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Hidden In Plain Sight: Washtenaw County Conservators Are Helping Keep Historic Buildings Intact

There is no doubt that Washtenaw County has many historic and beautiful buildings. But have you ever wondered who helps keep those structures looking the way they do? As part of our "Hidden in Plain Sight" series, 89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan interviewed workers who do just that.

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Can you train your brain to be more positive? Psychologist Elisha Goldstein, co-founder of the Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles, is coming to Ann Arbor in early November, and he thinks you can with a bit of practice. In this week’s "Art and Soul," 89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry speaks with him to learn more.


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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all of the flicks you can check out in theaters this weekend.


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The Michigan Legislature may create five new “Promise Zones.”  Those are special cities and communities that provide free college tuition for high school graduates. 


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Bills to forgive Michigan’s controversial driver responsibility fees have cleared a state House committee.  But, they’ve hit a roadblock.  They’re opposed by Governor Rick Snyder’s Treasury department.


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To help end domestic violence, the Southeast Michigan Coalition Against Domestic Violence was launched today during a roundtable at the SafeHouse Center in Ann Arbor. 


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Washington Street in Ypsilanti is becoming home to a number of new businesses.  In this week's 'On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion learns more about new business development from Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly and the owners of 17 North, Melinda Ann O'Neill and Brad Angle.


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If you’ve ever been to a football game at Michigan Stadium, you may have noticed the abundance of trash that is generated.  Throughout the game, workers rush to empty full garbage and recycle bins.  After the game, you will find tons of trash on the ground.  In this week’s “Issues of the Environment,” WEMU’s David Fair talks with Paul Dunlop, Senior Facility Manager, Michigan Stadium-Crisler Center, about the plan to make game days, zero-waste events. 


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Getting into the medical marijuana game may require hundreds of thousands of dollars in liquid assets. 


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The 2010 Democratic candidate for Michigan Secretary of State says she will try again in 2018. 


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"Me too."

Just two words are being used on social media as a way for women--and some men--to share that they've been sexually harassed or assaulted.  It's a national conversation that began following the growing number of complaints of sexual harassment or abuse against Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke with Barbara Niess-May, the executive director of Safe House Center, which provides support for women who've been abused, about the discussion in Washtenaw County.


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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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Typically, when law enforcement pursues a suspect who has failed to turn himself in on several outstanding warrants, it takes the dedicated efforts of officers and some tips from the community to finally bring the person in.

It's fair to say what happened in Redford Township, Mich., this month was not typical: A suspect turned himself in after making — and losing — a pretty inadvisable bet with police ... involving doughnuts.

On a scale of one to 10, President Trump said Thursday his administration deserves a "10" for its response to the devastation caused on Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria.

Trump spoke after his meeting in the Oval Office with the U.S. territory's governor, Ricardo Rossello, who, when asked by Trump "did we do a great job?" replied, "you responded immediately, sir."

Canada has Justin Trudeau. France has Emmanuel Macron. But in terms of youth and charisma, New Zealand's next prime minister may have them beat.

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