Joey Mastro / University of Michigan

Lynette Clemetson is the director of Wallace House, home of the Knight-Wallace Fellowships for Journalists and the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists at the University of Michigan. She came to the university from National Public Radio and has also worked for the New York Times and Newsweek Magazine.

She talks with WEMU’s Lisa Barry about the importance of local news that listeners can still get from WEMU and why a trusted local news source is worthy of listener support.

Debbie Stabenow
Wikipedia Media Commons /

Where and how we get our news continues to evolve. WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Michigan US Senator Debbie Stabenow about the importance of reliable and local news that can be heard on WEMU.

Geoff Larcom
Eastern Michigan University /

Geoff Larcom is retiring from Eastern Michigan University after serving over 11 years as the University's Executive Director of Media Relations.  Before that, he spent more than 25 years as a journalist working primarily for the Ann Arbor News.

He talks with WEMU's Lisa Barry about his career on both sides of the journalism spectrum and shares some family history about his ties to the Ann Arbor area.

Eastern Michigan University /

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.

Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

National Public Radio Executive Editor of News Edith Chapin joins WEMU's Lisa Barry in-studio to talk about the importance of local news and the evolution of how news information is shared and consumed.