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Eli Finkel

Marriage through the centuries has been an evolving process.  In this week's Art and Soul: The Art of Well Being, 89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry speaks to a renowned relationship expert, professor, and author Eli Finkel about his new book, The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work.

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The WEMU Fall Pledge Drive is in the books, so let's unwind with a good movie!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater director of program operations Amanda Bynum about the movie business and all of the new films you can check out this weekend.

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Michigan is facing a new lawsuit over same-sex couple adoptions.  The ACLU says the state can’t let adoption agencies that take public money turn away same-sex couples.

Union Powers Limited After State Board Vote

Sep 21, 2017
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A state board voted yesterday to restrict state employee’s collective bargaining power.  Ahead of the meeting, hundreds of union workers gathered to protest.  

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Voters might have the chance to decide a pair of workers’ rights questions next year.

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Republicans in Lansing worked at a breakneck speed Tuesday to pass legislation that would allow politicians in Michigan to solicit campaign contributions on behalf of political action committees. 

More Than Expected, With Less Than Needed

Sep 20, 2017
Patrik Holubik / 89.1 WEMU

I snapped my head to the right and stared at the cassette playing on my work table. The voice. It was the voice. It conveyed a warmth, passion and intelligence that was striking. Linda Yohn's audition tape was remarkable... not for its content, but for how it immediately reflected the personality that WEMU listeners have come to know and love over the past 30 years. There were certainly other talented and knowledgeable applicants for WEMU's Music Director position. But there was only one who possessed the identity of the station in every phrase.  But it got better...

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The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is asking state Attorney General Bill Schuette for a formal ruling on whether it has the authority to extend housing and employment protections to gay, lesbian, and transgender people.  That’s after an attorney from his office torpedoed a proposal the commission was on the cusp of adopting. 

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The state pipeline safety board met for the first time Monday since it was revealed that Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline had lost some of its coating. 

Lisa Barry

Mark's Carts in downtown Ann Arbor will soon be closing--not just for the season, but for good.


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Well before this year's series of historically powerful hurricanes, Puerto Rico already had a notoriously fickle power supply and crushing debt — the power authority effectively declared bankruptcy in July. Power outages were routine, even in cities.

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Let's meet the two Republicans who are running for U.S. Senate in Alabama. Their runoff election is Tuesday. It's a race that's drawn outsized money and attention. And President Trump has endorsed Luther Strange, who was appointed to the seat earlier this year.

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