Andrew Robins

News Director

Andy Robins has been WMUK's News Director since 1998 and a broadcast journalist for over 24 years. He joined WMUK's staff in 1985. Under his direction, WMUK has received numerous awards for news reporting.

Email: andrew.robins (at) wmich.edu     Phone: (269) 387 5717

(Detroit News) Michigan lawmakers might not get much of a summer break this year. That’s if they heed Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s call to stay in Lansing and work hard on a worthy plan to fix the state’s roads in the next few months. While Michigan is constitutionally required to have a budget in place on October 1, Whitmer says she won’t sign one until a road plan with the necessary funding is completed.

(Detroit News)  A lawsuit that alleges that former governor Rick Snyder knew about and ignored the Flint water crisis for months is going forward. The Detroit News reports that a U.S. District court judge ruled on Monday that the class-action suit brought by Flint residents can continue. The plaintiffs claim that they suffered personal injury and property damage while Flint’s water was tainted with lead and other contaminants.

Art Beat: The Testing

Mar 14, 2019
Tom Frey

In the dystopian novel The Testing, sixteen-year old Malencia Vale is selected for multiple-choice exams, hands-on survival tests, and team challenges. Then there’s the final test: a 700-mile wilderness trek to prove her abilities as a leader.


Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A Kalamazoo Public Safety officer was hurt and a suspect is dead after gunfire at a downtown business Tuesday afternoon, March 12.

Frank Franklin II / AP Photo

A new report on substance abuse in Kalamazoo County has mixed news. It says that fewer teens are using alcohol, marijuana, and regular tobacco products.

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