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

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Relatively few voters in the City of Kalamazoo have asked for new absentee ballots as candidates have dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary race.

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The Kalamazoo Public Schools doesn't have enough black teachers. But the district hopes a conference at Western Michigan University will help change that. Kalamazoo School Board President Patti Sholler-Barber says finding minority teachers isn't easy, adding that previous recruiting efforts have come up short, "It isn't that we're choosing not to. There aren't any."

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A speaker coming to Western Michigan University says the country has a problem with “colorblind” racism. Meghan Burke defines that as, "Ways of talking and thinking about race that affirm our belief in individualism and (often imagined) cultural differences, without recognizing the many remaining barriers to equality."


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A state lawmaker says communities should have a voice in the process of decommissioning nuclear power plants. State Representative Jon Hoadley has introduced a bill that would create a new "Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel."

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The era of social media is only about 20 years old. But a Western Michigan University journalism professor says it's already changing our brains. Sue Ellen Christian writes about that in her new book, Everyday Media Literacy: An Analog Guide to Your Digital Life (Routledge, 2019).


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