Shuttle To The 2015 Detroit Jazz Festival Sept. 4 - Sept. 7

Get on the bus with us! Golden Limousine and WEMU have partnered once again to provide round trip transportation to the 36th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival on Labor Day Weekend. For your convenience we will have pick up locations in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled departure times. Seats are limited, register today to ensure you have a spot.
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Shorten the WEMU Pledge Drive!

If we have $300,000 by September 10th, we will cut our on-air pledge drive to just FOUR DAYS. We have some new special gifts to celebrate our 50th anniversary including a very exciting anniversary dinner celebration with Jarl Mohn, President and CEO of NPR on Tuesday, December 8th. Make your financial gift now to WEMU.
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We hone in on the terrific regional ‪‎jazz‬ talent you can hear this weekend at The Detroit International Jazz Festival - like Robert Hurst, Evan Perri, Wendell Harrison, Sean Dobbins and many other hometown heroes all week.

Kevin Leeser / courtesy photo

Kevin Leeser filed and got approved for what's known as a "declaration of intent" of write-in candidacy. Leeser will run against candidate Chip Smith in Ann Arbor's 5th Ward city council general election in November.


The state will request a crucial waiver on Tuesday needed to prevent hundreds of thousands of Michiganders from losing their health insurance.

Despite a Supreme Court ruling that compelled a Rowan County clerk in Kentucky to give out marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Kim Davis refused to comply once again on Tuesday morning by denying marriage licenses to everyone.

Ryland Barton, a reporter for Kentucky Public Radio, reports that Davis said she made the decision "under God's authority."

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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So if you add up all the college costs that students and parents probably didn't plan for — the stuff that isn't tuition and room and board — how big is that number? The National Retail Federation estimates that, this year, it will total $43 billion. That's a hard number to grasp, so let's break it down to one family — mine.

With our daughter now beginning her fourth and hopefully final year in college, here's one thing I've learned: No matter how much you plan to spend, it won't cover everything. Not even close.

City of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor City Administrator Steve Powers has announced he will turn in a letter of resignation on September 15th.

As a culture, we tend to ignore the advice to eat more fish. On average, Americans eat about 3.5 ounces of seafood per week. (Think a can of tuna or sardines.)

But evidence shows that consumption of 8 or more ounces of seafood per week can reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, and some studies have linked a regular fish habit over a lifetime to a lower risk of cognitive decline as well.

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courtesy AAPS / Ann Arbor Public Schools

The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board and teachers union have reached an agreement, just before the start of the 2015-2016 school year slated to begin on Tuesday, September 8th.

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