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Focus On EMU: 'Lost Voices'

Football fans around the country been cheering on and celebrating the student athletes throughout the day today each cheering on their own team. But, the thing that we all have in common is a heavy heart from yet another deadly school shooting, the latest of which took place in Oregon. Today we'd like to introduce you to two Eastern Michigan University students who have brought positive national attention to the school by sending out an impassioned, important, and highly emotional message.
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RTA Light Rail
Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan

The Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan, known as the RTA, will host its first public forum on how to improve public transportation in Metro Detroit.  That meeting will take place today at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

The RTA is in the process of creating a regional master plan for three major rapid transit corridors.

A meeting will be held from 4PM to 7 PM at EMU's College of Business to get the public's input on what the new system should be.

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Washtenaw County commissioners passed a resolution Wednesday night to merge local convention and visitors bureaus into one countywide department. Some arts advocates, including Arts Alliance CEO Deb Polich, are critical of the proposal for not specifying how much funding the new CVB will devote to arts and culture.

Great new movies are opening downtown this week and there are some great special screenings available, we well. Get the details in this week's edition of 'Cinema Chat' with David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO Russ Collins.  

City of Ypsilanti


The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will vote Wednesday night on a proposal to merge local conventions and visitors bureaus into one county-wide entity. The merger has been a contentious issue, especially in Ypsilanti.

Jorge Avellan / WEMU

The animal rights group FARM, paid one dollar to any Eastern Michigan University student who watched an animal abuse video of undercover footage from factory farms and slaughterhouses during their visit to campus this week.  

The United Automobile Workers union has issued a strike notice to Fiat Chrysler. In a letter to the company, the union said that any contract extensions would expire at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.

If the union decides to strike, it would be the first strike targeting a Detroit automaker in eight years.

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'Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over' Crackdown Results

Oct 6, 2015
Michigan State Police

The results for the end of the summer Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign are in.  That's the crackdown Michigan State Police and other local law enforcement agencies held between August 21st and the Labor Day Holiday weekend.

Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

Every year, thousands of residents in Washtenaw county (and nearby Wayne county) go to Hope Medical Clinic on the south side of Ypsilanti for free food and medical care.  The executive director, Matt Hudson says they err on the side of compassion and will assist anyone who comes to them for help.

  Just recently they re-purposed an old building on Harriett Street as a farm stand to hand out free produce to those in need several times a week.  They are partners with Food Gatherers which grows and donates some of the free produce.

Simple Recycling

As of today, the city of Ypsilanti has a new service that will help protect the environment. 


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