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A union-led petition drive is launching today to protect the state’s prevailing wage law from a different petition drive.  This could lead to dueling ballot questions next November.

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Members of a pipeline advisory board are criticizing a deal Governor Snyder struck with the energy company, Enbridge.  They are calling for the line to be temporarily shut down.

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State House Speaker Tom Leonard says it’s time for Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon to step down.  It’s part of the growing chorus of criticism of how MSU has handled a sex assault scandal.

The snow has started to arrive.  In this week's edition of "Civic Matters," get a reminder on snow policy and how to keep track of Ann Arbor snow plows.  Additionally, WEMU's David Fair and the CivCity Initiative's Mary Morgan will discuss a financial strategy meeting of the Ann Arbor City Council and whether City Administrator Howard Lazarus will be leaving for Texas.  

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Enbridge Energy will be on the hot seat when the Michigan pipeline safety board meets today in Lansing.  The Canadian company will be asked to explain how it’s ensuring the oil pipeline Line Five is safe.

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Michigan has a growing number of inmates who are elderly, terminally ill, or otherwise medically frail.  There is an effort underway to allow many of those felons to be released. 

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Art and Soul is feasting on the culinary arts this week.  89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry is joined as usual by local food expert and writer Jessica Webster and they welcome special guest John Reyes, Ann Arbor correspondent for eater.com.  They discuss eater.com’s 2017 list of the hottest bars and restaurants in Ann Arbor.

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After a year of construction and millions of dollars in improvements, the historic State Theatre on State Street in Ann Arbor is reopening to the public on December 8th.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry takes you on a tour of the renovated movie house with the executive director of the State and Michigan Theatres, Russ Collins, as workers put the final touches on the refurbished movie house.

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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest movie news and all of the new flicks coming to the theaters this weekend.  Plus, they give all the details on the State Theatre's grand re-opening taking place this Friday!

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Preserving natural parks has been a part of Washtenaw County's environmental mission, and a tax millage has made that possible.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks to James D’Amour, Executive Committee Vice Chair for the Sierra Club of Huron Valley's Michigan Chapter, about how the funding model for the program could change. 


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Take A Tour Through One Of The World's Most Extensive Jazz Libraries

Our friends at Concentrate Media put together a great video featuring our extensive music collection through a tour with WEMU's Micheal Jewett.

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San Francisco's Mayor Edwin Lee, known for his work to combat homelessness, has died at age 65. Lee was not known to be ill; he reportedly died at a San Francisco hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The San Francisco Chronicle cites a statement from the mayor's office:

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