU's 2018 Soapbox Summer.


Soapbox Summer 2018 - Michelle Deatrick

Jul 23, 2018

Michelle Deatrick would like to represent you in Michigan's State Senate.  This is the candidate's submission to WEMU's 2018 Soapbox Summer.  


Soapbox Summer 2018 - Ali Ramlawi

Jul 20, 2018

Ali Ramlawi is running to represent Ann Arbor's 5th Ward on City Council.  Here is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Soapbox Summer 2018 - Graydon Krapohl

Jul 20, 2018

Graydon Krapohl would like your vote to continue as Ann Arbor's City Council member in the 4th Ward.  This is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Soapbox Summer 2018 - Elizabeth Nelson

Jul 19, 2018

Elizabeth Nelson is running for City Council in Ann Arbor's Ward 4.  This is the candidate's submission to WEMU's 2018 Soapbox Summer.  


Soapbox Summer 2018 - Katie Scott

Jul 19, 2018

Katie Scott is running for Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners in District 9.  This is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Soapbox Summer 2018 - Justin Hodge

Jul 18, 2018
Kevin Stone / thekevinstone.com

Justin Hodge would like your vote to be the Washtenaw County Commissioner in District 5.  Here is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.  


Soapbox Summer 2018 - Kirk Westphal

Jul 18, 2018

Kirk Westphal is running to continue serving as the Ann Arbor City Council member in the 2nd Ward.  This is the candidate's submission to WEMU's 2018 Soapbox Summer.


Soapbox Summer 2018 - Gretchen Driskell

Jul 17, 2018

Gretchen Driskell is running to be the Democratic candidate in Michigan's 7th Congressional District.  This is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.  


Soapbox Summer 2018 - Kathy Griswold

Jul 17, 2018

Kathy Griswold would like your vote to represent Ann Arbor's Second Ward in City Council.  This is the candidate's submission to WEMU's 2018 Soapbox Summer.


Soapbox Summer 2018 - Conan Smith

Jul 16, 2018

Conan Smith would like your vote as a Washtenaw County Commissioner in the 9th District.  This is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Soapbox Summer 2018 - Jason Maciejewski

Jul 16, 2018

Jason Maciejewski is running for Washtenaw County Commissioner in District 1.  This is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.

  

Soapbox Summer 2018 - Alice Liberson

Jul 13, 2018

Alice Liberson is running for Ann Arbor City Council in the 3rd Ward.  Here is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Soapbox Summer 2018 - Jeff Irwin

Jul 13, 2018

Jeff Irwin would like your vote in the 18th District State Senate race.  Here is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.  


Soapbox Summer 2018 - Anuja Rajendra

Jul 12, 2018

Anuja Rajendra wants your vote in the upcoming primary election for State Senate 18th District.  Here is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Soapbox Summer 2018 - Adam Gainsley

Jul 12, 2018
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Adam Gainsley is seeking your vote for Ypsilanti City Council Ward 3.  Here is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.  


Soapbox Summer 2018 - Sue Shink

Jul 11, 2018
Leisa Thomson

Sue Shink is hoping to garner your vote as a candidate for Washtenaw County Commissioner, District 2.  This is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer (**Editor's Note - a transcript was not provided by the candidate).


Soapbox Summer 2018 - Debbie Dingell

Jul 11, 2018

Debbie Dingell is running for re-election as the Congresswoman for Michigan's 12th District.  This is the candidate's submission for the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Soapbox Summer 2018 - Christopher Taylor

Jul 10, 2018
Myra Klarman

Christopher Taylor is seeking your vote to be re-elected Mayor of Ann Arbor.  This is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.


Soapbox Summer 2018 - Gretchen Whitmer

Jul 10, 2018

Gretchen Whitmer is seeking your vote to be the next Governor of Michigan.  This is the candidate's submission to the 2018 WEMU Soapbox Summer.

 

Soapbox Summer 2018 - Tom Brennan

Jul 9, 2018

Tom Brennan is seeking the office of Washtenaw County Commissioner in District 2.  This is the candidate's submission for Soapbox Summer.


Soapbox Summer 2018 - Anne Fortunato

Jul 9, 2018
Amy Diebold Photography / Amy Diebold Photography

Anne Maxine Fortunato is running for the office of Pittsfield Township Park Commissioner in our upcoming primary election.