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

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.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer stopped in Kalamazoo Thursday afternoon. After a tour of Kalamazoo Valley Community College's culinary program, Whitmer said Michigan can do more to put students on a path to high-paying careers. The governor says she wants 60-percent of Michigan students to finish college or a job trainging program by 2030. Whitmer also says she wants to offer every graduating high school senior a debt-free community college degree, an affordable four-year degree, or training in the skilled trades.

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestea

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is looking for a new president. It announced on Tuesday, February 12, that CEO Peter Gistelinck is no longer there but didn’t give a reason for his departure.

W.W. Norton

How far back does beer go in human history? University of Pennsylvania Museum Archaeologist Patrick McGovern says it showed up quite early.


Andy Robins / WMUK

Everyone wants kids to read more books. But there’s a problem if you’re a young person of color: you’re more likely to see books with trucks or animals as characters than people who look like you. But that’s beginning to change.


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