Jorge Avellan

29 year old Eddie Curlin was arraigned in a Washtenaw County District Court for racist messages found at Eastern Michigan University last year. The former student is currently serving a one to five year prison sentence for another unrelated case. EMU Police Chief Robert Heighes says his department was able to identify the suspect through surveillance video on campus and with the help of over 60 individuals they interviewed.

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Police have charged a suspect they believe is responsible for a series of incidents involving racist graffiti on Eastern Michigan University’s campus last year.


Every Monday morning, the executive director of the CivCity Initiative joins WEMU's David Fair for a conversation on topics pertinent to Washtenaw County and the city of Ann Arbor.  Mary Morgan will provide news, analysis, commentary and explain the various ways residents can become more engaged.


Lisa Barry

Being a mom is hard, regardless of who you are or what your background may be.  It’s even harder for those who may not have the support they need.

In our ongoing series “Hidden in Plain Sight,” 89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry takes you to the Corner Health Center in Ypsilanti--a comprehensive teen health center, also providing special care and programs for young mothers.


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Michigan is on its way to tracking sexual assault kits.  The legislation is in response to major backlogs of sexual assault kit processing.


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Eastern Michigan University wants to make sure it protects freedom of speech on campus.  As a result, today, during its Board of Regents meeting, it updated its free speech and speaker policy.
 


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Can you train your brain to be more positive? Psychologist Elisha Goldstein, co-founder of the Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles, is coming to Ann Arbor in early November, and he thinks you can with a bit of practice. In this week’s "Art and Soul," 89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry speaks with him to learn more.


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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all of the flicks you can check out in theaters this weekend.


Promise-Zone Bills Headed To the Governor’s Desk

Oct 19, 2017
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The Michigan Legislature may create five new “Promise Zones.”  Those are special cities and communities that provide free college tuition for high school graduates. 


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Bills to forgive Michigan’s controversial driver responsibility fees have cleared a state House committee.  But, they’ve hit a roadblock.  They’re opposed by Governor Rick Snyder’s Treasury department.


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