Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

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Eastern Michigan University, in collaboration with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, is bringing a distinguished keynote speaker to the annual Martin Luther King Junior  celebration event this year.  White House correspondent for PBS and NBC and MSNBC political contributor Yamiche Alcindor will be delivering the keynote address virtually this year because of the pandemic.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talked with the award-winning journalist about her experiences covering President Donald Trump and what message she hopes to share in her address.


Baseball
Phil Dewey

This week, local and state arts leader Omari Rush and WEMU’s Lisa Barry talk with an Ann Arbor artist who uses a variety of mediums to create art of historic Negro League baseball players.  They also talk about several other visual art opportunities in our area.


Lisa Barry

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the visual arts in our community.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry and Omari Rush talk to the founder of Tree Town Murals, Mary Thiefels.


Michigan Theater
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The Cinetopia Film Festival has wrapped and was a massive success!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater program director Ruth Lednicer about Cinetopia and all the movies coming to the big screen this weekend.


Michigan Theater
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Cinetopia is less than a month away, and the summer movie season is in full swing.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all the flicks coming to the big screen this weekend.


Michigan Theater
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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.