3/28/2020, 9:44pm

"Fake News" from a Journalism Educator's Perspective

The United States 2016 Presidential Election brought with it a new age of hatred for news media. General distrust in the press is nothing new, as many government officials have tumultuous relationships with the media. Senior producer Rylee Barnsdale speaks with Dr. You Li, to better understand fake news and why journalists are necessary. 

3/17/2020, 12:04am

Podcast: March 16, 2020

As of Sunday evening, March 15, there are 53 reported cases of COVID-19 in the state of Michigan. Ypsilanti has declared a state of emergency and the community is stepping up to support its citizens through this uncertain time.

3/9/2020, 12:21pm

Podcast: March 9, 2020

In this week’s news, EMU’s response to the global coronavirus outbreak, the university’s new contract with Civic Media Group, and information on a free tax preparation seminar for students.

3/5/2020, 12:00pm

Who are the Ombuds?

If you’re like many EMU students, you’ve heard of The Office of the Ombuds, but you may not know who works there or the services they provide. Reporters Kylie Gilligan and Bianca Ramsey break down the who, what, and where of this department, and how it can help students with grade disputes, course withdrawal applications, and discrimination claims, and other policy-based issues.  

3/2/2020, 12:00pm

Podcast: March 2, 2020

On today’s episode, we’re bringing you an update in the search for Trey Matthews’ killer, and news on two new members of EMU’s student senate. Plus, what you need to know about this year’s Pride Prom.

2/17/2020, 12:00pm

Eastern Echo Podcast: February 17, 2020

On today’s episode, an overview of several decisions made by the EMU Board of Regents last Thursday, and a generous donation from alumni group GameAbove. Also this week, students have the opportunity to interact with therapy animals and take a free yoga class. 

2/10/2020, 9:26am

Eastern Echo Podcast: Feb. 10, 2020

On today’s episode, news on parking updates for the city of Ypsilanti, how the Ypsilanti District Library is celebrating Black History Month, as well as exciting opportunities for students to get help with scholarships and finding their career path.

1/30/2020, 5:46pm

The Michigan Murders Part 4: The Aftershock

After August 1970, the name John Norman Collins more or less disappears from the headlines and news reports. It’s the end of an era. With Collins behind bars for life, the city can breathe again. But still, something just isn’t quite right. One man was convicted of a horrific act and is rightfully paying the price, yes. But seven families are still left wondering, mourning, and searching for answers. 

1/27/2020, 12:23pm

Eastern Echo Podcast: January 27, 2020

On today’s episode, news on the death of an NBA legend, plans to bring a new Amtrak station to Ypsilanti, and a vegan potluck happening this week in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town. 

1/20/2020, 12:00pm

January 20, 2020

In this week’s news, a vigil held in honor of a young man killed in Ypsilanti Township Park, info on CloseUP Theatre Troupe’s anticipated MLK performances, as well as an opportunity to become a part of the Eastern Pride Identity Coalition.

1/13/2020, 12:00pm

January 13, 2020

On today’s episode, news concerning a robbery that happened just south of campus, info on EMU’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, as well as updates on the gymnastics and basketball teams. 

12/19/2019, 12:00pm

The Michigan Murders Part 2: John Norman Collins

How did Collins manage to completely avoid police attention for nearly a full year? And what was he doing in the two-year span between his first crime and his arrest? We take a closer look at the Michigan Murderer himself, and why no one expected that it would be John Norman Collins. 

12/9/2019, 12:47pm

December 9, 2019

On today’s episode, news on the Ann Arbor City Council’s decision to approve two affordable housing developments. We’ll also be discussing the fall commencement ceremony, and how EMU’s LGBTQ resource center honors the lives of transgender individuals.