Valentine's Day Weekend: For The Love Of WEMU At Northside Grill

Grab your sweetheart and join us Saturday, February 13 from 7am to 3pm as the staff of 89.1 WEMU take over the Northside Grill for “the love of WEMU.” Meet your favorite on-air personalities as we show you to your table, pour your coffee, and collect all the tips for the day (don’t worry though — we’ll leave the cooking to the Northside).
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Regents at Eastern Michigan University voted to end a partnership with the Education Achievement Authority today.

 

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Legislative hearings are underway on a plan to keep Detroit Public Schools (DPS) from going broke.  


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The Michigan Senate has adopted a $30 million emergency spending measure to help Flint residents with their water bills.  


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The response to the water crisis in Flint is growing on a daily basis. In this month's 1st Friday Focus on the Environment, Lisa Wozniak talks with a scientist who is working at short and long term solutions from the center of the crisis.  Marty Kauffman is a Professor at the University of Michigan-Flint, specializing in water resources, urban groundwater contamination and sustainable systems. 


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Another Sundance Film Festival has wrapped up.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins discusses Sundance's big winners, plus other movies opening this weekend with WEMU's David Fair.


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Ypsilanti Township is encouraging residents to properly dispose of their old tires to not harm the environment. 


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A controversial men’s rights group planned to meet in downtown Ann Arbor tomorrow night until a sudden cancelation by the group’s founder.

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A day after Eastern Michigan University faculty passed a no confidence resolution in the Board of Regents (BOR), Republican state lawmakers say the EAA will soon be dissolved.

 

 

 


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State lawmakers are responding to complaints about a new elections law.  A state House panel approved a bill Wednesday meant to clarify the law.


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If you want to vote in the Michigan primary presidential election in March, you have until February 8th to register.

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Iran and Boeing go way back. Boeing was the largest supplier of civilian aircraft to Iran before the country's 1979 Islamic revolution. And despite the fraught relations between the U.S. and Iran since then, Iran has kept flying those planes for decades.

As part of the recent Iranian nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions, Boeing is once again permitted to sell planes to the Islamic Republic. And Iran desperately wants to start replacing its fleet of aging, worn-out commercial aircraft.

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