Robbie Feinberg | WMUK

Robbie Feinberg

Business/Arts Reporter

Robbie was a reproter for WMUK, covering business and the economy as well as local arts and culture as a producer for "Arts & More." He worked at WMUK from 2015 to 2016. 

The president of the teachers union in Benton Harbor says the school’s teachers have avoided the school from being taken over by an emergency manager.

From Library of Congress

This Sunday, African-American history scholar Michelle Johnson, who’s also the executive director of the FIRE Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative, will present a lecture on “Oral Tradition in African American Culture.” It will focus on acclaimed playwright and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, one of the major figures in the Harlem Renaissance. Johnson knows the subject from experience -- she actually followed Hurston into rural Florida.

Robbie Feinberg

Local craft spirits made their debut in Kalamazoo earlier this month, when Rupert’s Brew House started producing its own hand-distilled rum out of its location downtown. But Rupert’s won’t be alone for long. By this time next year, three more micro-distilleries could join it, adding craft spirits to the booming wineries and breweries scene in Kalamazoo.

Robbie Feinberg

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters stressed the importance of medical training and research on a stop in Kalamazoo earlier today.

Peters, who was elected to the Senate in late 2014, arrived in the city to tour Western Michigan University’s new Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. The senator met with business and university leaders, but it was Stryker Dean Hal Jenson who led the tour, demonstrating cutting-edge technologies in the school like an eight-classroom simulation center, with life-like mannequins for students to practice operating on.