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$300 Jazz Brunch with Vincent York and Friends Sunday, April 29, 2018

An elegant Sunday brunch at Ann Arbor City Club with the incomparable sounds of Vincent York & Friends. This intimate event features tons of brunch favorites plus mimosa bar. Admission for two.

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This week, Art and Soul is about the performing arts in our area.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by local writer and arts reviewer Jenn McKee to talk about upcoming shows and events.


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The weather outside is finally warming up and so is the movie business!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks with Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest movie news and all of the flicks coming to the big screen this weekend.


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Hearings have begun in the Legislature on plans to improve school security.  It’s part of the state’s response to shooting incidents around the country. 


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A former Michigan State University dean is accused of using practice medical exams for his own sexual pleasure.  William Strampel has already been charged with multiple crimes related to sexually assaulting and harassing former MSU students.


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Four years is too long to go without clean drinking water.  That was the message of a busload of Flint residents yesterday who marched in downtown Lansing. 


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Getting older can be difficult for some women.

But 89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry reports on a new study out of the University of Michigan that found for the majority of women, the older they got, the less stress they experienced!


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Ypsilanti's historic Bell Kramer neighborhood is going through rezoning problems, which has made some houses in the area practically worthless.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Lisa Barry and Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly talk to Erin Snyder and Michael Simmons, two Ypsilanti homeowners who have experienced these issues firsthand.


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Self-driving vehicles are meant to be the future of transportation, but there's much more to learn about how they could affect the environment.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks to Dr. Gregory Keoleian, director of the Center for Sustainable Systems at U-M's School for Environment and Sustainability, about a new study regarding the potential impacts of Connected Autonomous Vehicles.


Leslie Science and Nature Center

Exposing all generations of people to nature and engendering a connection and appreciation for the outdoors.  That is a big part of what is happening at the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor.  For those that participate, it is making a difference.  In this week's 'creative:impact' segment, WEMU's David Fair and president and CEO of the Arts Alliance, Deb Polich, further explore the difference the center is making now and for the future. 


For 19 years now, a day in April is reserved for 'Denim Day.'  Its origins stem from a case in France in which a rapist was acquitted because the teenaged female agreed removed her own blue jeans in the course of the assault.  The next day, female lawmakers in the French Parliament wore denim to work in a show of solidarity and disgust.  WEMU's David Fair talks with Barbara Niess-May, the executive director of Safehouse Center in Washtenaw County, about where we've come since then and the work that still needs to be done. 


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A woman who worked as an NBC correspondent says long-time network anchor Tom Brokaw made unwanted advances toward her some two decades ago, groping her and trying forcibly to kiss her.

Linda Vester, who covered the Middle East and Africa for NBC and later joined Fox News, was in her 20s at the time she alleges Brokaw made the advances, Variety magazine reports.

Vester produced contemporaneous journals that corroborated her story, the magazine says.

Updated at 1:50 a.m. ET

A historic handshake at the most heavily fortified border in the world on Friday symbolized the hope that two Koreas could create a lasting rapprochement — but failed efforts in the past weighed heavily over the moment.

"I can't stop feeling excited to meet in this historic place, and I am very moved that the President came to greet me at the demarcation line," North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, according to South Korea's presidential office.

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