2017 WEMU Blues Barbecue With Laith Al-Saadi

For a gift of $200, you and a guest can join the whole WEMU crew for the Blues Barbecue Thursday, June 1st, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m . featuring Laith Al-Saadi The concert will be held outside of the EMU Convocation Center patio (in the atrium in case of rain).

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WEMU's Spring Pledge Drive ended with a bang, so let's celebrate with some movies!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and the films available to you this weekend.  


Ypsilanti Historical Society Archives

Women have played an important part in Ypsilanti’s 200 year-old industrial heritage.  During the late 19th century and early 20th century, women were hard at work in mills throughout the region. They worked for low wages while often standing for long hours in silence.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan took a history tour to reveal how important women were in developing a future for the Ypsilanti area. 


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Federal money to upgrade water systems is on a fast track toward Flint.  The state House has agreed to spend $100 million dollars from the EPA and kick in another $20 million from the state. 


Nurses Rally On Capitol For Safe Patient Care Act

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Hundreds of nurses marched from the Lansing Center to the state Capitol Wednesday.  They want to urge the legislature to introduce a Safe Patient Care Act


We're in the final hours of WEMU's spring pledge drive, with about $10,000 to go to reach our goal of $200,000.  To everyone who has called, emailed, and mailed donations we thank you so much.  If you haven't made your pledge yet, there's still time.

Late last year, India sought to force people with large amounts of cash stashed away to deposit it in bank accounts. It was a tax-collecting exercise to get people to disclose unreported wealth and pay up.

The government credits the move for a 12 percent increase in tax collections from the previous year.

This blog post has some pretty useful information. So print it out; get out your highlighter and take off the cap.

Ready? Now throw it away, because highlighters don't really help people learn.

We all want for our kids to have optimal learning experiences and, for ourselves, to stay competitive with lifelong learning. But how well do you think you understand what good learning looks like?

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Doctors, parents and public health experts gathered in Lansing with one simple message – vaccinate your children. 


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Eastern Michigan University is in the market for a new athletic director.  Heather Lyke is expected to be introduced in a press conference later today as the new A-D at Pitt

Responsive Radio

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  Late last week and this weekend, the world of music lost two giants:  bluesman, James Cotton, and one of the primary architects of rock and roll, the iconic Chuck Berry.  Both had legendary careers that influenced thousands of musicians that came after them, including Keb' Mo and the Rolling Stones.

Within minutes of learning of these deaths, WEMU was on the air and online with tributes to these extraordinary artists; tributes that would not have been possible or that would have been delayed if we were not live and responsive on the air.

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Weber's Inn Reaches Milestone 80th Anniversary In Ann Arbor: A Look Back At Its History

Weber’s Inn , to many, is one of Washtenaw County’s most iconic landmarks. 2017 marks its 80 th anniversary. We sent WEMU’s Jorge Avellan to find out how Weber's has made it through eight decades of business and why it’s so special to many people.

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Growing up in a hungry household in the first couple of years of life can hurt how well a child performs in school years later, according to a new study.

An estimated 13.1 million children live in homes with insufficient food, according to the most recent figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Cancer can be caused by tobacco smoke or by an inherited trait, but new research finds that most of the mutations that lead to cancer crop up naturally.

The authors of the study published Thursday poked a hornet's nest by suggesting that many cancers are unavoidable.

John Boehner, when he was speaker of the GOP-controlled House, once likened his job to keeping 218 frogs in a wheelbarrow.

President Trump and current House Speaker Paul Ryan are running into the same problem.

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